4 Things to Look For In Any Tree Service Company

Twisted, hanging dead limbs, trees threatening your house or buildings, or high-quality pruning, whatever your reason for needing a quality tree service – you need answers to some basic questions. 

We hear from homeowners and business owners all the time who have an IDEA of what needs to be done – unsightly trees or even dangerous limbs – but many people aren’t sure WHO to call.

Finding a reputable tree service that pays attention to detail and will leave your yard in great shape while getting the job done can feel daunting.

Do you get the budget guy who does it on the side, or a full-stack tree service company like Sunny Slope? 

While we’d love to work with every homeowner who calls about tree services, we know you might look elsewhere too. Here are four of the top questions you should be asking your tree removal service before committing to a project.

Is your tree care company insured?

The right insurance for your tree care company is number one on our list – for a reason.

You just don’t want an uninsured tree removal company on your property.

A properly insured tree service will carry extensive property, liability, and medical insurance coverage for the many things that can go wrong on a large pruning or tree removal project.

While good tree service companies will take every measure to avoid problems, mistakes can happen, and limbs or tree trunks can fall where no one expected them to. That can result in damage to buildings or property like cars, but it can also lead to personal injuries (the crew or your family!) and worse, loss of life.

Safety is our absolute number one concern when it comes to tree service, and that goes hand-in-hand with being fully insured for anything that can happen.

From dented and scratched driveways to crushed roofing, Sunny Slope carries full insurance coverage for the unexpected – though we’ve almost never had to use it.

What level of experience do they have?

As with many things in life, experience matters.

When taking a tree down or trimming a tree, there’s a lot that can go wrong – from a safety standpoint but also in creating a healthier tree or leaving your property in good shape at the end.

With the right equipment and experience, a professional tree service like Sunny Slope can get the job done efficiently, cleanly, and in a safe manner. Many smaller start-up tree companies operate with a fraction of the equipment and experience we have, and while they can get the job done, it’s often much slower and with more damage to your lawn or property.

We’ve been removing and pruning trees for over 26 years, and most of our jobs are done in ONE DAY, meaning less time on your property and less disruption to your lifestyle.

Do they provide a written estimate and signed contract?

Many tree removal companies will give you a price up front, but you want to work with a tree service company that gives you a price and contract ON PAPER.

Why is a signed contract important for tree removal?

A contract demonstrates transparency and commitment on the tree company’s part, and it gives you peace of mind that you know exactly what the deliverable is – and at what price.

Sunny Slope will come to your property and give you a signed contract within 15 minutes of evaluating your property – if we give a price for the work, we stick to it, no matter how unexpectedly complex the removal gets.

How will they minimize disruption on your property?

A good tree service will take incredible care of your property. 

Imagine the mess from a day of equipment on your lawn removing limbs or an entire tree: ruts, leaves and twigs everywhere, and large divots from falling branches. 

A truly professional tree service like Sunny Slope will use the right equipment from start to finish.

That often means using a crane to take trees down that are close to a home and might risk property damage, or trees that might damage other landscaping or even grass.

It may mean using a lift, or pulley systems to slowly lower limbs or trunk pieces to the ground.

It also means using large mats underneath equipment to reduce lawn and property damage on the site.

We treat your property like it’s ours, taking the extra time and effort to leave your property better than when we found it. Really, it comes down to using the right tools for the job every time.

Professional Tree Service for Lancaster and Chester Counties

If you have tree care concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team of experienced arborists have the expertise and equipment to handle any tree-related issue, from pruning and trimming to removals and stump grinding.

Don’t let your trees go neglected – contact Sunny Slope Tree Service today to schedule a consultation. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to answer any questions and help you find the right solutions for your property’s needs. Healthy and well-maintained trees not only enhance the beauty of your property, but also provide numerous environmental and health benefits. Take action today and invest in the health and beauty of your property with Sunny Slope Tree Service!



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