Every tree, both living and dead, is either a liability or an asset. A tree service is a relatively new field and its reputation as an industry is still in its infancy. As a result, many arborists do not have any training in tree care or related fields. If you choose to hire an arborist, be sure to research the company and ask him to provide references. The arborist must be willing and able to help determine if a tree needs to be removed and if so, how. You must know the type of services that will be provided and whether they will include inspections, removal of dead or dying trees, pruning, cutting, and root pruning.
Before hiring any service for tree removal, consider the types of trees on your property. If your trees are in a vulnerable state or they are causing a nuisance or are potentially dangerous, a removal will likely be required. Do not hire an arborist who only has experience with certain species. Make sure that your arborist is licensed and insured, as well as knowledgeable in the removal and care of your trees.
In addition to the amount of experience and training that your arborist possesses, ask what type of equipment they use to handle your trees. Are they going to use power tools or will they use hand tools? Will they take a soil sample of the tree’s bark? Ask to see any trees in your yard that may need to be removed. Have you thought about how many trees need to be removed and what percentage of those trees need to be removed from your property.
Your arborist’s experience and training will impact the cost and time involved in removing your trees. If you choose to hire an arborist who specializes in tree removal, you may end up with fewer problems. This will likely cost you less money and time.
In most cases, trees on the front of your home require the most work because they are exposed to traffic, the elements and other homeowners’ daily activities. Most trees that grow on the outside of a home may need to be removed first because they do not receive the amount of attention from tree service personnel as the inside tree does. A tree service can also take a look at the root ball of a tree that is growing in a tree hole and make a determination whether it needs to be removed or if it is only growing out of place.
In order to be sure that your trees are properly removed, you will want to have a tree service to come out and survey the area in which you live to make sure that all of the trees need to be removed. The service will provide a plan to make this process easier and less stressful. They can estimate the number of hours it will take and what equipment is needed to remove the trees and how many will be required to complete the job.
When hiring a tree service to remove your trees, you need to find out when they will be coming into your area and when the best times of day to schedule the service. This will help determine what time of day to schedule a walkthrough so you can get a sense of what you can expect before the arborist arrives. The tree service you choose should always be willing to schedule this walkthrough so that you are aware of the status of your trees prior to its arrival and be willing to provide you with a list of questions or concerns that you may have before they arrive.