Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Listen to what the service provider is saying and are they attempting to meet your needs or are they attempting to sell you something. They should know what kind of tree it is. They should offer different options or explain why certain options are not available. They should be insured and experianced and able to provide references if you would like them. Also you should feel comfortable that the person is going to do a good job.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. If I were a customer I would like to know how someone can tie the different knots and get them untied so easy. I would like to know what I can do to help the health of my trees and what signs to look for in a tree that is not healthy. What type of tree(s) can I plant to replace the one I have lost?
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Are you insured? What risks are there with the tree falling and causing damage? Should I cut the tree down or should it just be trimmed? How are you going to get the job done without causing damages? What type of experiance do you have? Do you have any references?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. What is the reason they want to have the tree work done. Understand that sometimes to save tree you need to remove or trim another.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I don't want to cut your tree down. I always ask - why do you want to remove the tree. Trees take many years to get to the size they do and if you are taking it down on an impulse or because someone said you should - maybe you shouldn't. I grew up next to a large state park and know how valuble and hard to replace a tree can be. I climb most of my trees eliminating the need for big equipment rolling across your yard when possible.