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When a tree falls in your front yard -- what are your options for getting rid of it?
6117 Summer Creek CirDallas, TX 75231
I hired Leatherface Trees Service to cut down 2 trees that were growing too near my house. Richard is the owner and he is fabulous! He took care of everything and I didn't have to worry about anything. His team is professional and they cleaned up after the job was done. I'll absolutely use Leath…
12720 Hillcrest Rd Ste 345Dallas, TX 75230
From Business: In 2007, Lloyd Lumpkins formed the firm of L. Lumpkins Architects to pursue his passion of creating architecture based on classical principals of design. With a successful career spanning over 30 years and influenced by historical European architectural styles Lloyd has provided designs for some of the finest residences an…
6125 Luther Ln # 422Dallas, TX 75225
From Business: Tree care Dallas has been faithfully serving DFW for the past 25 years since 1992. We take pride in the fact that we have the highest standard in the tree care industry. Our service techs are ISA certified with the state of Texas and provide accurate, informative information and tree care services. We offer several differe…
Dallas, TX 75217
This is the second time in 3 years I have had them do my tree trimming. They do an EXCELLENT job for a fair price. They did exactly what they were supposed to do, all my trees look GREAT, and they cleaned up well-you can't even tell there was a mess. I chose them because during the floods on Gle…
Irving, TX 75060
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 75356
Chippers Tree Service removed a very large tree and trimmed 1 other tree in my home in Dallas. They did an outstanding job in the removal and clean up. I recommend chippers highly to anyone looking for a good company that does what they say.
When a tree falls in your front yard -- what are your options for getting rid of it?
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I am a Property Manager in Balch Springs and invited this company to our community and give us a proposal for a total community facelift. They sent out 2 employees within 30 minutes and we went through each of my concerns and spent over 2 hours walking the entire community. I noticed them taking pictures and notes and kept me engaged during the entire process. After numerous conversations and approval from my company, we had them begin work. What a great team effort on their part and my community is brighter, looks larger due to the tree trimming. They cleared out over 78 trees that were harmful to my residents homes and other personal property. The trees that were trimmed/pruned look so much healthier. Express Tree Trimming is definitely the team to call for your tree service needs whether you are residential or business. they are respectful, professional and prompt (do not blame them for bad weather). I am recommending them to our other communities if and when we need trees worked on as well.
Simply put, it was good work, but I don't like how it was handled. I got the estimate the ($800) and it only included two items (from the list of items they performed for me, they left a number of things off). So I called them up the next day and mentioned all these other items they left off and they came back out to get me another estimate ($1,250). I thought for $1,250 ($450 more than the first) that it was a pretty good deal for everything.They came out on time and got everything cut and trimmed and was quite happy with how everything looked. It was to my surprise, and this is where my displeasure comes from, when I later received an invoice for $2,050 plus tax. I called up Tom Lindsey and explained that I was confused by the higher amount and he told me that it was two separate estimates and that I needed to add them together. Just make sure you know what you are agreeing to before telling them to come out.
I just had 1 very large tree taken down, and another large oak trimmed up, and I must say Express Tree Trimming is by far the BEST company I have ever dealt with for my trees. Mr. Solis was quick to come to my house and provide my esimtate, and was easily the lowest bid of the several I received. His crew came out early the next day and got right to work. Very courteous and professional, they worked like surgeons. They worked very hard, and the final results are absolutely SUPERB. I am extremely satisfied with the quality of work and the price. Clean-up was also exceptional. I would highly recommend this company, and will call them again, should I need additional service. Thank you, Isidro.
This is the second time in 3 years I have had them do my tree trimming. They do an EXCELLENT job for a fair price. They did exactly what they were supposed to do, all my trees look GREAT, and they cleaned up well-you can't even tell there was a mess. I chose them because during the floods on Glenbrook over the past 5 years, several people used Express Tree Trimming. I would pull over in my car to watch them work and they were careful not to damage anything on the ground. I walked back and spoke to the homeowners and all were very pleased. You can't beat that kind of recommendation! I am very happy with this company and plan to use them whenever I need my trees trimmed.
I strongly recommend Mr. Solis and his staff at Express Tree Trimming. They were quick to respond to my call give me and estimate and prompt day for the job to be done. They were very professional and worked well with our limited budget. The crew came early on the schedule day ready to work. They were friendly and honest and paid attention to every detail. They cleaned up so good it hardly even seemed like there wore trees there before. I highly encourage each one of you to give these guys a call, you would be pleased with their service, as I’m and recommend them to have the job done. :)
The work quality was excellent. The crew really cared about details. I found the pricing to be excellent and the services provided were on schedule. I must mention that the trimming crew was always very courteous and responsible. We have received numerous compliments from our neighbors on our beautiful front yard now that one big tree was cut down and removed completely. I would definitely recommend Express Tree Trimming to anyone in need of quality & environmentally friendly tree trimming. Not to mention, Mr. Solis has a great sense of humor. He made sure we were satisfied.
I called a few tree trimming companies and Express Tree Trimming gave me a free estimate on the same day I called. I hired them after I was given a very good price (which also included a discount), and also knowing that they are insured and bonded made this a company I could trust. I am pleased to say they made sure all my trees were trimmed very nicely! They did a magnificent job, I was very pleased, I love my trees very much and I am so glad this company made sure they were well taken care of. I highly recommend it.
I called Express Tree Trimming to have all my trees trimmed. I had called a few other companies but didn't feel confident they could do a good job. Express Tree Trimming was the third company I called and immediately noticed the difference. They showed up in time for the quote and performed the services the next day. Not only was I satisfied with their service, they went beyond my expectations. They were very professinoal while also providing competitive prices. I highly recommend them to anyone!
I had several companies come out to give me an estimate for taking down an old tree in my back yard. Express Tree Trimming excelled among the rest in just every perspective. They showed up on time to our appointment, reasonable price, very proffesional and their staff was very courteous. They cleaned up so good it hardly even seemed like there was a tree there before. I highly encourage each one of you to give these guys a call, you will know what I'm saying is true right away!
I hired the Express Tree Trimming to trim 2 big trees and to remove 1 tree. Mr. Solis (the owner) provided an outstanding service. The crew came promptly and were very professional. I am very happy with their service and the work they did. My trees look very nice and neat now. They did clean very nice after the work. I highly recommend their service coz they know what they do and they are very professional. Great job guys!!! Thank you so much.
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: