You should always make sure an arborist is the right person for the job before he works on your property.
Your house belongs to you, and tree workers come on-site to fix a problem, evaluate a situation or generally just make things better. Not only are you spending your hard-earned money on such care, but you always want to assure yourself that the company as a whole is legitimate.
Camelot is known for its credibility, with tree workers that are licensed and insured to perform different types of services. This immediately alleviates any responsibility on your behalf for the potential wrongdoing of workers that have no license or insurance.
For operations of any size, notably tree cutting and pruning where workers hover 10, 20 or 30 feet above the ground, credentials are incredibly important. Tree care is a job for only a certified arborist, due to the dangers exposed at that level.
One obvious element is electricity. Power lines are everywhere these days, and the last thing you want to do is risk yourself or someone who is uninsured from electrocuting himself and falling to peril. Or, an inexperienced individual could knock out a live electric line and create problems inside your house, or even risk your tree going up in flames. It’s an accident waiting to happen.
Power lines tie into another threat: heights. When a certified arborist is high above the ground, not only is he maintaining certain safety standards, but he is doing so while operating different pieces of high-powered machinery. This requires an individual who knows what he’s doing and has the capability to use the tools necessary to get the job done correctly.
Speaking of machinery, do you really want an unlicensed and uncertified individual operating cranes and chainsaws while tied around a tall tree? Sharp blades and inexperience, among other things, should give anyone pause.
And the final point of warning is the tree itself, or not knowing where it will land if branches or the entire thing is cut. Just about everyone has seen a video of a tree cutting gone wrong, falling on a car or even a family home. It’s a worst-case scenario that happens all too often, and only because the act was conducted by people who didn’t know how to do the job.
Anyone can hand you a certificate. But is that policy valid? A legitimate company will be able to provide you with insurance policy information directly from their provider, with up-to-date status.
In the event that a contractor or tree care worker is injured on your property and does not have adequate bodily injury liability or workers’ compensation coverage, who is responsible?
It is often the customer paying the price. You could be financially responsible for the damages, including medical bills and lost wages.
What About Camelot’s Credentials?
Camelot’s team includes BCMAs (Board Master Certified Arborists). These individuals are the certified experts at understanding the art and science of cultivation methodology, as well as maintaining and caring for trees.
Our experts are also TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualifiers) through the ISA (International Society of Aboriculture). This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. This means we can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information they need to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.
Camelot is accredited through the TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association), America’s oldest and most respected tree care trade association. This accreditation helps consumers identify qualified tree care companies who conduct business in a safe, legal and ethical manner.
Call us today and get the best customer service, all from workers properly certified and licensed, ready to treat your landscape in a safe manner.