18 Apr 2020

Tree Service & COVID 19

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and the International Society of Arborists (ISA) have published they types of tree companies that can still operate during the Covid-19 Crisis. Tree services across the country were left in confusion about whether they are essential or non-essential. As our industry is a niche. The two groups released a joint statement saying a.ll safety related tree work orders are deemed an essential business activity. This includes the protection of infrastructure, protection against the spread of invasive and/or injurious pests or maintaining the public safety of our communities.

Types of Tree Services the are Essential:

  • Protection of infrastructure would be removal or trimming of trees that affect utility lines, public transportation like roads and bridges.
  • Maintaining public safety would be the removal or trimming of trees any houses, infrastructures or businesses near them.
  • Treating trees of infectious diseased and pests. This is vital because the spread of these diseases can be catastrophic to the tree population.

Brooklyn Tree Services During COVID 19

Any work that is not safety-related should be deemed non-essential and can wait until the pandemic is over. According to the TCIA and ISA. The tree work that is completed during this time will be done with the utmost safety and precautions. All workers will wear masks and gloves. They will also maintain a social distance with clients. In fact, at this time, we are not directly communicating with any clients. Payments are being made virtually or via mail. We are also offering contact-less tree estimates via photos or video chat.

Any estimates that were given to clients before March 15, 2020 are being rescheduled for a future date. And Tarzan Tree Removal will honor whatever quote we gave at the time. When clients contact us we are trying to schedule them accordingly. Please call 347-833-5862 or email Booking@tarzantreeremoval.com for more information about our Brooklyn Tree Care and COVID 19.