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How to Hire a Tree Care Professional 

Aside from the natural benefits that we can get from trees (saving energy, getting clean air and water), trees are also valuable assets to every home’s landscapes. It makes everything beautiful and welcoming. They also provide shade and beauty and other benefits whether social, economic or environmental. This is the reason why people who have trees in their homes need to make an investment of money and time for the care and maintenance of trees.  

 Tree Care Professional

Trees are not at all safe especially when they are damaged by a storm, infected by diseases or naturally drying, you will require the expertise of a tree care professionals who can do pruning, trimming, maintenance and tree removal. These are all hazardous work that requires skills and knowledge so you’re not encouraged to do it alone. If you’re looking for one, follow our tips below.  

Ask for Referrals 

Anyone in this country can claim they are tree care professionals or arborist so it’s important that you don’t fall into scams. What you should look for in a professional are their experience, training, references, insurance and certifications. As a start, ask your friends, neighbors and family if they know of a company that offers tree services. A recommendation from people you trust is important. Ask about how the tree work was done and if the company is worth the shot.  

After asking people, you should be able to come up with a list of your prospect companies. Look for them in the internet, visit their websites if there’s any, and read the reviews and testimonials. You should combine the word-of-mouth you heard from them and the reviews you read in the internet.  

Ask for Certification 

After you’ve done your research, you can contact the company through call or email. Ask about their certification. Now this is important so a company should have one. It’s one way of identifying if a person or a company is a true professional. If a company is member of an organization that specializes in tree care in your area, then they could be competent enough to do the job. The certification measures the professionals’ skills in tree care. However though, a certification does not guarantee you a quality work but it will give you an idea that the company is committed to his work. The company should also have a license and an insurance.  

Be an Educated Consumer 

Do not trust individuals or companies that offer business through “door-to-door” technique, those who show up unannounced after storm damage or those who require advance payment and other suspicious offers. Beware those ‘professional’ who offer improper way of pruning because you might end up spending more than you intend to.  

Consult and Ask for a Written Estimate 

Once you’ve come up with candidates, you can ask for a consultation for you to compare later. Obtain more than one evaluation of the condition of your trees, the estimated cost and the detailed work. Whatever evaluation is given and the treatment for your trees required, it should be written in the document as to why your tree needs this and that.