Ideally, a tree removal company will agree to provide a prospective customer with a free estimate. At the time that the same customer receives that estimate, he or she should not hesitate to ask a few questions.

What amount of training have your workers been given?

No clear-thinking homeowner wants someone with a minimum amount of training attacking the branches in the trees on that same homeowner’s property. Someone that has hired a team of professionals expects each of them to work in a way that reflects long periods of training.

How many years of experience have added to the training that the employees in your company have received?

On-the-job experience can add to the knowledge that was acquired in a training program. Because every season brings new challenges, it helps if every worker has benefited from at least one year of on-the-job experience.

What equipment is available to your workers?

Not every company has a remote-controlled grapple-saw crane. Still, you could inquire, regarding whether or not the company might plan to uses one in your yard.

Does your company offer insurance coverage for its employees?

You do not want to be held responsible, if any of the men working in the trees get injured. That would result in a huge increase for the cost of the removal operation.

What would it cost to grind down the remaining stump?

The typical estimate does not include the cost for grinding the stump.

If you know what factors can affect the cost for a tree removal, you should not have to question the reasoning behind whatever estimate has been presented.

The price for the operation increases, as the Tree removal service in San Jose gets asked to remove a larger number of trees. The cost for the removal of a large tree is much greater than what a company would charge for removing something that is not as high, or has branches that are not so spread out.

A tree’s trunk might not be very stable, if it is part of a dead or dying plant. If the trunk lacks stability, the company charged with its removal is bound to charge more for performing that particular service. By the same token, a trunk might rest in unstable ground. That, too, could force a company to increase the estimated cost of a removal effort.

Alternately, a tree might be growing on a slope. It then becomes harder to reach some of the branches. That fact can add to the price that is charged the person that has requested the tree’s removal. Are there any utility structures in the area? Will the operation take place near a building? A “yes” answer means a hike in the removal’s estimated cost.