Tree removal in Charlotte.....long shot but it doesn't hurt to ask....

treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
Alright Polk forum peeps, serious question for those who may know a reputable tree company in or around Charlotte (Technically, Rock Hill SC). We lost a Hybrid Bradford Pair tree last year. It was #4 in a row of 4 trees that provided shade for the front yard in the afternoon.

Yesterday, as I was mowing the jungle of a lawn with all of the rain we have had, the wind was at a standstill and through the earmuffs and tractor roaring, I heard this "crack".

Yup, tree #1 this time lost about a 1/4 of itself. I'm done. It's time for them all to come down. I am looking for a reputable, yet reasonable tree company to come and remove them all. I have found an AWESOME stump grinding company but do not have a good tree removal company that doesn't require a 2nd mortgage to remove the trees. (Said very sarcastically)

All recommendations welcome. What say you?

Tom
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,863
    why can't you drop them yourself? Pics of the trees might be in order.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,411
    If you like the Bradford look check out the Cleveland pear. It's a tad smaller and considerably stronger than the Bradford.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    I am done with Bradford's. I know full well the life expectancy of the normal and the Hybrids. I would never plant one myself because of the short life expectancy before they start falling apart when someone sneezes but these were already existing when we purchased the property about 3 and a half years ago.

    They have provided shade up until tree #4 split last year and truth be told, if ANY tree fell in the yard? I would have been okay with it. Unfortunately, that was the one tree that shaded our front porch, which was where we spent most of our outdoor time when we got off work (it's expansive).

    I want to actually redesign the gardens where they were planted, so no worries there and we have already discussed trees to replace them as we knew this was coming someday.....just didn't realize it would be this soon.

    John, pic's of the trees won't help anybody. They are the standard, run of the mill Bradford Pear. Larger than most because they were hybrid but still the same tree. Only larger.

    Tom

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,991
    My local tree service grinds the stumps as part of the deal, no extra charge, which is beyond reasonable. Have you called around for estimates?
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    Yes sir. Most of them are "bend me over" type companies. 2K a tree is not a value.

    Tom
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 245
    I didn't think Pear trees got that big......At least not 2k per tree big. How big is the stump?

    If it is not in a tight place and won't do expensive damage if it is cut down wrong why get a reputable tree company? Please don't take this as wrong or racist but find a Mexican company driving around with older trucks. Then when you are negotiating ask for the cash price.

    I had a dead hemlock about 20+ ft tall with a 16 inch trunk. Some guy knocked on my door asking if he could take it out. He said $300. I said I would think about it and mentioned cash price. He said $250 and I said sold. He cut it down in a few days then came by to get paid.

    This tree was right next to a road so it was an easy job. And the price did not include grinding down the stump. He did cut it about 3 inches from the ground though.

    Is the tree in an obvious place where tree guys can see it? I get cards on my mailbox all of the time.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    We have those same folks driving around from time to time who are willing to work their (***) off for next to nothing, @delkal. They aren't from any race or nationality, they are just human beings trying to make a buck. Illegally or legally.

    These big boys are about 40' tall and the trunk is an estimated......

    Well, let me go out and measure the trunk....

    Hang loose.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    70" at the base.

    Tom
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,863
    I did not think pear trees got that big.
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 245
    edited June 3
    Wow! That is a big pear tree! How did you get the pears?

    I have no experience with trees that big so all I can say is get all of the estimates you can (and subtly mention cash). Good luck!

    On the bright side look up the recent post about smoking with mesquite. Lots of people love smoking with pear wood.

    Just for a clarification. My stump was 16 inches in diameter.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    They do get taller but these are massive at the trunk. I have had many a person compliment me on the sheer size and maintenance of the trunks going up to about 10' tall. (I cleared out all of the undergrowth).

    They are not pear trees though gentlemen, They are Bradford Pear trees, hybrid. The pear trees (for real) are next door.

    Tom
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    edited June 3
    Here is what is left of what fell down as I was mowing...80% of it is gone and in the utility trailer to be hauled off. What's left is what we could not fit on the trailer that is now 14' tall. It is what it is....

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    Tom



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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    Tree #2, which is behind what you see? Yeah, that base is what I measured at it's skinniest. 70" at the base before "blooming" out.

    Tom
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,367
    But where will the partridges go?
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    Don't Frankly give a ...

    Tom
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,070
    your mowing lines are a little crooked... just saying

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    Trey, I will abolish your life sir. Love ya' mean it bye!

    You suck. Give me a freakin' recommendation man!

    Tom
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,070
    love ya puddin
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,070
    My cheap tree guy died, is all I can surmise. His number has been disconnected
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,695
    What's your address, Tom? I'll fix those pesky trees for you.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    10-4 sir. His clearing was abnormal.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    You know my address Russ. Awe S***t son. It ain't gonna happen. If it does? Make it happen man. NOT at the current rate. Jeebus, it will make me take out a second and third mortgage.

    How about a legit quote via PM?

    Tom
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    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,786
    Find a place that sells BBQ wood
    Tell them come gettem' for free...send them pics
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    Please do not pee on my bushes Russ. Kimmie likes them.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    Hahaha, what is funny is that the straight lines are from when I was drunk as a skunk. I am anal when it comes to certain things....the lawn being one. Audio, the other.

    Tom
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,786
    treitz3 wrote: »
    drunk as a skunk. I am anal when it comes to certain things....like sleeping

    Tom

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    Ed Zachary!

    Tom
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,396
    The sleeping part? No one will know. Like, ever. Except Tony. He was the one and only. He should feel blessed.

    Tom
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    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,863
    edited June 4
    But where will the partridges go?

    I think those birds are an endangered species. If they find even a feather on his property, they will turn his property into a bird sanctuary and give him ten years for even thinking about touching those beautiful trees.

    I think I know somebody in the local tree hugger community Tom. I think I will send them over so they can camp out and protect the planet from your evil chainsaw. ;)
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,315
    Tom,

    Those trees are not that big, certainly not 2k a tree worth big. Actually, you have enough open space to drop them yourself if your so inclined.

    Check your local craigslist for a cheaper guy if you want someone else to do it. Should be no more than 1k a tree, including stump grinding. Tree's twice that size go for about 1500-2000 by me. Also, it's cheaper in the late fall/winter when they have nothing to do.
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