When we purchased our house in July, I knew that some tree trimming would be required. However, it wasn’t until fall that I could really get a sense of just how much work needed to be done. There were a number of still-standing dead trees that were threatening our newly installed fence. We knew those had to come down right away. However, the real impetus was one still-living sweet gum that had sustained some type of trunk damage and was bound to come down in the next storm. Finally, there were a number of trees that were in need of trimming so that I could start the process of seeding the lawn and trying to get grass to grow in those areas. After doing a quick search online, I came across the Grateful Trees and Bees website and liked what I saw. Their background and certifications, as well as the conservative approach to tree health (i.e. if it is healthy, why bother cutting it down) were comforting. And when Jake showed up to provide an estimate, my wife and I were both reassured that we had made the right decision in contacting GT&B. Not only did Jake walk us through the evaluation of each tree on our property, providing a health assessment, he took the time to explain what I, as a property owner, should be on the lookout for with regard to the health of our stand of trees. I was thrilled that Jake completed the job promptly and completely, even making sure that you cleaned up all of the debris before leaving. There aren’t many service companies remaining these days that still focus on providing top-quality service. I’m pleased to say that Grateful Trees and Bees does, and I will not hesitate to recommend them to my friends.