There are so many tree service companies today that it is difficult to choose among them! Tree care services are often quite expensive, so deciding to hire can leave you in a dilemma. In addition, there is always the risk of running into amateurs or scammers.
If you google “Florida tree care,” you’ll get a lot of links offering such services. How to figure out which of these companies will provide professional care for your trees? How to stay away from scammers who will not help your trees but harm them instead?
In this article, you will learn what to look for in a tree service to make the right choice. Listed below are the main points to consider when choosing a tree care company.
The Legitimacy of the Company
A company that operates legally must have a license to prove it. Without it, anyone with a saw and pruner can call themselves a professional arborist and even set up a website to advertise their services.
Make sure the company you are going to hire for tree care is licensed.
ISA & TCIA Membership
ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) are organizations that serve the tree care industry and are membership associations and accrediting organizations. ISA & TCIA are also dedicated to research, technology, and education to promote best practices in the tree care industry.
In other words, the ISA & TCIA core business is to provide quality tree care services. If the company you choose is an ISA or TCIA member, you do not have to worry about the condition of your trees. That’s because the ISA & TCIA requires organizations to have a high level of knowledge, skills, and equipment in order to be certified.
It is also important to pay attention to legal aspects. Tree service can sometimes be dangerous work, especially when it comes to cutting down emergency trees. If someone gets injured and is not insured, the cost of their treatment and rehabilitation will be on you since the accident occurred on your property.
Make sure that the company has insurance in person. It’s best to ask for the original or a paper copy.
As mentioned before, tree service is a difficult and sometimes dangerous job, so it can’t be cheap.
Therefore, if you find a company whose prices are much lower than the Florida average, you have most likely stumbled upon an illegal company that cannot provide your trees with quality and professional care. They will probably cause damage to your trees and property.
Having a contract for the service of your trees is a must when choosing a company. It will be your protection in all disputable cases, as well as in cases of attempted scams.
If a company offers to provide services without a contract, do not agree to it. In this case, you are likely to be provided with low-quality services, and without a contract, you will not be able to make claims and get your money back.
Special and Protective Equipment
Some types of tree services require the use of special equipment. For example, elevators for working at high heights, as well as various equipment for removing trees and uprooting stumps.
Therefore, having such equipment is very important when choosing quality tree care for your trees.
Equally important is whether or not workers use protective equipment when performing work such as pruning, or felling trees. When doing a job, professionals always try to protect their health in the best way possible. That’s why it’s worth paying attention to what protective equipment your chosen company uses.
Reviews and Recommendations
In the age of the Internet, you can find almost any information on its expanses. In addition, people like to share opinions about everything, including specific work done. Spend some time and carefully study the reviews of the organization you wish to hire.
Don’t look at the reviews on that organization’s website, there will most often only be positive ones. Look for this information on the review and testimonial sites.
Our experts have a license to operate, all the necessary documents and insurance, and use the necessary equipment and means of protection in all of their work. We also have ISA and TCIA certificates, which shows that our work is highly regarded by accredited organizations.
Therefore, by contacting us, your trees will be in safe, experienced hands.