Tree removal is a particular
art form that requires experience, the right equipment and a
dedication to safety.
A lot of people believe that when having a tree removed, it is
not important to ensure the tree company has experience… after
all, the home-owner just wants the tree gone, they’re not
concerned with the mechanics of it!
Because in our industry, the combination of Liability
Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Insurance are usually the
most significant costs of operation, many tree care companies
avoid it, or “hide” employees to minimize it. This is a
danger to not only their employees, but also to the
If you, as a home-owner, hire a contractor who does not have
the proper Worker’s Compensation Insurance, then you, the
home-owner, just became the contractor. Check with
your Insurance Agent on this. It’s a startling revelation,
especially when you just had a roofer that you knew had no
99% of the time, nothing will happen. It’s that 1% for which
we pay so dearly.
Whether hiring a tree company, a roofer, or a remodeler, make
sure they have the proper Liability and Worker’s Compensation
Insurance by having the agent or agency mail the
certificate to you. Do not accept a certificate of insurance
direct from the company. How would you tell if it is current?
With all that said, we DO tree removals. We do them safely
and effectively. If, however, we believe that we do not have
the right equipment or experience for the job, we will refer
you to competent tree companies that we believe will do a
better job than can we.
As an example, when we look at a job that is going to have
three big trucks of debris, and it is one mile from another
tree company’s yard, we know that company will do the
tree more efficiently (read that cheaper) than can we.
If a tree requires a crane to remove it safely, we’ll refer
you to a company that either owns one, or uses one regularly.