Homeowners who rush to accept the service of a tree expert are frequently taken advantage of by fly-by-night amateurs with a pickup truck and chainsaw. The result of this is poor quality work, and greater long term costs. The best option is to choose a tree care professional.
What to Look For
The arborist (tree care professional) you will want to hire should:
- Have an occupational license and a bona fide business in the community
- Be listed in the telephone directory "yellow pages" commonly under tree service
- Be fully insured for property damage, personal liability and worker compensation
- Be a member of a professional association such as the National Arborist Association, the Florida Arborist Association, the International Society of Arboriculture, or the American Society of Consulting Arborists
Recently, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners adopted an ordinance regulating the tree trimming
industry. This action was taken as a result of concerns about the quality of tree trimming practiced in the county, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. All businesses or governmental agencies that perform tree trimming in Broward County are required to obtain a Tree Trimmer License.