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Trimming and removing trees can be dangerous, if not deadly. Learn how to stay safe and when to call a professional.
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Since the price of tree removal and trimming services can vary widely, it can be difficult to find an affordable tree service. Lea…
In the Historic Old Louisville Area this is the best place to rent. My husband and I lived in a two bed, two bath townhouse from 2011 to 2012. Very nice community with a firehouse across the street, elementary school across the street, officer always on call, park just few blocks away, University blocks away, gated community, pet friendly and great staff. The residents here are mainly university students, some families but no worries it is quite. One thing we liked the most is the elementary school grass field where a bunch of us owners with dogs met up everyday to let our dogs play. We had Danes, shepherds, pits, terriers and other mix breeds of all ages plus sizes play together. This was a great way to know your neighbors, make friends and have fun. Note though if your animal is not nice, vaccinated, not trained and you can't pick up after your dog then don't go because it will ruin it for everyone else. Parking was a little bit hard during college semester but there are plenty of spaces around and its empty during school breaks. We never had any problem with noise from neighbors but we were facing Hill Street right by the bus stop so we did hear that traffic only if we were in the kitchen. My husband and I felt safe here and now that the gate is up I feel it is more attractive and nicer. We felt so safe there was a lot of times our door was unlocked but anywhere that is not a good idea. We were not able to experience the gate because they just started putting it up before we left to buy our first home. That's one thing I like to point out because since we bought our first house they were allowing us to sublease which made our move easier. Very flexible. The grounds and maintenance work very hard. When we had our dog chew at the wall and our AC unit leak they were on top of both. We got an AC unit in right away and AC being fixed happened quickly. I also note that since our dog ate at the wall it was our responsibility. People get to quick on these websites about how things are not fair to them, any apartment complex knows what that place looked like before you moved in. They document this well and that's why I agree if you do not write in on your move in day paperwork, yeah you should pay for it. If you do not like the look of Old Louisville then its not a place for you because all these house have to follow the historic district too. Overall this place was a great experience and a 2nd family. We would rent from them again.
This is the best place I have ever lived in. I moved here from Old Louisville and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I lived in a 2 bedroom 2 bath for a year and the apartment was very spacious. We had a huge living room and an attached dining area, including a large patio. The kitchen is decent sized as well.The property manager was great. The response on maintenance issues is fast, they usually get things fixed within one day. The design of the apartment was ideal for me and my roommate because both of us had plenty of private space for ourselves. At the same time the living room area provided a great place to hang out and have friends over. Needless to say we had a lot of friends coming and going all the time.Parking was never a problem. There is a large parking lot right there with no restrictions on visitor parking so your guests always have a safe place for their car. Neither did I ever see the parking lot ever full. There was always plenty of open spots even if we had 30 visitors at our place.The complex is calm and quiet. The neighbors are great, mostly young professionals with families. Clifton area is the ideal location for young people, there's plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and bars on Frankfort Avenue within a walking distance.I would highly recommend this place to any young professional. If I wasn't moving out of town, I would definitely have lived here for years to come.
Overall: 4 stars. Arrived at by balancing out a high recommendation from foodie friends, welcoming by owner and extra effort describing the dishes (my first visit), good smells, they carry my fave rye bourbon, bad carry out experience (food sitting behind bar), strange new noodles not quite to my liking and outstanding pork buns. One of the owners greeted me, was very personable and explained the menu, listening carefully to my likes and preferences (no spicy, no fatty meats). I settled on the Beef with Rice Noodles and pork buns for an appetizer. I wouldn't get the beef again, the rice noodles were too thick for my taste and kind of gooey. Overall, taste of dish was quite good, though, plenty of beef and a few (needed more) nice garnish-type raw veggies that lightened it up and contrasted crisp with gooey.Pork buns were outstanding. The filling was ground meat, not sure how seasoned but I'd go back just for them. Next time I'll try the gai lan or bok choy as my main dish. The woman who came from the back and straightened out my order apologized as I was leaving. That apology was very important to me and is the reason I'll return for more pork buns and some of whatever dish has more of that filling in it...
I live at Jefferson Square going on 10 years! and there's a reason I don't plan to move. They replaced the windows on the building yesterday and I am VERY pleased with the new windows. makes a world of difference. New windows look great and will cut down on (already low) utilites. Thats only the latest thing that has me pleasantly surprised living here. For one thing I haven't paid for cable in almost a decade! And I'm not missing any games either! Cables FREE! Who couldn't use one less monthly bill? They also have a CLEAN laundry room footsteps from my door. The machines are newer, replaced not too long ago, and the price stayed the same with better machines. When I first picked my apt at Jefferson Square, it was because I work for UPS and its close enough for me to ride my bike to work. My buddy upstairs works for Ford and bikes too. Im very active and try to stay in shape mostly runnig and biking. I spend much time running through the neighborhoods and I'm close enough to the mall, the bank, walmart, Dr. grocery, etc. that I run or bike most places I need to go. I picked living here because the great location. Ive kept living here becuase of excellent service
My mother and I moved in here originally in 2011 because I liked the big bedroom and we liked the location. But because there are so many apts, we are always having to wait for maintenance. Don't get me wrong. The maintenance crew is wonderful and every one of them is polite and more than helpful but they are overworked. They need double the crew they have. We have had about 8 water leaks since we have been here. One leak in December 2012 in my bedroom was so bad that I had to sleep in the living room on the sofa for a week until they could fix it. They knocked $200 off my January rent but I don't think that helped at all. The worst is we keep having an infestation of termites every time they put mulch down in the spring. Thousands of termites swarm in my Mother's bedroom window and then they die. It is a mess to clean up but even though they say they are going to prevent it happening again, it always happens again. 4 times we have had it. We don't have the money to move. Don't move here.
**WARNING**If I could give this place a 0 I would in a heart beat! This place is like putting lipstick on a pig!! Long story short, my money order was stolen from box provided by the complex but since has been removed. I went to court 3 times, when I paid rent in June she applied it to Mays rent and told me I didnt pay rent for June. I still got evicted. The manager Gelina Reed is a stone hearted no emotions what so ever person. The place may look nice but there have been so many problems here. Air conditioning leaks they had to take tiles out of my shower,cut holes in my walls, more than once,carpet coming up, cheap laminate floor peeling,walls are super thin you can hear everything, almost a yr landscaping still horrible, no gym as promised. Plumbing backs up.Good riddance to this trashy place, I'm not going to miss anything here at all,except the other office is a doll and super sweet. Take my advice and listen to my warning!! I've heard other horror stories from other residents.
Dr. Baker is my doctor and I love him! I really like the aides I've had, especially Gary and Lisa. The nurses Bo and Cheryl always took great care of me. I really love them. Also, Todd is really sweet. They really explain things to me so that I fully understand it. In respiratory, I love Melissa and Annette. You can't forget Tim, he's my buddy. I love me some crazy Tim. George and Steph weren't my nurses but they take care of the lady beside me. They are so sweet and nice. It's hard to find people like that, they're so nice. They always come to my room with a smile and ask me how I'm doing. That's what people who are sick need, smiling faces. The manager is really nice up here. She said if I ever have any problems to let her know. She checks up on me all the time and I know she doesn't have to. Jackie is my baby, so sweet. Every time she here, she comes in with a smile. Lisa is a nice wound care nurse who knows her job. She will always joke around with me, she's really fun.
This is by far the best place to live in Westport area. I was a student who stumbled upon this place halfway through a lease that I eventually ended up breaking just to live here. A few of the key points: The staff is some of the best, at least in my own opinion. The manager makes sure you are well taken care of and will do just about any thing within reason to make a resident happy. When I left to go on vacation I thought I left my door unlocked and they went and locked it for me! I was extremely thankful! The quality of the apartment is top notch for the money.The location is one of the easiest to live in and also get where I need to be. Sometimes during rush hour it can take a couple minutes to turn left since there is no light coming out of the complexc, but it would be about the same as waiting at a light to turn so not bad. I feel very safe there. Bottom line, this place is simply amazing. This is an apartment community worth checking out at least!
IF you rely on the internet for anything, DO NOT MOVE HERE. My boyfriend and I moved to Louisville about 6 months ago. They supply the internet and cable and you cannot go elsewhere to get those utilities. When we first moved in it took Maple Brook over 2 weeks to get our internet hooked up. They use a third party internet technician company called Korcett to provide service to the tenants and they were incredibly incompetent. I was looking for a job at the time and finishing my degree online so this was obviously infuriating. A couple months later we had another internet outage for an entire week. And yet again, we are currently suffering from another outage lasting over 24 hours now. To make things worse, Maple Brook has a clause in their lease that they are not responsible for any outages occur so that you are powerless to take any action against them. If you work from home or need to do online schoolwork, this is not the place to be.
I've lived in Louisville my whole life, and lived in several different rental properties. BY FAR, River Hll Apartments offers the very best value for the price!!! the units are very spacious, the neighborhood is conveniently located to almost everything in the city...but, it's kind of like living in a little private paradise...even when you drive home and turn in and come up the hill to the parking lots...it's like a peaceful forest! We have only had to contact maintenance a couple of times in the last 1.5 years and they always respond in a timely manner--and are friendly! And, compared to other complexes around Louisville, GREAT PRICING!! The pools are wonderful in the summer, never too crowded...my hubby and I just signed on for another 2 years!! if that doesn't tell you how great the place is, I don't know what will!!! I Highly recommend you check them out when you are searching for a place to rent!
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: