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Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Care in Brooksville, Florida


Find answers to your tree care needs in our frequently asked questions section. From general knowledge to location-specific questions, use this guide to find the right tree specialist services for you and your needs. Contact us to learn more about what our certified arborists can do for you.

Questions our arborists (what you might call a tree surgeon) are asked about all the time.

Why should I use a company with a certified arborist?

An arborist is a tree specialist who has special training in woody plants. Arborists can become certified through the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). At Tree Care by Robert Miller, we have ISA certified arborists ready to help with tree trimming, tree removal, and general care. The arborist certification process provides a level of professionalism and expertise for customers’ peace of mind.

Should I look for a tree removal company that is insured? Is your company insured?

Yes! When booking a tree care company, it is important to ask for a certification or license number and to verify that the company’s premiums are up to date. Tree Care by Robert Miller is fully licensed and insured with two million in liability coverage and two million in worker’s compensation. We can also provide a certificate that lists all employees covered by worker’s comp, which allows you to verify that all employees working on your property are covered. The last thing you want is having to pay out a homeowner’s insurance claim because the tree specialist you hired or their workers’ aren’t insured.

How much should I expect to pay for tree removal, limb removal, tree trimming, or other tree specialist work?

The answer varies depending on the job, but you should expect to pay roughly between $250 and $400 an hour. The benefit of using Tree Care is that we have efficient and highly experienced crews that are fully insured. We also have excellent equipment, so you get the most out of your money and time. We also price jobs so that customers never have to pay more than the estimate.

What kind of tree work does your company provide?

We provide a wide range of tree services, which include tree trimming, tree removal, hazardous tree removal, structural pruning, tree limb removals, tree inspections, stump grinding, and bush and shrub trimming, pruning, and removing. Outside of tree services, we provide land clearing and bush hogging services, as well as weeding, mulching, and flower bed maintenance. Our ISA certified arborists can educate homeowners about the health, placement, and selection of trees. We also sell firewood, mulch, and topsoil. Hurricane cleanup services are also offered.

When will you be able to do the work?

We are usually able to perform a job within two weeks. During our busy season, we sometimes have to plan further out, but we will always call after the estimate to let you know if we are on schedule.

Does your company provide cleanup and debris removal?

Of course! We clean the entire job area and recycle the plant matter at our ten-acre property. We process all of the debris from our jobsites there. We work hard to recycle and use all of it in our topsoil and mulch. We also sell firewood. The rest is converted into biofuel.

Does tree removal require permits?

This depends on your location. Every municipality is different. Since we are a local tree service company, we know what is required for the different cities we work in. We will inform you if a permit is needed. Our office will handle applying for permits. The cost of permits will also depend on your location. Generally, the cost is between $50 – $100. In most cases, we should be able to have permits in less than a week. The cost and time may change if special circumstances arise.

Will you be bringing equipment onto my lawn?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions about tree care in Brooksville!

We try our best to keep any necessary equipment off of our customers’ lawns. The use of heavy equipment depends on the size of the job. If the debris can easily be removed by hand we will not need to use any heavy equipment, but if the job is a large tree removal or would require much more time and labor, we will bring in equipment. However, we will not bring this equipment into your yard without prior approval.

Are there benefits to having trees in my yard?

There are many benefits to having a tree-filled yard. Trees act like air filters and improve the quality of the air from pollutants, smoke, and dust. Trees can also help you conserve energy by providing shade and acting as windscreens, which will save you money. The shade also keeps water from evaporating as quickly from your lawn. In hurricane season, trees can also provide a barrier from the winds and debris. Properties with healthy trees are less likely to sustain damage in a storm. Plus, trees are beautiful! They are a wonderful addition to a property. Well-maintained trees make a property more desirable. For these reasons, it’s important to hire a professional arborist for your entire range of tree needs.

Do you have the necessary equipment for large or hazardous tree removals?

Yes. We have the equipment to do any size job. We have our own bucket truck and stump grinders.

Can you remove trees without damaging my property?

We do it every day! We take every precaution to protect your property. In the rare occurrence that we damage anything, we will take full responsibility and either fix the damage or have it fixed.

This answer to one of our frequently asked questions about tree care in Brooksville gives you the freedom you need to have your services completed without any risk at all.

Do you have tree climbers?

Our highly trained tree removal specialist teams include four climbers. All of our climbers have worked for the company for many years.

Does someone have to be home when the work is being done?

No, but you will need to read over the work order and make sure everything is correct before you sign the work order. If some trees can be mistaken for others, and you won’t be home, you should mark the trees. If you have vehicles that are in the way, move them out of the way of the work.

Why do trees need to be pruned?

Trees need to be pruned for many reasons. These fall into three categories: aesthetics, safety, and tree health. If a tree is not pruned, dead limbs can fall onto the property or impact the overall health of the tree. Your tree should be pruned and shaped by an ISA certified arborist to maintain the health and safety of the tree. Without a tree care specialist, you might sacrifice aesthetics, safety, or tree health.

Is this tree going to fall on my house?

We can tell you whether or not the tree appears to be healthy, and we can make suggestions, but we cannot definitively tell you if your tree will fall or not, especially in a storm. Even healthy trees might fall in a hurricane.

Are my trees healthy? What can I do to save my tree?

To know if your trees are healthy or not, we will have to inspect them. This is also true for what is possible for an unhealthy tree that you would like to save. Often people, contact us when it is too late to save the tree because the early warning signs of unhealthy trees are overlooked. However, we will do everything we can to save trees.

Do you offer price matching for other companies’ services?

We are only able to do that with some companies. There are many tree services and tree removal companies in the area. We offer services other companies do not. We are ISA certified arborists, and we are fully licensed and insured. Our employees are employees, not subcontractors.

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