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Tree Service Agreements


Below is an example of a moving contract for tree services. This standard contract covers work on a tree that is dangerous and therefore wishes to be removed (or at least on a large scale) from the customer. If the work is less dramatic and the tree is safe – z.B for a simple pruning – a typical contract is generally less detailed. The client ensures that all trees, plant materials and land on which the work is to be carried out belong to him or that the work authorization has been obtained from the owner. Acme Tree Service, Inc. must be kept free of all claims arising from the Customer`s non-issuance of such authorization. Additional equipment: If, at any time, additional equipment is required to complete each step of a job for a reason not previously agreed in writing, the customer will pay not only for the necessary equipment, but also for the transport required to mobilize that equipment. In addition, in the event of a downtime, the customer pays either for rescheduling or for downtime, depending on the most important time. Authorizations: Kent guarantees building and tree-cutting permissions through the arborist consultation process. Otherwise, Kent assumes that ALL the removal or tree-cutting permits were secured and paid for by the customer. Authorization fees: Authorization fees for cutting trees and removing construction are required by municipal and regional authorities. Licensing fees vary from city to city.

The authorisation fees are separated from the Kent tax for the preparation and processing of the authorization. The success of obtaining a tree permit is not guaranteed. Preparation and processing of permits: the preparation and processing of an authorization for cutting trees, removing construction or managing traffic is a technical and tedious process. Kent can help in this process for a fee or you can do it yourself. A stump is, by definition, the diameter of the tree at chest height. Root roots and torches are by definition connected to the stump, but not outside of that – and are not included in the stump loop. Sanding or removing roots is an invasive process that requires underground excavations where there are hidden objects and other contingencies. Damage to objects below the surface is likely. If a tree has fallen or fallen and the stump is uprooted and becomes vertical, the depth assigned to the loop is also vertical. Repairing turf, landscape, sprinklers or an object underground is NEVER included in the estimate or contract price.

The loop is limited to the accessibility of height and width. This means that there are strains that we cannot access or sand. Sanding does not include the removal of wood debris that is produced by stump loops. The removal of stump shells is possible for an additional fee. Excessive amounts of dirt (more than 50 per cent) mixed with wood chips are not eliminated. There is no moulding of stumps closer to 1` of a structure, a building, a fence, a land boundary, an embankment, a concrete, a rock or a non-moving object, unless it is fixed in writing.