How to find a good Tree Surgeon
Your search for a good tree surgeon in your region starts with licensed companies who can cover the liability insurance. A licensed arborist can handle all the legal issues related to the forest preservation law and environmental issues. Insurance can take care of compensation for property damages in your home and the neighborhood.
Tree Surgeon Licensing – State Laws
The licensing law and procedure may vary in different states. For example, the Tree removal and Tree Care Operators Licensing Act are prevalent in New Jersey State. It was first implemented in 2010, followed by the Tree-Expert and Tree-Care-Operators Licensing-Law in 2017. These two laws consider the safety of customers and the residents staying around the vicinity of the trees being subject to surgery.
Tree Surgeon Insurance- Risk Management
Tree surgery involves risks of personal injury and property damages. In spite of taking personal safety measures, the probability of injury from falling branches, tools and equipment, and other debris can be high. Damages to your home and neighbor’s property (buildings and cars) should also be considered. The other coverage includes the public who may accidentally get injured (on the walking lanes, parking lots, etc).
You need to check whether the tree surgeon has renewed his insurance policy at present to cover all the probabilities. You can check on your contribution for the premium and ensure payment to stay covered.
Tree Surgeon – Certification
A certified tree surgeon will have to pass the state-sponsored examination for licensed tree expert. The International Society of Arboriculture certification is another mandatory requirement. They are also applicable for the employees working for the arborist.
These are the three primary criteria you should consider while searching for a professional tree surgeon in your region. We suggest you hire a local arborist within your town/city who is accessible and available 24X7. You can always contact him for post-surgical and emergency services without having to waste time waiting.
Tree Surgeon Search – Trusted Sources
The internet is a trusted source for arborist search. Local search engines can help you find the arborist with the license, insurance, and certification. Visit their website and read about services, infrastructure, experience, and expertise.
Customer reviews, testimonials, and ratings are important to assess and evaluate the quality and reliability of the arborist. Social media is a trusted platform where you can interact with the other customers and evaluate the tree surgeon. You can also talk to your neighbors and friends for taking references.
Tree Surgeon Selection – Interaction
One-to-One interaction with the arborist is the best-suggested method of selection. You need to select the most potential experts (2 or 3 companies) from your search.
- Experience: An arborist with experience is a person whom you can trust for safety tree health preservation. He is a specialist in the visual examination, risk assessment, diagnosis, and control measures. He can prepare the groundwork in an organized manner before starting with the work. He plans his work and executes it according to a schedule. His first priority is always personal safety and property security. You can assess his experience when he inspects the trees in your garden that need surgery. You can also check the company’s license and startup dates to confirm their claim of experience.
- Expertise: Tree surgery is more than cutting branches and thinning the crown. It involves preserving tree’s health and protecting it from diseases apart from reducing risks to people and property. Your first task is to determine the nature and scope of surgery needed for your trees. The next task is to evaluate the expertise of the tree surgeon in those aspects.
- Equipment: An expert arborist will have a great inventory of tools and equipment for tree surgery, including the safety gears and gadgets for the The size and capacity of the equipment depending on the tree size, operation requirements and the safety aspects. It is very important to check the equipment age and efficiency to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the work.
- Methods: There are many methods of accessing a tree while trimming, thinning and performing other surgical operations. The expert may use an elevated platform, climb up the tree, or use rope and ladder. He can determine the right method after inspection. Make sure he has the skill and experience.
Tree Surgeon- Specialization
Tree surgery methods vary, depending on the age, present health condition, infections and diseases, and the risks it poses. They also vary for the different tree species. Ask questions on aesthetics, enhancement, damage protection, weight balancing, size optimization, and protection of main branches.
The surgical methods for young and old trees will be different. For example, formative pruning is recommended for the relatively younger trees. Hedge trimming, crown thinning, and pollarding are some of the methods recommended for the relatively older trees.
The tree surgeon will recommend tree removal, only when it is beyond the scope of restoration through surgery. Then you can ask him about the assessed risks and the best method of removal. Make a note of all the suggestions he gives and gets a quote for the price.
Ask him about the recommended treatments to enhance the lifespan of your tree. A professional arborist will always suggest the best methods, only when he is sure of its longevity for at least a few years from now. Otherwise, he will tell you about the need to remove the tree today or in the near future before it turns into a risk factor.
Tree Surgeon – Compare
Compare the recommendations and price with at least two or three other arborist companies. Then you will know about the best methods for the trees in your garden. Then you can choose the best service provider and start with the tree surgery project with no hassles.
Tree Surgeon- Post Surgery
You need to inquire about what to do with the pruned tree branches and cut tree parts after the surgery. A professionally licensed tree surgeon will give the right suggestion that is legally valid and financially feasible for you.
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9944 5 St SE
Calgary, AB T2J1L2
Just days after Fiat rival Volkswagen pleaded guilty to criminal charges associated with rampant cheating involving vehicle emission tests, The United States government is now accusing car company Fiat Chrysler of deliberately failing to reveal software in a number of the company’s pickup trucks and SUVs with diesel engines that lets them emit more pollution than allowed by the “Clean Air Act“.
Notice of Violation
The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) announced on Thursday that it had delivered a “notice of violation” to Fiat Chrysler that covers around 104,000 vehicles including models of the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee from 2014 to 2016 and also Ram Pickups. All sold with 3litre diesel engines.
While Fiat Chrysler hastily issued a statement denying any wrongdoing, The Environmental Protection Agency said that it will go on with its investigations to ascertain the “nature and impact” of all the eight software functions it identified during testing.
Regulators were not as yet vehemently defining the software as “defeat devices” which are in most cases intended to cheat government emissions tests. However, they said that multiple discussions with Fiat Chrysler during the last year did not produce any satisfying explanation as to why the company had not disclosed the software, which the regulators insist had caused the cars to give off less pollution during testing than during ordinary driving.
Liable for Penalties
Officials said that Fiat Chrysler could be liable for civil penalties if found guilty of violating the “Clean Air Act”. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is examining whether the emission control devices found in the above-mentioned cars are “defeat devices” which are outlawed because they switch off pollution controls.
Assistant Administrator for enforcement and compliance of the EPA Cynthia Giles said that this was a clear and serious infringement against the “Clean Air Act” and that when companies violate the law, Americans bank on the organization to come in and enforce.
Fiat Waits for the New President
Fiat Chrysler said that it was dissatisfied with the Agency’s actions and that it was looking forward to working with the Trump administration to have its case carefully looked at. The company said it spent months providing information to the Agency to expound on its emissions technology and even proposed a couple of actions like changes to the software to address the EPA’s concerns but to no avail. The company insisted that its emission control systems meet the suitable requirements.
Fiat Chrysler’s shares on the stock market fell more than 16 percent after the news was announced by the EPA on Thursday 12th January 2017.Whether Fiat Chrysler will be stamped with a similar $4.3 billion penalty like that given to Volkswagen remains to be seen, but what we can be sure of is that the folks over at the EPA have stepped up their game in a bid to make the air we breathe a lot cleaner.