Things to Know about Tree Removal
While it may seem an easy task to prune a few trees or remove a stump, the reality is that it often proves to be a very difficult, expensive procedure that is also potentially quite dangerous.
It’s best to leave the job up to experienced professionals. But just because someone owns a chainsaw doesn’t mean they’re the right person for the job.Before hiring a company, you should do a bit of homework to ensure that you get the best possible service. The specialists at All Season Tree Service, in Edmonton, have a few suggestions you should consider, and some questions you should ask, when looking for a good tree removal service.
Permits and By-Laws
A good tree removal service will be knowledgeable about applicable city by-laws and will possess (or know how to acquire) all pertinent permits. Similarly, make sure the company knows to check in with the local power company, as underground sewer, gas and power lines can be a serious issue during such work.
Make sure your tree removal service company is accredited, and well-insured, as much for accidental damages or personal injuries that may occur during the work. Hiring a company without proper insurance is a gamble you don’t want to take.
Services and Equipment Offered
If you’re looking for a specific service, such as stump removal, discuss it with the company you wish to hire and make sure they perform that service and have the proper experience and equipment to do it right. You should also take the time to ask about the training the employees have received.
Referrals and Credentials
A good tree removal service is one that people can count on. Don't be afraid to ask for a referral list, or read up forums on the internet. An arborist who does good work should be more than happy to provide references.
Always get an estimate. Oftentimes, companies will list prices on their websites, but it's always a good idea to call or visit and talk to someone. Be specific about what services you need, and get a firm estimate, in writing, before any work begins.
Good Service Doesn’t Just Fall off a Tree!
As with any work that can be difficult and dangerous, it’s always good to get the advice of dedicated professionals with years of service in the industry. Serving the St-Albert and greater Edmonton area, All Season Tree Services is one of the most respected and talked about companies in the business. Call, or visit their website for more advice or to get a quote.