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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Steve and his crew rock. They were fairly priced, got the job done quickly, and things looked great afterwards. Highly recommended.
Professional & Highly qualified
We contact several Tree Companies and decided to go with A-1 and we were exceedingly happy with the work. The Team did a very good job, they provided great customer service and did the extras I had asked for that were not part of the original work scope. The team cleaned up nicely and stacked the wood out of the way in a neat and orderly location on the property. I would definitely have them back to do addition work on our trees.
Highly skilled, professional crew!
A-1 Tree and Lawncare, LTD did a fantastic Job removing a 60 year old Silver Maple from out back of my house. Steve and his crew arrived on time and were set up and ready to go quickly. They had all the right equipment and experience to get the job done efficiently and safely. After the job was complete they left the back yard spotless, cleaned up all debris, and even raked the area the stump was ground. This is the second time I have used A-1 and was just as pleased as the first experience. Great guys who get the job done! I would recommend!
A-1 Tree and Lawncare Service Removal of Maple and Two Cherry
A-1 Trees project was to remove a 35-40 year old maple tree that was located in my backyard between my above ground pool and Grandkids playhouse/swingset and two Cherry trees leaning over my split rail fence. I watched them drop the major branches from the Maple and not hit the pool or playhouse and knew I had no worries that the job would go as planned. The A1 Tree crew arrived on time were fast, courteous and unbelievable workers. Cleanup was excellent. I would definitely recommend A-1 to my friends.
Did the job right
I had several tree companies come out and look at two very large trees that I wanted removed. Steve explained to me how he was going to do the job by placing a large crane in my driveway. He was not only cheaper than the competition but explained the process to me with great detail and executed removing the trees from my driveway overtop of my house. This job was done exactly the way he said it was going to be done. I have to say that I was very pleased with the service I received and will be using his company for all my future jobs. Don't waste your time calling other tree companies. Make A-1 tree and lawn care your first call. Thanks again for a job well done.
Responsive and fair.
Excellent company to do business with..... Will use them again whenever I need mulch.
- Maryland License Tree Expert
- Best of Home Advisor
- Angie's List Super Service Award
- A+ Rating With the BBB
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- Maryland Tree Expert License # 552