What areas do you serve?
We specialize in West-Central Florida where we are licensed to work in every county, particularly the communities of Apollo Beach, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton and Sarasota.
How much can be trimmed?
If the trees are over 24' tall, it is difficult to get a permit and we discourage trimming.
If the trees are between 16' and 24' tall, we may be able to trim them 25% per year.
If trees are less than 16' tall, we can trim them to a height that will not significantly adversely affect the health of the trees or 6'0" above the substrate, whichever is higher. However, some trees cannot be safely trimmed to 6'0. In these cases, we may be able to incrementally trim them to 6'0 over several years, but, some trees, because of their growth pattern and trimming history, cannot safely be trimmed to 6'0 under any circumstance.
If the length of the Riparian Mangrove Fringe is greater than 150', we can generally trim 65% of the total area of the Riparian Mangrove Fringe. If you would like to trim more than 65% of the Riparian Mangrove Fringe, mitigation is generally required.
We will advise you in advance what you can expect.
How much does the trimming cost?
This is like asking, "How many seeds are in a watermelon?" We don't know until we evaluate your site. Issues that affect the price are:
What are the heights of the trees?
How much area of trees are to be trimmed?
What type of permit or exemption is required?
How closely are the trees growing?
Where can we park the trailer? The farther the trailer, the more work to drag out the cut branches.
Is the "Mangrove Snapper" pontoon boat needed? Where can we launch her?
How long does the work take?
Most of our projects take 1/2 - 3 days.
How often do I have to trim the mangroves on my property?
We generally recommend that mangroves be trimmed biannually to maximize undergrowth and maintain aesthetics. Mangroves can grow up to 3'/ year.
Do you provide free estimates?
Yes, if you are the existing owner of the property. If you are not the existing owner, there is a nominal fee.
Do you carry insurance?
Yes, we carry $1,000,000 liability insurance.