5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Tree Trimming Services

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Tree Trimming Services

There are currently over 127,200 tree-trimming businesses across the US. If you’re searching for a company you can trust, it helps to have a plan. Otherwise, you might choose a tree-trimming company that lacks the know-how and tools you need.

Here are five questions to ask as you look for local tree removal services. With these tips, you can ensure a more thorough search.

Start interviewing tree removal companies today!

1. How Long Have You Worked in the Industry?

Determine how long each company has offered tree removal services. Look for a long-established business and experienced team.

Their hands-on experience will ensure a higher standard of service. These teams are less likely to make mistakes, too. 

2. What Training or Credentials Do You Have?

Only 62% of field managers say they have formal training programs for their employees. 

Look into each company’s credentials for certifications from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The company might also have a membership with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Determine if they employ a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP), too.

If they need to work around electrical conductors, make sure they have an Approved Line-Clearance Arborist.

Make sure each tree removal company is licensed and insured. If not, hire a different company. Their worker’s compensation and general liability insurance will protect your interests. 

3. Can You Provide References?

Ask each company on your list if they can provide a list of three references. Consider preparing a list of questions you want to ask each client beforehand. For example, you can ask:

  • Did the team arrive on time
  • Are you satisfied with the services you received
  • Did you encounter any issues
  • Was the team professional and knowledgeable

If the client encountered problems, ask what the tree removal team did to find a solution. Look for a tree-trimming company that prioritizes its clients.

Check the company’s BBB profile and Google Business listing for a variety of reviews. Look for any complaints that repeat between clients and profiles.

Choose a tree-trimming team that already has a glowing reputation in the area. 

4. What Tools Do You Use?

Ask each tree removal company about the equipment they use. Determine if the expert who arrives at your home is trained to handle that equipment.

Otherwise, ask the company about the safety gear they use. For example, they might use face shields, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses. If the team doesn’t have a process in place to ensure employee safety, keep searching. 

5. Can I Get a Quote?

Ask each company about their process. Determine when they can get started and how long the process will take, too. Determine if you need to move anything around your property (like your car) as well.

Then, ask three local companies for an estimate. Determine what’s covered with each quote. Ask the company if they also offer a guarantee. 

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Don’t hire tree-removal services from the first company you find. Instead, ask these questions to thoroughly vet your options. Find a tree-trimming company you can trust. 

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