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The Risk of Using an Uninsured and Unlicensed Arborist

September 22, 2020, Author: admin

When it comes to caring for your trees, credentials matter. Not only do you want to ensure your tree is in good hands, but you want to feel confident that you’re working with a credible company.

So, what exactly does “credible” mean? In the tree care world, a credible company is bonded, licensed, and insured.

In other words, the company has a:

  • License to perform tree service.
  • Insurance to cover a potential accident or damage.
  • A “bond” from another company (like a bank or insurance provider) which is an extra layer of insurance that protects customers if they have to file a claim against the tree company.

Why you should hire an accredited and licensed tree care company

Accredited and licensed tree care companies have put in the extra work to provide quality service. Particularly, companies that are accredited by the BBB.

How dangerous is tree work?

Tree care, particularly tree pruning and removal, is a job for a trained arborist. A number of risks come with tree work, for example, the need to carefully maneuver around overhead power lines or underground utilities, or the fact that arborists deal with powerful and sometimes dangerous equipment. Plus, the sheer height and weight of a tree puts arborists at risk whenever they’re climbing, trimming or removing a tree.

Never assume you’re dealing with a licensed and bonded tree service—always ask! This is crucial, because if you hire a company or individual without these credentials, you could be held liable for any on-the-job injuries or damages to your tree and property. A reliable tree service should have no problem providing you with license and insurance information before taking on a job.

Looking for a Licensed and Insured Tree Service?

Call Bama Bob at 256-457-9484

Insured by Legacy Insurance