Leaving dead and hazardous trees in your yard invites several problems, including pests, diseases, accidents, and injuries. Tree removal services can take care of such trees as they are equipped with specialized equipment, proper training, and experience. However, finding the right tree removal company can be challenging. Researching beforehand and asking specific questions can help determine whether they are the right choice. 

Here are the top 5 questions you must ask your tree removal services before hiring them.

Do you have a license and insurance?

The first thing you need to check when hiring a tree removal service is whether they have the license for tree removal. Various organizations like ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) certify arborists. Ask the company whether they have certified arborists on board. 

Always ask for a copy of insurance from the company to confirm whether they have workers’ compensation and liability insurance. 

Would you provide a detailed estimate?

A reputable tree removal company would be happy to provide you with an estimate for their services. The detailed estimate would contain the breakdown of their costs and additional charges. Knowing your estimate will help you determine whether they will fit your budget. Local companies can reduce costs, as most companies often include travel time and mileage in their prices.

Ask about their experience and references?

Another essential question you should ask your tree removal services is how long they have been in this business. Experienced companies are aware of potential complications and have the right equipment and staff for the job. 

However, simply being in business for years isn’t enough. Competent tree removal service companies will happily provide you with references from their previous works. Do check on the references before you decide to hire them. 

How long will the project take?

Every company has a different approach to tree removal. Some companies may try to save a tree by removing dead branches. Hence, they might recommend not removing the entire tree. Others may simply remove the tree you hire them to remove. Depending on their approach, the timeline will vary. Usually, removing a tree doesn’t take more than a day. However, if the entire land clearing is involved, it can become a multi-day project. 

How do they plan to minimize property damage?

Tree removal can leave your lawn looking like a mess. Professional tree removal services won’t leave a mess for you to clean up. They will take precautionary measures to ensure surrounding trees and lawn aren’t damaged. They also level the land where the tree was to plant a new tree.

Therefore, before hiring their services, don’t forget to ask about cleanup and safety measures. 

About Marshall Tree Service and Landscaping

Let experts at Marshall’s Tree Service & Landscaping take care of your trees and convert your home into a beautiful work of art. We provide tree removal, pruning, installation, landscaping, and pest control services throughout the South Florida region. For a complimentary review or to gain further insights into our tree and landscape design services, please call us at (754) 235-1926 or (786) 738-4886. You can also reach us via email at melchionnoj@yahoo.com or by filling out our contact form.