I have (HAD!) eleven small 3-ft Arborvitae that were ranked 3's. They all are dead. I was offered $90 each for replacement value of those, plus money for new tree maintenance + the 15% compensation. what really gets me is that I have four firs 22-30 feet tall. One is literally half fried, almost nothing left to it. A second is questionable -- has lots of dead branches. Those two were rated 3's. The third and fourth tree were rated 2's. They don't like as bad as tree 1 and 2 (Odd, cuz they are all in the same area). Anyways, I thought all 3's were to be replaced ??? Nope, cuz they offered me $320 for service on the ALMOST COMPLETELY DEAD 25-FOOT FIR. WTF? they also offered me the same amount for the other tree rated 3. and also for the 2's. Just not sure how the arborvitaes warrant replacement but not the 25-ft firs. They don't want to pay up ??? Now I'm no tree expert but how will that almost dead tree ever look the same? It may not die but it will be an eyesore !!!!! Right? Another question ... it's written in that a contractor will get $1800 to remove the 11 Arborvitae. Why can't I do that myself and take the money. my LCO told me I have to let the contractor do it, that I can't do it myself. Doesn't seem right. They are taking money that should be mine to decide how I want to handle the removal from my property and who I want to pay. Why can't I remove them myself and burn them. They are only 3-feet tall. Incidentally, I have a 12th Arborvitae that survived -- it was in a raised bed and separate from the wall of 11 I had and that one survivor is 4-ft tall. Shouldn't I be compensated for 4-ft trees? I guess looking at the chart, they are valued at $90 regardless for 2-4 ft trees.