In Boulder, CO and the surrounding Denver area, spring means it’s time to head outdoors. Trees and shrubs blossom throughout the city, filling the streets with birdsong and greenery. If you’re like many homeowners in the area, you likely have several types of trees on your property. From conifers like bristlecone pine and Colorado blue spruce to deciduous cottonwoods and quaking aspen, a number of tree species thrive here. To keep your trees in great shape, you need the right tree service, which you can find with the following three tips.
1. Determine What You Need
Tree services encompass many different activities, from branch trimming to tree removal. Before you make a call to a service provider, take a look around your yard. While some of your needs may be cosmetic, like a shrub trim, others may be more pressing. For example, that dead tree can become a hazard to your kids’ outdoor play if left unchecked.
Once you know what you need, make a checklist of the tree services you require. This helps you narrow down the types of providers you call and ensures that the most qualified person is taking care of your property.
2. Do Your Research
If you don’t know the first thing about tree trimming and care, then how will you know which service is best? The short answer is you won’t unless you do some research.
Fortunately, the internet makes it easy to see how the different tree service companies in the area stack up against each other. Review sites like Yelp become your best friend in this quest.
Take a look at the reviews for several companies. What do local customers have to say about the quality of each service provider’s work? What do the reviews say about the professionalism of the parties involved? What are some common themes that come up in each review? Are there photos of the work done? After reading a few reviews, you’ll get an idea about what quality tree work looks like.
3. Start Pricing and Narrowing Down Candidates
After you’ve narrowed down some possible tree service providers, it’s time to get some price quotes. Choose three or four service providers and ask for price quotes. You don’t want a price that’s too high or too low. Granted, it’s normal to want to save money on your lawn services. However, a price that’s too low may indicate inexperience or lack of proper business credentials. On the other hand, a price that’s too high may mean someone’s trying to take you for a ride.
On a related note, you’ll want to ask each contractor about any business licenses they might have, as well as any insurance coverage. Check the businesses out with the local BBB, too.
Finally, you could also find out if the person doing your work is a certified arborist. At Roots Up Tree Company, we have an ISA-certified arborist and licensed tree care specialists on staff. Reach out to us today for more information or to set up a service estimate appointment.