Finding Trustworthy Tree Removalists
There are plenty of horror stories about dodgy contractors and knock-on-door scams offering tree removal. From damaging property and killing or removing perfectly healthy trees to leaving jobs unfinished and disappearing with people’s money, it’s important to do your research when it comes to tree services. You should always be wary of people coming to your door offering unsolicited tree loping or removal. There are a few questions you should always ask before hiring any business for tree removal services.
How big is the team?
To remove even a relatively small tree safely and completely will need several people on site. Any works completed off the ground also need a team of at least two people. Someone claiming they can remove a tree on their own is unlikely to be able to complete the removal properly or safely, if at all.
What are your qualifications?
Be wary of anyone that do not refer to themselves as an arborist. Being an arborist involves a qualification in Arboriculture which includes the study of health and safety and working at heights regulations. Legitimate and qualified people offering any tree service will describe themselves as arborists and stand by their qualifications. Other terms and titles do not indicate any kind of training, skills or knowledge.
What is the value of your public liability insurance?
Any contractor you employ to work on your property should have the appropriate insurance. There are risks inherent with tree removal and the public liability insurance of the business will ensure you are not left out of pocket if any damage occurs while work is being completed. Generally, public liability insurance for this kind of work should be between $10-million and $20-million.
Your Local Tree Removal Specialists
O’Brien’s Tree Care is your local tree care expert across the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Region. With over 10-years of experience in tree care and landscaping, our team of qualified arborists are dedicated to offering high-quality services at the right price.
As a business, we offer complete tree removal services including stump removal, backfilling the hole and cleaning up after ourselves, so the only sign we were there will be the freshly removed tree. Contact us today to discuss your tree removal needs with one of our expert team.