Trees are aesthetically and functionally essential to our environment and as such should never be removed unless it is positively necessary. A good trimming of overgrowth or a quick removal of dead branches may be all you need to restore the landscape and shape up tree branching. If a completely dead tree poses safety hazards, it is time to call a qualified professional. Any risk of limbs falling on power lines or through your roof should be dealt with immediately. A landscape tree specialist will know how to safely trim and remove any faulty branches of an unhealthy tree. Here are a few ways to spot and employ a truly qualified tree man.
A professional tree landscaper will put everything from the initial estimate to the service contract in writing. You both should understand how much of the tree will be removed and what the costs will be. Be sure to ask about his proof of current liability insurance; a professional landscaper is insured against accidents to his person or your property. Next, check out his landscaping tools to get a sense of his professionalism--ladders, ropes, climbing harnesses, pruning shears and sturdy chains are all good indications of his know-how. Thirdly, a professional landscaper will never demand full payment in advance for a job that is to be carried out at a later time. Lastly, review some of his references and credentials to confirm that the landscaper is a qualified specialist.