How to Open a Tree-Cutting Service

Open a Tree-Cutting Service
Open a Tree-Cutting Service

How to Open a Tree-Cutting Service. Get in on the growing tree-cutting business by following these steps.

Learn everything there is to know about trees. Take horticulture classes or work at a nursery.

Purchase the appropriate tools for cutting trees.

Hire helpers. Train them in your techniques for safely cutting trees.

Contact the city or county department that handles business licenses and request an application.

Inquire as to what other requirements there are for opening a business. You may be required to have insurance or have to follow certain restrictions for the area.

Contact the Franchise Tax Board to get a wholesale permit, if required. This will allow you to purchase goods without paying tax if they are to be used in your business.

Set up business. This sort of business can be run out of a home or warehouse.

Advertise to let the public know you are in business.

Pass out flyers to homeowners in areas that have lots of mature trees.

Give your information to city and county agencies that may require trees be trimmed or cut down if they do not provide the service themselves.

Tips & Warnings

  • You will have to work with the electric and phone company when cutting trees that interfere with their lines.
  • Working with trees and power lines can be dangerous.

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