All Insurance is created equal. Fact: Insurance in the tree industry is very expensive, especially workers’ compensation. Companies often do not carry proper insurance to protect you from liability, and some will stretch the truth to convince you everything is covered when they are under insured and many are unaware of what coverage is needed…. [Read More]
Many people are unaware that the tree industry is one of the most dangerous professions (including police and firefighting work). Because of the nature of working near live power lines, at extreme heights and with dangerous tools, tree work carries a heavy risk of serious injury and death. For your protection and peace of mind, it is essential that you understand how your tree service is working not only to protect the health of your trees, but to protect you from potential liabilities.
Common Misconceptions about Tree Service:
It’s all about price. Some prices are simply too good to be true. Customers should be cautious of companies that get business based on always having the cheapest price. More often than not, they are not paying insurance premiums or properly training employees. This means they are more likely to have accidents and less likely… [Read More]
I should wait as long as possible before having my trees pruned or fertilized. The longer you wait to have your trees professionally cared for, the more structurally unsound they can become. Trees in urban areas form bad habits that must be corrected as they grow to prevent them from becoming weak or hazardous. Urban… [Read More]
Trees do fine in the forest. Shouldn’t they do just as well in my yard if I leave them alone? Unfortunately, your yard is not a forest. Important differences are… Trees in the forest regularly discard dying and decayed limbs. No one is usually there, so no one is harmed. You do not want this… [Read More]
One tree service and its methods are just as good as another’s. That would make it easy and simple, but it just isn’t true. In Virginia, there is no requirement to be met before one can claim to be a professional arborist. It seems that if you can spell it, you can claim to be… [Read More]