It is agreed by and between Pine Barrens Tree LLC and the authorizing party (customer and/or customer’s agent) that the following provisions are made as part of this contract:
Insurance by Contractor: Pine Barrens Tree LLC warrants that it is insured for liability resulting from injury to person(s) or property and that all employees are covered by Workers Compensation as required by law. Certificates of coverage are available upon request.
Cancellation Fee: Pine Barrens Tree LLC kindly requests that the authorizing party provide at least 24 hours notice of any full or partial work cancellation. If a crew has been dispatched to the job site, the customer will be assessed a mobilization fee of $100.00 for incurred expenses.
Completion of Contract: Pine Barrens Tree LLC agrees to do its best to meet agreed upon performance dates, but shall not be liable in damages or otherwise for delays because of inclement weather, labor, or any other cause beyond its control; nor shall customer be relieved of completion for delays.
Tree Ownership: The authorizing party, warrants that all trees listed are located on the customer’s property, and, if not, that the authorizing party has received full permission from the owner to allow Pine Barrens Tree LLC to perform the work specified. Should any tree be mistakenly identified as to ownership, the customer agrees to indemnify Pine Barrens Tree LLC, for any damages or costs incurred from the result thereof.
Safety: Pine Barrens Tree LLC warrants that all arboricultural operations shall follow the latest version of ANSI Z133.1 industry safety standards. The authorizing party agrees not to enter the work area during arboricultural operations unless authorized by the crew leader on-site.
ANSI A300 Tree Care Standard Definitions: The following definitions apply to specifications detailed in this proposal.
clean: Selective pruning to remove one or more of the following parts; dead, diseased and/or broken branches. Unless noted otherwise in this proposal, all cleaning will be of branches 1 inch diameter or greater throughout the entire crown.
crown: The leaves and branches of a tree measured from the lowest branch on the trunk to the top of the tree.
leader: A dominant or co-dominant, upright stem.
raise: Selective pruning to provide vertical clearance.
reduce: Selective pruning to decrease height and/or spread by removing specified branches.
restore: Selective pruning to improve the structure, form, and appearance of trees that have been severely headed, vandalized, or damaged.
thin: Selective pruning to reduce density of live branches, usually by removing entire branches.
vista pruning: Selective pruning to allow a specific view, usually by creating view “windows” through the tree’s crown.
Stump Removal: Unless specified in the proposal, stump removal is not included in the price quoted. Grinding from stump removal are not hauled unless specified in this proposal. Surface and sub-surface roots beyond the stump are not removed unless specified in this proposal.
Concealed Contingencies: Any additional work or equipment required to complete the work, caused by the authorizing party’s failure to make known or caused by previously unknown foreign material in the trunk, the branches, underground, or any other condition not apparent in estimating the work specified, shall be paid for by the customer on a time and material basis. Pine Barrens Tree LLC is not responsible for damages to underground sprinklers, drain lines, invisible fences or underground cables unless the system(s) are adequately and accurately mapped by the authorizing party and a copy is presented before or at the time the work is performed.
Clean-up: Clean-up shall include removing wood, brush, and clippings, and raking the entire area affected by the specified work, unless noted otherwise in the proposal.
Lawn Repair: Pine Barrens Tree LLC will attempt to minimize all disturbances to the customer’s lawn. Lawn repaurs are not included in the contract price, unless otherwise noted on the proposal.
Terms of Payment: Unless otherwise noted on this proposal, payment is due at time of service. Failure to remit entire payment will result in a finance charge of 1.5% per month.
Returned Check Fee: There will be a $30.00 fee charge for all checks returned to our office for insufficient funds.