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Serving The Metroplex & Surrounding AreasFort Worth, TX 76120
From Business: With Sal s Landscape & Tree Service, all your outdoor maintenance needs can be handled in one visit. We offer complete tree service and custom landscaping, from removing entire trees to trimming the rose bushes. Our comprehensive landscaping services and flexible hours are designed to accommodate even the busiest schedule.…
Dallas, TX 75227
I've been a very satisfied TruGreen customer for approx.12 years. I live in an HOA that has 322 homes. Without a doubt I have the the healthiest and consistently best looking lawn in the entire neighborhood every month and every year since being on this program. The secret is having a great comm…
Fort Worth, TX 76123
Howard was very professional and prompt! Gave us an estimate for tilling up our front yard, replacing with St Augustine sod. The estimate was 1500 less than a previous estimate. Set a date to start and said he would have it done by Saturday. Chastin kept us up to date with texts so we knew whe…
6021 Longhorn LnFort Worth, TX 76179
From Business: Our goal is to ensure the complete satisfaction of every customer, while offering knowledgeable and friendly service at competitive rates. We know that you have a choice of tree service companies and we appreciate your consideration. Our hope is that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet all of your expectations and…
5120 SE Loop 820Fort Worth, TX 76140
We used Horton Tree Service for tree trimming and removing several of our trees and were very pleased with them. The estimator seemed knowledgeable about tree's and options available for drastically cutting back oe of our trees while improving the overall presentation. He was also able to provid…
6916 Brookglen LnFort Worth, TX 76179
From Business: Faithful Lawn Care was a company that started out with nothig, The company only owned some home lawn equipment and then after one year the company upgraded to commercial lawn equipment. This year up graded to a work truck to a trail and commercial quality equipment for better quality Foreman from faithful Lawn Care. Thank …
7605 Wagnon StFort Worth, TX 76108
From Business: Fort Worth Arborist Co. is a full service arboricultural services company based in Fort Worth, Texas. We perform scientific, research based tree services that are responsible and appropriate. We maintain memberships and certifications with the International Society of Arboriculture and the American Society of Consulting Ar…
2520 W Waggoman StFort Worth, TX 76110
From Business: We have been a leader in the lawn and landscape industry for over 35 years. Our professional staff is highly experienced with commercial and residential maintenance and installation. QualitiScape Services expertise includes, shrub and tree installation, maintaining seasonal colors, stone works, lawn maintenance, irrigation…
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…
Excellent job, excellent service. We will continue to patronize your company. nice and friendly staff
Very customer focused with great quality! Staff will go the extra yard to ensure exceptional service.
I purchased 10 live oaks & their planting service. It cost almost $4K. After the 2nd week, one of the tree die. I came back to The Tree Place again asked them for help. The owner said, they can't help anything and the tree planting service is their sub-contracting which they are not responsible for. They confirmed that they won't guarantee anything. Very bad!
Got ripped off. The salesman (Rhett) charged us $1750 to plant the tree, and then told us we had to pay extra for the stakes, strapping (to hold the tree in place) and the mulch to put around the tree. It took 56 minutes from the time the planters arrived until they left. He milked the sale in every way possible. Would never go back there. Of course we feel dumb for allowing this to happen to us.
Ballard Tree Svc , services the Metroplex, and I live in Ft. Worth and have used them for many, many years. There are only positives to say about Ballard and their crew. From the time they come to your house with the estimate, until the job is finished, it's nothing but true courtesy and professionalism. I have had some ''tree challenges" over the years, and have always been so satisfied with the work I received. I would recommend them to anybody, without hesitation. Mrs. Bobby Ft Worth
I have used Sal's landscape and tree service for the past 4 years. They do a wonderful job and clean up afterwards! The crew is knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend Sal's for your tree and landscape service!
On time and did a great job of trimming my trees & cleaning up. I will use this company again. A job well done.
Best tree service ever! I called this company on Friday evening after work, they answered on the first call and came out the next morning to do their estimate. I saved over Five Hundred dollars from the best estimate I had gotten from one of bigger companies in my area, When I came back from work on Monday they had remove the old trees, cleaned up, & made my property look great in just hours, I was so glad that I called them because I was going to go with the other company without knowing that I could save even more. Thank you for doing such a great job Santiago’s landscaping & tree service. I will recommend you guys to any of my Family and Friends.
I will never call this company again!! I ordered wood, it was never delivered, and although I called them repeatedly over the course of a week, I never received a call back, even to say that they couldn't fulfill their promise. They have lost my business and that of everyone else I talk to.
After a tree in our front yard fell down, Peterson tree professionals showed up with a card and we hired them to take care of it. They got the tree taken care of and then we paid them to grind some stumps and take another tree down. They said they would return the next morning, early, and do it. They left their truck on our property and even gave us the keys. That was on Thursday may 16th. As of 3 days later they haven't retrieved their truck, done the work, or given us a refund of $150 that they never did the work for. They've lied through their teeth numerous times saying they would "be there in 30 minutes". I'm sick and tired of waiting on them and being lied to. I want our money back and I will NEVER recommend this unprofessional company! I'm sorry it had to come to writing this review. I hope it saves someone else out there a couple hundred dollars.
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: