Tips for Finding a Good Tree Service

Published On: March 30, 201829 Comments on Tips for Finding a Good Tree ServiceTags: Last Updated: February 13, 20242.6 min read

You might want to get a tree cut down or just want the leaves to be trimmed a little. A tree service will be able to solve all of your problems at once. Most people find it difficult to hire a trustworthy, efficient, and professional tree service.

Tips for finding a good tree service

All you have to do is keep a couple of must-haves in mind and you’re set. Here are top things that you must consider when finding a good tree service in your area.

Look for a Certified Arborist Only

There’s a clear difference between an arborist and a certified arborist. The former may know a thing or two about trees, but the latter has educated themselves and has gotten the certification such as OSHA and ISA to do the job properly. A certified individual will definitely be quicker, more efficient, and will also be able to teach you more about your trees. So, always look for certified individuals or demand to see their certificate before hiring them.

Good Tree Service Always Use Proper Equipment

Another thing one must keep in mind is the kind of equipment one is using while tending to your tree. For example, shoes with Spikes cannot be worn during pruning as it will end up harming the tree. Thus, always be sure of the kind of equipment they are using before handing them the job.

Look for Insured Companies

In this day and age, insurance is a must for every individual as well as company. If a tree service company is not insured and an accident happens on your watch, you may be facing a huge lawsuit. To avoid that, make sure that your company is insured so that they have to bear the cost of all damages, if any.

tree service worker climbing the tree

Good Tree Service Knows About the Work You’re Getting Done

A major part of being a tree service company includes the ability to make your client understand the procedure they’re asking for. The client may want to trim and ask for a pruning, even when it is not needed. Therefore, never be afraid to ask any questions regarding the procedure you’re getting done. You can also ask the company individuals about how to take better care of your trees.

Always Ask for the Cost and Estimates Upfront

The reason one should always understand the procedure they are getting done is to not get used by the tree service company. Always be sure of the cost of the things you’re getting done and ask for a written estimate. This will give you an idea and you can also use the estimate to negotiate with other companies. It will help you choose the best service under your budget in minimal time.

However, cost should never be your priority while looking for a tree service. The reputation of the organization, their certification, professionalism, and if they are insured always comes before the cost estimate. You will reap the benefits of a good job for a very long time despite its cost.

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  1. Eliza Harding December 12, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Thanks for the tip that you have to ensure that the tree service company is insured so that they have to carry the cost if there will be any damages. My uncle told me that he wants their acacia tree to be trimmed since he does not have the proper equipment to do it on his own. He is hoping to find a trusted tree service that can do the trimming process.

  2. Brandon July 2, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Most tree service companies are licensed and insured, but not all are the same. It’s good to check their reviews.

  3. Shammy Peterson June 10, 2021 at 12:17 am

    It sure was nice when you said that asking for the cost of the things that you want to be done can help you to negotiate with other companies and find one that can provide services within your budget. This is a good tip for me because I am planning to have some of our deceased trees removed since I am afraid that they may fall while my children are playing around the lawn area. Since I don’t want to go out of my budget this month, I will be sure to do all your tips.

  4. Charlotte Fleet April 16, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I am glad you mentioned the importance of hiring a tree service that is insured to protect your property. My parents want to get rid of a large tree in their front yard. I will recommend that they look into the insurance of a company before they hire them to remove the tree.

  5. Rebecca Gardner March 26, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    It’s good to know that tree services should be insured. My aunt and uncle want to hire a tree service for stump grinding. This info should help them find the best tree service!

  6. charles walk March 19, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I think that it is important to follow the tip that you gave to choose a tree service that is properly insured just in case if an accident were to happen. My wife and I have been talking about finding one to help us trim our pine tree because it is growing very close to our roof, and it will be important for us to know that we could find the best one. To be sure that they will be the best fit, I will check their insurance status.

  7. Jesse Ford February 27, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I like how you mentioned a certified individual will be quick and efficient and can even teach you additional information about trees. My wife and I are considering looking for a specialist that deals with trees because there’s a tree in our back yard with branches that are hanging over our home and we don’t want them to fall on our house. I think it’s a good investment to consider hiring a reputable professional that can trim those branches ane maintain the large oak to make it look nice and safe.

  8. Skylar Williams December 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you for your tip to make sure you know the cost of everything as well as get a written estimate. My brother came over to my house the other day for a barbecue and he noticed that I have some rotting trees in my backyard. I’ll be sure to follow this tip once I find a tree service company.

  9. Stephen Clark May 30, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    The article is extremely helpful, the information given by you is excellent and very knowledgeable. Thanks for sharing these useful tips.

  10. Maria Samson May 18, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I like that you suggested hiring a tree service that’s OSHA and ISA certified to make sure that they do the job efficiently and properly. We need to have some of our diseased trees removed. They have signs of fungus on their trunks. We’ll do all your tips on choosing a tree removal company.

  11. Ciara Shenectady May 3, 2019 at 12:36 am

    You got me when you said that it’s best to hire a tree service that’s OSHA and ISA certified because they can do the job properly and efficiently. My husband and I are getting bothered by the tick infestations on our trees. We can no longer stay in the lawn because we’re afraid of getting tick bites that can cause us to suffer from Lyme disease. We’ll do all your tips because we want our trees to finally be free from ticks.

  12. Angel Bogart April 20, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Thank you for explaining to always ask for a written estimate of services so you could compare prices and negotiate your budget with tree removal service companies. This way my grandpa won’t end up losing more than just the cost of expert tree removal from his dense backyard of overgrown trees. Since he wants his yard cleared off any dead or decaying trees over the weekend, he’d want the price quotations to reflect a rush rate so he could properly allocate his budget and still add on a generous tip.

  13. Bethany Griffin April 12, 2019 at 1:36 am

    I like that you suggested hiring a tree service that’s OSHA and ISA certified to make sure that they can do the job efficiently and quickly. My husband and I want to have the diseased trees in our yard removed. They have signs of fungus on their trunk, and we don’t want our other trees to be infected with the same disease. We’ll do all your tips on hiring a tree removal service.

  14. Ava Mupthy April 10, 2019 at 3:26 am

    I like that you suggested hiring a tree service that’s OSHA and ISA certified to make sure that they can do the job quickly and efficiently. My husband and I want to have our trees serviced. There are infestations of wasps in some of our trees, and we don’t want them to end up getting more damages. Since we want these insects to be eliminated organically in the best possible way, we’ll do all your tips.

  15. Taylor Bishop March 25, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for this advice for finding a tree service. You mentioned you need to make sure that they are using the right equipment. Maybe it could also be good to make sure the equipment they use is new, especially if it affects how efficiently a tree service will be.

  16. Mark Murphy August 23, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    I really appreciate your tip on how a tree service should provide you with an estimate for their work. My wife and I recently moved into a new house with a lot of tall trees, and we are on a newlywed budget. I will be sure to hire a tree company that is willing to give us a free quote!

  17. Duncan Lance August 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    There is a lot to look into when choosing a proper service to help you care for your trees. It is especially important to take the article’s advice and look for a company that is insured. After all, it can be quite dangerous to work around trees, so you’ll want to make sure that the service can protect themselves in case there is an accident.

  18. Jim August 7, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Very helpful article. We agree with all these points! Finding a good tree removal company, but finding the best tree removal company requires consideration of all these items.

  19. Raymond Cooper July 30, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I have a large tree in my front yard that needs to get trimmed down a little bit. I appreciate how you point out it’s important to ensure I find a company that has proper insurance. This is definitely something I’ll keep in mind since I don’t want to be responsible for any possible damage that could be incurred.

  20. Taylor Anderson July 27, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for pointing out that a certified arborist will be more efficient and able to teach me about my trees. I have a giant tree on the edge of my home, and it needs to be trimmed. These tips will help me find a great tree service, so thank you for all the great advice.

  21. Bethany Birchridge July 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    I’d always heard that one should look for a tree service that is insured, but never to make sure they are certified arborists; this could really help you get quality service, as they are knowledgeable and experienced. I have a massive tree in my side yard and it’s become very unruly, especially from the harsh winds we had a few days ago. These tips will help me find a great tree service, so thank you for sharing them.

  22. Ellie Davis July 10, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you for suggesting that you should make sure you find a company that can help you understand exactly what is going on. This is very important to me so I know that everything is going according to plan. I’ll have to do some research and find the best company possible to come and remove the trees along the line of my property.

  23. Rosie Beckett July 6, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    My husband and I are planning to build a shed in our backyard and we need to remove a few of our trees, so we need to find a quality tree service. It is interesting that you talk about looking for a company that is insured because we will not be liable if there are any accidents during the removal process. Also, I appreciate that you say to make sure to get estimates of prices and I want to get price estimates from a lot of different companies so that I can compare their prices and services.

  24. Sutton Turner June 26, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I like how you said to make sure arborists use the correct equipment for the job that they are doing. I am getting some work done on my trees in my backyard this summer. I really appreciate the tips on finding a good tree service.

  25. Amanda Drew June 1, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Thanks for pointing out that you should make sure that your tree service has insurance so that you won’t have to deal with problems if there is an accident. I’ve got this really big oak in my home that is close to touching the power lines near my home. Finding someone who’ll be able to remove it safely with insurance seems like a good idea.

  26. Penelope Smith May 30, 2018 at 4:16 am

    The house that I just bought has a lot of trees in the backyard, and I need to find someone to care for them. I liked that you pointed out that you should look for a company that is insured for accidents. That does seem like a very important thing to do if you are getting work done with trees.

  27. Ashley Maxwell May 30, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Thanks for mentioning how a tree service should offer you an estimate for their work. I also like how you said that they should be reputable. My husband and I are looking for a tree service to cut some trees from our lawn.

  28. Ashley Turns April 26, 2018 at 4:04 am

    I appreciate your tip to find a tree service who only uses the best equipment to handle a job the right way. My husband and I need our trees trimmed so that our garden will look great this summer, so we are wondering how to find the best service to help us. We will be sure to find a company that has all of the best equipment to make sure that the job is done correctly.

  29. Bethany Birchridge April 18, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I like that this mentions that you want an insured tree service, as you may have a lawsuit on your hands without. My family has an enormous box elder tree in our side yard, and it’s beginning to grow to close to the power lines. I’ll definitely share these great tips with him.

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