I have an oak tree in my front yard which is about 40 feet tall that I want
to have cut down and hauled away. I live in North Central Dallas. Next week
I will be calling a company that does this type of work to get an estimate.
In the mean time I'm just curious if anyone has had a similar experience
with a tree removal in the recent past. Mostly I would like to find out what
kind of price I should be expected to pay.
DONT GO FOR PRICE!!! GO FOR QUALITY AND SAFETY!!
I once took the low bidder, seriously BAD decision!
the idiot crew damaged the homes roof a little, knocked over a pole
light breaking the underground wiring, and their grand finale was
taking down a 15 THOUSAND VOLT POOWER LINE, fortunately no one got
killed it was very close thing...........
stupid neighbor tried driving over what might have been a live power
line, police were on site, neighbors unhappy beteen power failure and
cable outage, which effected a 5 mile area:( late afternoon it messed
up dinner for many, a couple neighbors came and yelled at me, seems one
worked shifts and was late for work
clean up and police reports took 2 additional days let alone roof
repair and had to dig up and replace pole light and wiring.
by that time I deducted some when paying the tree crew, I saw their
carelesness, climber was in big hurry.
I suggested they all get a new line of work before someone died.
Heard later their insurance paid out 15 grand in damages they probably
went out of business.
Learn from my bad experience. If the tree overhangs wires or a building
it will cost a fortune. In some areas the power company will take trees
below the level of the lines for free with a written guarantee of NOT
planting a new one...
One last thought many people LOVE a mature tree it can add thousands in
resale value, something to consider...
I think we need to understand there are lots of kinds of oaks. If you
ere in the south or west an oak is a knarled bushy thing that may be
30' high. (scrub oak, live oak etc) In the north central states and
north east they are telephone poles with leaves on them (pin oak,
white oak, red oak).
I live in the south west and the oaks in my yard are about 40 feet high.
When I moved into this house 4 years ago those trees were less than 30 feet
tall. They are red oaks.
According to my encyclopedia a scrub oak is a shrub, not a tree.
By all means take it down. Your original post did not mention house
damage, etc. Since it affects the home next door, perhaps the expense
of removal can be shared or off-set a little with the neighbor.
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