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Conveniently based out of FOREST Va., Branching Out Tree Care Experts has been serving the greater Lynchburg area for 14 years

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How to find a capable tree service provider for Forest Va.

The tree service industry has one of the highest overturn for workers than any other business.

Tree service is a highly skilled trade but it doesn’t matter to many who are in the many neighborhoods of Lynchburg cutting trees.

It has been the mindset of many who start a tree company that I've been using a chainsaw since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I know how to cut wood…

In most of those cases, it had been firewood these individuals were cutting, not the beautiful trees in a finely cured neighborhood.

In most instances, these people were either cutting or dropping trees around a forest floor instead of a lush green Scott's free yard full of expensive landscape additions. Fences, sheds, sidewalks,etc… Add in a couple of pickup trucks, or even worse, a chip truck and chipper, and perhaps even a bucket truck, for several who have had higher ambitions, and the potential for expensive damage is even more likely… things like ruptured septic tanks, deep ruts, smashed fences, and driveway damage are most likely to occur with inexperienced tree workers. Closely cropped trees left to die at the later expense of the homeowner is most disturbing to see as I drive through places like Boonsboro and Ivy Hill.

Tree Service Companies, a view from the inside

A tree service truck driving slow - faded out chipper in tow. Coming down the road they make the turn - and young minds begin to burn...

A neighbor wandering around his yard - last night's storm sure hit hard...

Broken branches are spotted in the trees....Don't worry partner, soon we will be busy as bees...

But the truck creeps on by...not stopping the driver mumbles, " better wait on this one, that tree is way too high"....

Two guys bargaining against luck - and the thoughts continue... " Man, I bet that yard is full of bucks"...

Tree trucks with chippers in tow are everywhere it seems...though it may go along with the theme of the American way., operating a small business - what many are doing is learning as they go, only thinking of the money that can be made cutting on trees.

The plain jest of all of this is that it takes much more than a chainsaw, and even a chipper and bucket truck all combined, to perform tree work the proper way.


Another trend, this one fueled by the internet, is for people to use their computer prowess abilities to upstart tree services.

PLACES SUCH AS Home Advisor and Angie's list are the big players in this scene. They use their clout to saturate then dominate the tree service pages of Google, leaving little for the consumer to choose from. Aside from Home Advisor and Angie, both now one and the same if that tells you anything, there are hundreds of smaller sites like doing the same things.


HOME ADVISOR is a internet lead generation company that sells homeowners information to contractors. Each request received from a homeowner is processed and sent to at least three contractors for a price. Angie/ Home Advisor deceives you by telling you that you pay nothing for their services when in fact the high prices the contractors pay has to be deferred somewhere and the homeowner is their only source of income.

If Home Advisor doesn't get any bites from the contractors they have in that particular area when you use their service for a tree service provider they then funnel your contact information down to smaller pay for lead generation companies such as Craft Jack and, in fact selling your information to these companies for Pennie's on the dollars. That is how greedy they are.

So, Home Advisor is owned by a parent company named IAC which owns a conglomerate of smaller companies.

Angies list owner Angie sold her company to IAC. They rebranded it as Home Advisor integrated with the old Home Advisor.

Home Advisors main tool they use to attract potential homeowners is that they perform background checks on all contractors in their data base. But the smaller subsidies of Home Advisor do not.

So, in fact, you do not know who might show up at your doorstep when you put your valuable contact information into their data base.

Any reputable tree company out there DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR JOB LEADS!

This trend has even caught the eye of people that has never held a chainsaw, or a job

These people are computer smart and they use their abilities to make tree service websites. They then turn around and find a tree service in their area that is low on work, a red flag to the consumer btw, that is in need of jobs. Once the contact has been made they CHARGE THESE SO-CALLED CONTRACTORS PREMIUMS FOR THEIR JOB LEADS, - So now we have entrepreneurs luring in unsuspecting people looking to have tree work performed through legitimate looking and sounding websites they create.

These people oftentimes post fake pictures from the web, fake press releases to gain traction in ranking their sites and good sounding things...

These same people use tricks to gain your attention... some claim to give discounts if contracts are signed on site before their competition has a chance of speaking with the customer in question. They sell your contact info to any tree service they can find willing or take a cut of the job, depending on the deal they can strike with the tree service they find.

Tree work is extremely dangerous and unpredictable.. It is a trade that has taken the lives of many a seasoned tree care worker, not to mention the countless amateurs that has attempted it.

Statistics prove this. In fact, it shows that the recent surgency of new tree services has sent the mortality rate of tree workers through the roof, and limbs through the tops of houses and garages as well - many times the entire tree itself.

It takes years many years of practice, study, and real life happenings through trial and error to learn the tree care industry correctly. And it is ALWAYS the customer who pays for the inexperience when the bar is not met!

There's simply too many things that are unforeseeable which makes a seasoned tree man reconsider how to attempt things on future jobs - things that the inexperienced learn the hard way and at the expense of the customer. Please do not let that person be you.

Experience counts when servicing trees

Trees are living organisms. Much thought and a lot of experience is needed in order to effect safe and proper tree trimming and removals.

We have been working on the trees around Lynchburg since 2003. We are the most knowledgeable tree care company in our area as it pertains the entire scope of the tree care profession.