View Full Version : Anyone doing tree work right now?

10-16-2007, 09:51 PM
I have been getting a lot of calls from people needing tree work. Removing dangerous branches, limbs. And even removing entire trees. So much work that I went ahead and bought 2 new saws (a 20" Stihl workhorse and a 14" Stihl top handle for limbing in the trees). I put some ads on craigslist and have been getting about 2 calls per day. Today I went through a neighborhood and knocked on doors and got some good responses.
I was just wondering if anyone else was doing the same?
Can you spot me?
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/jimmyg-s/10-09-07_1031.jpg (http://photobucket.com)
On another note, I saw this sign on a construction sight the other day.
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/jimmyg-s/09-25-07_1020.jpg (http://photobucket.com)

S.P.Martin Lawn Care
10-17-2007, 07:14 AM
Tree work is part of my business. *At this point I'm limiting myself to smaller trees, up to about 30 feet tall, that need to be taken down or trimmed, and not around power lines for which I am not licensed to work near.

If needed, I'll sub-contract it out to outfits that can handle it.

All of my work has come from existing accounts and is secondary to my other service. I've been holding back a bit in expanding this part of my business until I evaluate what equipment I can afford and where it fits into my future plans.

It pays well, no doubt about it!

10-17-2007, 09:42 AM
I was checking at the local college about arborist classes, and was surprised to see that there wasnt any classes offered. I take horticulture classes there and there is plenty of them being offered. I wonder if there is anywhere I can get some training or education in this field.