Whether you need some simple plumbing work or need your roof fixed, you tend to look for a licensed professional to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely. The same goes for tree care. You want to hire an insured and licensed arborist for tree care. Hiring an uninsured or unlicensed arborist comes with risks. You want to hire a person and/or company with credentials. Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is experienced, licensed, and skilled individuals that are legally approved and recognized to work by the state. 

Tree work is dangerous. Tree pruning and removal requires skills and expertise, especially when dealing with trees around power lines, underground utilities and buildings. Not to mention, tree equipment is also dangerous as well. Working with trees is a risky job. You want someone certified and qualified!

It should not automatically be assumed that a tree service is licensed, so don’t be afraid to ask! If you hire a tree service company or individual without the proper licensure or insurance, you could be held liable for any damages to your trees, property, home, or for anyone-the-job injuries. You don’t want to deal with lawsuits and big bills.

If a tree service company is properly insured and licensed, they will easily be able to provide you with their credentials before taking on a job. 

Some good ways to tell if an arborist isn’t properly insured or licensed is if they don’t give a detailed description of their services, plan to use spikes to climb trees, or recommend topping your tree. If a tree service cannot explain their services or why they recommend it, this is a red flag. It’s also a red flag if the tree service wants to use spikes as it can cause damaging wounds to the tree or they want to top the tree because it leaves the tree weak and unstable.

Licensed and insured arborists have put in the time and effort to provide quality service to you. Their licenses show they know how to use professional and safe standards. 

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for customer referrals and reviews. If they are unable to give you any, they are likely not a reputable company. 

When you hire a licensed arborist, you are working with someone who knows how to work with trees, how to care for trees, and is fully versed in safety protocols. They are equipped to handle difficult situations, and can answer all your questions. 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we are ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborists, which means we have extensive knowledge and experience caring for trees. It takes a minimum of three years of full-time experience in arboriculture to become a certified arborist. A degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute is also required.

Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s). Our arborists will inform you of what our evaluation revealed. 

Our team can safely trim, remove, and care for trees on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree  Care Specialist in Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.