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Most people in search of tree care donít know the right questions to ask when searching for a tree care company. They know 
little or nothing about tree care. The following is a list of information the home owner should know when trying to hire a company. 
Tree Care in the Houston area can be tricky! Most of the Arborists are into tree trimming and not tree care. 
This information is intended for Texas residents but much of the information may be applicable in other states. 
1. Most arborists are not tree doctors. Most arborists make over 90% of their living cutting, 
pruning and taking trees down. Hire someone who makes 90% of their living doing tree care on a daily basis. 
2. Most arborists are not licensed and know little about trees. 
3. Certified arborists are generally people who belong to one of the national arborist associations. 
This doesnít mean that they understand about tree care. 
4. The State of Texas does not Certify Arborists. 
5. The State of Texas does offer certain categories which grant a business license to perform work on trees. The holder of any 
license means that company meet the minimal standards of the state to receive a license. Testing criteria is generally pretty 
lax in the area of tree care.These categories have very little to do with tree care. It is more of a money making opportunity 
for the state. The more companies they issue licenses, the more revenue for the state. 
6. Tree spraying will do very little to help a tree with sever problems. The average chemical will sprayed on a tree will help for 
only about 10 days. Tree spraying should only be used for control measures when the problem is minor. Major infestations 
of insects or fungus will generally require multiple spraying on a regular basis. Other treatment options may be necessary on 
sever problems. 
7. Fertilizing trees should be done once a year. Ninety percent of most Houston area hcompanies under fertilize 
By 400%. Proper vigor is essential in maintaining the health of a tree. 
8. The average arborist has less than two weeks of classroom training. Home owners have very little chance of getting proper 
tree care done by one of these individuals. 
9. Beware of cheap prices when hiring a tree care company. If it is to cheap there is probably something wrong. Many chemicals 
cost upwards of several hundred dollars just for a gallon. Trees often are very large requiring many gallons of chemicals. 
Treating a tree for what it may Cost to spray shrubs is a dead give away that something is wrong. 
10. A good tree doctor can always demonstrate his knowledge. Listen carefully and make sure the 
recommended solution makes sense. If you donít understand ask for a more detailed explanation. Simple explanations that 
donít make sense are an indication of a lack of knowledge. Good tree care will come from a knowledgeable tree doctor. 
Remember arborists are not tree doctors. 
11. Most trees have multiple problems. The home owner has a much better chance of a successful outcome, if the tree doctor 
can diagnose many diseases and insect problems. If the tree doctor canít demonstrate this ability hire some one else. Good 
tree care is hard to find. 
12. Remember not all companiers offer the same service. There are many levels of service offered between companies. It is 
always a good idea to compare the services offered very carefully. 
13. Often you will be paying an arborist for trimmin

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Trees & Tree Care

The average arborist has 
less than two weeks of 
class room training.

At Tree Tops you will always 
get a straight answer. One 
that is a solution to your  

Note: No complaints have ever been filed with 
the BBB in over 20 years.

Trees & Tree Care

Provides the Tree Services:


* Tree Diagnosis 
* Tree Fertilizer 
* Insect Control 
* Fungus Control 
* Soil Analysis 
* Abiotic Disorders 
* Bacterial Control

The average tree that I am asked to treat 
has several problems. If an arborist can  
not diagnose all of the problems, you are 
wasting your money.

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Tree trimming tips 
Tree removal tips 
Tree fertilizer tips 
Tree care tips 
Tree monitoring 
Tree service tips

Tree Tops can be the tree medic for your tree needs.

Service Areas 
Houston , Conroe ,The Woodlands ,Spring ,Spring Cypress ,Tomball , Willis 
Porter , Kingwood , Montgomery , Magnolia ,Cypress

Information May be obtained on the following topics of information: 
tree care and fertilizing , tree care and Insect control, tree care and Landscapine design 
tree care and planting , tree care and pruning problems, tree care of ancient trees,  
tree care and disease control , tree care and foundation problems , tree care and  
the proper placement of trees on your lawn. Feel free to contact us on any of the above  
topics. tree spraying

What are tree medics . A person who works on the health of trees. A Tree Doctor 
is a person who has studied the specialized information needed to diagnose and treat 

Tree Tops Pest Control has been serving the Houston area for over 20 

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The Woodlands 

Montgomery County 
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