Our roots run deep. In experience. In the community. In common sense.
Ludy Tree Care opened its doors in 1976. That’s over thirty years ago and we’ve learned a lot, including a good bit from our best customers. And we continue to learn every day.
Our close-knit, experienced team of residential tree care specialists put their lives in each others’ hands every day. That’s what happens when you mix hazardous trees with men suspended fifty, sixty, seventy feet in the air and chain saws.
Here are two things you might want to consider before you choose a Tree Service company:
Is the company insured?
We’ve been doing this work long enough to know that things will never be 100% predictable. We do everything we can to work safely, but even after over thirty years in the business we still get surprised occasionally. That’s why from the very beginning, we’ve carried liability insurance to pay for any damage to our customer’s property. In addition, we carry insurance on our workers, so if they get injured, they are guaranteed good medical treatment and reimbursement for lost wages.
There’s only one sure way to know if the tree company you are considering hiring has adequate coverage and that is to have their insurance agent provide you with a “certificate of insurance” which has your name and address on it.
Acceptable methods of delivery of the certificate are by fax, e-mail or snail mail sent directly from your insurance agent. This authentication is important. A fake document won’t be of much use to you if you have a claim.
Are the services really necessary?
We’re always on the look out for ways to save our customers money. And we can help you figure out what’s necessary and what’s not. Frankly, it is just not fun either selling or doing work which makes no sense to us.
For example, beware of companies advertising “deep root fertilization.” With the heavy red clay we have to work with here in the Research Triangle, most tree roots don’t go down any further than a foot, so what benefits would result from nutrients placed below the root zone?
If you don’t know, ask.
At Ludy Tree Care, we love talking about trees. If you have a question or would like to consult with us, we look forward to hearing from you soon. Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find we have the depth of experience you need.