Our expert arborists have the skills and experience to care for your trees. From trimming small ornamentals, to the removals of large landmark size trees, we do it safely and confidently. We strive to deliver personalized, quality tree services at a fair price!
Mountain Tree Care is a local, family owned and operated business dedicated to providing top quality tree services for the following communities: Boulder, Niwot, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Broomfield, Superiorand Nederland, Colorado (within 30 minutes of where our equipment is located in East Boulder in order to keep travel costs down and keep scheduling efficient). We also service Coal Creek Canyon (for larger jobs), where our home office is located.
why hire an arborist?
Arborists are trained in the biology, needs and proper care of trees. Don't take the decision of who should care for your trees lightly. Improper care can have consequences for years into the future. Arborists can provide proper pruning (trimming), removal, planting and health care for your trees. Learn more here.
Choosing a professional arborist can be a difficult decision. Making the wrong choice can hurt your pocketbook, your personal property and your trees. Improper tree care practices take years to correct or can irreparably harm your trees. Here are a few tips to help you choose a quality tree service.
Ask about professional memberships and certifications. Membership in professional tree care organizations, such as ISA or TCIA, reflect initiative to stay current with the most current practices and standards. Certifications, such as ISA Certified Arborist, show that minimum experience and knowledge requirements have been achieved. Verify ISA Certification here. Memberships and certifications are no guarantee of competence, they do reflect positively, and should be considered when choosing a tree care company.
Insurance. Don't take it for granted, call the insurance company to verify proper liability insurance.
References. Ask for local references, call them, or go take a look at their trees.
Be wary of door-knockers. Most reputable tree services don't have time to go knocking on doors. Hire only local tree care professionals with the proper knowledge and equipment to do the job right. Never be pressured into a "bargain" or having the work done that day. Never pay in advance.
Get more than one bid. If you don't already know a trusted arborist, get more than one bid. Not just to compare price, but to get the opinions and to test the knowledge of several arborists. Ask lots of questions, it's not difficult to tell who's a professional and who isn't.
Don't always go with the lowest price. You often get what you pay for. Long term, the price of hiring an unqualified company is much higher than hiring a qualified professional today.