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Frequently Asked Questions

We love it when customers ask us questions.


Are you guys insured?

Of course we are and we are more than happy to provide certificates upon request. We carry $2,000,000 in general liability insurance and Workers comp for every employee. Our general liability insurance covers any damage that could occur to property or bystanders. Our workers comp covers any death, disease, or injury to our employees.


How much does it cost to remove a tree?

That is a tricky one. Like everything else, price is relative to and a reflection of the cost to the company. Each tree is unique and requires a unique approach. It is very hard to estimate the cost of a tree without seeing it and getting an idea of what is involved in the removal. While it is difficult to give an exact estimate, there are some species of trees that can usually be guesstimated and a rough price given. For example, most Bradford pear trees reach the same size and are most often suffer the same fate. If no special circumstances apply ( i.e. the tree growing over cables, lines or a house and the tree is of an average size the price for removal and stump grinding will average $300-$500. River birch trees and trees of the same size will usually run around the same. Does that mean you will pay 5 times the amount for 5 trees? No, there is usually a mobilization fee included in the first tree. Therefore we are able to offer discounts on multiple trees. The more trees you get removed the bigger the per tree discount will be. Please call us to schedule a free estimate and an exact price.


What is an Arborist?

By definition an arborist is an individual who specializes in cultivating and caring for trees, including tree pruning, tree removal, tree fertilization and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and pests. Certification is usually obtained through organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture. If you ask most people what an arborist is, they will tell you something along those lines. But it is more than that to us. It is a way of life. Honestly, It is hard to put in to words what the word arborist means to us. It is kind of like being a super hero. On a day to day basis we will be out saving trees one day and helping storm victims get trees off of their homes on the next. Everyday lived as an arborist is a great day.


Will my driveway be damaged by your equipment?

A: The most transparent and up front answer we can give is, it is possible, but not probable. The damage is usually minor such as one or two small hairline cracks that are barely noticeable. With all of that being said, we can never tell which one is going to be a part of that small percentage. The salesman will discuss any concerns prior to the job. We are not responsible for repairing any cracks in driveways from the weight of our equipment.


Will my grass be damaged?

A: We take every practical precaution to ensure that your yard is undamaged during the project. It is our goal to leave your property better than we found it. Some degree of turf damage should be expected. The larger the project, the greater the chances of disturbance. If you are having 10 large Maples removed from your backyard you should anticipate a significant amount of turf damage. If you are only having one or two medium sized trees removed then you might not have any damage. Then again, there might be a couple small areas. It all depends on the project. The only exception to the rule is when crane use comes into play. Removing trees with a crane is a no impact method and you can expect very little damage if any at all. We are not responsible for repairing damaged turf.


What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We accept Checks, cash, money orders, we are in the process of accepting credit cards but do not at this time.


Do your tree climbers wear spikes when pruning trees?

A: HECK no! That is an outdated process that is still used by unprofessional tree services that have no clue how to truly care for a tree. The damage that occurs to the vascular system of the tree is unrepairable and could lead to the death of your trees.

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