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What to Look for When Hiring a Tree Company

When searching for a tree company to deal with your tree needs, it can be difficult to know what makes one service or business different from another. Here are four suggestions for what to look for to make sure you’re hiring a reputable tree service.

Industry-standard credentials

You don’t want to hire any old random person who slaps up a website and owns a chainsaw. Although this may be the cheapest option, there are industry certifications for a reason. Finding a tree services company with safety and business credentials protects you and your yard because you can be sure you’re hiring a professional who will provide correct and excellent service.

Our supertreero team includes highly-trained certified utility arborists, apprentice utility arborists and groundsment. We also have more than 40 years of experience in the tree industry—and we guarantee our services! Make sure to keep your standards high when vetting a tree company to do work on your investment.


It can be tempting to do tree work yourself, or have a friend or neighbour come by and help you deal with a tricky situation. But what if something goes wrong? Are you prepared to take on the liability for injuries, damage or worse?

When hiring a tree company, if they don’t have proper liability insurance or licensing then you’re still taking on personal responsibility for anything that goes wrong. Companies have insurance so both they and you are protected in case the worst should happen. But since they’re highly trained professionals, the risk of damage or injury is drastically reduced because they have the proper training, equipment and expertise to do the job right.

By the way, Precision Tree Services is registered with WorkSafe BC, SAFE Certified and fully insured.

They prioritize safety

Wearing proper safety gear does not make you a lame nerd so if the person or company you’re thinking about hiring rolls up without a hard hat, harness, gloves, glasses, chainsaw-resistant pants, etc. then this should throw up huge red flags. 

All tree services involve some element of risk and any company you hire should follow a strict safety protocol to protect themselves, you and your family, your neighbours and your property. This is not optional!

At Precision Tree Services, we always put your safety first. We won’t recommend harmful practices like topping but instead recommend beneficial practices like crown cleaning and deadwooding. Not sure what those terms mean? No problem, we’ll teach you. And, after we’re gone, you’ll feel safer around your trees.

Good communication

When searching for a tree company, don’t underestimate the value of good communication. You should be free to ask questions and for the plan for your unique situation to be transparent. In fact, you should be part of the process! If a company takes a long time to get back to you or seems evasive when you ask questions, take this as a sign to move on and work with someone else.

Professional tree companies want their customers to understand what needs to happen and why. 

We make customer education a part of our service because we care about you and your safety. In fact, we’ll arm you with so much knowledge that you’ll be equipped to spot potential hazards and know when it’s time to give your local Supertreero a call.

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