More and more people are attempting to DIY their home projects these days, and often the outcome is pretty close to terrible. We spoke with iTrim4u, a local Oshawa arborist that explained there are a number of things you can do to find a high-quality tree service contractor. This is especially the case when it comes to landscaping, people will mostly think that landscaping is an easy chore and can be done by anyone with enough willpower and/or muscular definition. The truth is far different from this preconceived notion however. In this post you are going to find out why hiring an arborist and never attempting to trim or remove your trees is a good idea if you plan on avoiding the hospital.
Danger, Danger Will Robinson – Trees Are Falling
If you are interested in not becoming harmed of injured, pay attention to this; do not attempt to remove or trim your own trees. Countless scores of people have suffered injuries while attempting to care for their trees. There is much to learn in this regard;
- What tools and equipment should you be using?
- How do you use tree care tools?
- How do you plan the project from start to finish?
- Do you have appropriate training or even any skill at all?
The list goes on and on. Let’s cut to the chase. Professional arborists understand how to go about, from start to finish, removing or trimming a tree – there is actually a method systematic approach to the work that will make sure property and people are safe. Felling a tree with a chainsaw is no laughing matter, and much care must be taken to have the tree land exactly and precisely where it needs to go. People often get this part wrong and trees toppling into buildings and on vehicles are common-place youtube videos:
Hire a Professional for Your Tree Service
Okay, so hiring a professional tree care specialist should be at the top of your list of things to do if you are considering that your trees need service.
When looking for an arborist make sure they have:
- Good reviews. Make sure there are good reviews from multiple sources.
- Full insurance. Get proof of their insurance, don’t just take their word for it.
- You don’t want to hire an arborist that’ll be here one day and gone the next, make sure you hire someone that’s been in business for at least 3 years this is a good indication that they’re going to be around for many more to come.
- Friendly demeanor. You’ll need to communicate effectively with your contractor, whether it’s simply to remove a small tree or have your trees maintained regularly – make sure you find someone you can get along with.
That should be a good enough list to get you going finding a reputable tree service contractor. If you are having problems finding someone beyond that feel free to drop us a line and we’ll put you through to the guy that we use on our home. If you’re in our area that is…