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Tree help needed

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Proscapez LLC, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Today while felling trees for my largest customer (14-16 lawns per week)
    I dropped a 60-70' tree on his roof it covering half the roof of the house.
    1 branch when into the attic I crushed the peak of the roof at that end of the house.
    I tried to pull it off with my blazer but I couldn't budge it.
    I'm scared to go on the roof as it could colapse.
    I wish I would have got some insurance before doing this Job.
    I hope he doesnt get to mad tommorow when he does his drive by.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Let this be a real warning to any Lco who even considers cutting down anything bigger than a sapling.

    If the tree can hurt you, if it could fall on property, don't do it.
    Regardless of this, General Business Liability will not cover you, that is unless you specifically informed them that you do tree work.

    I wonder how much it will cost to fix the structural damage.
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    That is why ONLY a fully insured, equiped and experienced arborist should tackle tree jobs. As mentioned, if you don't tell them you do tree work, good luck at getting them to pay. Don't ever do trees with a service drop running through or near the canopy either.
  4. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I'll take pictures in the morning.
    I did it on purpose, I want to see if it would fall thru the house
    A little something about the house, it will be dropped aug 12th.
    And I did get his permission to drop the tree on the house before i did it. LOL.

    It was funny the guy behind us started yelling what the H*** did you do!

    The owner of the house is rebuilding all of his rental property's and he finds it easyier to drop his house's and start fresh from the foundations.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    So what was the point of your thread.
    I feel you are a little wacked

    But than you will work well for a "investor" that rebuilds to rent??? and hires uninsured non licensed guys to drop 60-70' trees?????

    And to think that there used to be professionals on this site:hammerhead:
  6. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    Like me. Sorry buddy but things like that happen when you don't play by the rules. :nono:
    But that must be fun to drop a tree on a house when you're allowed. :laugh:

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    I can see it now-- Homeowner see the tree and calls insurance to claim it on the LCO insurance. Easy way to get free teardown and the money to rebuild. Too bad your business will tank because of it!:cry:
  8. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Unbeliveable, I hope like heck you have this in writing that he gave you permission to drop it on the house. If not bend over and kiss your business good bye. And if you posted this has a joke then find something useful to do with your time.
  9. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    You and your customer make a good match.

    Dumb and Dumber. :clapping:
  10. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360


    They deserve each other. May their problems be large and their cashflow rapidly shrink. :waving:

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