We needed two trees trimmed.
One 40-45 foot tree had several branches overhanging the house roof (above the second floor), and a branch that had split along the limb on that tree, making it very unstable. It rested on a lower limb, but was still bearing leaves. It also had branches that reached across an adjoining lane-way to overhang a business on the other side of that lane-way. We wanted all offending branches trimmed back enough, that nothing overhung either our roof, or the business.
Another tree, 25-30 feet high, with a trunk diameter of about 10 inches, had many branches overhanging a power service line from the street to the house. That tree was to be taken down to ground level, although we did not request removal of the stump.
The lane-way was an access route for deliveries to several stores, which would make the job somewhat inconvenient for the work crew, considering the size, and frequency, of delivery trucks coming through.
I called for four estimates, which ranged between $550.00 and $900.00. We chose Central Tree Care, which came in at $700.00, because of both price, and a third party contractor's recommendation. I needed proof of insurance for one of the neighbouring businesses, as well as for ourselves, and were duly supplied.
When they came, the crew, cheerful and considerate, were efficient and fast considering the lane-way impediments, finishing the job in a couple of hours, including cleanup.