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When a tree falls in your front yard -- what are your options for getting rid of it?
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We called and got a complete walk-thru from J.R. He was very thorough and listened to what we needed. The work was scheduled on a day that worked for me and they reported at 8 A.M. with a crew of 4 people to complete the work. Everyone was friendly, attentive and the quality of work was outstanding. J.R. was there on the day the work was done and kept checking with me to insure everything was up to my expectations. The clean-up was also excellent. J.R. is someone I would definitely have back. Great company with great service.
Sal was trimming trees at a neighbors house and we asked him to give us an estimate. He gave a fair price and did our trees that afternoon. Great work and clean up. Will definitely use him again.
I selected Sal's Tree Service based on positive review by prior customers. My experience with J.R. and the two different teams he brought out to: 1) remove a large tree and 2) perform major maintenance on two 40 year old live oaks was extremely positive. J.R. very accurately predicted the time to complete the jobs and the teams efficiently and cleanly executed to the plan.
I just used Sal's to remove a huge ash tree in our front yard. I spoke to Sal yesterday and his crew was out first thing this morning and had been working hard on it all day. I'm very pleased with the job they've done and the price they charged. I will definitely call them again when I need tree service and highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of work.
Today was the second time we’ve used Sal’s tree services and we are extremely pleased once again. The team is friendly, skilled and efficient. They ground a tree stump today and even shoveled the sawdust onto our garden for us. Final cleanup was so complete no one could tell they'd been here for a few hours. VERY PLEASED WITH SAL AND HIS TEAM.
I just had Sal's crew out for two days trimming LOTS of trees, cutting my hedges, cleaning out my beds and laying mulch. This service in general is not cheap...and you get what you pay for. Sal had a big crew out and lots of nice equipment. When they finished, I literally said, "That was so worth it!" They canopied and opened up my trees so much -- it shows off my house, my grass will grow better, it's cleaner. My hedges were so overgrown and now they're trimmed and the beds are ready for flowers. They don't leave any trace of being there -- my property was completely clean of debris, branches and leaves. Sal's responsiveness from the first time I called him, to coming out for an estimate, following up, and his attention to detail with his crew's work, really demonstrate that he truly cares about customer service, his reputation and doing good work. I highly recommend them.
I have definitely found the right company for all of my tree service needs! Sal was recommended by my current lawn service company and when contacted, he came right out and provided a very fair quote for quite a bit of tree work around my property. Scheduling an appointment for the work to be completed was simple and the crew did an amazing job - VERY thorough work and a fantastic job cleaning up. The crew did not leave until they knew I was completely satisfied with the work! The price was very reasonable for all of the work they did (7 hours with a crew of 3 - worked hard the entire time) and payment through their office was a breeze. Thank you to the entire team from Sal's Landscape & Tree Service - I greatly appreciate the great work and courteous service!!
Sal's crew spent two days removing, trimming and stump grinding on our property. Sal is always very professional. His crew has good work ethic and the cleanup is awesome. Many of his crew have been with him for years, which says a lot in my opinion; that he treats his employees good. Prices are very competitive.
]RECENTLY HAD A FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE USING SAL'S LANDSCAPE AND TREE TRIMMING SERVICE AND I WANT TO SAY RIGHT OFF I WAS VERY IMPRESSED, THESE GUYS REALLY KNOW THERE BUSINESS! ESPECIALLY J.R. HE WALKED ME THROUGH MY FRONT AND BACK YARD AND EXPLAINED IN DETAIL WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND FOR THE PRICE I WAS NOT ONLY IMPRESSED WITH THE AFTER EFFECTS I WILL RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY! THANK YOU J.R. AND TO SAL'S FOR A GREAT JOB!!!!! P.S. I will be using them for all my future tree trimming projects!!
Great experience. Professional. Polite. Great price. Trimmed trees so squirrels could not jump back and forth onto my roof.
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: