Homeowners tend to look for tree care services too late. It’s often when a tree turns brown, loses its leaves or even dies that homeowners take to the internet and select whichever company can get to their property the fastest.
From the shade they offer in the summer to the protection they provide from winds in the winter, trees are a valuable addition to homes — and it’s important that homeowners do what they can to support them.
Recognizing the value of caring for your trees, you’ve done your research on the benefits of professional tree care services, and you’re ready to invest. Now the next step is to find a local tree care service provider that can tackle the job. This search tends to go one of two ways: you have trouble finding experienced providers in your area or you find too many experienced providers in your area, leaving you unsure of which to choose.
The good news is you can find answers right outside your door (literally). Asking your neighbors for referrals can streamline your search for a local tree care service provider — and ensure you get the results you want.
Benefits of Neighbor Referral for Tree Care Services
Located Within the Provider’s Service Area
Whether your referral comes from a neighbor right next door or a few houses down the street, you’ll know you’re within the boundaries of their tree care provider’s service area. That’s one less step on your end (either in the form of a phone call or website research).
An added bonus: Familiarity with your area also translates into a stronger knowledge of specific tree pests and diseases that are more prevalent, including how to control and treat them.
Can See the Quality of the Work Up Close
While it’s great to see photos of a tree care service provider’s work, the value of seeing their work firsthand can’t be understated. Consider the marks of an unhealthy tree, for instance. A lack of leaves and broken branches are more apparent signs — but at a close glance, cracks in the trunk, peeling bark or mushroom growth around tree roots can also be an indicator of health problems. Having the opportunity to peek around your neighbor’s yard can provide you with a better feel of how healthy their trees are — which of course reflects their tree care services.
(Note: In some cases, your neighbor may have before photos of their yard they can share. This can provide an even more concrete comparison of how their tree health has improved with the help of professional care.)
Hear About the Overall Experience of the Customer
Beyond the effectiveness that tree health treatments provide, there’s always a question of the level of service they received. Does the tree service company maintain good communication? Is the crew professional while on-site? Do they arrive and leave in a timely manner? These are all service-related questions that your neighbor can directly answer for you.
One More Thing to Consider…
If you have a chance, take a drive over to the company’s local branch. Seeing the types of trucks and equipment they use, as well as how their building is maintained, can tell you a lot about the business. If they take pride in their buildings, equipment and trucks, chances are they take that same pride in the work that they do.
As a provider of professional tree care services, Lush Lawn & Safari Tree knows the importance of combining high-quality work with optimal customer service. That dedication has helped us grow a long list of satisfied customers throughout Southeast Michigan — one we aim to continue growing over time, with the help of our loyal customer base. If your neighbors use our tree care services, we encourage you to connect with them and learn more about their experience working with us.