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6556 S Crocker StLittleton, CO 80120
From Business: Serving Denver, CO since 1976, Daybreak Landscaping has built a trusted reputation among customers. Owner, Jacques Levy, brings his understanding of Colorado plan…
Serving the Lakewood Area.
From Business: Schulhoff Tree & Lawn Care, Inc. is a tree and lawn care company serving Denver, CO, and the surrounding areas. Since 1937 our dedicated staff of certified arbori…
8585 E Warren AveDenver, CO 80231
Great service! Always on time and willing to assist me with any lawn care issues I may have.
785 Holland StLakewood, CO 80215
From Business: Helm Gardeners & Landscaping has been providing professional gardening services for over 28 years in Denver, CO. Whether it is gardening, landscape design or pati…
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…
This place is such a dishonest. Never never call them for any kind of services. I called them couple year ago to have them remove the dead tree. Last year all the sudden I received an invoice saying they did the spray service around the area and I owe them $75. What in the world that I need this kind of service for. I never agreed to the spray service when I only had them removed the dead tree. I never signed any contract nor agree to perform any additional service. They have threatened me that to put a lien on my property. That is ridiculous.!! If there is a negative start on this rating. They sure deserve it!!
BEWARE!!!Gave quote to REMOVE two trees plant two removed two planted one gave quote to Remove two Plums /trim trees over drive gave discount to prepay we stupidly did pay $30 came back CUT down the two plums left saying roots to tough , would not return our calls after texting he returned those saying he would charge another $70 to REMOVE the roots. Do NOT TRUST this co or the owner. Rip off artist...
I requested a quote to treat my Ash trees for Emerald Ash Borers. The guy who came out to my property was more interested in cutting down the trees that were close to the fence and boundary line than treating them. None of the trees were infected. They were all healthy trees or caused no obstruction to any building or property as my home is located in a neighborhood with 1+ acre lots. I'm speculating that it was more beneficial financially to cut them down rather than treat them? When asked if the estimator was a certified Arborist, he said he was not. I called the company and was told the estimator was a certified arborist, When i told them the estimator admitted he wasn't, they had nothing much to say!! I'm guessing that if this company's estimators are not Arborists they would not know how to treat trees.....only to cut them down!!
Worst tree service ever. Makes promises and they don't deliver. Does not keep scheduled appoints. Rarely return calls, if you are lucky and they do call you back you will receive empty promises. Not a honerable company. Save yourself the stress of using this tree service.
I have never seen rot teeth in the owners mouth and I have never seen payment prior to any jobs complete fulfillment as stated in the written estimate I don't know why I even waste my time writing this. But I know the truth and your being blatantly dishonest if you don't like it find another tree company to hack your beautiful trees into branches
I was attacked by the owner of this tree service in my car. He is on drugs all teeth are black from lord knows what, and I saw them about too attack a lady for not paying until the job was done, do not use these scum of the earth for your tree service.
Horrible customer service and front office, and extremely rude technicians and management. Do not recommend! Call another service!
Was given a bid for a First Class trim of my tree, from top to bottom their moto "quality servise for a quality price" and written on their paperwork 100% customer satisfaction? I scheduled the job and they showed up a day late without even a phone call,they did trim the lower 15 feet of my tree however did not touch the upper 20 feet of a 35 foot tree. This company will change the scope of their proposal but not the price then demand full payment for doing 1/3rd of the proposed work. BEWARE! They advertise 100% custermer satisfaction as long as you do not confront them about their work or fees. When confronted they will not listen, their is NO satisfaction guarantee except in their favor. In closing they can talk the talk, but can not walk the walk. I almost forgot for all those considering using this company beware of the old bait and switch tactic, one will sell you on the job then the other completes the work and demands the fee not completing the work that the other had proposed stating the one doing the work is the Arbourist an that he knows best. I would be very surprised if they are a fully licences company nor have insurance to stand behind them, Please do your homework on this company before hiring for any kind of work.
Customer service is terrible. No one answers the phone or returns messages left on the machine. They offer a nice discount for pre-pay. It should go without saying, but DO NOT do this. If the scope of service changes at all, they do not provide refunds.
Arbor Pro Tree Experts has taken Amazing care of all my tree for over 22 years, with over 14 tree's on my property I was grateful for the Superior Knowledge of it's staff. Some years ago I received a call from the office personal, letting me know the Mt. Pine Beetle had moved into the metro area, and they want to send an arborist out to look at all of my pines. I started with a spray to prevent my tree's from getting infested. Well let me tell you, I am so glad I listened! All of the pines in my neighborhood are all dead, but not mine. I received a similar call in August in regards to my ash trees they gave me 3 options. I had my Ash Trees injected, and I don't have to treat them until 2016. My experience with this company has never been like the other reviews here, Not once has the office staff been rude, quite the contrary. They always greet me seemingly with a smile if I have questions they always answers my questions. The tree crews that come out are always polite and go over what they are there for. I haven't ever been "Billed" for services. When they come out I have always paid at the time of service, and my sprays are discounted because I have always pre-paid for them. I don't know what I would do without Arbor Pro's continuous care of my trees. Thank you~Lorine
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: