KTS crew removing an Ash tree
KTS crew removing an Ash tree

Tree pruning, bracing large branches, removing trees and treating trees for diseases and insect infestations are just a few services many tree companies offer. All of these services require specialized knowledge and trained individuals to perform the tree work safely, efficiently and accurately. But what does this mean to the homeowner considering tree work at their home?

Many industries offer a business or individual the opportunity to become accredited within the industry. For example, the automotive service industry offers the Automotive Service Excellence Certification; Accountants may become Certified Public Accountants, hospitals seek accreditation through the Joint Commission or the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. Having these distinctions offers legitimacy and knowledge that the facility or individual has undergone specific industry training. It’s a recognizable standard that reassures customers or clients that high requirements have been met, with continuing focus on advancement. The tree care industry is no different. The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) advances tree care businesses by offering safety and education programs and standards for tree care practice. Tree companies and employees from all over the country strive to earn and retain TCIA Accreditation. A tree care company that is TCIA accredited has met a high level of criteria for employee training, state and federal safety regulations, business ethics and customer satisfaction. In addition, TCIA offers a variety of courses that employees in the tree care industry can use to gain certification in areas relevant to the industry.

It’s important to carefully review a tree company’s credentials before selecting them to perform tree work at your property. Hiring an insured tree company offers peace of mind for the customer that if any accidents occur the customer is not liable, but hiring an accredited tree company goes even further by indicating that the company has certified arborists on staff and properly trained employees, is fully insured and meets state and federal safety regulations, plus has a high level of customer satisfaction. A TCIA accredited tree company must fully disclose all their business practices and procedures. You can be satisfied that the TCIA Accreditation is achieved only by ethical companies in the industry.

Kramer Tree Specialists is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and is committed to safety, quality and productivity in all tree work performed. We strive to meet and exceed all your expectations. Call us today to have a certified arborist visit your property and properly assess your trees.

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