Tree care, tree removal, lawn and landscape services in Tulsa, Oklahoma
17 Jul 2017

Why the cheapest estimate is not always the best investment for your trees.

We received a call the other day from a homeowner requesting to meet with our ISA Certified Arborist. The homeowner was frustrated with “the lawn guys” whom they had just hired to trim their trees. Prior to hiring them the homeowner had received two estimates. Choosing to go with the “cheapest” bid, which was approximately $1,600 less than the highest bid. These “savings” would sadly cost her several thousands down the road.

Why you might ask? The lawn guys completely topped (cut the entire top portion of the tree off) eleven small Magnolia trees. Topping of trees, which we at Henderson Tree and Landscape refuse to do, will cause a number of problems, which eventually all lead to the death of the tree. In essence, all eleven of the trees in which she had requested to be trimmed but were topped, have begun to decay and will need to be removed.

The cost to remove the topped trees and stump grind is anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500. Once these have been removed and the stumps ground, the client will then face the additional cost of selecting like trees (eleven) which will then need to be installed at an additional cost per tree. This additional cost can total anywhere from $3,500 to $4,500. Remember, once these new trees are planted they still will not be the height of the previous trees prior to being improperly trimmed.

In conclusion, the homeowner’s thoughts of saving $1,600 have turned into a living nightmare where she may pay anywhere from $5,500 to $8,000 to fix this hack job performed by uncertified and untrained “lawn guys.”

 

For more information on why topping is bad click here.

 

Below is a picture of just one of the trees that was topped.

 

 

 

25 May 2016

Hiring The Right Tree Service Company After a Storm

Choosing the right tree service company in the Tulsa metro area can be a difficult task, especially after storm damage. As for a lot of tree companies, just about anyone can go down to the local hardware store that has a pick up and purchase a chainsaw, make up a few cards with their name on it and say “They’re a tree service company.” Most people wouldn’t take advice from a “person” who just went to the store and bought some medical equipment and called themself a “doctor” and this should hold true for a tree service company. With storm damage, brings with it the “tree service companies.” A lot of tree service companies chase storms from town to town and state to state. It’s always best to be sure to always check and make sure the tree service company you hire is fully insured and has actual proof of insurance. There has been many horror stories of tree service companies saying they are insured and when the incidents occurred the customer was left with damaged property etc. and the tree service company is now states away… You can see how this ended… Another big problem with hiring the wrong tree service company is the reality of it is a lot of them simply do not have the experience or knowledge on how to properly trim your trees. Trees should never be topped, stubbed out, or have 25% of the foliage removed at one time unless it is a safety issue and the tree is going to be removed soon. Topping a tree is extremely harmful to trees, doing so will make the tree(s) highly susceptible to insects and disease which in return causes wood rot and from there works its way into the tree from the site of the improper cut(s). Make sure the tree service company you choose has the proper insurance with actual proof and the experience with proper know how before trimming your trees. Contact Henderson Tree and Landscape, LLC today to receive a free consultation.

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We are a tree service company in Tulsa that has experience with trees in the Tulsa area. Let us give you a free consultation and expert advice on how to care for your trees to help prevent storm damage.

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