Here are several things to consider (or ask) when selecting a Cleveland tree service. These considerations can make the difference between a good experience and a bad, costly one.
To know you are talking to a tree service Cleveland residents can trust, always ask for insurance and licensing information. This will help you determine if the business is legitimate in terms of business licensing; and if the tree service is covered if an accident or injury should occur on your property. If they are not insured, you could likely be liable under your homeowners policy
Ask for a written estimate for tree services to be performed. Many shady tree service providers will generally only want to give you a verbal quote. This sets you up for potential cost escalations and differences of opinions on the exact services performed (vs. quotes). Getting a written, accurate quote will assure you of the price, even after the tree services have been performed.
Always ask for tree service references. Online references, even from Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc. can be faked or manipulated. Personal references generally can not. Asking for references can give you a first hand account of past performance enabling you to make a better decision of which Cleveland tree service company you should select.