Healthy trees around your property that aren’t too close to buildings or power lines can help to enhance the value and aesthetics of your property. However, if that mentioned tree is seriously diseased, decaying, or leaning to close to your property, it can be an eyesore and a hazardous threat to you, your property, or neighbor’s property.
In the majority of cases though, trees are desirable for residential or commercial properties. Trees help add a little more value to a property and contribute to its overall visual appeal. Occasionally, trees can create problems for property owners or developers and have to be removed or cut back. When trees become a hindrance rather than an enhancement, it’s time to find a reliable tree removal service.
To make an informed decision when choosing a tree contractor, it’s necessary to get a minimum of two quotes. If you only contact one tree cutter for an estimate, you’d have no way of knowing if they’re overcharging you. By getting two or three comparative quotes from different tree contractors, you can usually save money and hire the tree removal service that you feel the most comfortable with.
Choosing A Reputable Tree Removal Service
Since the work involved in removing or trimming trees can be hazardous, it’s advisable to make sure a tree removal service you’re considering carries the necessary insurance and has at least four or five years of experience.
To avoid fly-by-night tree removal services or those that have questionable qualifications, a little research on the Internet can help weed out unprofessional or unqualified tree cutters. Doing an Internet search for “tree removal service” can often yield an immediate list of local tree contractors. The ones that have taken the time to have a Web site created are often more professional, organized, and detail oriented than those that haven’t.
A tree cutter or tree trimming service that has invested the money and time to create a presence on the Web is more likely to be established and well managed. You can also search for a tree contractor by name, followed by “reviews” to see what past clients have to say about their experience with the tree service.
When visiting the Web site of a tree removal service, three things to take note of are whether safety, experience, and customer service are emphasized. Tree contractors that make mention of affordable or competitive prices may also be worth a closer look, too.
The best method for selecting a tree trimming service–or any type of contractor, for that matter–is through a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust. A neighbor who has used a reliable tree removal service may be an excellent source for a referral.
If you have the time and inclination to look, you can often get eye-opening reports about a tree removal company from the Better Business Bureau’s Web site. The BBB rates many established businesses according to a list of relevant criteria, including such things as the number of customer complaints and if the tree service (or other contractor) has made a good-faith effort to resolve these issues.
Whether your objective in hiring a tree removal service is to get rid of a decaying tree or clear the area for construction, it’s always a good idea to choose a tree cutter that is experienced, safety conscious, and insured. Establishing a working relationship with a reliable tree trimming or removal company can also come in handy for future needs, such as stump removal or firewood.