Tree service in the morning. Tree falls down in a storm that evening.
July 7, 2014 10:28 PM Subscribe
Should I try to get my money back from the arborist?
posted by Poldo to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So this morning I had a well regarded local tree company perform part 2 of an expensive maintenance job on a very large pear tree in my front yard. Part 1 happened about a month ago and involved trimming the tree canopy by about 25% to lighten it and part 2 was installing support cables between the upper branches to keep it stable.
Fast forward a few hours to this evening here in central Ohio and we had a big rain/wind storm and that beautiful tree is now sitting horizontal across my driveway blocking it completely and partially hanging off the power lines (which are fixed now). Could their work in putting in the support cables this very morning have weakened the tree somehow or should I just write it all off as bad luck? It feels wrong to me that the very day I paid this company hundreds of dollars to stabilize it, the tree fell flat at the first wind storm to come along.