|It's such a bummer to lose a mature tree. First the silver maple in the front, now the birch in the back. It was already dying when I moved in, dropping branches each year, and last winter it finally gave up the ghost.|
Finding someone to take it down wasn't hard; I've used Rushton Tree Service before. They're quite affordable. (If I were trying to save a tree, I might shop around more for an arborist, but cutting one down is not rocket surgery.)
The first guy said he'd do it when he had a bunch of orders together. Well, more than a month later, I finally got ahold of him again. "Oh, I forgot. But I can come today!" Then he didn't show up. (That was Tom at All Area Tree Care, if you're shopping around. Don't call him.)
The next company, ArborScape, had an estimator out, scheduled for a week later, and when the guys showed up, they said, "Uh, our small grinder broke, so we have to use the big one." Oh no you don't.
The third place had a picture of a small grinder on their website, but didn't actually own one. They referred me at last to Stump Removal & Daughter, who came out and did the job the day after I called.
So if you're looking for stump removal in the Denver area, we heartily recommend:
Tomorrow: A new tree