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Finding an Arborist to Prune Your Trees

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Pruning trees properly is both an art and a science – not something that can be done by just anyone. If a tree is pruned incorrectly, it will not only look unsightly, but it may also be at risk of disease.

Don’t put your trees’ life in the hands of just anyone. Instead, have a certified arborist come in to get the pruning job done right. The following tips will help you find the right person for the job:

  1. Make sure the arborist you choose is certified. This way you can feel at ease knowing that they have been given the proper training to make cuts to your trees.
  2. Ask for proof of personal and property damage insurance. If a tree worker doesn’t have the proper insurance, then you could become liable should they get injured while pruning your trees.
  3. Get a signed contract that outlines the work to be done and the total cost.
  4. Reputable arborists don’t solicit door-to-door, so don’t hire anyone for a job if they knock on your door and offer to trim your trees.
  5. Use services such as the International Society of Arborculture (ISA) or Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) when looking for a certified arborist.


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