Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Arborist

We occasionally hear from homeowners that come to us after nearly being scammed by someone claiming to be a “tree expert.” With the number of tree services in Northern Colorado, it’s easy to get stuck with the wrong one. Do yourself and your trees a favor and ask an arborist the following questions before hiring them:


“How much experience do you have working with trees?”

Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first. As hearty as trees may be, no species can recover from someone’s reckless decision. While every tree health professional has to start somewhere, we advise against hiring one with minimal experience.

At Schra Tree Care, we are backed by more than 30 years of industry experience. Our team understands the unique growth patterns and nutritional needs of Colorado’s urban forest, which allows us to provide unmatched tree care. It’s safe to say that Schra has been there and done that when it comes to protecting the beauty and long-term health of Loveland’s trees.

“Are you licensed?”

It’s one thing if a “tree doctor” claims to know everything about trees. It’s another, though, if they are certified through the International Society of Arboriculture. Per the ISA website, the organization exists “so that professionals, allied professionals, public officials, and consumers worldwide recognize the economic, environmental, and societal benefits and values of trees and their care at a cost that demonstrates the wise stewardship of resources.”

Why risk giving your hard-earned money to someone who may not be ISA-certified? At Schra Tree Care, we put this concern to rest as our arborist does maintain the proper licensing.

“Do you do anything besides trimming and removal?”

Some local tree guys offer trimming and removal services but that’s about it. The Schra team believes that tree care encompasses more than these tasks. We do everything in our power to get to the root of the issue, which is why we offer comprehensive plant health care, emerald ash borer treatment, as well as deep root feeding.

Schra is more than just another tree maintenance company. You can count on us to assess your tree, determine what’s gone wrong with it, and then move forward with a custom treatment plan. In the unfortunate scenario where we will not be able to save your tree, removal will be the course of action.

Contact Our Dependable Arborist

There’s no need to spend hours trying to find a reliable tree service in Loveland. The Schra team works year-round, protecting trees from pests and diseases. We’re so confident in our techniques that we guarantee your trees’ beauty and healthy growth.

Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner! Take the steps now to ensure that your trees will be in good hands. Schra is the only licensed arborist in Northern Colorado to offer both full-service tree and plant health care.

We invite you to experience the Schra difference for yourself! Contact us today.