It’s time to spruce up your yard, you say. It’s time to get things cut down and pruned up. While going through your seasonal checklist, you notice that there is some work you can do yourself, but some tasks, like tree pruning and removal, are best left to a professional. When it comes to tree services, it is important to know, no matter who completes the work around your home, what systems and lines run underneath your lawn. According to the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), an arborist is specially trained to provide proper tree care. You will want an arborist that is an ISA Certified Arborist. These professionals are not only tree experts, they undergo ongoing training in the field. Aside from being certified, a reputable company should belong to professional organizations specific to their field. You can ask, and most companies showcase this information on their website. It is also vital that any company is compliant with OSHA Work Safety rules, as well as your state’s Department of Transportation regulations. Aside from the basics, each state has its own regulations.

According to a professional plumbing and repair company The Round Rock Plumber, in the case of heavy equipment and underground sewer lines, the weight of vehicles and proper operation are essential. Follow the law, brief yourself on the requirements in your county, and ask the company if they have applied for any required permits. You have the absolute right to explore costs. It’s your money, your home, and your time. High-pressure sales tactics are not a good sign. If damage occurs to your property, subcontractors are not liable, and it can be difficult for the hiring contractor to control and adhere to quality standards when the tradesmen are not employed directly.

A professional tree removal service will be able to help you assess your tree inventory, prune it as desired, treat dead or diseased trees with chemical sprays or chemical fertilizers, prune and kill branches and trim back the limbs to prevent future decline. All of the hard work done during a tree removal will be presented on an invoice you will be happy to pay. You can arrange for a “Plan Your Trees” consultation with a certified arborist, if you prefer. Many local firms offer a limited service of guiding you through the choices and restrictions associated with proper tree removal. You will benefit from consulting a contractor that has had prior experience with your particular situation. This saves you time and money as well as will ensure that you are getting the right tree removal service for the job. As with any tree removal, proper tree removal should be done by a licensed arborist, professional plumber, and a trained lawn care professional. However, trees can deteriorate, start to bear unwanted, or may be of the wrong age, requiring a more extensive treatment process. Look for a company that was trained by an arborist, including classes on tree care. If your trees are sick, and their arborists will find a solution to treat them so that they don’t infect other plants and vegetation.

You can submit a time estimate immediately or ask for a budget estimate.

  1. Know your options. To start, some contractors will simply want a contract signed and a couple of days later you receive the tree. Others may hire you to schedule your work ahead of time, like they have an existing contract. This can be especially helpful for tree removal firms that are purchasing the trees, however. For things like overhead lumber and tree trimmers, some firms can complete a service from start to finish in less than 24 hours. This type of work is called “Fast Track” and can be advantageous if you are just starting out. Since you are familiar with the work, you can adjust the times for your schedule.
  2. Don’t try to guess the quality of services. Generally, contractors will want to complete the job as soon as possible. They also have the option of extending your work by providing a more thorough assessment and by offering a guaranteed time for the job to be completed. They will likely want a more thorough assessment, so if you can provide the following information, they may be more inclined to work with you: 2a. When did the tree come in? 2b. Did the tree bud on the tree? 2c. Does your contractor have the time to inspect your tree? 2d. Does your contractor have any experience with wood products?
  3. Don’t try to guess the quality of services. Contractors will be reluctant to complete work that has already been scheduled and for which a price is specified in advance. So if you know exactly what to expect from the contractor, make sure to ask.
  4. Create a budget for your services. It’s perfectly acceptable to say you are not familiar with the size of your first tree. Some companies, like Logisti Care, may make it up as they go along. But if you are uncertain, ask for a budget estimate.
  5. Ask for a budget estimate. What is a budget estimate? Typically, it is an estimate of your work or the expected time from the time the firm knows exactly what they are going to charge for your services. Many times, you will also get a written estimate that you will see after receiving your contract, and pay for before the job begins. You can use this to accurately gauge the cost for your tree removal service. Typically, any tree removal service will quote you a minimum budget and then you will have to pay for the actual service, so make sure you get a full price for the work you will be doing.
  6. Ask for a contract signed and a few days later you receive the tree. The first thing to note is that although you may have some estimate in hand, once you sign the contract, it’s your job to provide every detail of your services.