Use TCIA’s SEARCH to find a TCIA tree care member company in your area.
When you hire a TCIA-member tree care company, you are assured that the company you are hiring has access to the most recent information on tree care practices, and that they are insured and/or bonded to protect you and your valuable property. Verify additional professional affiliations the company might have, such as membership in International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
You can also seek recommendations from neighbors, friends or business associates who you know have had professional tree care work done in the past and check the Better Business Bureau to find information about companies in your area. When reviewing companies, look for information about the company: number of years in business, professional affiliations, licenses, certification, etc. Also check with your city hall and see if your municipality requires licensing for arborists; many communities do.
You may also consider hiring a TCIA Accredited company. TCIA Accreditation is a voluntary program that credentials companies which meet stringent criteria for professionalism, employee training, state and federal safety regulations, business ethics and customer satisfaction. Under the process, businesses undergo an extensive review and a comprehensive audit of professional and business practices aimed at safeguarding consumers.
Accreditation is the only business practices and compliance program for tree care companies in America. Companies accredited by TCIA are required to provide documented proof in many areas that protect consumers. When you hire an accredited tree care company, you can rest assured that TCIA has checked for proper insurance, applicable business and pesticide licenses, and customer service that is reliable and ethical. Make an informed decision – choose a company with the TCIA Accreditation “seal of approval.” Find an Accredited TCIA member company by company name, zip code, services or other criteria.