Hiring a tree care specialist is not a task you should take lightly. You need someone who has the skills and knowledge to correctly care for your trees.
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When hiring a tree care specialist to come to your home, remember to check their credentials and references.
A Certified Arborist Is Educated
A certified professional will have received training from a professional, reputable organization such as the International Society of Arborculture (ISA). Professionals are educated and do not engage in harmful tree care practices such as tree topping and using spikes to climb trees.
In order to maintain their certifications, ISA certified arborists voluntarily participate in continued education to keep themselves up to date on the best tree care practices.
Other certifications an arborist may have include the ability to safely choose and apply the right pesticides for the job at hand, if needed.
A Certified Arborist Is Insured
A certified tree care professional with a tree care company should always have an up-to-date certificate of insurance. That way, you will not be held responsible if there is damage on your property to persons or property.
Insurance also keeps employees safe by providing them with worker’s compensation to cover any injuries, including cuts, falls, and electrocutions.
Always Get References
When choosing an arborist, as well as a professional tree care company, you can ask them to provide references and testimonials of satisfied customers. These will help you get an idea of the kind of work the arborist does and a reputable, certified arborist will be more than happy to provide testimonials.
Say “No” To Door To Door Arborists
If someone comes to your home claiming to be a certified arborist and offering bargain or even free tree work, avoid them. Professional tree care companies will not to this and if you ever have doubts, call the company the person claims to be from.
You will also want to get a look at the vehicle the person drove to your home in—is it clean and professional with a logo and phone number, or is it beat up and someone’s personal car? A certified arborist with a company will drive company-approved vehicles.
Choose Hansen’s Tree Service’s ISA Certified Arborists
Hansen’s has 10 ISA Certified arborists and 3 Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals (CTSP) on staff and maintain high standards of safety, training, and expertise.
The professionals at Hansen’s Tree Service will clearly communicate your tree’s needs and treatment options that may improve their health and safety.