It's very important that homeowners verify their contractor before beginning work or providing any form of payment. There are countless individuals with a chainsaw and pick up truck advertising tree services and most are not licensed. So how do you find out if your contractor is licensed? Click on the link provided below. Also, verify the contractor carries Workers Compensation. All of this is provided on the link. We say this as there are many tree services that are licensed but are certifying to the state that they don't have a crew or any employees. We have found in our experience, that it is near impossible to run a tree service company without any employees so be very wary of these contractors.