How To Find a Good Tree Removal Service

So you have one or more trees that must be removed but don’t know who to call? Don’t worry, after reading our concise guide, you’ll know exactly how to evaluate local service providers and choose the best one. How to Find a Good Tree Removal Service is a short, to-the-point- guide, focused on identifying service providers that offer the perfect blend of professionalism, convenience and value for money.


Finding Local Tree Surgeons

Before you can evaluate them, you need to find them! In most cases, the easiest way to find local tree surgeons is to search online. You may, however, have contacts you can ask for word-of-mouth recommendations and, if this is the case, it is well worth listening to what they have to say. Having assembled a list of local service providers – we suggest jotting down the details of at least 3 or 4 companies that offer the service you need – you can begin the evaluation process.


Evaluating Each Service Provider

Follow these steps to evaluate each service provider and determine whether they are worthy of a place on your shortlist:


  • Read Reviews – Online customer reviews are a great source of information on all manner of local service providers nowadays, including tree surgeons. With this in mind, we suggest spending a little time reading through reviews of the service providers you have found. If any company has an alarming number of bad reviews or seems to make the same mistakes time after time, give them a wide berth.
  • Verify Qualifications and Experience – Most independent operators will state what qualifications they hold on their websites and many arboricultural companies do the same for senior members of their workforce. If you cannot find details of their qualifications online, don’t hesitate to ask. The same goes for experience: find out if they fell and remove trees regularly and can be trusted to know what they are doing.
  • Check Insurance Details – It is important to make sure that any tree surgeon you hire carries adequate cover. We recommend focusing on companies and individuals with generous professional indemnity and public liability insurance for your protection. If you encounter a tree surgeon who refuses to provide insurance details, we urge you to pass them over. Without adequate insurance, you could be at risk of significant financial loss in the event of an accident or mistake during the tree removal process.
  • Request a Quotation – Request a full quotation from every firm that has made it through to this part of the evaluation process and go through each one carefully to make sure you are comparing like for like. This is the final stage of the evaluation process.


Once you have evaluated the quotations that you receive, you will be in a position to pick 2 or 3 companies for your shortlist. Keep this shortlist in a safe place and refer to it whenever you (or someone else) need to know how to find a good tree removal service in your part of the country.

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