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Unread 10-06-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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Default Brush Pickup Soon...Anyone have tree trimmer referrals?

I want to take advantage of the city's brush pickup later this month. Can anyone recommend a good tree trimming service?
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Unread 10-06-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I want to take advantage of the city's brush pickup later this month. Can anyone recommend a good tree trimming service?
Me too. Where do you live. Usually they are always in the neighborhood putting flyers on people's doors when they shouldn't.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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We just had a brush pickup and were swarmed by tree trimmers galore. As ours needed very little trimming, we didn't hire out, however many of our neighbors did. I noticed time and time again, that their oaks were not painted or were only painted on large cuts or on cuts that were low and easy to reach. Sure hope we didn't invite any oak wilt into the neighborhood!
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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You would think if they are taking advantage of the brush pickup and not have to expend funds to get rid of the brush that the least they could do is spray the fresh cuts.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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You would think if they are taking advantage of the brush pickup and not have to expend funds to get rid of the brush that the least they could do is spray the fresh cuts.
Any tree service I've used in the past will ask if I want them to dispose of the cuttings, or if I want to do it myself, before quoting a price. When I ask them to quote it both ways, it is always significantly higher to have them dispose of the cuttings.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 09:16 AM
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Any tree service I've used in the past will ask if I want them to dispose of the cuttings, or if I want to do it myself, before quoting a price. When I ask them to quote it both ways, it is always significantly higher to have them dispose of the cuttings.
The city will pick up brush out of cycle for a fee. I used that method once and had to pay just over $60 for a city pickup. For that service, they'll give you a window of a week when they'll pick it up. I got the estimate on a Friday, agreed to (and prepaid for) the pickup that day and the brush wasn't actually removed until the following Friday. To avoid getting a nastygram, I explained the situation to my HOA manager, and it was a good choice to be proactive, since my neighbors complained to the HOA during the week.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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People in my neighborhood are sure taking advantage of the brush pick up that is for sure. A lot of people have just cut down basically a whole tree in their front yard and have just left it there. Talk about laziness...LOL. It's close to the curb, that is good enough....haha.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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HOA here sent out pre-emptive nasty letters to all the property owners... amazing how those letters just happened to coincide with brush pick up.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I had my old Arizona Ash tree totally removed three weeks ago by Caldwell Tree Service. They did an excellent job, and charged only $375 to remove my HUGE 60+ year old tree. The city picked up everything they moved to the front.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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City still hasn't come through my neighborhood... 2 days late and piles of brush everywhere. I've got a bad feeling this is going to end up like their bulk trash pickup that never materialized....
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