We know that working in your yard can be fun, invigorating, and rewarding, but there are some jobs you simply can’t (or at least shouldn’t) take on by yourself. For a safe, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing tree trimming job, it’s best to bring in the professionals. The key is finding the right company for the job that needs doing. Here are 4 tips that we recommend you consider when making your decision.
Get a Time Estimate
Find out how long the trimming is expected to take. This will help you make plans, especially if you have other work you need to get to in your yard. A conversation about timing can also help the service company keep to a schedule that works for you.
Ask About Equipment
Find out what kind of equipment will be required for the job. This will help you understand and avoid potential damage to your yard, such as plants and sprinkler heads that may be run over. You should also make sure that none of their equipment will damage the trees themselves. For example, climbing spikes on shoes can hurt trees and should be avoided.
Avoid Tree Topping
Tree topping is a trimming process in which the tops of trees are removed in a line, with healthy, living branches being taken out along with those that actually need to go. This is very stressful for the tree and makes it vulnerable to many problems, from rot to insect infestations. We strongly recommend that you not choose a company that practices topping.
Ensure Crew Safety Measures
One of the main reasons to hire a tree trimming service is to keep yourself safe. The last thing you want, then, is for someone else to get hurt while working for you. Before settling on a company, make sure that the crew will wear hard hats and take all necessary precautions.
The right tree trimming services will keep your trees healthy and your yard looking good. Take the time you need to find a company that you can trust with your vision and goals for your trees.