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When a tree falls in your front yard -- what are your options for getting rid of it?
6600 Elm Creek DrAustin, TX 78744
I called to have a few trees trimmed back off some power lines that needed to be completed that day and Tommy’s crew was onsite 3 hours later. Very good service and very reasonably priced. He even called to follow up that evening to make sure that I was satisfied with the job. I would HIGHLY rec…
PO Box 4005Austin, TX 78765
This is the first year that I have used Just Trees and so far they have been Great. I have used other services in the past and their prices were always way higher. Now my property looks great with my freshly trimmed trees. Just Trees has proven to be a great company with excellent customer servi…
8518 Fm 1826Austin, TX 78737
Keith and his staff are expert and professional in every way. From the first phone call to make an appointment to Keith's on-site evaluation and Vincent's fertilization of my trees -- their service couldn't have been any better. Keith definitely ""knows his stuff"" when it comes to trees, taki…
1779 Wells Branch PkwyAustin, TX 78728
I recently used Brents Tree Service to cut and trim several trees at my home in Steiner Ranch. I want to say that I was thrilled with the whole experience. I received a quote for the services which I thought was more than fair. I was not at my house when the actual work was done. Upon return…
3810 Medical Pkwy Ste 149Austin, TX 78756
If you need an efficient, reliable tree service at a reasonable cost I recommend the Good Tree tree Service. A member of the company came out I showed him the trees I wanted trimmed or cut down we agreed on the time. The day of the cutting the crew showed up with a chart showing which trees, I …
150 Pemberton WayAustin, TX 78737
These guys are good! The tree trimming crew has been doing this for over a decade (not day labor). The estimator, Jessica IS a certified arborist. They did not charge me for an estimate, and got me on the schedule for the next day, and they are open M-F 8-5.
3212 Barton View DrAustin, TX 78735
Austin Professional Tree Service is an amazing company! They did a beautiful job and the price was right! I would definitely use them again. The owner is a hunk too... ;-)
2113 Lane City DrAustin, TX 78725
Central TX Tree Care professionally and thoroughly performed my tree care needs which included stump grinding (a service which is hard to find). The workers were on time and cleaned the area before they left. I have recommended their services to others and will continue to do so. I was ver…
9700 Westward DrAustin, TX 78733
After using Arbortech for several years to take care of our large oaks, I think it's time for a review: Stan is a knowledgeable arborist who listens as well as recommends. The crew has consistently been on-time, diligent, and finished the agreed-upon work in a timely fashion. They clean-up …
2303 Pebble Beach DrAustin, TX 78747
Aspen Tree Service did an outstanding job removing over 10 acres of cedar trees off our property. The owner Rob Williamson an his crew were professional and got the job done on time as stated in the contract. We have already referred Aspen Tree Service to several of our friends and plan to use…
4913 Sylvandale DrAustin, TX 78745
I have recommended this service to my clients for many years. They never disappoint me. They are on time to give their extremely reasonable bids and almost always notice something else among the trees that needs a nip and they throw that in as well. If they are running late ( only happened once…
2403 Howard LnAustin, TX 78728
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From Business: Arborists in Bartlett Tree Experts' Austin, TX office are committed to helping local residents and businesses maintain beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs. Allow an arborist, or tree doctor, from our Austin office provide tree care and shrub care services to you in the greater Austin area, including Round Rock, Georgetown,…
9224 Research Blvd Ste AAustin, TX 78758
From Business: Davey Tree Service: We offer professional tree services by ISA certified arborists. Some of our main tree services include: Tree removal Tree trimming & pruning Tree planting & transplanting Tree disease & insect management, such as apple scab and scale Tree & shrub fertilization Tree cabling & bracing Our office also offe…
1118 Tillery StAustin, TX 78702
After losing several trees planted by Ted's ""professional"" installation I had the rest checked by an Arborist. Come to find out the trees were left in the wire containers that they were shipped in when planted. Wouldn't a moron know to remove this? I guess not. They should rename the company …
Austin, TX 78728
From Business: At Adam's Landscaping and Garden Service we strive for perfection. Landscaping and Gardening has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. There is nothing more rewarding than turning the ordinary into a masterpiece of outdoor tranquility! I provide quality lawn care, garden, and landscaping services at an econ…
Austin, TX 78748
Today was my first time using this company. I am more than impressed. Prompt call back. Scheduled service within 24 hours. Arrived on time. Did more than expected. Results were excellent. Cleaned up afterward. Price was right. Polite and friendly. Absolutely no room for improvement.
3810 Medical Pkwy Ste 245Austin, TX 78756
Good Morning Tree Company did an outstanding job in trimming our trees. They did everything that we asked and than some. After finishing, they left the work area very clean. The trees are level all the way around and look very nice. I would highly recommend their services to my friends.
3267 Bee Caves Rd Ste 107-149Austin, TX 78746
I recently hired Central Texas Tree Care to remove a couple trees. I got several quotes and their quote was the best. They came when they said they would, did the job in the time they said it would take, disturbed the property as little as necessary and were very nice.I appreciate good service a…
757 Shady LnAustin, TX 78702
For many years, I've had Tree Clinic take care of my trees—oak wilt treatment, removing dead limbs and limbs broken in storms, fertilizing trees, killing off inch worms in the spring, and crowning trees. All my trees are healthy and thriving, as a result. Tree Clinic consists of a group o…
4601 Button Bend RdAustin, TX 78744
Edward and team did a great job trimming the trees in our backyard. Very professional:\r - showed up on time\r - work was completed promptly and with high quality\r - exceeded expectations (did more than I expected for the agreed upon price)\r - tree climbers used safe practices (harness)\r - …
8502 Cockney DrAustin, TX 78748
Nickey was at my house the day after I called (I couldn't meet him same day). Very nice guy and super knowledgeable about trees - what kinds, what's wrong and how I can do a few things to fix and help make them healthier. \r We spent about 30-40 minutes walking the yard going over each tree (7…
130 Ralph Ablanedo DrAustin, TX 78748
Michael Carter has been doing our tree work for years and is hands down the best in the business! He is such an amazing guy who loves Jesus which earns my trust. He is very professional and a joy to talk too. He knows trees better than anybody and has a lot of knowledge about the work I was very…
9800 Capitol View DrAustin, TX 78747
I found Beto's crew while they were working in a neighborhood. I was so impressed with their work and their professionalism that I asked them for a estimate on my personal property. Not only did they do a good job, they did it in record time for a fair price. They also show up when they are sche…
Austin, TX 78701
Jeff's Low Cost saved me $100 and treated me with respect. His crew did an awesome job. They cleaned up the mess, and gave me a great price. They showed up when they told me they would and did an outstanding job, I wont hesitate to call them again.
When a tree falls in your front yard -- what are your options for getting rid of it?
Trimming and removing trees can be dangerous, if not deadly. Learn how to stay safe and when to call a professional.
Since the price of tree removal and trimming services can vary widely, it can be difficult to find an affordable tree service. Lea…
Michael Carter has been doing our tree work for years and is hands down the best in the business! He is such an amazing guy who loves Jesus which earns my trust. He is very professional and a joy to talk too. He knows trees better than anybody and has a lot of knowledge about the work I was very impressed. Defiantly give him a call you will not be disappointed!
Great job for a great price. We had a lot of over grown trees. They came in and took care of the problem with a large crew. Cleaned up afterwards quickly as well.
Raul and his crew were prompt and professional. They put on such an eye popping show of skill while cutting down our Bradford pear that our neighbors stood around to watch! Everything was cleaned up and hauled away. They also trimmed the rest of the trees in our yard. I will have them back in February to trim my Crepe myrtles. I highly recommend this team.
THIS COMPANY TOTALLY RUINED OUR TREES AND YARD. DO NOT HIRE THEM.
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. THEY TOTALLY RUINED OUR YARD. If you see this company in your neighborhood guard your property. They are total hacks and will go to the wrong address and just start chopping. I can't put into words the damages.
Wonderful work, they took down a large dead tree that was right next to my house and fence. They took the whole thing down in a matter of hours, it was very impressive! They also cleaned all the trees on my property, at which I was amazed at how much dead wood they cleaned out of my trees. Now my trees look fantastic! I am glad I hired these guys over a smaller company, they did amazing and left my yard clean like they were never here!
Company did a great job at my house, staff was helpful and professional. I couldn't be happier and I will definitely be using them in the future! The most important thing for me was that the staff answered all of my questions and valued my questions instead of making me feel silly or dumb for asking them. Thanks for all of your help and your hard work, you made it very easy to say I will use you again!!!
Wonderful service, all the staff was helpful and worked none stop. Always asking if we/I was happy with the work, making sure that I understood the work order. Once the work was completed, they walked around with me again and made sure that I was happy with the work. They wouldn't even take my check until I walked around with them to make sure that everything was finished and I was happy.Great job guys, I will def use your company from now on!
Did a wonderful job! Had 5 acres of oaks cleaned up. Did wonderful, the trees look amazing. I never thought my trees could look so good. They cleaned dead wood out all the way to the very top, and now my trees look amazing, thanks for a job well done.
Good people, good service, and a great experience! Wish I could find more companies like this one,
Finding the right arborists for the job is just like hiring any other professional tradespeople, such as plumbers or electricians. You want trustworthy people who know what they are doing, especially since they are working on or around your home - the most expensive piece of property you own.
Don't hire the first person who claims to be a professional, but only has a chainsaw and a flatbed pickup truck.
What Kind of Work Do You Need Done?
Before you search for an arborist, make sure you know what kind of work needs completing. Do your trees need a simple trim of their leaves and branches, or do you require a more serious task, such as sawing low-hanging branches that could cause damage to your house if a severe storm occurs?
Once you know the extent of the work you need completed, make a list of tree service providers in your area. If you know you have low-hanging branches that could prove to be problematic, it's smart to find an arborist sooner rather than later. Many tree service providers get a a lot of business after storms hit, so you could be waiting for a while if you delay in calling a professional.
You have a better chance of getting a good deal on trimming or tree removal if you get any necessary work done in the winter, as opposed to busy seasons like spring and summer.
Look for Reviews and Ask for Recommendations
Start your search for a tree service by looking at the online reviews of any companies in your area. Remember your family, friends and neighbors are also trusted sources of information, so ask them if they can recommend a tree service to you. Ask them what kind of jobs the arborist performed, how much they charged and if they were pleased with the results.
Are They Certified Arborists?
Not all tree service companies feature certified arborists. If you have trees you want to keep and care for, you need a full-fledged arborist for the job. Ask the company to verify qualifications and credentials before you sign or agree to anything.
Hiring a certified arborist gives you more options. In case you decide you don't want trees chopped down, ask if there's anything he or she can do to spare any sickly trees you might have.
Remember that the landscape of your yard either adds or subtracts to the value of your home, so upkeep of your trees is very important if you want good home equity.
Ask for Proof of Insurance
Before hiring a company, you need to know it's carrying enough insurance to cover any damage done to your property or any injuries that could result from the work done on your home.
Make sure you verify the tree service is insured and for the proper amount.
Request a Walkthrough
Don't sign a contract for the work until the arborist walks you through the details of the job and explains the kind of work he or she will be doing, how long it may take and what kind of equipment will be used.
While doing a walkthrough, ask how debris will be disposed of. Will the service be responsible for clean-up? It could be you want the tree converted into mulch or firewood. If so, make sure you and the arborist are both on the same page before you make a hiring decision.
This is also a great time to ask about the service's qualifications. Ask for a list of references you can contact regarding the quality of the service's work, as well as the tyeps of jobs it has performed in the past.
Compare Estimates and Average Costs
It's always smart to request estimates for jobs from several companies before making a decision. Obtain a written bid for any work.
How much you'll pay for services depends on how tall and large the tree is and what type of job is required. This is why the average cost of trimming a tree varies widely. Trimming or pruning a 30-foot tree can cost anywhere from $75 to $400, while taller species such as oaks and pines may run from $150 to almost $900.
The average cost of completely cutting down a large tree can be well over $1,000 with stump removal. The price of grinding down the tree's stump also varies. Many tree service professionals charge by the diameter, with the average price being $3 per inch.
Keep in mind that the more dangerous the job, the more it will cost to remove or even trim a tree. If the tree is located in a hard-to-reach area or if there are power lines either near it or in the way, a tree service will charge more.
With that being said, it's important to get an itemized invoice that shows how much each part of the job will cost, from the actual chopping down of the tree to the stump grinding and disposal.
A tree service professional, also known as an arborist, does much more than chop down trees and remove stumps from your front yard. As a homeowner, you likely want some greenery on your property. However, out-of-control trees and shrubbery can be hazardous to you and anyone who enters your yard. Trees can also balloon your homeowners insurance rates if a branch falls on your home, vehicle or somebody walking on your property.
Experienced tree service providers can give you insight into how to properly care for your trees and what to do if any of them are diseased. In fact, many homeowners regularly call on arborists to diagnose the health of their trees. Many times, tree service workers must fell a tree if it has contracted an ailment.
However, just keeping track of the fertilizer you use, the soil the tree is in and the amount of water the tree needs can keep some diseases at bay. This is why it's smart to hire an arborist, who can advise you on whether you can save the trees on your property or whether you should cut them down and remove them.
Arborists can also treat the tree and possibly cure it of common diseases such as canker, heart rot, root and butt rot, sooty mold, powdery mildew or verticillium wilt. Some of these ailments attack certain species of trees via the soil or roots, and if they aren't caught soon, the plant could die.
Tree service experts not only diagnose the diseases ailing your saplings, they also provide insect control if it happens that the plants are sick due to pests. Not all tree diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria and lack of water. Some bugs burrow through the bark and damage hardwood and softwood trees. Depending on the species of trees in your yard and the region of the country you live in, aphids, the infamous emerald ash borer or other pests could destroy your healthy trees. Calling an arborist sooner rather than later can help you head this problem off at the pass before you're stuck with a treeless yard.
Not only can an arborist help you ward off tree diseases and pests, he or she can also study samples of the soil on your property to determine if the ground isn't nutrient-rich enough to support vegetation.
Tree Cutting and Removal
Felling trees and mulching them into pulp is the most common job for which homeowners need arborists. However, you might need a tree service if you plan to construct a new home or if you're adding an addition to a pre-existing residence. If a tree happens to be in the way of your plans, call a service company. They can chop the offending plant down and remove the stump from your property so you can start building.
However, if you wish to protect the trees around your home from any construction work, a tree service can also help. An arborist can prune some of the branches to ensure the tree stays healthy but doesn't interfere with new construction or additions.
If a storm hits and damages your residence, a tree service professional is usually on your list of people to call for help after first responders and your insurer.
A professional service can completely remove a tree or just prune and saw off its branches if a storm damages a tree. After sawing or destroying the tree, professionals can then remove any of the dangerous debris from your yard by hauling it off.
Planting New Trees
Tree service companies don't just get rid of sickly or dead hardwood and softwood trees, they also offer their expertise and assistance if you want to plant new ones. If you want to add to the greenery in your yard but you're concerned about the right species to plant or where to put it on your property, seek the advice of an arborist.
Last but not least, tree service companies are also great places to get your wood if you happen to have a fireplace. Many tree businesses offer free delivery and stacking of hardwoods, such as maple or birch. These can make for the best firewood because they burn slowly and don't produce as much smoke as other types.
No industry is safe from hucksters and scam artists, unfortunately, and tree service providers are no exception to this rule. Do your due diligence and always ask for proof of insurance and certification before agreeing to any work. You will also want to be on the lookout for telltale signs of scams. Be cautious of any company that: