FAQ’s


What are the Benefits of Tree Trimming?
  • Enhances shape and appearance of trees.
  • Opens the canopy to additional sunlight encouraging new growth.
  • Eliminates the danger of weak, heavy or overhanging limbs.
  • Minimizes potential weather damage (wind, ice, snows, storms).
  • Eliminates crowded or rubbing limbs and hazards associated with electrical wires, etc.
How often should a tree be trimmed?
  • Every three to five years should keep your trees healthy and looking good.
  • Regular selective trimming is preferred over excessive one-time heavy pruning.
How much does it cost to cut down or trim a tree?
  • Simple answer is, “it varies”.
  • Each tree and location is different and the costs vary accordingly.
  • Safety factors such as electrical lines or nearby structures affect pricing.
  • HTS estimates are provided free of charge.
How long does it take to obtain an estimate?
  • Our goal is return your call within 24 hours.
  • During our first contact, we will set-up a date and time to review your needs.
  •  A written estimate will be provided (in person, by e-mail or regular mail) within two business days of our site visit.
How soon can my tree work be completed?
  • Typically work is completed within 2 – 3 weeks of a confirmed work order.
  • Quick turnaround jobs available.
  • Preference given to emergency and storm damage work.
Will tree pruning or tree removal work damage my lawn?
  • Most jobs have minimal impact to lawns.
  • If the ground is soft, we put down plywood to protect the lawn from equipment damage.
  • Any potential lawn damage due to large tree trimming or removal will be discussed in advance with landowners.
What do you do with the wood and chips?
  • All wood and brush is recycled by HTS.
  • HTS can remove the wood and chips or leave them on your site.
  • The job order can be written to cut wood into firewood lengths.
What payment terms / methods do you accept?
  • Cash
  • Personal checks
  • Credit Card (with approval)
What is Cabling and why would you do it?
  • Cabling, or bracing, is an effort to support weak, vulnerable, larger trunks or limbs by anchoring them to each (or to stronger areas of the tree)
  • Proper support can often delay a tree from splitting or breaking for many years.