Tree removal is a specialized service that requires a license and the appropriate qualifications. Before hiring a tree service, it is important to look for an accredited certification from an organization that spans the entire industry. Additionally, safety regulations such as a certified tree care safety professional (CTSP) should be taken into consideration. Each state has different requirements for licensed tree contractors, so hiring a licensed and bonded contractor will protect you and them from potential injury or property damage.
If the tree poses a threat to power lines or sewer systems, your local utility company may offer free removal services. If your tree has grown larger than desired, you should hire a certified tree removal service. In addition, tree removal companies must follow the appropriate tree removal guidelines established by the United States National Standards Institute (ANSI).