Finding a good tree service company to care for your trees can be a tough decision.
How can you be sure that the company you hire will do what you want, care for your trees and leave property safe and clean?
“It’s important to do your homework, says Lou Giroud, President, Giroud Tree and Lawn and ISA Certified Arborist. Homeowners need to ask questions. It’s the only way to accurately judge if a tree service company has the ability to do the job.”
To help you compare companies, Giroud has put together a “How to Hire a Qualified Tree Service Checklist” that covers the issues that can make or break your experience. Use the Checklist and follow the 5 key steps below:
Much like the human body, trees are a complex biological system. An ISA Certified Arborist knows trees. He will do a root to crown inspection, zero in on health or safety problems, and give you the best solutions.
To be certified by the ISA, International Society of Arboriculture, requires several years of field experience and passing a rigorous exam on all aspects of tree care. All Giroud Arborists are ISA Certified.
You can check our credentials as well as other companies and get a wealth of information on tree care from the ISA at Trees Are Good or by calling 217-355-9411.
Ask your friends, family and neighbors for recommendations. Check the reviews on sites such as Google or Angie’s List. Compare your findings with the list of ISA Certified Arborists and pick your top companies.
You can learn a lot about a company and the quality of its service from the first phone call or email. The following questions can help you to evaluate each company’s customer service.
Make the most of your meeting with the Arborist. You need to discuss more than tree care. You want to find out if the company is solid, ethical and safe.
The lowest bid may not be the best deal. Be sure to compare credentials and written specifications for the work and determine the best combination of:
We’ve boiled down these steps into a handy guide to help you find the tree service company that’s right for you. Download our free guide now: “How to Hire a Qualified Tree Service Checklist”