So. Just gave my woodlot a close shave, including removal of two dead elms. Both dangerous, one more than another.
Hired the Higher Place crew, based on the professionalism at contact and detailed written quote.. So they arrived into the street like ninja's - big truck with a big chipper. Didn’t hear them - which is good - no disturbance to neighbors. I’d set the alarm and they knocked exactly on time, but by then they were already staged. We quickly reviewed the work. Two removals - one seriously dangerous. Pruning of 4 mature Silver Maples.
I watched them as the crew of 4 worked. Two up top, two below. They cleaned as they went. In constant radio communication for safety. This was like watching a SEAL TEAM TREE take out a target. Efficient. Clean.
My Neighbors wouldn’t likely ever have know they even there, the clean-up was so well done.
What impressed me was the way the team maneuvered from one task to another with such precision. No wasted motion, no false steps, At the same time: fully aware of team safety. Including proper safety attire, equipment and tool safety at all times.
I was also impressed with their tool respect. Tools sharp and clean and stored properly at all times. Tool respect tells a lot about a professional.
I see more sky than I was expecting and the old ladies I love will hopefully thrive for a few more years ..
But I digress. Fair price. Very professional. Will hire them again for similar service without hesitation.