Finding a Good Tree Removal Service

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If there’s big tree in your area that needs to be removed, make sure you pick a reputable tree removal service to do it. You will find many options out there, but how do you choose a good one? Fortunately, you can take a few easy steps to end up with a wise choice.


A tree removal service should be able to give you a certificate of insurance that includes the following:

> General Liability

This will cover you for property damage if it occurs. Take note that it should be specifically for tree removal, not for general landscape services, and should have a worth of no less than $1 million. Go to the reference of this site Fayetteville Tree Pruning.

> Worker’s Compenation

This ensures that you will not be liable in case there are injuries on the job.

> Auto Insurance

All trucks and equipment to be used by the company must have commercial insurance in the event that these vehicles cause damage.

> Umbrella

In case any of the above-mentioned policies fall shorts, an umbrella policy will make sure that protection is still provided. You must get this certificate directly from the contractor’s insurance company, not from the contractor, and should include your name as Client.


Most reputable tree service providers belong to the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Certifications are not guarantees that a tree removal company is good for you, but they do increase the odds that you will be satisfied with their work.

Techniques and Equipment

Aside from certification, a tree service should also be able to tell you what technique or techniques they will be using to remove the tree as safely as possible. They will probably mention things like friction devices, pulleys, block and tackle, arborist rope and personal protective equipment. If you hardly hear them talking about such common rigging devices, you should move on to your next prospect. Using the right equipment is a sign that the company is professional and truly reliable. Besides, without the right equipment, the entire job could be dangerous for the workers and for the people in the area. You can read more about tree services by clicking the link.

Also, you should be given the choice to have all the debris removed immediately after the takedown. Otherwise, the company may not have the right equipment for this task. Certainly, you can hire a separate provider for this, but it’s important that you are given a choice.

Lastly, before you start any of the work, be sure to have a contract with the company, where important information about them, such as their credentials and business location, should be clearly expressed. And very importantly, you should be asked to pay after the work is completed, not before. If they insist otherwise, that’s a sure sign that you have to find another tree service.


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