- Yes estimates are free.
- Risk assessments however are not.
- Generally tree work cost at least $200 to $300 dollars, to cut down limbs or a small tree.
- Depending on the size of the tree it may cost as much as $2000-$3000 dollars, depending on if we need to use a crane, or the tree is in the backyard; depending on if we can get equipment to it, or if the tree is dead and may be hazardous.
- Yes, you do have to pay sales tax.
- Ohio Department of Taxation
- Landscaping, Lawn Care Services, and Snow Removal - January, 2004 – Revised This release deals with the application of Ohio sales and use tax to landscaping, lawn care, and snow removal services. It revises and replaces the revised release issued in January 2003 so as to incorporate changes made to the law relating to snow removal in Am. Sub. H.B. 95 (effective 7/1/2003). R.C. 5739.01 (B)(3)(g) includes landscaping and lawn care service in the definition of "sale" or "selling," which makes the provision of these services subject to the Ohio sales and use tax.
- R.C. 5739.01 (B)(5) states that "the provision of landscaping and lawn care service and the transfer of property as part of that service is never a construction contract."
- R.C. 5739.01 (DD) defines "landscaping and lawn care service" as: ". . . the services of planting, seeding, sodding, removing, cutting, trimming, pruning, mulching, aerating, applying chemicals, watering, fertilizing and providing similar services to establish, promote, or control the growth of trees, shrubs, flowers, grass, ground cover, and other flora, or otherwise maintaining a lawn or landscape grown or maintained by the owner for ornamentation or other nonagricultural purpose."
- No, they typically leave the firewood, and don’t chip up the brush.
- If a mistake is made they disappear, try to get half the money down and then don’t finish the work.
- You want to use a reputable company.
- Do your research of the company.
- Is that company insured?
- Do they have a landline, or website?
- Most tree work can be done in about a day.
- Only if the job is for a large company or commercial job, the work may take longer than a day.
- Removals of trees, any time the ground is dry. Late spring through summer, even into mid-Fall.
- We recommend for pruning etc., late fall into winter.
- Tree work can basically be done 12 months out of the year. We have all the proper equipment such as a crane, bucket truck and we like to use plywood under heavy equipment during the months where the ground may be slightly wet, to protect your yard.
- We take Visa, Mastercard, and personal checks.
- You can make a payment over the phone at (513)738-9913
- Our address is:
2076 Venice Blvd
Farifield, Ohio 45014
Our hours of business are 8:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri.
- You can, however we do not recommend it.
- It can be done, we call it “Prep to plant” after grinding the stump we apply lime, allow it to heal and the lime is used to break down the roots, bringing down the acidic level allowing the roots time to heal.
From Update Forestry
Michigan State University
THE VALUE OF A TREE
- It’s critical to keep planting trees, one reason; it adds value to your property.
- It’s a good investment when planting $2000 dollars’ worth of money in trees that may become over a $10,000 dollar investment within 20 years, adding value to your property.
- Curb appeal, and appearance.
- Shade, during the warmer months adding shade to the southwest and southeast side of your property.
- Trees bring nature back to your community, and to man-made environments.
- Trees add 10%-20% to your home’s value. So if you have a $150,000 dollar home it could increase the value of $15,000 to $30,000 dollars’ in value to your home.
- A $300,000 dollar home could increase $30,000 to $60,000 just by having the proper trees planted on your property, in the right location.
- Because we know the proper placement and proper tree to plant on your property adding value.
- We; being a tree company, with certified arborist being in business for 51 years take that experience and knowledge when helping to improve the overall placement and look of your property over a landscaper who chooses to typically buy low and sell high.
- They sell short term trees that don’t add value. Short term; meaning they don’t die quickly, but long term don’t add real value to your property.
- We recommend you plant a tree that not only fits in your budget but, provides shade and appeal to your property. Here are just a few examples of what we recommend planting.
- Oak trees are a heartier tree. A nice Oak Red (2” in Diameter 10’-16’ ft. tall)
- Maples are a beautiful tree, but can be overdone. A Nice Maple Red Sunset (4” Diameter 22’-25’ft. tall)
- Some other trees we recommend Oak Burr, Oak Swamp White, and Elm American Princeton.
- We recommend 2’ inch trees. They give you exactly what you need and there has been enough pruning allotting for less pruning in the future.
- A 2” inch tree is approximately 10’-16’ ft. tall.
- A 3” inch tree is approximately 16’-20’ ft. tall.
- A 4” inch tree is 20’-25’ ft. tall.
- Spring may give you a better selection but we prefer to plant in late Fall so that the tree has all winter to adapt.
- If you want a list of the trees that we plant click here http://www.hendeltree.com/services/tree_services/tree-finder.php
- Over-watering, or under-watering.
- We recommend you water your tree at least once a week if not twice a week. Water on a Monday and Thursday, not Monday and Tuesday.
Tree Care & Maintenance
- We recommend using a Tree Gator Bag
- Or a large 20 gallon heavy duty garbage bag filled with water.
- We recommend filling that up April through the middle of September.
- Fill the bag at least once to twice a week as long as the weather is under 85 degrees.
- We recommend drip irrigation, we can install drip irrigation. Irrigation is a good way to make sure that you give a proper amount of water to your trees. One gallon of water can be dumped per hour per hour per hole. There are water measuring tools you can buy.
- Use a soaker hose. You just place the soaker hose in your yard and water at night and turn off in the morning.
- Over mulching, and mulch volcanoes
- Mulch piled high up the trunk of the tree causes it to choke out the trunk allowing bugs to come in and over time the tree will start to decline.
- One of the best things for maintenance of trees is to also aerate your yard during fall.
- Absolutely not! We commonly see trees in residential areas or in parks, therefore they are commonly taken care of by a lawn care service; hence its livelihood and appeal.
- Mother Nature in the woods is a different eco system where feeding and soil is provided by Mother Nature itself. The grass and soil are totally different than those of urban trees. In the woods grass is scarcer and the soil is dark and rich.
- Urban trees must be taken care of as such, feeding and spraying helps protect the trees as the environment is much different than that in a forest or woods. It’s up to us to feed, protect and provide for these trees much like we would in Mother Nature’s settings. Trees need our TLC and just as they do in a forest atmosphere.
It is extremely difficult to eliminate. When mowed, it will try to regenerate itself quickly. You can’t cut it or spray it once and expect the job to be done. If you can spray it, spray it. But, if it’s just too big to spray we recommend cutting it down, immediately use Round-Up Pro; read the label. Then after 30 days use the Round-Up Pro again. Before you remove the roots. This is much more efficient way to be sure that you’ve killed the honeysuckle. A lot of times there are better options to create privacy such as Evergreens.
- Magnolia trees: Magnolia trees need dormant oil in the spring. Oils kill exposed insects and mites by either suffocating them (covering up breathing tubes) or by directly penetrating the outside cuticle and destroying internal cells.
- Crabapple trees: Always need fungicide spray during spring, 3 sprays total. They also need fungicide injections to keep the apples looking nice and prevent apple scab.
- Pin Oaks: Pin Oaks are common to have an iron deficiency which may become severe enough to cause defoliation and, ultimately, tree death. They need to be fed and TLC as well.
- Spruce: Spruce trees tend to get spider mites. All Spruces need Spider/Miticide spray. Spruces are also water sensitive; they need lots of water. You could lose your spruces very easily.
- Yes we can kill bugs in a tree. There are multiple ways to kill bugs.
- We can spray the tree.
- We can inject the tree to help kill the bugs, there are also different levels of injections that we can use to kill the bugs that are more powerful.
- We also use soil drench putting chemicals around the tree to help kill the bugs.
- We kill the bag worms with spray. Unfortunately people wait too late to call us and lose their trees. If you see worms call us immediately. Early spray better control.
- When diagnosing a tree too many times people look at the top of the tree when you should be looking at the base of the tree and the ground looking for bugs, loose bark, cavities or decay.
- We perform tree surgery and trace the outside of the cavity and spray with a more aggressive spray. The exoskeleton of ants and bores are hard thus harder to control.
- Be aware of what’s going on in your yard. If you notice a tree starting to decline or lose foliage don’t wait. Call us so that we can help protect and save your tree rather than cut it down. Be proactive in your trees health and contact a certified arborist as soon as possible so we can assess the situation and save your tree.
- As certified arborist with experience, knowledge, proper training, professionalism; we use a certified spray applicator and with the proper skills and equipment to save your trees at an affordable price.
- Yes, your ash trees are salvageable.
- If you have 75% of foliage on your ash trees it is treatable and we will save it.
- We generally treat in May, we find this is the best time to treat EAB. But, as long as the tree will draw up the chemical; any time of year is ok. It’s like your tree is at battle, would you prefer to treat the tree at the end of the battle or at the beginning? All Ash Trees will die if not treated. Bugs
- Bugs are prone to go after older larger trees, because there is more room to get into those spaces. Younger trees are tighter and it’s harder for bugs to root into small spaces of the bark in those trees. Older trees are more susceptible due to this.
- Yes we think you should treat your ash trees. If it’s in a nice location, and it’s a large, nice tree.
- If you have a lot of bad Ash trees, it’s a waste of your money to try and treat them all, if it’s too late. We would rather treat half of your ash trees especially if your money is tight. We would assess the trees and try to save the majority of the healthier ash trees, possibly remove the worst of the trees and come up with a planting program.
- When entertaining or just relaxing on your deck, you want the privacy that a tree provides as well as the shade.
- A common mistake made when planting trees is planting a tree in the wrong location.
- The tree is planted too deep.
- The tree is not watered enough.
- When planting a tree you want to plant a tree on the edges of your yard it makes the yard look bigger.
- We don’t recommend planting a tree over a neighbor’s pool that may cause trouble for you and your neighbor in the future.
- Nurseries are in the business of generally selling plants. We are in the business of a more personalized service. Coming to your home, seeing what type of tree is best for your soil type, your soil conditions things of that nature. Make sure you get that professional advice.
- First we recommend you contact your insurance agent.
- More than likely they will then inform you to contact several tree companies.
- You want to take many photos when a tree is on your house to turn in to the insurance company when processing a claim. However, we recommend that you don’t if it’s not a significant amount of money. At least $1000-$1500 dollars plus.
- If it was just the cost of the tree, I would eat the cost of the tree if it has not caused a lot of damage to your home. For example if a tree in your yard falls and causes damage to your fence. The insurance company will typically say that the tree fall was due to your neglect. Thus you are hit with a claim and it’s more out of pocket expense for you.
- This is a common mistake with homeowners because they think that just because the tree is dead and has no leaves that the tree can be left alone. The tree is now hazardous even for a tree climber or company due to the fact it could fall while we are trying to remove it.
- So if you have a large tree and you’re concerned about the tree damaging your home, let us know ASAP. Some estimates are free but a level 1 tree risk assessment may cost money in the off chance that you get cited by a neighbor or the city that you live in.
- Write a letter to your neighbor before his dead, diseased or listing tree falls through your roof or over your property line.
- The letter should include: Description of the problem.
- Request for action
- Attorney letterhead
- If after you have tried to contact the neighbor and they have shown no interest in correcting the problem, contact your County Auditor for more information.
- The electric company is only responsible for getting electricity to your house, they generally do tree work from pole to pole, but, not tree work from pole to house. Even if it’s dead or hazardous.
- We can always handle tree work that involves electricity. We can drop your wires if they electricity company requires it or we can work around the wires. Depending on the work that needs to be done.
- Deer protection. Even in the most populated communities we see deer quickly damaging landscape that you’ve worked hard to maintain and establish.
- One deer can eat over a ton of food each year.
- People use black drainage tile on their trees for deer protection. This is sometimes left on the tree for 2-3 years, which is a cheap way to protect from deer however it’s a great place for bugs to root.
- The black tile holds moisture and the black coloring attracts the sun which causes it to be warm from the sun and the bugs go there to get warm causing a bug haven.
- Deer Management is a must
- We think it’s a personal preference. If you’re on a playground we recommend brown, or natural mulch because the dyed mulch can stain children’s clothes.
- Black mulch holds its color longer.
- Fabric under mulch. We think that mulch fabric is a no, no. It doesn’t truly deter weeds. It’s a nightmare to keep track of.
- Rubber borders, this is another thing we don’t recommend it just doesn’t look good, or hold up well.
- Concrete around mulch beds, this can also be problematic later if you have to have that tree removed. In which case we would have to use a crane.
- 1/2 Cord is 1 stack of wood (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.)
- 1 Cord is 2 stacks of wood (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.)
- 2 Cord is 4 stacks of wood (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.)
- 3 Cord is 6 stacks of wood (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.)
- In general a pickup truck can only hold 1/2 a cord of wood. A common mistake by people is, when they hear "Pickup Truck" it seems like a lot of wood when you may be getting less than 1/2 a cord of wood for the price of a cord.
- Buy your wood early. You know how much wood you typically burn per winter. We recommend buying your wood early.
- As soon as you get your wood delivered; tarp up the wood. Keep it dry, the less moisture in the wood the better the wood burns. Moisture will cause the wood to smoke and not burn as well.
- We like to use diesel fuel, newspaper and a little pieces of wood to get a fire going and then use the split wood.
|Alder||Produces poor heat output and it does not last well.||Poor|
|Apple||A very good wood that burns slow and steady when dry, it has small flame size, and does not produce sparking or spitting.||Good|
|Ash||Considered by many to be one of best woods for burning, it produces a steady flame and good heat output. It can be burnt when green but like all woods, it burns best when dry.||Very good|
|Beech||Burns very much like ash, but does not burn well when green.||Very good|
|Birch||Produces good heat output but it does burn quickly. It can be burnt unseasoned, however the sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use.||Good|
|Cedar||Is a good burning wood that produces a consistent and long heat output? It burns with a small flame, but does tend to crackle and spit and the sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use.||Good|
|Cherry||Is a slow to burn wood that produces a good heat output? Cherry needs to be seasoned well.||Good|
|Chestnut||A poor burning wood that produces a small flame and poor heat output.||Poor|
|Firs (Douglas etc.)||A poor burning wood that produces a small flame and poor heat output and the sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use.||Poor|
|Elm||Is a wood that can follow several burn patterns because of high moisture content, it should be dried for two years for best results? Elm is slow to get going and it may be necessary to use a better burning wood to start it off. Splitting of logs should be done early.||Medium|
|Eucalyptus||Is a fast burning wood. The sap can cause deposits to form in the flue and can increase the risk of a chimney fire if burned unseasoned.||Poor|
|Hawthorn||Is a good traditional firewood that has a slow burn with good heat output?||Very good|
|Hazel||Is a good but fast burning wood and produces best results when allowed to season.||Good|
|Holly||Is a fast burning wood that produces good flame but poor heat output? Holly will burn green, but best dried for a minimum of a year.||Poor|
|Hornbeam||A good burning wood that burns similar to beech, slow burn with a good heat output.||Good|
|Horse Chestnut||A good wood for burning in wood stoves but not for open fires as it does tend to spit a lot. It does however produce a good flame and heat output.||Good (For stoves only)|
|Laburnum||A very smoky wood with a poor burn.||Poor, do not use|
|Larch||Produces a reasonable heat output, but it needs to be well seasoned. The sap can cause deposits to form in the flue with prolonged use.||Medium|
|Laurel||Burns with a good flame but only reasonable heat output. It needs to be well seasoned.||Medium|
|Lilac||Its smaller branches are good to use as kindling, the wood itself burns well with a good flame.||Good|
|Maple||Is a good burning wood that produces good flame and heat output?||Good|
|Oak||Because of its density, oak produces a small flame and very slow burn, it is best when seasoned for a minimum of two years as it is a wood that requires time to season well.||Good|
|Pear||Burns well with good heat output, however it does need to be seasoned well.||Good|
|Pine (Including Leilani)||Burns with a good flame, but the resin sap can cause deposits to form in the flue and can increase the risk of a chimney fire must be well seasoned.||Good (with caution)|
|Plum||A good burning wood that produces good heat output.||Good|
|Poplar||A very smoky wood with a poor burn.||Very poor|
|Rowan||Is a good burning wood that has a slow burn with good heat output?||Very good|
|Robinia (Acacia)||Is a good burning wood that has a slow burn with good heat output? It does produce an acrid and dense smoke but this is of course not a problem in a stove.||Good (For Stoves only)|
|Spruce||Produces a poor heat output and it does not last well.||Poor|
|Sycamore||Produces a good flame, but with only moderate heat output. Should only be used well-seasoned.||Medium|
|Sweet Chestnut||The wood burns ok when well-seasoned but it does tend to spit a lot. This is of course not a problem in a stove.||Medium (For Stoves only)|
|Thorn||Is one of the best woods for burning? It produces a steady flame and very good heat output, and produces very little smoke.||Very good|
|Willow||A poor fire wood that does not burn well even when seasoned.||Poor|
|Yew||A good burning wood as it has a slow burn, and produces a very good heat output.||Very good|
- Wheel loaders, and machine processors have a lot of junk that may end up in the wood and leave more that you bargained for in your wood. Always be careful when burning wood in your stove and maintenance of your chimney and stove is a must.
- As in the list above Pine can burn, but the resin sap can cause deposits to form in the flue and can increase the risk of a chimney fire.
- Walnut can be toxic just as burning treated deck lumber, you are not supposed to burn this type of wood in a stove that is located in the home.
- You should get your stove or fireplace inspected annually. You should also do a chimney sweep before the season starts. Chimney fires are very serious.
- Check all batteries in your home, fire extinguishers etc.
- If you heat your home with a stove or fireplace, keeping the warmth of a fire throughout your home requires air movement. Put lots of wood on your fire and turn a fan on to let it distribute air throughout the home. We recommend adding wood at night and in the morning turning on the fans to create airflow.