How to Select a Tree Service Cincinnati Property Owners Can Trust

All living things need to be taken care of and nurtured in order to make sure that they continue to have a long and healthy life. So, regardless of whether you are taking care of yourself, a pet, or a child, you will have to make sure that you are getting enough nutrients, that you are protected from external forces that might harm you, that you are protected against diseases, and that you clean and groom yourself to make sure that you look your best as well. 

This same principle also applies to the trees and shrubs you might have around your property. Yes, it is easy to appreciate the natural beauty of your garden, but you cannot avoid having to pay attention to maintenance and upkeep or else you might have to deal with diseased trees, overgrowth, weeds and so on. It is important to remember that taking care of a tree is not the same as taking care of a plant or garden. The process can be really tedious, and it can be dangerous for yourself or your property if you do not know what you are doing. 

This is why you need professional tree service companies to step in and take care of your tree(s) for you.  Taking care of a tree will require climbing it and using a variety of different tools and machines, and working from certain heights is part of what makes tree care so dangerous. So, it is advised that you let the professionals come in and do the job for you as opposed to you trying to tether along a tall tree yourself and potentially harming yourself. So, you need a reliable company that deals in tree service Cincinnati to help you out. Of course, it can be a bit tricky to find the right place, but if you are careful enough, you are bound to get good results. 

Credibility: A Reliable Indicator

You cannot expect to be dealing with an honest and reliable company if they do not have the necessary credentials to back up their work. Credentials, be it in the form of licensing, or getting acknowledged by the government serves as proof that the company has the necessary education and training when it comes to the subject of tree care and services. This serves as a testament to their skills and their ability to do the job. So, credentials and a company’s credibility serves as a pretty reliable indicator that the company knows how to do the job and will not cause any troubles for you. 


There is nothing more satisfying then asking a company for references and they end up providing you a list. Good references are just as important for a business as the product they are offering. A good business that does the job well and also takes care of its customers’ needs will always have a list of customers that are willing to attest to their services. This is why you do not need to look any further than previous customers the company has already dealt with. 

Why Cutting Down is Not The Answer

If a tree service company’s first response to your concern related to your tree is to chop it down, then you need to keep looking. Tree service companies should always keep protecting the tree as their first priority. Yes, some conditions like storm damage, weak root systems, and disease warrant cutting down your tree, but it does not apply to every situation. A good tree service company will come in for a consultation and inspect your tree first, and then tell you what they feel should be done to solve the problem. 

If they do not come to look at the tree and are already giving recommendations, then they are not the right kind of tree service company and cannot be considered reliable. 

Emergency Services 

Trees can run into some serious problems and emergencies and this can include your tree being damaged and tilting over, possible storm damage, storm-proofing before an incoming storm and so on. These types of situations require quick responses and if your tree service company does not provide those in the form of emergency services, then you are going to have to keep looking because they will not be reliable in cases of emergency. 

Of course, experience, certifications, list of services, and overall feedback and good customer service is what makes a reliable tree service company. Of course, your gut feeling also contributes significantly to your decision-making process. Also, it is important to remember that not liking the same tree service company as other people is not a bad thing, different people can match better with other professional tree service company and that is fine. Extensive research and scrutiny will help you make the right decision at the end of the day.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.