If you’re looking for a service that offers tree removal in Auckland, you’ll want to make sure you ask the right questions. Likewise, if you’re hiring an arborist in Auckland, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re getting the best job done for your land. 

This blog will outline the seven most essential questions to ask an arborist. How an arborist answers these questions will help you find the right service for your job. 

1. Is this a DIY job?

During an initial call with an arborist, you should explain what job you want to be done. You may be able to save yourself a lot of time if the arborist feels the job isn’t significant. In addition, there may be an easy way around your issue that won’t require the services of an arborist. 

Not all jobs need a professional’s expertise, and A1 Sure Services can help you decide what option works best. 

2. What services do you offer?

An Auckland arborist will offer several different services if they are experienced. An arborist is a person who is qualified in planting, caring and maintaining individual trees. Their skills may include everything from tree removal, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding or stump removal. 

Many of these tasks require years of experience and training to be done right. Seeking a professional arborist means that your job can be carried out safely and effectively. 

3. Do you have insurance? 

Working with large trees and bushes can have risks. An arborist must have insurance for their work. Worst case scenario, if a tree fell onto your or your neighbour’s roof, you’ll want a company that has financial protection. 

Hiring a company that has public liability insurance means that damage is covered. The last thing you want to be doing is paying for house repairs. A well-established arborist will have public liability insurance of up to at least $2 million. 

4. Is there a best time to prune and plant trees and bushes?

Trees and bushes vary with their best time for pruning and planting. However, most trees would benefit from pruning during winter, the usual dormant period. Pruning during any time of the year, except Autumn, shouldn’t impact the plant’s health too much.

For planting, spring is the perfect time as it gives the plant both spring and summer to prepare for fall and winter. The tree will have the best chance of survival if it can get strong during these two seasons. Planting in autumn may not be ideal as temperatures drop, damage roots, and stop moisture from reaching the tree.

5. How can I improve in maintaining tree health? 

Keeping an eye out for your trees is usually the best way to notice their health. Inspecting the trees on your property is also ideal to see if something is wrong. If there are any visual cavities, sawdust or pests, your trees are likely damaged, and you’ll want to call an arborist to examine.

6. Can you please provide me with a quote?

A friendly and well-established tree service will have no issue giving a quote for a job. 

However, it’s essential to be aware that there may be more issues than you initially thought. On the surface, it may seem like you need a small job done, but an arborist will be able to see if there is a bigger issue at hand. Getting someone to inspect the area will indicate how much work is to be done. 

7. Can you tell me step-by-step how you’re going to complete this job?

Having a professional arborist carry out work can also be an educational experience for you. If the arborist can talk through their method, you can learn more about caring for your trees. 

This information will make you aware of the signs when your trees need to be maintained, trimmed, pruned or even removed. 

A1 Sure Services 

A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. 

We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. We also offer a free on-site inspection typically within 48 hours of enquiry and highly competitive pricing every single time. 

Contact us today for a free no-obligation, on-site inspection. Request a quote here!