I had seen a Sullivan Tree Service crew take down a large spruce tree in my neighbour's front yard and had been considering doing the same at my place because the 46 year old tree's roots were destroying the lawn, lifting my sidewalk and neighbour's driveway and my garage floor was showing cracks from the pervading roots. The removal next door went very smoothly and quickly and I got Sullivan's name from my neighbour. I had called other companies for estimates and they were coming in very much higher than the one I got from Sullivan. So I scheduled the removal with Sullivan.
The crew they sent were prompt and they explained how they were going about falling the tree so as to do little or no damage to my garage that was within 12 feet of the tree and a city electrical box that was 4 feet from the other side. They lopped the low branches so that if the tree came down where they were setting up to drop it none of the branches would hit the garage or the box.
When the time came to cut the tree down they carefully lined up their cuts and tied up a rope into the top part of the tree so they could apply pressure in the desired direction. They dropped the tree exactly where they said they would. I was amazed at their accuracy.
They then proceeded to remove and shred all of the branches and cut the trunk into 12 to 18 inch rounds. They threw the rounds into their truck and raked and swept up all of the debris from the cutting from the front lawn.
I could not be happier with the work they did. They were very professional in their work and very pleasant to deal with.
By the way, the bill included the grinding of the stump which will be done next week.