Mike Ziecik : I hope I am wrong but, alarm bells went off as soon as I read your article. there are unscrupulous people
who pass themselves of as Tree Surgeons
Who go out and find a home that shows a lot of maintenance issues the homeowner has not gotten to, and big trees
out in the yard
! If a senior Citizen answers
their knock at the door, they are told several Trees in the yard are dying but the Tree Surgeon can save it on the spot for-$$$ (whatever they think
they can get
away with)! This is usually an 'injection through the Bark ' or a special root
feeding or both, since I heard of this scam 50+ years ago this could be a new wrinkle!
After the injection the 'Tree Surgeon' retires to a bar to drink up his ill-gotten gains, remembering to come back and try again, the ultimate goal is to get paid to
take the tree(s) down whether they need to come down or not !
A variation on this scam is after a windstorm goes through an area the 'Tree Surgeon' does the 'shot' thing saying that 'if this does not work, I will take the price of
the injection off of the cost of taking the tree down', One 'Tree Surgeon' can lock up months of work, by getting there first and getting a few jobs in the neighborhood,
and then promising discounts "as I am already here''
I hope that you are talking about something else, but 'Tree Surgeons, Roofers will 50 year Guarantees, and driveway sealers are all too common scam artists! A.L.