It is important for homeowners to do their homework when looking to hire a tree service company to prune, remove, diagnose, and/or cable their trees or shrubs. Some key points to think about include;
- Are they licensed bonded and insured
- How long have they been in business, and
- What certification do they carry
Reviewing their ratings, referrals and reviews are also good indicators based on others experiences.
Being licensed, bonded, and insured protects the homeowner from any damage that was unforeseen. This could be as small as a branch landing on a fence post or a more extreme situation such as a tree falling on the neighbor’s house. If the tree company you choose is not insured you could be held responsible to pay for such damages. It is also important to know how long they have been in business. This information will allow you to evaluate how credible and experienced the tree service is.
At Rich’s Tree Service, Inc. we have several Certified Arborists. This means our team has gone through extensive training and has passed the International Society of Arboriculture exam. This exam includes knowledge of tree care, soil structure & hydrology, tree biology, and risk assessment. In addition to passing the exam Arborists are required to obtain Continuing Education Units every year to maintain their certification. If you value your trees and shrubs, hiring a company that has Certified Arborist’s is a must. Once the damage is done by someone who does not know what they are doing, it makes it significantly harder to correct, and can lead to the need for complete removal.
Rich’s Tree Service, Inc. has been serving the Portland Metro areas for over 24 years. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Customers can read our reviews on Angie’s List, and ask for a list of commercial and residential references to learn more about our superior service. Simply contact Rich’s Tree Service today to have your trees or shrubs evaluated, or to learn more about our company. You can reach us at 503-465-2133 or email us.