3 Essential Questions To Ask When Considering Tree Removal Services

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Do you have one or more trees that need to come down? Are you thinking about hiring someone to do the work but you're not sure how to choose who is the best for the job? Hiring professionals for a job can often be confusing. But it doesn't have to be. While a particular company being the best is something that can be subjective, asking the right questions will help you to decide if you've picked the right company for you. Some of the most important things to ask include:

Are you insured and/or bonded? You can find people online who happen to own a chainsaw and think that they are qualified to do tree removal because of this simple fact. If they cut the tree badly and it falls on your home, it's possible that your home insurance policy won't cover the damage and you'll have to pay for repairs yourself while trying to seek compensation from the one who actually caused the damage. With a legitimate company, they will be more than happy to let you know that they are properly bonded and/or insured. If an accident does happen, it's their insurance company that will cover the damages and not your own.

What equipment will you use? While you may not want heavy equipment rumbling across your yard, sometimes larger pieces of machinery are necessary for the safety of both your home and the workers involved in the tree removal. An experienced company will do what they can to prevent damage, but sometimes you may be expected to temporarily dig up and relocate various plants that might otherwise be in the way. They will let you know about this possibility ahead of time so that you can save the plant(s) if you want, or you may simply decide that this is the perfect time to go with an entirely new landscape design anyway and let the plants be trampled.

How long will this take? Different companies will take different amounts of time for tree removal, so you may want to ask multiple companies for estimates before making your final decision. One company may use three men and a large cherry picker, getting rid of the tree in a matter of just a few hours, while a different company may take several days because it's just two men working with manual safety equipment. Neither option is objectively better or worse than the other, but you'll probably want to know what to expect before you hire anyone.

Get in touch with a company like Ocean Pines Stump and Tree for more information.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

About a year ago, I realized that our front trees were starting to look a little funny. Some of the leaves were wilted, but we weren't anywhere near autumn. The bark on the trunk also seemed to be rotting away, which was frustrating and disappointing. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me to call a professional arborist for help. He came out, inspected the trees, and injected some special pesticides into the trunk. Within a few months, they started to look a lot better. Our arborist also trimmed our trees to reduce the weight load on the branches and to improve their shape. Check out this blog for information about tree trimming.