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What to Look for in Hiring a Tree Trimmer

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26 July,2022

What to Look for in Hiring a Tree Trimmer

What to Look for in Hiring a Tree Trimmer

Trees are a valuable addition to any landscape and require routine maintenance and care. If you are a property or homeowner, you may require the services of a tree care company for several reasons. Whether it’s a tree that needs trimming or dozens of trees that need to be removed to give way to large construction, Southern Star Tree has got you covered. With all three service providers claiming to be the best, it can be challenging to decide who to work with. The last thing you want is to hire an inexperienced tree company to trim your trees, resulting in costly damages or injuries. Here are some things you should look for when hiring a tree trimmer for your property.

Reputation

When it comes to tree services, reputation is everything. The market is saturated with tree trimming companies, but the internet and good old-fashioned referrals can help you narrow the list to a handful of reputable companies. Most tree care providers have an online presence, allowing you to visit their website and other sites like yelp to read reviews from previous clients. While this is biased to only those with an online presence, you shouldn’t rely on reviews alone. Get first-hand information from neighbors, family, and friends on some reputable companies.

Insurance

Tree trimming is dangerous, and anything can go wrong at any moment. Even when tree maintenance is handled by a professional, accidents are possible. It would help if you were prepared for damage to your property and utility lines or injuries during trimming. The first step is onboarding an insured tree service to relieve the financial burden of repairs and medical costs. Most people usually choose a tree company depending on the lowest bidder, which doesn’t guarantee they are insured. Working with an insured company gives you peace of mind, knowing everything is handled with the utmost professionalism.

Licensed

A tree service company should have both business and contractor licenses issued by the state. Certification is crucial when hiring a tree expert and assures you that they are dedicated to doing things right. Unlicensed tree trimmers lack accountability, which can be problematic if the job is not done satisfactorily. Insurance providers don’t cover unlicensed tree companies, leading to the company's hefty precautionary expenses. To avoid these costs, unlicensed companies tend to take shortcuts, compromising the safety of everyone around and your property. These are not concerns you need to worry about with Southern Star Tree since we are a fully licensed tree service company, allowing us to offer our clients the best services at competitive rates.

Knowledge

The tree care company of choice should be knowledgeable about the field and understand the science involved with trees. This is critical in trimming trees, ensuring all the factors impacting the trees’ growth and development. It also allows you to have all your questions about tree care answered by a professional for better tree care and maintenance even after the tree experts leave your premises.

If you are looking for a tree trimming service, contact us at Southern Star Tree and schedule a consultation with our team of experts. We leverage cutting-edge tools and equipment to enhance the quality of service and ensure everything is done to your liking.

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