Checklist For Hiring The Best Tree Arborist

Checklist For Hiring The Best Tree Arborist
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    When you love your tree, you will adopt all the measures to keep them in good condition.

    Trees also require upkeep and maintenance.


By picking the right tree arborist, you can be in peace that your tree is in the right guidance. The professional will do everything possible to increase the tree’s life span and make it look beautiful. He/she will take care of everything, no matter if it’s tree trimming, watering, pruning, or lopping.

However, choosing the right arborist is are ally difficult job. Many individuals claim themselves as professional and highly experienced. But in reality, they have just started the service and are with zero experience.

So you need to take care of the following points to make sure to select the best company.

Points To Check In Your Tree Arborist

Following are the ten practical things you must check in your arborist to confirm he is a professional and qualified to take care of your trees:

  • Insurance And Permit Proof

    When hiring a tree arborist to take care of your trees and maintain your property’s beauty, it is always safe to hire someone who has proper insurance.

    However, don’t just ask if he/she has insurance or not since they may lie.

    Take proper proof of personal insurance, property damage insurance, and worker’s compensation. A professional will never shy away from sharing these details.

    Also, verify it with the carriers personally. Moreover, it also equally important to ask the professional if he/she is aware of any laws relating to having a permit before providing their tree service.

  • Ask Estimation In Writings

    First, ensure that you have an estimate of the work your arborist is supposed to do. You must discuss the same in advance.

    A professional company would run through the details and will give you the right estimate for the work.  Then get it printed on a hard copy as proof before the work gets started.

    Even if it feels that you have known the person and it’s ok to trust service men word of mouth, it can be a great mistake from your side. This is because a good company never runs on word of mouth; they will give an estimation in writing.

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  • Look For Valid References

    Make sure to ask for valid references from the tree arborist you are thinking of taking service from. Once you get a list of valid references, also make sure to validate them.

    You can call or email the references on their given contact details and ask for their experience. Inquire them about the type of service they received and how it was the after service. As it is about your tree’s health, you would want to know the long-term result of their service.


  • Never Go For The Cheapest Estimate

    Even it feels tempting to hire the one offering the cheapest estimate; it is never a wise choice. The arborists providing low estimates are the one which has poor professionalism and lack credentials like insurance. It may also be a situation that the company that has many hidden costs.

    You don’t know why they offer such a low price that no other tree arborist is offering. Also, when comparing the fees, you must look at the benefits different companies are offering. It will help you make a better decision.


There is a wide range of service providers available in the market. So before hiring the right one, make sure to look for the above points. It will help you steer clear of exploiters and prevent the deaths of your trees.

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Also, make sure your tree service company is respectful, well equipped, and responsible to do things that need to be done. Moreover, if you have any relatives or friends who have availed of such services, you can seek a reference.

Remember, regular upkeep and maintenance keep your tree in good condition and make your property look beautiful.

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