Here is unregulated and govt refuses to regulate as they have to underwrite the system if they do. So you do get your hacks, you do get more than enough rip-off crews. However to regulate will add significantly to the cost of tree work for compliance costs as it won’t be free, and I don’t think the community could afford it economically right now.We were having this conversation last week after we had another client telling us about the horrors of hiring a hack. The entry bar for tree services is to low around here. You can literally go put a down payment on an insurance policy and buy a city and state/county business license to start serving the public. No experience needed. No knowledge or competency required. I think it should be just like being a state licensed electrician, etc. If you can't show a small level of knowledge, you don't get licensed to operate. Even the landscapers have to be state licensed here. To do cabling and bracing you have to have the state tree surgeons license.
Sorry for quoting my own post, but I don't think @Sawjocky answered my question yet. I'm not sure if it's just an oversight, or if he does not care to answer the question. I'd appreciate it if he were willing to do so, though. Thanks.
And no matter how many times we tell our customers this, it's always a huge surprise when jobs done and a lot of the time we end up with pissed off customers.Always looks like more brush and debris when it's on the ground than when it is in the air.