How to Hire a Professional Tree Service

September 23, 2009
You’ve made a considerable investment in your landscape. You want to make sure that those you’ve hired to care for your trees are well-trained and understand your goals and the needs of your landscape. To schedule a consultation with a professionally trained certified arborist, visit http://www.davey.com/consultation. Steve Nagy, Davey Tree Service expert and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, is going to advise you about the proper training to expect from a tree service company. One of the first things you can do is to ask detailed questions. Make sure you are comfortable with the tree service company’s credentials and training programs. – • Is the tree service company a TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) accredited company? • Do they have ISA certified arborists on staff? • If not, how are their arborists trained? • Are they comfortable with the job they are quoting? • Are they insured? • Ask them to explain the process so that you are comfortable with their expertise level. Do they do this often? • Do they have proper PPE (personal protective equipment) like hard hats, safety glasses and ear protection? • Does their equipment appear clean and in working order, or is it worn and tattered? At Davey, we are fortunate to have a premier internal arborist training program that dates back more than a century, along with a strong culture of safety. While it may seem like an inconvenience, if you spend a few minutes to research tree service providers and ask questions in advance, you can avoid confusion, delay and even potential liability down the road. For more free Tree, Lawn, and Landscape Tips: follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/DaveyTree or visit us at http://www.davey.com
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