The Essentials of Trees – Getting to Point A

By | January 27, 2017

Selecting the Right Tree Removal Service When you have such a large tree in your area that you have to extract, it is crucial you choose a tree removal contractor with care. The task of pulling out menacing trees can be a disaster if done the wrong way. Your house can end up damaged, along with your driveway and cars, landscaping and utilities. Worst of all, people can get seriously hurt. So what do you consider when choosing a tree removal service? First off, make sure they’re insured. A tree service company should be available to provide you a certificate of insurance, including:
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> General Liability
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This covers property damage should it occur, and should be specific to tree removal (not general landscaping) with a value of at least $ 1 million. > Worker’s Compensation Without worker’s compensation, you as the property owner can be held responsible for any accidental injuries sustained on the job. Auto Insurance All trucks and equipment that will be used on the job should be covered by commercial auto insurance in case any of them causes accidental damages. Umbrella More reputable firms often have a policy that serves as an extra cloak of protection in the event that any of the other policies will be insufficient. Note that it should be the insurance company – not the contractor – who sends you the certificate of insurance, and your name must be indicated on it as a client. Anything can be faked these days. Now investigate regarding certification or qualification. The tree service you choose should belong to at least one professional organization, such as the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) or the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Membership offers reasonable assurance that the company will employ proper practices. Besides having certification, the contractor you pick should also be able to explain to you the tree removal technique that they intend to use. Ask your estimator to describe their strategy. If you feel that they aren’t fully knowledgeable, do not proceed. There are many out there. You’d also like to know from your prospective contractor if they will be responsible for the removal of the debris once the tree has been removed. If not, then the tree service likely does not have the right equipment to perform the work. Of course, you can opt out of having it hauled away in order to save cash. But this should be a choice for you to make. Lastly, the proposed work must be clearly presented on a formal document that will automatically become your contract if you are agreeable to everything on it. All the company’s key information should be on it, such as credentials, business location and the rest. And remember to pay for the job only upon completion, not before the work commences.