Choosing A Tree Service
Licensed shade tree trimmer
Companies or individuals offering tree trimming or removals in Greeley on woody plants over 10' in height MUST
be licensed by the City of Greeley.
Click here for a list of licensed contractors.
A licensed tree trimming company must pass written and field examinations to show basic knowledge and competence in industry skills. They must also provide proof of insurance and bond to protect the customer and themselves. Pesticide applicators are required to have a State Applicator's License from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Tips for finding a tree service:
- It is always a good idea to check with the contractor and their insurance agency to make certain the policy is current; also ask for job references.
- When receiving bids, make sure you ask for the same exact service from all prospective contractors.
- Tree contractors in Greeley are not allowed to "top" trees. "Topping" is a poor, unhealthy, and discouraged practice.
- Be aware of fly-by-night tree services and "door knockers." Reputable companies have all the work they need without going door to door.
- Never pay in advance.
- Contact the Better Business Bureau at 970-686-7722 for additional references.
- Only authorized tree services may work within 10' of energized lines. Contact our office for more information as there are just a few of these companies in Greeley.