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  • Writer's pictureHenry Landeros

7 Questions To Ask When Hiring a Tree Service and Removal Company

Spring will be upon us soon enough, and it will be time to start thinking about how you want to spruce up your yard. Naturally, getting your trees pruned and trimmed will likely be at the top of that list — especially if it’s been a few years since you gave them a little TLC. If it’s your first time hiring a tree service and removal company for that chore, you may wonder what questions you should ask.

We know you have plenty of options for tree care and maintenance, but that doesn’t mean everyone is the right fit for your needs. Here are a few questions you should ask when hiring a tree service and removal company.

What To Ask When Calling a Tree Service Company

It’s important to ask as many questions as possible before you agree to let anyone touch your trees. Here are the most important ones:

1. Do you have a certified arborist on staff?

Not all tree professionals are certified arborists. What does that mean, exactly? Certified arborists, like the ones on staff at Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, know all the ins and outs of tree care, maintenance, biology, and health. They aren’t your cousin Tom or your Mr. Fix-It neighbor, Ron — they know where to cut, when to cut, and what is best for your trees long term. 

2. What’s your plan? 

The tree service and removal company you hire should quickly address your concerns and provide a professional recommendation (options) based on what they see. More importantly, their assessment should include a detailed plan of attack. This is especially true if a tree needs to be removed quickly and there’s a chance for injury or property damage. You should be wary of anyone who seems overconfident, won’t share their processes, works alone, or doesn’t seem to have a plan to safely and efficiently complete the task.

3. How long have you been in business?

There is nothing wrong with getting a little personal with anyone you plan to hire. This includes your tree guy. So, don’t be afraid to ask how long they’ve been in business, where their principal office is located, and if they can show you samples of their work. 

4. Do you only work with trees?

Some homeowners don’t mind if their tree guy also does fences, landscaping, and yard work. But there’s something to be said for choosing a tree service and removal specialist who ONLY does trees. If they only work on trees, they are 100% focused and are likely masters at their craft because they don’t have any additional services pulling them in different directions. 

5. How often have you handled my specific tree issue?

Some tree service needs are as simple as removing a few low-hanging branches. Others are more complex and can range from needing to trim a tree that towers 80 feet in the air to stump grinding and emergency tree removal in the middle of the night. It’s good to know before you hire a tree service and removal professional if they’ve done this kind of work before and what the outcome was.

6. May I see your proof of insurance?

Admittedly, not many homeowners ask to see their tree guy’s general liability and workers’ compensation insurance. But that doesn’t mean you should follow that same path. It is an absolute must that the person working on your property is adequately insured, as it is designed to protect you and them should anything go wrong during the job. If not, any injury or property damage could fall squarely on your shoulders as the homeowner — even if it wasn’t your fault. 

7. What equipment will you be using?

This is another big one, as only some tree jobs can be completed safely or efficiently through manual efforts. Your tree guy may need a lift to get high enough into a tall tree. They may need a stump grinder. At a minimum, they’ll need plenty of safety ropes and harnesses. Ask these questions, and don’t be afraid to ask if you can physically see what they’ll be using.

When it comes to taking care of your tree’s long-term health, there’s no denying that working with a professional tree service and removal company is the best choice. Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville has been relied on as an industry leader in Lewisville, Flower Mound, Coppell, The Colony, Carrollton, and Grapevine since 2016. 

We are local, fully insured ISA-certified arborists — meaning that you can call us for something as small as removing a few small branches or a pesky tree stump to a request as complex as saving your property from a downed tree in the middle of a storm.

Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal Today!

Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, TX, has served North Texas since 2016. More importantly, we have the equipment and experience to handle any tree needs safely and efficiently. Don’t believe us? Give us a call today!

There isn’t a tree in Lewisville that we can’t handle. Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal today!

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