How to Hire a Tree Removal Service


Looking for a tree removal service? If you’ve never hired one before, there are a few things you have to consider before choosing which provider to hire.

Credentials and Licensing

A tree removal service can cause a lot of damage with workers who have no proper training and experience. Hence, make it a point to check into the provider’s credentials. See if they’re licensed. Know that hiring an unlicensed company for stump removal eagan is not only unsafe but also illegal.


Make sure you hire a company that has adequate insurance, both liability and workers’ compensation. Liability coverage protects you financially when any part of your home or any of your possessions is accidentally damaged in the course of the job; while workers’ compensation coverage provides the same protection in case anyone – you, your household members, the workers, etc. – gets injured because of the tree cutting.

Client References

This step is the obvious, but some people may just forget anyway. Ask your prospective tree cutter for client references, particularly those whose jobs had been similar to yours. By doing so, you will get a sneak peak into your own potential experience with the company if you do decide to hire them.

Written Estimate

Before you commit to a certain tree cutting service, make sure you ask for a written estimate. If they are reluctant to grant your request, it could be a sign they are only out to make a quick buck, adding extra fees for services that are not in your original plan.

Payment Setup

Know how you will be charged for the services rendered. For example, are they going to charge you one fixed fee for the whole project, or will your costs be counted with each additional service you need?


While there are many tree cutters out there, not all of them have all the equipment needed for every kind of tree cutting job. That’s why you have to be very clear when communicating what you want. They may even decline to accept your project if they do not have the right equipment for it.

Comparing Tree Cutters

Lastly, don’t focus on a single tree cutting service. In fact, you should have at least two or three options that you can compare before finally making a choice. The only way to know which of your local tree cutters is best is to compare them.

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