Treemergency? Call The Tree Care Experts!
Trees do a lot of good for a piece of residential property. They regulate the temperature, keep the land solid, provide welcome shade, and of course science has proven over and over again that just having a tree-colored shade of green in your environment is relaxing on a primal level. But trees aren’t always good — and when they’re dangerous, they can cause way more stress than they’re worth. That’s why, if you have even a single tree on your property, it’s a wise idea to keep the phone number of a skilled tree care expert on hand.
How do you know if someone is an expert in tree care? Simple; just ask. A company that has certified arborists working for them and will dispatch them to your property to assess the safety and health of the trees on your property is one you can have confidence in. Having these certifications lets you know that the person in question understands trees the same way Tiger Woods knows golf.
You can expect a certified arborist to be able to talk intelligently about any tree native to their area — and most imports of any significant popularity as well. They should know each tree’s needs and how to care for it, including what the most common pests that attack it are and what other species it’s tolerant and intolerant of. They should be able to tell you what kind of soil the stump grinding prefers and what other plants prefer the same kind of soil so that you can garden right under the tree successfully.
Another sure-fire sign of expertise: look for a tree care company that offers a wide variety of services. There are a significant number of groups out there that offer the Big Three: tree removal, limb removal, and stump removal. If you can find a tree care group that can grow trees with the same expertise and finesse that they kill tress with, you can be fairly confident that you have found a group worth working with. Having a single tree service company to fill all of your arboreal needs will save you money in the long run, particularly as you start to build a relationship with them.
Also, check out how long they’ve been in business — tree removal services isn’t the easiest business to get into, but there are a surprising number of here-today, gone-tomorrow tree removers. If you can find a company that’s been in the community for a decade or more, you can be sure that you’ll be able to rely on them for another decade unless a major disaster strikes. It’s also a surefire thing that a company that’s been working in your area for years on end has encountered most of the trees they’re ever going to encounter and most of the questions they’re ever going to encounter — again, making them a better choice than their shorter-lived competition.
Ultimately, the choice is yours, and you should choose the group that most puts you at ease with their competence and confidence — but knowing what kinds of things to look for certainly should help!