When it comes to removing unsightly, dead, or diseased trees from your property, you need a professional tree removal service. Dead trees can be especially problematic during the stormy seasons when strong winds can easily knock them over and send them crashing into your living room. Trees that are infested with termites or disease can spread their maladies to other trees. If you have an orchard, removing infested trees is essential to saving your harvest. When you need to remove a tree or stump from your property there are several things to look for. Grinder’s Tree Service has been serving the residents of Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park for several years, taking care of their landscaping needs. With this shopping guide to local tree removal companies, you’re sure to see why so many people choose Grinder’s.
When you are shopping for a professional tree removal service, the first thing most people do is check online reviews. Websites like the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List are great sources for both positive and negative reviews. They also allow companies to respond to negative reviews and resolve customer concerns. Another great source of information is word-of-mouth. Ask your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors if they have used a local tree removal service. Were they satisfied with the services they were provided? Would they recommend their services to a friend?
As you go through the names on your list, ask for the necessary business credentials. These include the company’s business license, insurance, and any professional affiliations with accredited trade organizations. A business license is usually required by the state in order for a company to work in your area. Confirm the license with your local authorities. Business insurance protects you and your property in the event of an accident, like a tree falling on your house during the removal process. Professional affiliations with organizations like the Arboriculture Canada ensures that your arborist is up to date with the latest industry standards.
Ask about pricing as you narrow down your choices. Some tree removal services charge separate fees for cutting down a tree and removing the stump while others charge a flat rate. Always get an estimate in writing before signing any final paperwork. Use estimates to compare services and get the best for your money. Some companies will even offer to meet or beat estimates from rival companies. Be wary, however, of companies that ask for money upfront or over the phone before any work is performed.