Red Maple (Acer rubrum) – Dead standing.
$140 Cut down. Dig up stump. Remove wire cage and burlap that were likely left in by the original installer. Dispose of debris.
$40 Break up heavy, compact clay ring built up by original installers and amend with compost so that tree roots can grow through it.
Tree replacement options, per tree:
$155 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) ‘Brandywine’ or ‘Sun Valley’, 7-gallon, 8 feet tall, 1.25 inch caliper
$155 American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), 7-gallon, 7-8 feet tall (grows slowly)
$165 Upright Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’), 7-gallon, 6-7 feet tall (grows slowly, stays narrow)
$165 Crapemyrtle ‘Double Dynamite’ tree-form, 7-gallon, 5 feet tall (single trunk like a regular tree, red flowers)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) – Between road and sidewalk. Significant stress and lower trunk bark damage.
$20 Prune out dead leader, dispose of debris
$100 Cut grass as low as possible in 5′ x 4′ area centered on tree trunk. Add triple-shredded hardwood mulch. Kill grass that grows through this mulch by applying herbicide. This prevents herbicide from contacting any tree roots that might be at the soil surface. Timing could be tricky this year as Bermuda grass enters dormancy in mid-October and won’t absorb herbicide at that point. May need to return in the spring to apply herbicide once the grass starts growing again.
$190 Cut down. Dig up stump. Remove wire cage and burlap that were likely left in by the original installer. Dig out sod in 5’x4 area, shake soil of roots (depends on results of 811). Dispose of debris.
Recommend watering once per week or every two weeks in hot, dry summer periods to help lower stress on the tree.
*** Tree is in poor condition, so the best options are likely pruning+water or removal and replacement
Estimate: If, upon arriving at the site, it is determined the final price will exceed the estimate by more than 25%, your approval will be required before work begins.
Quote: The price listed here is the final price unless you change your mind on what needs to be done.
Estimates and quotes are good for the shorter of 30 days or until the condition of the tree changes substantially, such as being struck by lightning or damaged in high winds.
Status changed: Draft to Pending.