September 7, 2012 9:11 AM Subscribe
How sketchy is this? And how overpriced? We have a big tree in our yard from Hurricane Isaac. The apartment complex behind us has a tree cutting guy in the back with a crane to cut down that tree, as its roots are on their property. There is a tree in our neighbor's yard that has its roots on our property, so it's our responsibility. The tree cutters with the crane came and gave me an estimate of $700 to remove the 2 fallen branches of our tree or $1500 to remove the whole tree. The prices are only good now while he already has the crane back there. I am very hesitant to do this without having gotten estimates, but on the other hand, if that's a good deal, it'd be gone now. We can't afford the $1500 right now, but could swing the $700 and just be poor for a while. Run away or take the deal? Also, we hate (HATE) the neighbors with the yard that our tree is in, so not dealing with them further would be excellent.
posted by artychoke to Home & Garden (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For a bit of extra information, our insurance deductible is at least $3000 and the adjuster hasn't come out yet, but we're assuming the damage won't add up to $3000. Our previous plan was to cut up the trees ourselves as much as we could and hire someone to do the parts we can't get to.