Tree Care & Trimming

Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tree Care Service

Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tree Care Service

When it comes to tree maintenance and care, it’s best to seek professional help. However, the selection process can be daunting.

If you received satisfactory answers to the questions below, then you have found the right tree care service partner.

How long has the company been in business?

A strong safety record, longevity in the industry, and a wealth of experience, are sound indicators of a tree care service company’s qualifications.

Good to know: Southern Botanical offers comprehensive tree care services. We have been maintaining the health and beauty of the trees of North Texas for over 27 years.

Can you provide me with your portfolio?

Ask for a good portfolio, including images of work done on other properties, a written proposal that includes references, and a calendar of the work to be performed.

Good to know: Southern Botanical has been caring for trees throughout the entire DFW Metroplex. Our reach is constantly expanding, but our commitment to high-quality, sustainable landscaping has never wavered. See our tree care portfolio and awards for yourself!

Do you have proper insurance for tree care service?

Proper insurance, including personal and property damage insurance, can protect you from liability in the event of accidents, damages, and injuries. Always ensure that the tree care service provider you are hiring has the necessary insurance coverage.

Good to know: Southern Botanical goes above and beyond the standard safety expectations. We empower our tree care teams to value safe work practices above all else. Southern Botanical has ISA Certified Arborists, Certified Tree Care Professionals, all Fully Licensed and Insured.

How safe are your teams and their equipment?

A company that requires its own employees to buy their own personal protective equipment and other gear is a red flag. A professional landscaping company provides its tree care teams with all the proper equipment so their employees can do their job safely. Ensure that the tree care company is in full compliance with all local safety regulations and that they take that extra – but crucial – step to fully equip their teams to minimize injury and risk.

Good to know: Southern Botanical is fully committed to making our teams the most well-trained and safest in the industry. We strictly adhere to the latest regulations and focus on ongoing safety training.

Do you have certified arborists who oversee the tree care tasks?

Professional arborists are fully qualified to diagnose a tree’s condition and give recommendations to ensure optimal tree health.

Good to know: Southern Botanical’s certified and licensed arborists are here to evaluate, diagnose, and prescribe the professional tree services you need to keep your trees healthy and thriving.

Do you offer emergency services?

In the event of an emergency, you want to be able to count on a company that can respond 24/7 with the necessary equipment and manpower to swiftly evaluate property damage and provide clean-up in a timely manner.

Good to know: Southern Botanical has been cleaning up storm damage for decades. Our tree care teams pay close attention to weather alerts. We are always prepared to help – no matter what type of storm damage you are left with.

Understanding the type of tree care service you should be looking for can help you ask the right questions and get the client experience that makes the most sense for your unique situation.

Our tree care experts at Southern Botanical can answer any of your questions about our services. We encourage you to contact us to learn more!