The trees surrounding your home and property beautify the landscape. And although they appear strong and healthy, they require maintenance and care to keep them in good shape. While you may be able to handle small tasks yourself, it’s wise to enlist the help of an expert when it comes to tree work—a certified arborist. Failure to do so can lead to trouble. Here’s why.  

Tree work is inherently dangerous

There are many risks associated with tree work including:

  • Tree pruning and removal often involves working around overhead power lines or underground utilities 
  • Using powerful equipment and machinery that is difficult to maneuver in small residential lots
  • Climbing trees can result in life-threatening falls

Therefore, only properly trained, certified, and insured individuals should be used in performing tree work. Which means you’ll need to ask for their credentials. Never assume they are insured and licensed. Ask for proof. A legitimate company or individual will be happy to share this information.  

The risks involved in using an uninsured, unlicensed arborist

Choosing to work with an uninsured, unlicensed arborist to save a few bucks is never a good deal—any problems that arise due to their inexperience could end up costing you thousands in the long run. 

If an injury occurs or damage to your home, vehicle, or property, you could be held liable because the person or company was uninsured (or let their insurance policy lapse). 

An unlicensed arborist doesn’t have the training and certification necessary to understand the art and science of caring for trees. They may miss signs of stress or disease in your trees or even recommend cutting down a tree that could’ve been saved. Or they lack the training to safely trim or remove limbs—putting you directly in the line of danger.  

Avoid potential risks by hiring a credentialed arborist

Life has enough stress—don’t add to it by using an uninsured, unlicensed arborist. Instead, hire a certified and properly credentialed local tree service company like A-1 Tree & Stump Removal, proudly serving Shasta County. Safety is our top priority—we have the skills, the training, and the equipment to handle any size job and do so safely and professionally. We are bonded, fully insured, ISA Certified, and have been helping Shasta County residents for over 20 years.  

Discover why A-1 Tree & Stump Removal are Redding, CA’s premier tree trimming arborists! Let our team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals answer your questions and schedule a free consultation. Give us a call today at 530-221-9427.