Wednesday, December 31, 2014

How to Hire a Reliable Arborist

Hiring an arborist can save you a lot of time and money. You will avoid damages caused by recklessness and also secure your finances when working with an insured expert. All in all, not every tree remover out there is worth hiring. There are a number of considerations you have to make to ensure the person you bring onboard is perfect for the job. Let us look at the key areas you should focus on prior to hiring a service provider for tree removal or simple landscaping projects.


In the market today, it is easy to come across an arborist who demands that you pay the full amount upfront. This is a red-flag. A good service provider should first assess the problem then draw up an estimate of the total cost. The estimate must also be accompanied by a written and signed contract. Always read through the contract before signing. Often times, a down payment of not less than 10% will be required. The balance is then cleared upon the completion of the work.

Adequate insurance

When something goes wrong during a project, nobody wants the blame to fall on him. It is for this reason that you should only work with an arborist who is insured. The insurance a service provider carries must always be your primary consideration. Ask to see his liability certificates as well as the workman’s compensation insurance. All the documents must be current. Do not be afraid to contact the insurance company to verify the accuracy of the policy information.


Tree removal is always risky. It can be messy if proper care is not taken. Therefore, before the handyman gets to work, ask him how he plans on dealing with imminent challenges. If the tree is too close to your house, how will he prevent it from falling on your roof? How will he protect the telephone and cable wires? To avoid the likelihood of exorbitant damages, only hire and work with a skilled tree service remover. You need someone who is experienced, reputable and affordable.

Ask around

It is obvious you are not the first person to ever require tree removal services in your area. Many people have worked with arborists before. Listening to their experiences will help educate your choices further. Strike up conversations on the tree removal subject with family and friends. Which company do they recommend and why?

Your budget

We all have financial limits we can’t afford to exceed. If you have a budget, stick to it. You can haggle with the arborist or simply stick to the service providers whose rates fall within your financial reach.

In all that you do, you should never consider handling a tree removal project on your own. There is a lot that goes into the project; redirecting the fall of the tree and acquiring the necessary permits. To save time, money and effort, work with a professional tree remover. Compare different written estimates from different service providers before making your final choice.

Posted By: All American Tree Pro 

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