We had a bunch of tall pine trees in the front acre of our property that we needed removed. A regular tree service would have charged around $8000 to take them down, so we called Gentle Giant. Dave came out and surveyed the property. He was very nice and gave us advice on what to do with each area of trees as if he owned the land. He did not push us to clear every tree and gave us honest and helpful advice. Gentle Giant takes the trees and sells them to lumber and pulp mills, so everyone ends up happy--they make money, and we don't pay a fortune to have trees removed.
Update: The job is now completed and we are speechless--the work done was SUPERB. Mark, the logger, was SUPER nice, answered all of our kids questions about the skidder (which was a lot of fun to watch) and did a thorough and conscientious job. Watching Mark with a chainsaw was truly like watching an artist. I had no idea there was so much involved in felling trees. Mark took the time to "know" each tree, making adjustments as he went, constantly rechecking, to make sure the tree fell the way he wanted it to. In one area, the trees were surrounded by a old rock wall and some saplings. We were sure the rock wall and saplings would be crushed, which we accepted was necessary to get the larger trees down. The rock wall did NOT come down and the saplings are still standing! Mark is THAT good! We had many situations like that around the property and he even put all the debris into one neat pile (we had opted to deal with ourselves, to save money, when we hired them). Conscientious, hardworking and amazing guys--we absolutely recommend them!