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09/09/2012
By: debbie.bandy.7
Busy Beaver Tree Service
My mother has lived in Washington for many years. Recently my mother's neighbor had a damaged tree removed from their yard by Busy Beaver Tree Service. The first day a chunk of the tree rolled down the hill and hit the side of her house leaving a decent size hole in her siding. Busy Beaver told my mother that they were insured and the problem would be resolved. This was on July 30, 2012. The following Thursday another chunk of the tree hit my mother's house. This time she went out and the employee was dismissive toward her for being upset. Another hole in the siding. Today is September 9th and Busy Beaver Tree Service has repeatedly lied to my mother regarding the repairs. No one has come by to measure or find out what materials are needed to fix her damaged home. My mother was told the siding was ordered from Lowe's but the wrong siding came in and it had to be re-ordered I called Lowe's myself and no siding had been ordered. The Better Business Bureau has been contacted. So here we are 6 1/2 weeks later with holes still in her siding. Is this a business owner acting in good faith or someone taking advantage of a senior citizen? Actions speak louder than words.
Tips & Advices
Do your due diligence and always ask for proof of insurance and certification before agreeing to any work. You will also want to be on the lookout for telltale signs of scams and be cautious of any company that:
  • Will not provide you with a certificate of their insurance policy or only has general liability coverage
  • Declines to give you a written estimate for the job
  • Gives you bids that either seem very low or very high
  • Contacted you out of the blue to see if you needed their services
  • Has complaints against it from business bureaus in your area
  • Asks for payment before starting work
  • Doesn't have a fixed physical address
Tree service companies are also great places to get your wood if you happen to have a fireplace. Many tree businesses offer free delivery and stacking of hardwoods, such as maple or birch. These can make for the best firewood because they burn slowly and don't produce as much smoke as other types.
If you want to add to the greenery in your yard but you're concerned about the right species to plant or where to put it on your property, seek the advice of an arborist.
If a storm hits and damages your residence, a tree service professional is usually on your list of people to call for help after first responders and your insurer. A professional service can completely remove a tree or just prune and saw off its branches if a storm damages a tree. After sawing or destroying the tree, professionals can then remove any of the dangerous debris from your yard by hauling it off.
Some bugs burrow through the bark and damage hardwood and softwood trees. Depending on the species of trees in your yard and the region of the country you live in, aphids, the infamous emerald ash borer or other pests could destroy your healthy trees.

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