I want to do "windsail reduction" on my douglas fir (more than 5 story
When you get a bid for this, does the tree trimmer usually specify the
number of branches they plan to cut? Without this, it's impossible to
compare bids and impossible to know whether they completed the job. Even if
the number of branches are specified, the height of the branch obviously
also affect the difficulty.
If you have experience with this kind of bid, I'd like to hear your
You're overanalyzing. Get estimates for the whole job. You'll find differing
opinions about what needs to be removed. If someone sounds like they're
pulling ideas outta their ass (see www.whitehouse.gov for examples), say
"Thanks. I'll call you back." show them the door.
Next, speak to everyone you know. Coworkers, neighbors, everyone. As if any
of them have used a tree service that they've been happy with.
The minute you begin dividing the price by the number of branches, you're
wasting your time with an irrelevant metric.
make certain they are insured with references.
I hired nice tree company who accidently brought down a 15,000 volt
main line. people could of been killed including me.
explosion, street had to be blocked off, power out for a couple hours.
the tree companies insurance reportedly paid 15 grand, for power
company, and cable company emergency generators to keep the cable amps
I had planned to go and direct traffic, the crew was one worker short.
I would of been standing where the lince contacted the asphalt street.
the burn mark was on that street for years till it was repaved
Look through your phone book for arborists. Go to the Better Business
Bureau web-site and see if any of the arborists have large numbers of
complaints. Call a few of the arborists for estimates. Be sure to ask about
both workers comp and liabilty insurance. Then choose the one you like.
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