It is highly recommended you put in some bit of effort when in search of tree service companies so you can have all your needs met. And you should know the process of hiring one goes beyond picking anyone that shows up with a chain saw and a pickup truck. The process might seem quite extensive with lots of due diligence to be done along the way. No doubt finding and hiring the best is a guarantee to professionalism at its best.
You have to figure out the type of work that ought to be done by the service provider for you to find the right one. Could be it you want a company that will trim the trees, remove dead stumps or do both? To make a wise decision on this, you need to check for any low hanging or dead limbs that look like they are about to fall. Keep in mind having low hanging limbs is an entry point for squirrels and other pests in your attic.
You should never procrastinate if you have low-hanging limbs or old trees as waiting for too long may cost you a lot later when the need for these services will be inevitable. Take the time to compare at least three popular tree companies in your neighborhood. You can always use the internet to do the comparison, and you are sure to unearth useful information that will inform your decision. Once you have narrowed down your list, the next important step is to verify the service provider is competent enough to undertake the task. If for example you want your service provider to remove the trees, at the very least they should have a history of stump grinding and of course the relevant tools for the job.
The need to work with an insured company can never be overemphasized enough so be sure to ask for proof of insurance. You are checking and verifying to ensure the policy sufficiently covers injuries and damage to property that could occur when the services are going on. It might also be important to find out how the company handles the debris. Is removing and clearing the compound included in the tree service package or not. Take a tour round the compound with the service provider so that you are sure everything that needs to be done is on record. Ensure the area is mapped out and that there is a clear plan on how the area will be accessed. Ensure you clear these areas of any items and cars so that nothing is damaged when the limbs start to fall. And when all is said and done, ensure you put all details in writing before the project starts.