Carl Spackler said:
THAT + so much more, led to a tree-trimmers insurance co. having to shell out 4 grand that I am applying to a complete renovation of my yard, beginning in 2 weeks. Moral of the story: make sure a business stepping foot. on your property has insurance before they begin any work.
I had a somewhat similar situation a couple years ago before I reno'd my back the first time. I had a big maple in the back that the company I hired requested I let bring a truck back and guaranteed wouldn't cause damage since they used steel plates to drive on.
After running everything through the chipper and filling up the truck they tried reversing out with the chipper still attached and after several failed attempts the truck slid off the plates and got stuck to the point they had to call a big tow truck to pull from street using pulley.
As I was taking pics of damage the guy actually said some top soil and seed will fix that right up and we'll finish tomorrow. I said get the F off my property and good luck getting paid. The owner called me a few times and tried to scare me into paying him and I finally just said sue and in the end saved the 2k I would have paid.
Moral of my story, if you're going to pay to get trees cut down do it before you Reno 👍