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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Hiring a Tree Trimming Service
  1. 1. Determine which trees on your property require trimming or maintenance. Keep in mind that trees leaning over roads or driveways can become insurance liabilities.

  2. 2. Get estimates from local tree trimming and maintenance companies. Speak with the representatives to determine what types of services are offered and find out if maintenance packages are available.

  3. 3. Determine if the company removes debris. Ask if larger logs will be removed, and be sure this pricing is included in the estimate.

  4. 4. Check to see if dead branches are trimmed or if entire trees are shaped. If stump grinding is necessary, be sure this service is included in your estimate.

  5. 5. Ensure that the trimming service carries liability insurance and holds a business license. Verify that both the license and the insurance are in good standing.

  6. 6. Check that each worker wears mandated safety equipment to include helmets, climbing gear and face shields. A climbing saddle and steel-toe boots are also standard safety items for trimming services.

  7. 7. Acquire a written contract for your particular tree trimming or maintenance project. Determine a payment schedule with clearly outlined dates.

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