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We called Eddie's Tree Service to remove a large white pine, an invasive honeysuckle bush (more like a tree!) and to trim our 25 yr old Silver Maple. They came out the day I called even though it was after 3:00pm in the afternoon when I called Eddie. He looked over the work, explained what they would do and that they would be out the next week as I had called him on a Friday. They came out performed all the work requested, did an excellent job of cleaning up. They also ground out the stumps of the 2 trees they removed and you can hardly see that a tree was ever there. The white pine alone was at least 2 stories high! Their price was excellent and we have already had one neighbor ask who we used. We had called a larger company, but they didn't keep the appointment to come out and showed up when no one was home, left a MUCH higher quote and were going to remove the wrong pine tree! We highly recommend Eddie McCoy's company and will refer anyone who asks to his service!
EDDIE IS A VERY BUSY MAN AND I ADMIT IT TOOK SOME TIME FOR US TO WORK OUT A GOOD TIME...BUT I AM SO HAPPY WITH WHAT HE DID FOR ME. HE AND HIS CREW CUT BACK A TREE AWAY FROM MY GARAGE THAT (THANK GOODNESS) HE TOLD ME WOULD LIKELY PUSH IN MY GARAGE AS IT WAS RIGHT UP AGAINST IT. I NEVER REALIZED THIS BUT HE WAS RIGHT. HE TRIMMED SEVERAL TREES FOR ME AND ALSO HELPED ME SAVE MY WEEPING CHERRY TREE. HE GROOMED A LARGE OAK TOO AND CUT BACK A TREE AWAY FROM MINE AND MY NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE...ALL FOR A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. HE WAS FAST TOO! PLEASE GIVE HIM SOME TIME TO GET TO YOU AS HE IS VERY IN DEMAND BECAUSE HIS PRICES VERY REASONABLE AND HIS WORK IS EVEN BETTER!
8:30 AM, it was raining men! Outstanding team, mega tree equipment, 100% professional. They had completed a BIG job and were gone by 10:30 AM. The work was done and they cleaned up everything - couldn't tell they were there except my yard looked fabulous. On time, very trust worthy, Anthony knows his stuff a PhD in trees. Can't say enough good things except I highly recommend this service - they could have not been better. Very reasonable rates - I had (5) different estimates, from all good companies but "Trees are my Business" stood out.
I discovered a limb dangling from a tree 50' above the ground; it was right over a new shed we had erected to replace a shed which had been demolished when Hurricane Ike came through in September. The proprietor, Jim Sweeney, came out right away then came the next morning with his crew, truck and chipper; he climbed the tree, roped off the limb, sawed it off and lowered it safely to his crew on the ground. They cleaned up the yard, chipped the limb and brush and left the yard impeccable. You couldn't ask for better, more professional service.
Thank you for the professional & friendly job!! You guys not only took down the tree but cleaned up every twig & branch. I was surprised with no damage to the grounds around the tree. Will have you back in the spring to trim and shape tree in the front:) Again Thanks 4/3/13 Well it's spring ! Had Johns tree service back to to take out the dead limbs ,top off & shape my tree in the front of house . It looks GREAT! Thanks you so much would recomend you anytime/> Very professional
I had a huge Pine removed from my front yard,and I was surprised that they fell is as a whole and not topped it beforehand, it came down neat and clean. They were very efficient,timely,and professional. Did a great job with debris removal and stump grinding. I really appreciate that they were nice enough to oblige me by cutting a piece of the trunk for my mother in law to make a table out of . Thank You so much I highly recommend this company and would use them in the future if the need arose.
I live in Florida, but my dad's home is in Columbus. His huge maple tree died. I like dealing with local people, so I chose Jim's company. It was nice to actually speak with the owner, who also is involved with the job. Jim is wonderful and easy to work with, the tree is gone and they did a great job!!! Highly recommend!!!
The men who were here were very courteous, answered all the questions we had, very prompt, did what they said they would do and were wonderfully nice! They worked hard and were extremely professional! Greg and I would like to thank them again for doing such a wonderful job! Greg and Susan Holowell
I would like to thank Eddie and his grew for a job well done. They came out to my house today and cut down two trees. They cleaned up neatly and they were done in no time at all. I will refer Eddie's Tree Service to all my friends and family. Thanks Guys... Thanks Patty.
A Accurate Tree Service worked two different days on multiple trees in my yard. They trimmed and removed many large branches and a tree which were too close to the house without any damages. They also cleaned up and removed all tree material and did the job very quickly.
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: