Frequently Asked Questions

The price of tree work depends on many variables such as crew size, equipment and property. Other factors such as tree species, location, size, condition and treatments are to name a few. Due to so many different factors, we must come out to your property to provide an accurate quote for your work. By meeting with you on site, we can understand your goals which allows us to complete your work to your satisfaction.
We come to your site fully equipped to complete your job in a safe and efficient manner. We can use a chip truck, brush chipper and small equipment. For plant health care services and treatments, we use a truck with mounted spray equipment. When necessary, we can use a crane and or lift equipment to access trees. Our company’s policy is to “treat your property as our own”, We would rather climb a tree than damage you are surrounding landscape by forcing large equipment onto your property. We make every effort to avoid damage to drives, walks, lawns, etc.
Our goal is to leave your property looking better than it did when we arrived. We chip and haul all brush and wood unless otherwise directed on the contact. We rake debris from lawns and landscape beds to remove small twigs and stick, and we blow sawdust from all accessible roofs, decks, patios, etc. We take every precaution to avoid impact to landscape lighting, edging, beds and other immovable targets.
100% of the wood and chips we accumulate is recycled. If you would like to keep the chips or wood from you job, we are happy to leave this material for you in a convenient location. We can cut the larger pieces of wood into 16-20” rounds for you to split at our convenience.
Acorn Arboricultural Services guarantees to deliver what we promise on our proposals with professional skill and care. If you are not satisfied, we will work with you until you are, or you will not be charged.
  • Can the company provide you with copies of their general liability and worker’s compensation insurance and Contractor’s license?
  • Is the company affiliated with professional organizations? Do they employ ISA Certified Arborist’s? What other credentials do they have?
  • Do employees work in a safe manner according to our industry’s ANSI Z133.1 safety standard.
  • Are they easily reached? Do they return your messages within a reasonable amount of time?
  • Do they continue to care for you and your property after the initial job? If so, How?
  • Do employees look respectable, and do they use clean, well-maintained equipment?
  • Can they provide you with testimonials and references?
An arborist is a person who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. All arborists have distinguished themselves by obtaining an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification. ISA certification provides a measurable assessment of knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care.
Trees growing in urban areas are often stressed by compacted and nutrient-deficient soils, limited available rooting space, under or over-watering, competition with grass, and damage by humans. Trees in urban areas can also develop weakened structures that may lead to hazardous conditions. Without attention, these issues cause key trees to decline, fail, or die. Managing your plants with regular inspections, pruning, and fertilization with improve the health and vigor of your trees and reduce risk.
Deciding whether to save a favorite tree can be difficult. Trees often become part of the family and are associated with many happy memories. We enjoy working with our clients to try to save their key trees whenever it is advisable. Often, service such as pruning, cabling, bracing, fertilization, pest suppression, and root zone enhancement with help to reverse a tree’s decline. Sometimes, however, trees pose a serious hazard to people and property or are too far gone to save. We recommend removal in these situations.
The wood from most deciduous hardwoods such as oak, cherry, maple, and walnut does have some measurable value. In urban areas, a tree’s highest value is usually in lumber or firewood. Prices for these commodities vary based on the local market. Most tree companies are in the business to manage the trees in your urban environment and are not in the business of selling firewood or processing wood for lumber.
Yes. We use advanced rigging techniques and a crane (when possible).
Trees and shrubs decline for many different reasons, but many of them can be saved with proper diagnosis and treatments. Contact us today, and one of our arborists can meet with you to assess your tree’s situation and make recommendations to help improve the tree’s health.
A visual inspection by an ISA Certified Arborist can reveal obvious defects and hazardous situations. For a more in-depth analysis, we utilize climbing inspections and decay detection methods. These methods enable us to provide you with a report that will give you options to decide what you next step should be. The thing to remember is no tree is safe all we can do is mitigate the danger that they might pose.