How to avoid tree scams
Ask for Proof of Insurance Ask for current certificates of liability and workers’ compensation insurance, if applicable. Be aware that if the tree care company you hire doesn’t have insurance or is not a legal company, then you, the homeowner, could be held responsible as a contractor.
Ask for local references, and check on the quality of their work and level of service provided. Don’t be rushed by a bargain, and don’t pay in advance.Get a second opinion and quote. Make sure these estimates are in writing!Get an Up to Date Knowledge Ask if they follow ANSI Standards. A professional arborist will be aware of the current safety, pruning, fertilizing and cabling standards.Get in contract as to cost, dates when work is going to be performed, and exactly what is going to be done.