Choosing a Tree Service Company

We strongly recommend that you check the credentials of any tree service company before you work with them. Some important criteria to keep in mind are:

  • Check that the company has a Massachusetts or ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist on staff full-time.
  • Beware of door-knockers without credentials or insurance.
  • Be wary of those professing miracle cures for serious tree ailments.
  • A conscientious arborist never uses climbing spikes unless the tree is going to be removed.
  • The condition of a company's equipment often reflects their commitment to quality.
  • Request references and proof of insurance.