Most homeowners who try tree removal themselves find out later that this is not a job for the faint of heart. It actually involves several hours of hard labor and in most cases it’s best to leave it to a tree removal company.

This brings up the question-what do I need to look for to make sure I’m dealing with a good tree removal specialist? The truth is, there are lots of “fly by night” companies out there calling themselves “lawn care” services, but they just happen to do tree services like trimming, pruning and even removal on the side. In order to sift through the “dead weight” and find a tree care company you can rely on, here are 3 tips you should follow:

Find a Full Service Tree Removal Specialist

The first thing to make sure of when deciding what company you want to remove the trees from your property is that you are dealing with a tree care company that offers a full line of tree services. This should not be some general lawn care company that also does hedge trimming and removal. This should be a company that specializes in tree care. In addition to tree trimming, they should also be able to do tree pruning, tree removal, stump removal, land clearing and even disaster clean up.

Find a Company that Uses the Most Up to Date Tools

As mentioned earlier, tree removal is not for the faint of heart. With the manual tools that most ‘do it yourselfers’ use, it can take days or even weeks to get everything cleared off of your property. A professional tree care company will be able to do the job in just a fraction of the time, because they will be using the latest state of the art tools to do the work quickly and efficiently. Before you sign on with any of your local tree service companies, make sure they are using top-notch equipment.

Make Sure the Company is Well Established

The last thing you want to deal with is a tree removal service that is just getting started or has only been in the business a couple of years. While the people in the company may be good at what they do, there is no way of knowing if they don’t have an established track record. Instead of rolling the dice on an upstart tree care company, pick one that has been in business at least 10-15 years and is able to provide you multiple references that will testify to their quality workmanship.