What to Look for When Hiring a Tree Removal Company

by Dawna | Published August 7, 2020

Having a tree removed from your property can be a seamless experience when you hire a professional, but can be a daunting task if you don’t. For most people, the largest investment you ever make will be your home so taking care of your property is critical. There are several things you can do to make sure you hire someone who will take care of and treat your property the same way you would.

The first step is to check for proper licensing and insurance, you want to make sure you hire a professional tree care company. Once you receive proof of insurance you can call the insurance provider to make sure that the insurance is up to date and includes working at height. A company that has liability insurance will be held liable to cover all damage to your home or property.

The second step is to do your homework on the company. The internet holds a lot of information which can come in handy when you’re trying to learn about a prospect company. Go through the reviews the company has and read several to understand how the company operates and treats its customers. If they have a social media this is a great way to get a look into their daily operations and see how they work. Remember they are going to be working on YOUR property so spend some time making sure you are hiring the right company.

Denny still enjoys the occasional climbing job and we appreciate that he is willing to go up a tree the old fashioned way.

The third step would be to ask about the equipment that will be used and how they plan to complete the work. A well-established tree service will be able to walk you through step by step while getting your free estimate on how they plan to complete the work at hand. They also will explain how each piece of equipment will be used to help speed up the process, make it safer for the employees and make sure they do the work with no damage to your property. A bucket truck is used to lift a person into the tree so they can gain access to the entire canopy allowing them to maneuver and remove the tree in a precise order. Once pieces are lowered to the ground a mini skid will come in, grab the branches and drag them to the chipper and feel them in. If your tree has little to no access or is overhanging your home a crane may be brought in to safely lift the pieces up and away from your house. You may be thinking this sounds like a lot of equipment which will increase the price of my tree removal. A tree service invests in this equipment to keep their employees safe and greatly increase their production which in turn makes the tree removal more affordable for the homeowner.

Tree removal is not a process that is taken lightly, it takes years of experience paired with the right equipment to get it done correctly. Taking these few steps will help to make sure that your tree removal process goes seamlessly and will restore your property to a safe and beautiful state!

Our smooth operator Sean.
He makes it a priority to leave no damage to your lawn because even though we arent exactly in lawn service. your tree in is your yard so we treat it as if it was our own.


  1. Fray says:

    There is a tree in my front yard, right next to the sidewalk, that is 10 feet tall and every Spring it gives out cotton which ends up flying all over the neighborhood and ruins my lawn as well as my neighbors’ lawns. I thought it was very interesting to read that you should plan your removal for the off-season because it is when the business is slower. It would be awesome to be able to either trim the tree or remove it so I do not have to deal with the branches that fall off during storms or the cotton during the spring months.

    • Dawna says:

      It sounds like you have a Cottonwood tree in your yard and as much as we appreciate them, we agree that they need to be planted in the right place. The shedding of their seeds is both an allergy problem and just a general dirty situation to have to deal with. Trimming the branches won’t necessarily help the situation rather mitigate the amount you have to deal with and Cottonwood trees can tolerate trimming and pruning in any season.
      We agree that you should enjoy the trees on your property and some, times, removal and replacement is the best answer. Let us know if you would like any further information, we are here to help!

      Enjoy fall,

  2. I like your advice about researching the tree removal company before hiring them to ensure they have good reviews from satisfied customers. My dad plans to hire one soon since we have a red maple tree in our backyard that is growing dangerously close to our roof. I’ll share this advice with him later so he can hire a tree removal company soon. Thank you!

    • Dawna says:

      Thank you. It is a good idea to do your homework, especially with tricky trees. We would be happy to give you an estimate when the time comes.