Hi, Looking for cheap tree removal...can you recommend anyone? Prefer someone working on the side. Cheaper the better. I live near Central and Secor Area. It is not a huge tree but bigger than I want to handle. It fell down and is on my fence.
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I cannot say enough about Woods Tree Service. The owner is present (and working) at the job, he has all the right knowledge and equipment and he gave me an incredible price to remove a monster Cottonwood tree. His business number is 419.472.0471 but he always called me back on a cell phone. I didn't answer the first time because I had no idea whose number it was. Glad he left a message.
Cheapest I've found is John's Tree Service. (419) 867-3324
Be very careful hiring someone on the side with something as dangerous as tree removal. Who do you think gets sued when they fall/cut their leg off on your property? You!
I had two trees removed by Ruiz Landscaping, Holland, OH. One tree had split, and half was resting on my garage (which is now leaning about 30 degrees). It was a mulberry tree. I paid $875 (City Tree, Holland,OH estimated it at $900) before tax. The second tree (a locust) cost $200. The company used a "bucket" (the $200 tree was going to be taken down with a guy climbing a tree, and working down but my neighbor allowed them to drive the truck into his yard from the alley). It was safer for them. The mulberry tree was topped at about 10' off the ground (it left a large trunk that had grown into the chain-link, and later wooden fence). I might use the trunk to anchor a come-along to begin to bring my garage back to vertical. They mulched any wood 6" in diameter or less, and cut the larger pieces into four foot (or shorter in some cases) lengths. It would cost $250 extra to remove all the wood. I told him that I wanted to keep all the larger pieces. A lot of it was (with diameters over 18") cut into sections 1-1 1/2' long. I had enough wood to fill two pallets about four feet high at their house (they burn wood as an additional heat source). One of the workers said that they were afraid to take the trunk of the mulberry down any further because of the weight of the remaining sections that would be cut out. Neither me nor my neighbor had any trouble with leaving it in the fenceline. The crew will work with you if you want to save the wood. Only at the end did I consider that a lot of the wood they were mulching would be good to burn in my sister's woodstove. I probably lost 100-200 pieces 3" or thicker that could have been burned in her stove.
I had first chosen City Tree, Holland, OH but after calling twice a day for about four-five days, and telling them I was ready, I called Ruiz back (I had estimates from both, and there was about $25 difference between them). Ruiz then called to say his chipper had broken (on a Thursday). He finally was ready to come the next Wednesday but then called back because another job was still being done. I told him that was alright because I did not want him in the alley when the garbage truck came though. Someone told me that the garbage truck had shifted the tree the previous Wednesday, and caused the garage to shift. I did not see it so I can't verify that.
I had Ruiz bring me verification that he had a current workmen's comp certificate. Another tree service had said that he did not have insurance. I guess those businesses bad mouth one another all the time.
^^^They were probably talking about Liability insurance.
No, the estimator said that he did not pay into workmen's comp.
I guess I had better make it clear. An estimator for a rival company said that Ruiz did not pay into workman's comp but I asked for (and got) proof that he did before I hired him.
Old, are you going to burn that mulberry wood? be prepared to wait years for it to dry.
Chris Hansen, a great tree guy, lives in our neighborhood and he artfully trimmed a maple in the front yard for us with a climbing rig and a brace on his knee. he was awesome to watch, what a monkey! the tree is beautiful now and out of the way of the utility butchers. Highly recommended.
And then he caught some predators, right, nana?
I'll second the recommendation for John's Tree Service. They removed a tree and several bushes for me for a little over $200 I think it was this spring. I've used them in the past and always got a fair deal and good work.
Nana, my sister and brother in law wait usually 1-2 years before they burn the wood. They have a stack about 4-5 foot high, and 60 feet long in back of the house plus the stuff we bought was put near the side of the house to dry out. They were grateful to get the wood since they don't have to worry about the next supply now.
olds, good, becasue that crap takes forever to die! The Hub's chopping block is a center piece from the trunk and it sprouted leaves after he moved it to the firepit!
Annie, wut? :)