Q: Do you have insurance?

A: Yes, Vanderbeck Tree Experts is covered by both workman’s compensation and liability insurance. A certificate of insurance can be sent to you upon request.

Q: Will heavy equipment be brought on my property? If so, how will it impact my property?

A: We do have a lot of heavy equipment and on occasion they will be driven on the property. When we do this we take every precaution to make sure your lawn will be left virtually damage free. View some of the photos below for examples.

Q: Do I need a permit to have a tree taken down?

A: Each town has its own regulations regarding tree removal. The best thing to do if unsure is to contact your local tree commission for details or have one of our salesmen inquire for you.

Q: How soon after an estimate can I have the work done?

A: We are a family owned and operated business and we take pride in helping our customers in a timely fashion. If your job needs to be done immediately just let the salesman know and we will work with you to get the work done as quickly as possible.

Q: What is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert?

A: A New Jersey Certified Tree Expert is someone who has met the state requirements and has successfully passed the certification examination. The exam is noted to be one of the hardest arboricultural tests in the nation.

For more information please refer to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection site; http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/forest/community/cte_lte_faq.html

Did You Know Anyone can call themselves a “Tree Expert”, but it is against the law to say your a “Certified Tree Expert”?

Q: What are “Tree Spikes” and how do they hurt trees?

spike2A: Tree spikes, or climbing spurs, were designed to help tree climbers climb trees faster and easier. Unfortunately, tree spikes penetrate the tree’s living tissue and cause unnecessary damage to the tree. The most crucial living tissue of a tree is a small layer just beneath the bark. Tree spikes should never be used when doing any activity in a tree other then tree removal.

For more information please refer to the Ben’s Blog Post; Tree Spikes, Climbing Spurs, Tree Gafs: Just the Facts.

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