It's normal for you to have questions about tree work that will be done on your property - we get a ton of questions every week! So we've put together answers for some of the questions we get most often. Just click on the questions below to see the answers. And if you have a question that's not answered here, please give us a call - we're always happy to talk with you.
As professional arborists, we have a minimum of three years experience in some aspect of tree care and have passed an exam developed by an international panel of experts. The exam extensively covers every aspect of tree care and requires that we have an acceptable level of knowledge in all areas of arboriculture.
LAM Tree Service has four ISA Certified Arborists on staff -
- Tim Albrecht #RM7752A
- Ryan Reed #RM2179A
- Matt Albrecht #RM7258AT
- Jacob Casey #RM-8108A
In addition, Ryan Reed has earned ISA's Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), giving him additional expertise in identifying and mitigating risk factors affecting your trees.
Yes, we have to see your property and the tree(s) we'll be working on before we can give you an estimate. Every job is different - tree removal, pruning and other tree treatments can vary widely from property to property.
It takes a trained tree care professional to diagnose the problem, assess the situation (including structures in the surrounding area, any dangers posed by the tree, proximity to electrical wires, access to the work area, etc.) and determine the best course of action. Without seeing the tree and what's around it, we can't possibly know what will be required to complete the work.
Yes, we have insurance and workers compensation, both of which cover tree work specifically. We're happy to provide copies of our insurance documents if you'd like to see them.
Tree work is inherently dangerous, both for the workers and the property on which the work is done. Without the proper insurance (this is very different from insurance for "landscaping") and workers comp, you are on the hook in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong.
Please, always check the insurance credentials of someone you're considering hiring to do tree work on your property.
We cover a large area of the foothills west of Denver. Some of the towns we work in include Evergreen (where we're based), Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Shawnee, Kittredge, Ideldale, Indian Hills, Morrison, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, and Empire. You can see our entire service area on this map.
Once you've accepted our proposal (either online or via signature on the proposal), we can schedule your service.
As you can imagine, scheduling is always dependent on the weather (we can't safely do some types of tree work in poor weather). We also take into consideration the availability of equipment, scheduling for our workers, the best timing to deal with specific pests and diseases, and more. In other words, it depends...
Please contact the office at 303-674-8733 for specific scheduling requests.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards, as well as checks and cash.
No, stump grinding is typically not included in the proposal. When removing a tree, we cut the stump as close to ground level as possible without causing damage to our equipment or your property.
If you'd like to have the tree stumps removed after the tree has been cut down, we can provide a separate estimate for that.
We've been in business for a long time (since 1978!) in this area. As a result, we know what equipment works best in our steep and rocky landscape and have made it a point to buy that equipment so we can best serve our local customers.
When we look at your property to give you a proposal, we'll take a close look at the best way to access the work site, any obstacles and how to complete the work safely. If the work can't be completed safely, we'll let you know. Otherwise, rest assured that we have the right equipment to do the job properly.
We make every effort to protect surrounding turf and plantings when doing tree work, such as by using special mats to protect your turf from damage when we need to use heavy equipment on your property. And of course, we're always careful to avoid damage to structures, such as your house!
However, the risk of damage is inherent in tree work. For example, tree removal and pruning usually means that large pieces of heavy wood are being lowered or dropped onto your lawn so minor lawn damage is inevitable. Lawn repairs are not included in the contract price unless otherwise noted.