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What a Professional company. He did what he said he would do and even more. Very hard workers and I would recommend them to anyone!
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I highly recommend Robert (Bull's Tree Service). I called several companies. Robert arrived on time and was extremely knowledgeable. He knows trees! His price beat the other estimates that we had received. He and his wife, Debbie, were polite. They listened to our concerns regarding what we wanted. They reassured us that our house would be safe, and our neighbors' properties would not receive any damage. They provided us with their insurance information and a list of references. We felt comfortable with Robert and Debbie. The bid was good, the insurance was good, the references were good - Let's go to work! They did such an outstanding job removing the tree, that we hired them to trim our two remaining trees. One of the things I appreciated was that we were a part of the planning process. He made sure he knew what we wanted, and he made sure we knew what he was going to do. Robert did exactly what he said he was going to do. They were efficient, thorough, and their clean-up was incredible. We are extremely pleased with Robert and Debbie @ Bull's Tree Service. We are going to have them back next spring to to do some more work on our monster Oak Tree in the back yard. Today is May19, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Robert and Debbie finished about one hour ago. They went the extra mile for us, so I wanted to take a minute to share my experience with you. Give them a call - you will be glad you did. Thank you Robert and Debbie. God Bless You - Jeff, RN in OKC.
Why pay more for tree service accreditation when you can get this kind of professional, quality tree service from Bull's? Don't bother with accreditation...it is just a peice of paper and a reason to charge more!!! I got multiple bids and this is the truth. I live on a heavily wooded lot and had a huge and very old Pecan tree growing over and leaning on the edge of my roof. It was destroying the edge of my roof and moved during higher winds chewing away the edge of my roof. I called Bull's Tree Service after reading these reviews and I could not be more pleased at how they gently handled removing this dangerous tree... that if it ever fell would take out most of my house with three huge limbs growing directly over my home. You will get everything you ask for from Robert and Debbiem with the business handled in a very professional and easy to understand way. Robert and Debbie have lots of experience with every kind of tree problem and you can be assured they will take care and do it right!!!!! I live in NW OKC. I strongly recommend Bull's Tree Service and I would give them more than 5 stars. I have worried about this tree threatening my home for over a year. I will continue to use them as needed and will be asking for a bid from them on some construction to repair the damaged edge of my roof and fix the back porch. They do that too! Please check out their website too. It's great!!!
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! That's how I describe Bull's Tree Service. Friendly, professional, super easy to work with, intelligent, on-time ... the list can go on! I bought an old rent house to fix up that had a dangerous, ridiculously overgrown sweetgum tree in my tiny back yard that was too much for me to handle. Robert and his wife came out the first time, late last summer, to discuss cutting it back. After spending the fall season raking up sweetgum balls, I called them back to come out and give me a bid for cutting it completely down. They did, and their bid was less than anyone else with whom I had discussed this tree. I couldn't afford to have the stump ground out, and they didn't pressure me to do so. The cleanup was EXCELLENT, and my yard actually looks like something I can begin to work in again. These people are the ones I will be calling first for future projects. They are absolutely wonderful to work with, and you will be glad you called them ... just as I am! Thank you so much, Robert & Deborah! Christi321
It is always hard for me to choose a business out of the yellow pages; I am afraid that I will be railroaded along, lied to and worst of all overcharged. But I had to do something when our giant oak tree lost one of it's bigger limbs during a recent wind storm. I studied the adds for several minutes and ended up calling Bull's Tree Service. From our very first phone conversation until the last chip was raked out of my yard, I felt totaly at ease. Robert is a perfect gentleman to be around; completely respectful and attentive to all of my wishes; a hard busy worker (almost like a monkey while up in my oak which was fun to watch) and very dependable (Showed up right on time for our first meeting). Things went so well that I had him trim the whole tree and work on my other trees as well. I will be calling them again. They are very friendly and have a good sense of humor. I WOULD RATE THIS COMPANY AS PERHAPS THE BEST I HAVE EVER USED!
The ONLY tree specialists you will EVER need! After finding Bull's Tree Service as being highly recommended on Angie's list, my wife contacted Robert and Debbie and they not only provided the best quote by far, but also delivered the BEST work I have ever experienced from ANY contracted workmen/women! They returned phonecalls promptly, turned up on site on time, worked quickly and efficiently with minimal disturbance to everything around them, had a very professional and courteous attitude and were a pleasure to be around. Not to mention that the tree removal was executed flawlessly and exactly as requested. I would gladly have Robert and Debbie come back and do more work without a second's thought. They are the ONLY tree service worth giving business to - you will NOT be disappointed.
Don't bother calling anyone else! I had checked with several trimming companies and Bull's Tree Service had the best pricing by far. Robert looked at the trees - an 80 Ft that needed to come completely down and two others (a little shorter) that needed major trimming and gave us a detailed written estimate. He was a pleasure to work with! The climber/cutter Baron was a joy to watch! He was very skillful in cutting and lowering limbs by rope to avoid any damage to everything on the ground. Robert and Baron worked very well together and kept us informed all through the process. They always showed up on time (or early) ready to work and always went above and beyond what we expected. Would Highly Recommend them and would definitely use their services again if needed.
WHY FIVE STARS? First star : Robert called me back in a very short period of time. Second star: An appointment was set up and he actually showed up as he said he would "nothing is worse than waiting around all day for someone to show up". Third star: He listened as to what I needed done and explained everyhing that he would do and wrote it all down with the cost of everthing that would be done, no surprises. Fourth star: He actually showed up and did the work as he said he would. Fifth star: He takes pride in what he does for you, with a good sense of humor and makes you feel like he has enjoyed doing a good job for you. You can't go wrong in using Robert and Debbie, I will certainly use them again. TOP NOTCH PEOPLE!!!!!!
I highly recommend Bull's Tree Service for all your tree cutting or trimming jobs that are too big for you to handle. This man has the equipment and knowledge to get the job done, without damage to your property, for a fair price. He is dependable and honest which is worth a lot in today's world. I must admit that I had my doubts in the beginning on how this guy was going to get the task done that I had set before him, without doing any damage to my home. Robert made it look like a cake walk with all of these pulley's and ropes to support the branches of the tree while lowering them to the ground without even damaging the grass below. The man is a master in the field of tree cutting, and takes pride in the job that he does.
Robert Sverduk and his team are awesome. Knowledgeable, Worked fast, safely and professional in their assessment of the best options for our trees. My mother had 6 trees in dire need and one that needed to be removed. Retired and living on a fixed income, she never thought she could afford to have this taken care of by a reputable company with valid insurance. I verified this company's insurance was mailed the actual policy! I really appreciate the kindness and care these gentlemen showed my mother. I would heartily recommend Robert Sverduk and this team for any tree aervice you need! Cordelia W. Banks, OKC
Robert and Debbie are wonderful! They worked very hard, did exactly what I needed and asked to have done, charged a fair price, and were very friendly and professional. They take complete responsibility for their work, give references without being asked, and make the experience a very positive one. I had a very old walnut tree fall on my house and was amazed that they could handle such a difficult task without a crane! Also cut up other trees that had fallen in the storm, ground the stumps, and filled the holes with top soil. No evidence trees were even there now! I can't recommend them highly enough!
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: