FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is TREES BY JAKE insured?
Yes. TREES BY JAKE is fully insured for both liability and workers’ compensation. Having both types of insurance protects you if something were to happen while working at your property. Liability insurance provides coverage in the event of property damage and workers’ compensation insurance covers medical costs and wage replacement of employees if they’re injured. Be cautious of tree services that cannot verify workers’ compensation coverage. A Certificate of Insurance should come directly from an agent to verify that the policy is currently in place. We will be glad to provide a Certificate upon request.
Why is it important to hire an ISA Certified Arborist?
Hiring an ISA Certified Arborist ensures that your trees are in the best hands possible. As a Tulsa Certified Arborist, Jake has achieved an expert level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care though extensive experience and a comprehensive examination. He can identify and diagnose potential issues or problems that may compromise the health or safety of a tree. Becoming a Certified Arborist is a voluntary process that demonstrates an individual’s commitment to the tree care industry. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is the only organization that can designate the Certified Arborist credential and it is possible to contact ISA to verify credentials.
How much does tree removal and tree trimming cost?
The cost of tree work depends on a variety of factors, including the size, health, and location of the tree and the extent of the work completed. It is best to have Jake, a Tulsa Certified Arborist, take a look so that he can provide an accurate estimate.
How long does tree trimming/removal typically take?
The time it takes to complete tree work depends on a variety of factors, including the size, health, and location of the tree and the extent of the work completed.
Will the equipment that is used damage my yard/landscaping?
No. The TREES BY JAKE crew always takes extra steps to ensure that no damage is done to surrounding property. We will lay down plywood to protect the yard or landscaping if needed.
What kind of mess is left behind?
Tree trimming and tree removal can be messy. Often times, there is a lot of brush, debris, and sawdust left behind. The TREES BY JAKE crew leaves each jobsite in as good as condition, if not better, than when we arrived. We take pride in our work and our ultimate goal is client satisfaction.
Is it cheaper if I clean up the debris?
Our estimates always include hauling away all the debris and cleanup. However, we do have some customers that prefer to handle the haul away and cleanup themselves to save on cost. If requested, we can provide a bid for tree work that does not include haul away and cleanup.
I don’t think that a bucket truck can get to my tree. Can the tree still be trimmed/removed?
Yes. If the tree is not accessible with a bucket truck, Jake and our crew will climb it. Jake has over a decade of experience climbing trees and is extremely skilled at it. He is constantly learning and implementing new techniques according to industry standards. In some cases, we will use a crane.
Do I need to have the stump ground out and what will it look like when it is done?
Having a stump ground out is always optional; however, doing so can help approve the appearance of a yard or landscaping. Typically, stumps are ground approximately 6-10 inches below the ground and will leave behind a mound of heavy stump chips. We can smooth out the pile or haul away the stump chips.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all forms of payment, including, cash, check, and credit card. We do not require payment up front and you should be cautious of tree services that do. Please note that credit card payments are subject to a 2% fee.
What should I look for when hiring a tree service?
You should hire a tree service with an ISA Certified Arborist. Proper tree care requires the experience and techniques of an expert. It demands extensive knowledge of not only tree biology, but safety practices when it comes to work on those trees. Hiring a Certified Arborist ensures that your trees are trimmed or removed safely according to industry standards. Jake is a Tulsa Certified Arborist with over a decade of experience. The tree service should be fully insured for both liability and workers’ compensation. A Certificate of Insurance should come directly from an agent to verify that the policy is currently in place. We will be glad to provide a Certificate upon request. All estimates should be in writing. TREES BY JAKE will always provide the client with a written estimate to ensure client satisfaction.