Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Tree Trimming, Moving and Removal Service

November 2016

When hiring and working with a Arborist, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Arborist commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Arborist? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Tree Trimming, Moving and Removal Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Arborist - FAQ

Q How do I get good Tree Trimming, Moving and Removal Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for Tree Trimming, Moving and Removal Service?

A Most Tree Trimming, Moving and Removal Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Arborist ranges from $68 to $102 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Arborist.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Arborist for my job?

A Tree Trimming, Moving and Removal Service is commonly performed without a professional license.

Q Should I use an insured Arborist for my project?

A Your Arborist should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Arborist should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Arborist need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Arborist. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Arborist's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Arborist - Common Projects

A Arborist can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Tree Trimming, Moving and Removal Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:


Arborist - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Arborist

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Arborist? If so, it is important to find a Arborist matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.

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