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Frequently Asked Questions

-Are you Insured?
-How do I get a copy of your proof of insurance?
-What area does Global Tree Preservation serve?
-Are you global or local?
-What is the difference between an estimate and a consultation?
-Do you have a blog?
-How do I receive your quarterly newsletter, "Preservation Report?"
-Do you take continuing education classes?
-How do you climb trees?
-Do you "top" trees?
-Do you wear safety gear when working?
-Are you a certified arborist?

Are You insured?
Yes, Global Tree Preservation (GTP) has liability insurance to protect you and your property.  We encourage our clients to contact our insurance provider for proof of coverage.

How do I get a copy of your proof of insurance?

Our General Liability Insurance and Workers Comp. is through Turner, Wood, and Smith.  Please contact Rachel, our office manager, at (678) 617-0355, and we will have a copy sent to you.

For any additional information, please contact GTP.

What area does Global Tree Preservation serve?

Locally Global Tree Preservation serves the Northeast Georgia area with a radius of about 50 miles from Gainesville.  Arrangements can also be made for other areas inside or outside the United States.

Are you Global or Local?
Both.  We have a Tree Care Company in Gainesville, GA where we live.  Also, Odis works and teaches all across the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, and Puerto Rico.

What is the difference between an estimate and a consultation?
Estimates are free of charge.   An estimate is basically a quick, above ground, mostly visual inspection of work needed to be done to the tree or plant.  A price quote will be given based upon the work you want to be completed.

consultation site visit is an involved process of scientific testing to determine tree or plant health.  For trees, this involves the area around the tree as well as all parts of the tree - roots, stem, and canopy.  A report is available, including  recommendations for what the tree or plant needs.

Do you have a blog?
Yes, our blog is where we use our 13+ years of experience to inform you about common concerns, tree care issues, and tips for the savvy tree owner.

How do I receive your quarterly newsletter, "Preservation Report"?
You can enter your email here:

Do you take continuing education classes?
Odis actually teaches these classes for the tree care industry.  We are also constantly researching and keeping up-to-date with industry goings on.

How do you climb trees?
At Global Tree Preservation we use non invasive rope techniques.  When pruning, ropes are used to prevent harm to the tree.  Spikes are only used in complete removals, since they damage tree tissue introducing disease and decay.

Do you “top” trees?
No.  This is considered unethical by industry standards.  It produces weak trees, and unsightly, unnatural shapes.  See  
“Why Topping Hurts Trees”   for more information on the hazards of tree topping.

Do you wear safety gear when working?
Always.  Tree work is dangerous.  It is the 2nd deadliest job in America.  Helmets, eye protection, ear protection when operating loud machinery, leg protection when using a chainsaw, and a harness with a lanyard when climbing are necessary.

Are you a certified arborist? (There should be at least one on-site.)
Yes, Odis who is always on the job site is an ISA Certified Arborist.  Rachel has a few months left of the 3 year in-field experience before being eligible to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam.  On large jobs, we also hire contract employees.  If we need another tree climber, they are always Certified Arborists who abide by current ANSI A300 pruning standards.

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