Frequently Asked Questions
Featured Question: Is A-1 Tree & Lawn Care, LTD. licensed and insured?
A: Yes, we have been licensed since 1996, and our Maryland Licensed Tree Expert number is 552. We are fully insured up to $2,000,000.
Q: When is a tree expert license or permit required for my job?
A: Maryland law requires any business or individual hired by a homeowner for the purpose of tree removal, tree trimming, tree pruning, cabling or related activities for all trees over 20ft in height to be a licensed tree expert in good standing with the Department of Natural Resources. Permits are usually only required for services performed on curbside trees. The cost of the permit is $25 and we will make any arrangements when required.
Q: Do you give free estimates?
A: Yes, call the office now to schedule a time for your free estimate. We will be glad to work with your schedule. We are available in the evenings and on weekends, too.
Q: How will my tree be cut down?
A: Every tree is different. For small and medium sized trees (<50ft.) we will use a tree climber and ropes to safely lower all limbs and wood. For larger trees (>50ft.) or dead trees, we will also use our bucket truck or truck-mounted crane to assist us.
Q: How long will the job take? Do I need to be home?
A: Most jobs are completed within 2-4 hours for small to medium trees. Large, dead or multiple trees will take 4-8 hours. There is no need to take off work or remain at home as our crews are self-contained and have no need to enter your home or garage.
Q: What happens to the tree when you cut it down?
A: Typically all tree debris is either chipped into our truck with our 18" capacity chipper and hauled away to our recycling yard, and any material larger than 18" in diameter is taken away in 6' to 20' lengths to our recycling yard.
Q: Can I keep the chips or wood?
A: Yes, fresh wood chips are a great way to keep the weeds down along pathways or wooded areas, but should not be used in flower beds next to fresh plantings for at least 3 months. If you would like to keep the wood, just let us know at the time of estimate.
Q: Will there be any damage to my lawn or property?
A: Our goal is to remove your tree as safely and efficiently as possible, but due to the nature of this work you may find a small divot or hole in the lawn from a tree branch. We will not place our trucks or equipment on your lawn without prior approval from you.
Q: When and how do I pay for the work performed?
A: Payment is expected at completion of work by check, credit card or cash. Other terms may be available.
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A-1 Tree & Lawncare was the first company I called for a mulch delivery when we first decided we needed more than just a few bags of mulch for our gardens. They had good pricing and were able to deliver quickly. We have continued to call them each year, in fact my 2017 delivery is tomorrow, and I know we can count on good product and excellent customer service.
Excellent company to do business with..... Will use them again whenever I need mulch.
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