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You might be choosing the wrong tree care professional


As a property owner, establishing a relationship with a quality tree care company is highly important. There are many factors to consider when deciding who to work with.  In some cases homeowners choose their contractor based upon the price alone. While price is an important factor to consider, it is important to weigh price out with other valuable factors.

  • Is the tree contractor licensed? A  professional service should have a valid license they are working under. To ensure a license number is valid you can easily check on the CSLB website.
  • Does the tree service have adequate insurance coverage? Asking this question is very important for your protection. Insurance is expensive, and some companies neglect to hold the correct limits and types of insurance required to work within the industry. Ensure that your tree care service holds general liability, auto and work comp insurance. The company should be able to provide you with proof of coverage upon request.

Aside from license and insurance it is important to know and understand the guidelines and practices your tree care company follows.

  • Pruning practices- Tree pruning is a strategic practice and specific guidelines should be followed. For example, we follow the ISA guidelines. Tree pruning mistakes can leave trees looking unattractive, and can cause potential problems for the tree in the future.
  • Safety practices- Tree work is a dangerous field. Safe practices in all areas should be top priority to keep both crew and client safe.


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