BTW, clearing trees can get very expensive.
It can indeed be expensive particularly when you use a licensed feller and want the waste chipped or hauled away. Things vary by state but I would not use an unlicensed tree service in part because of the liability I would assume in the case of an accident. My neighbor hired a contractor to remove and trim some large trees. I went out to the fence to watch. The safety gear for most of the crew was a green vest, no steel toed boots, no glasses, no bump hats. Some of the would walk directly under a tree that was being limbed. During a break I asked the lead guy for a card and an estimate for removing some sequoias. His card had a license number, his website had the number, the estimate had the number. Licensed and insured! But he wasn't. It was all fake.
I told the neighbor and he shrugged, no worry the company had been recommended by people at church.
A year later I obtained three bids from legitimate companies, one sent an arborist and he did not want to remove or top healthy trees. I admire that. One was sky high, impossible. The third was made by the crew leader doing a job up the street. He came over later in the day walked the property, used a laser pointer to clarify where cuts should be made, and the price was only a bit painful. Then he offered plan B they would buck the trunks to shorter lengths and move them to the back of the lot. Deal.
They came in and did a safe fast and neat job, leaving me with cords of firewood should I chose to further cut and stack them or a lot of redwood rounds.
Then came the revelation. He was moonlighting, the whole crew was moonlighting. When you want more work he said, call this number, don't call the office.
Edited by barbarosa, 18 July 2021 - 03:29 PM.