How to Hire an Arborist

Why & How to Hire an Arborist

Arborists are tree care professionals. They have been trained to understand the needs of trees and are properly equipped to provide top-quality care. Well-cared-for trees can lead to substantial returns whereas poorly-cared-for ones can be a substantial liability.

Hiring an arborist is often not an easy task. Here is what to look for:

  • Check for professional memberships.
  • Check for ISA arborist certification. Arborists must continue their education in order to maintain this certification and are therefore more likely to be up to date on the latest techniques.
  • Ask for proof of insurance — personal, liability and workers compensation.
  • Check for professional permits and licenses if required in your community.
  • Ask for references…and check them!
  • Get more than one estimate.
  • Do not go with the lowest bidder. Be sure to weigh the experience, price, skills, references, quality and other factors.
  • Get it in writing! Be sure you clearly understand what will be done, when it will be done, who is responsible for cleanup and the total price.
  • Be wary of individuals that go door to door with a work crew "ready to go." Most reputable companies are too busy to solicit work in this way.
  • A good arborist will not top a tree, use climbing spikes on a tree that will not be removed, removing or disfiguring live trees without just cause.

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