Whenever you face issues like the need for tree lopping or tree removal from your place, it seems to be a massive headache, mainly because the trees would be so big and working on it can cause damage to life and property. If professionals do not do it, it can cause irrecoverable harm. In such a situation, a professional arborist can save your day. An arborist can do the difficult jobs like tree lopping and tree removing efficiently without causing any damage to life or property. The Perth Arbor Services is an expert arborist group who does their work to perfection. The details and information about them can be obtained from the site http://pertharborservices.com.au/en.html. The popular web page, wikihow.com also stresses the importance of selecting the right arborist for your tree lopping or removal issues.
While choosing an arborist, these are the important points you should do first:
First And Foremost- The Quote For Work
Before assigning the task to the arborist, ask for a quote for the work involved. If the arborist is professional in dealings, they will respond positively and give you a detailed quote for the work. Inquire whether they are insured and remember to ask to show you the insurance. A Workers Compensation and Public Liability insurance amounting to a minimum of ＄5 million are the recommended one. Next, you have to check whether they work following the Australian Standard AS4373-Pruning of Amenity Trees(2007).
Always inquire about the qualifications of the arborist and the staff working under them. They should mandatorily have the qualifying certificates for chainsaw use and also for pruning trees which stand near power lines. In addition to these, if they also have licenses for work skills and machinery usages like wood chippers and elevated platforms for work, then that can be taken as an added advantage. They should have broad arboriculture awareness and diploma certificates in the field of Arboriculture.
Ask the Arborist to provide you with a written quotation to avoid issues after the work. An ethical and professional Arborist will provide it. If they decline, it is better not to employ them. If the Arborist is a member of any professional group, then that indicates their commitment towards the work. Also ask for leads, like someone who can recommend their job.
Select The Quote Which Goes Well With Your Requirements
After you receive a quote from the Arborist, go through it in detail. Only after detailed study of the quote, you should accept it. Overlooking some details can end you up in a mess. Check whether they have mentioned about AS4373- Pruning of Amenity Trees (2007) and also provided a detailed description of the work to be done and how they plan to do it. The debris remaining after the work can be a real pain in the neck if not effectively removed from the site. Hence, check the quote whether they have mentioned what they plan to do for removal of the debris. The quote should also contain the GST and the measures taken to protect life and property near the work site. The work will need permission from authorities if the trees come under the protection of Heritage Council of W.A or local council. Check whether the quote has mentioned about how and who is going to get the permissions from authorities.
These are some of the points to be borne in mind while choosing an Arborist.