Tulsa is the 2nd most populous city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It had a 2010 population of 391,906 within the city limits and 937,478 in the greater metropolitan area. Given the high population and the fact that the city is susceptible to severe weather (it lies in the Tornado Alley), it is not surprising that there are many tree services in the city. Making a choice between these companies is not always easy, but knowing the qualities of a good tree service Tulsa OK will help you with your choice.

A good tree service is one that is run by an ISA-certified arborist. The ISA ((International Society of Arboriculture) certifies arborists who have undergone rigorous training, who have taken and passed the prescribed tests and who have been practicing for at least 3 years. Such a company is advantageous over those run by uncertified arborists since you will be assured of quality work. The arborist will guide his/her crew on the best way to go about their work.

An important quality in a tree service is proximity to your residence. This is important because you will then be able to get emergency service in case of such eventualities of fallen trees. The company should be available 24/7 and it should have fast response time. A good company is one that has an experienced crew. Experience is just as important, if not more so, as training.

Go for a tree service Tulsa OK that has the necessary equipment. Some of the equipments have to be mounted on trucks since they are heavy. Look at the fleet of the company and the availability and condition of equipment such as stump grinders.

The tree service Tulsa OK should be willing and able to work with your insurance company to maximize coverage and to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. The company should be able to work on the structure immediately after the damage since it takes several days and even weeks for insurance adjusters to review damage. A good company will offer homeowners insurance (HOI) policies that cover bills not covered by conventional liability insurance companies, among them medical bills, all damages, lost wages and a member of the crew getting hurt while working in your property.

Another important quality in a tree service is good standing with the relevant state and federal regulatory bodies, the local chambers of commerce, professional organizations and such consumer protection agencies as the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

The company should offer free estimates and should have a strong online presence for convenience. A quality tree service offers comprehensive service. Different companies have different services, but some of the services you should never compromise are tree removal, tree trimming, firewood pricing and measurements, stump grinding, retaining wall construction, tree care and tree cabling and bracing.

There are many tree service Tulsa OK, but some are better than others. You should know the qualities of a good company if you are to make an effective decision.