Ask the Tree Geek: Hiring a Tree Care Professional

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — If you have trees that need tending to this season, it’s important to hire a tree care professional. Jake, The Tree Geek explains.

How to hire a tree care professional:

  • Ask around for a referral, ask your friends and neighbors.
  • Check credentials. International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist or Master Arborist.
  • Ask for proof of insurance, liability insurance that covers property damage.
  • Licensing? Not in Texas for tree work, only for pesticide application.
  • Bonded? Not necessary for tree work as their are no goods, just services in transaction.
  • Never pay up front or before the work is complete.

Why you should hire a tree care professional:

  • Trees are long term resource that can be ruined in an afternoon
  • A qualified arborist understands the whole ecosystem associated with the trees, not just the tree cutting.
  • Homeowners and unqualified tree trimmers can get seriously injured or damage property.

Tree Geek Fact of the Week:
Tallest Tree: Hyperion Redwood, 380ft tall, Redwood National Park. (20ft longer than a football field when laid over).

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