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    Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    Can any of you give me some advice on tree-trimming companies here in the Des Moines area?

    I have 2 locust trees in my front yard that need some serious trimming, have any of you used Des Moines based companies for this?

    Locust trees suck. What a stupid tree. Why?

    1-In the spring they shed these stupid tiny seeds that cover your driveway and deck. Harder than hell to sweep up and get in your flower beds and make a mockery of it.

    2-In the fall the leaves are so tiny they're hard to rake. Not to mention they sneak into your gutter guards making those somewhat useless.

    3-Also, once the leaves fall off, then you have to wait for the stems to fall off so you double rake and the stems also reak havoc on your gutter guards by clogging off the holes. It looks like I have nails standing on end around my roof.


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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    Cut them down and plant a tree that won't grow in Harlem.

    Oh and go with Wright Tree Service. Best tree business in Des Moines.


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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    Wright Tree Service...
    ...and use a leaf blower for clean up! (awesome tool)



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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psyclone Brian View Post
    Wright Tree Service...
    ...and use a leaf blower for clean up! (awesome tool)
    I'll have Wright come over and take a look. I called a local tree service here in Altoona this past week and they failed to call me back.

    Leaf blowers are a savior, I bought a Toro last fall that Consumer Reports recommended. I was amazed how well it worked.


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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    I've used Wright and Haag in the past. Both do good work. I'd get estimates and see who's cheaper.



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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    I used Perficut to remove a tree and trim some others last Fall. Was happy with their work and price.



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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    I'd go with a "name" tree service to be sure. We went with a local guy once, and he broke his leg on our property. We sweated bullets for the next two years, hoping he wouldn't sue us.

    No insurance, no bond. Stupid us.


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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    I have a locust tree but it's not even as annoying as the maple tree on my property. The maple sheds a ton of these every spring:



    They clog your gutters, they sprout saplings all over the place and they are a pain in the rear to clean up since you'll never get nearly all of them no matter how hard you try.


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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    Dont use Timberland. We had them do some work and lets just say I dont think they were drug free while working.


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    Re: Tree-trimming companies in DM area?

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    I have a locust tree but it's not even as annoying as the maple tree on my property. The maple sheds a ton of these every spring:



    They clog your gutters, they sprout saplings all over the place and they are a pain in the rear to clean up since you'll never get nearly all of them no matter how hard you try.
    My neighbor has one of those so I get those saplings everywhere, especially my son's sandbox where they love to sprout.

    Thanks for the advice so far, keep them coming.


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