Why Hiring an Uninsured and Unlicensed Arborist is Risky

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You wouldn’t go to a doctor, a lawyer, or even a mechanic who wasn’t qualified to provide the service you need. So, why would you trust tree care to someone who lacks the proper credentials? In this article, Promier Tree wants to explain the risks of hiring an uninsured and unlicensed arborist to care for your trees in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol.

What makes a tree company credible?

Just like the worlds of contracting, plumbing, and other professional services, some companies are more reputable than others.

When you’re trying to find the right tree service for your home or business, you’re looking for three things:

  • That the company is licensed to work on trees
  • That the company is insured, in the event of a potential accident that leads to injuries or property damage
  • That the company is bonded, meaning a third party such as a bank or insurance provider is providing protection if customers need to file any sort of claim against the company

Promier Tree is licensed, bonded, and insured to perform tree work on residential and commercial properties.

Tree work is hazardous

Pruning trees entails working with sharp tools, dealing with extremely heavy tree limbs, and possibly doing so at extreme heights or around overhead power lines or other structures. This is why it’s also a bad idea for a do-it-yourself individual to attempt trimming, pruning, or removing a tree. If you hire a company that employs experienced and ISA-certified arborists, you know the work is being done by a trained professional who’s aware of all the potential risks, and that knows how to avoid those risks.

Look for these red flags

Just because a company says that they have these credentials doesn’t mean they do. You should ask for proof that they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Otherwise, you may be held financially and legally liable for any injuries that may occur to the laborers or other individuals, as well as damage to the tree, your property, or others’ property.

Some other warning signs that you are not working with a reputable company include:

  • If they recommend tree topping
  • They fail to provide a detailed description of their services, including a breakdown of the estimated price
  • They show up without the proper safety gear and equipment

Qualified, licensed tree care in Johnson City

At Promier Tree, we are fully licensed, bonded, and insured to work with any trees on your property—be it residential or commercial. Moreover, each of our arborists is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Obtaining that certification means they have references checked, go through multiple verifications, and must pass a detailed and rigorous exam. When one of our certified arborists comes to work on one of your trees in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Kingsport, you can rest easy knowing they are fully qualified and also experienced with all types of trees in your area.

To find out more, schedule a consultation with one of the expert arborists at Promier Tree by calling (423) 765-2626 today.