We have about five trees on our property, most of which were getting fairly unruly. We bought tree pruners and a chain saw to try and maintain the trees ourselves, but between spiders (me) and height problems (Sak), we weren't doing a very good job.
On the recommendation of a co-worker, Sak called some pro tree people, got a free quote, and set up an appointment on my regular day off (every other Friday). And you know how I have phone-call phobia? Well, that totally extends to contractor-phobia as well. So I did as any responsible (insert sarcasm here) adult would do - I called my mother and begged her to come protect me from myself for the day. On the promise of thrift shopping, she agreed to help me, and did a great job communicating to the three person work crew on my behalf. I stayed in my room whimpering loudly and folding load after load of laundry. I would do it all again though (with my mom of course), because we have the window view back!
And the curbside tree is so cute now! (I consider this my service to my neighbors. haha!)
And the crazy tree no longer brushes against the deck! (Helps reduce the amount of spiders crawling into my home I hope?)
We had four trees trimmed for $750. Home/yard ownership is not cheap, but from what I've heard this was a pretty good price. I'm hoping we won't have to cut the trees again for a while though!