Four Things to Look for in a Tree Removal Service

Tree removals are happening all over Cincinnati, on any given day. Companies operate all over the tri-state, and not all are fully prepared to safely remove hazardous trees.

What should you check for before hiring a tree removal company? Here are four things you should make sure they have.


A tree removal service needs both liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. Without both, you could be liable for any injuries that happen during the project, or any damage that may inadvertently happen to your property. Any reputable tree removal service should carry both types of insurance coverage, and should have no hesitation in telling you so. You want to make sure you are protected from legal liability, and that their workers cannot sue you if they suffer any injuries during the tree removal.


If you tell the company what work you are needing on your property, they should be able to tell you what equipment they will need to use. If you need stump grinding, the company needs to own a stump grinder. If you have especially high trees on your property, then the company must have a tall enough crane to work at those great heights.


Reputable tree service companies will have satisfied customers willing to vouch for them. Do not hesitate to ask for referrals and testimonials.


A tree service company needs to be licensed. Part of the licensing process involves the company proving that its employees are properly trained, so if their licensing is valid and current, you can trust that their workers are prepared for the tasks ahead of them.