TREEOLOGY, INC. (tm)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Proposal: Onsite proposals for tree care and removal, and plant health care for residential, commercial,
and HOA properties are done onsite at no charge. Proposals are valid for sixty days.
Clean Up: All job sites receive a work site cleanup, including the removal of logs, brush, and debris,
associated with work performed by Treeology, Inc. aka Treeology Tree Service. Excess sawdust that
cannot be raked up will not be removed.
Crown clean: Removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, crossing, interfering, and weakly attached
branches from the crown of the tree. Crown cleaning is specified in 3 classes as follows: Class 1:
branches 1⁄2 inch in diameter and greater, Class 2: branches 1 inch in diameter and greater, and Class 3
(also known as safety prune) branches 2” in diameter and greater.
Crown thin: Removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, crossing, interfering, and weakly attached
branches from the crown of the tree. Includes the selective removal of branches to increase light
penetration and air movement.
Crown Raise: Removal of the lower branches from a tree to provide clearance from buildings, vehicles,
and pedestrians. All raising of trees adjacent to sidewalks and streets will be done to city ordinance
standards (where applicable).
Mulch Ring: Protects trunk and surface roots close to trunk proximity from mechanical damage from
mowers. Conserves soil moisture, impedes weak growth, reduces soil erosion, restricts soil cracking, cuts
down soil compaction and improves soil fertility and structure, moderates soil temperatures, and improves
the aesthetics of trees.
Selective Prune: The removal of selected branches, storm-damaged limbs, or other specialized pruning.
Stump grinding: Mechanical grinding of the visible tree stump 6-8” below ground level; the remaining hole
is backfilled with mulch (soil/woodchips) *
Tree Removal: The complete removal of a tree. All wood will be removed from the site unless other
arrangements have been made at the time of proposal. Trunk sections will be cut to just above ground level
when conditions permit (i.e., Trees against buildings or fences).
*Some lawn damage or irritation may occur during the removal or grinding process.
*Trees occasionally grow around objects, such as metal fences and concrete posts or walks. This kind of unseen material may require additional time
and equipment to remove; additional charges may be added as a result. This kind of unseen material may result in not being able to remove trees as
low to the ground, or as proposed.
1. Contract Documents: The Contract includes these Terms and Conditions, together with the Proposal, any Change
Order(s), and the Invoices (collectively as the “Contract”).
2. Customer: Unless otherwise agreed to, the Customer is the person to whom the proposal is addressed,
along with his/her employer or principal. The customer warrants that he/she is fully authorized to contract and
bind his employer/principal to this Contract.
3. Change Orders. Upon request of the Customer, or as determined by Treeology, Inc. as necessary to the
safe and timely completion of the work, additional work may be added to or subtracted from the scope of
work in the Proposal (or any other Change Order) by written Change Order, and the Customer shall be
responsible for payment of all such additional work as provided in the Change Order or as provided
4. Insurance: Treeology, Inc. is fully insured with general liability and all employees are covered by
workmen’s compensation. Proof of insurance can be verified by requesting a Certificate of Insurance.
5. Minimum Visit Charge: Treeology, Inc. charges a minimum of $225 to do tree work/landscaping.
While lower amounts may appear itemized in the proposal, they cannot be selected individually.
6. Tree Ownership: Customer warrants that all trees/stumps listed or referred to in the Proposal, in any
communication by Customer and any Change Order is either: (1) located on the Customer’s property;
and/or (2) Customer has received full permission from the owner to enter this Contract. Should any
tree/stump be mistakenly identified as to ownership, the Customer agrees to indemnify Treeology, Inc. for
any damages or costs incurred as a result thereof pursuant to the indemnity provision herein.
7. Work Zone: The Work Zone shall include all areas used and to be used by Treeology, Inc. in the
performance of the work, including all areas needed for mobilization, access, hauling, boom swing,
ingress, and egress. Customer warrants that the Work Zone is either: (1) located on the Customer’s
property; and/or (2) located on another’s property and the Customer has received full permission from the
other property owner to enter this Contract and to conduct work on that property.
8. Stump and Root Grinding/Removal: Stumps will be ground to a depth of between 6-8′′ unless another
specification is provided in the Proposal or Change Order. Unless otherwise agreed to in the Proposal or a
Change Order, the following is not part of the Contract unless an amount or a rate is specifically listed:
a. Stump removal;
b. Removal of stump grindings; and
c. Surface and subsurface roots.
9. Post Work Zone Condition: Upon completion of the work, Treeology, Inc. shall remove all brush and
debris from the work zone, and rake to clean the work site. Excess sawdust that cannot be raked will not be
10. Utility Location: Sunshine 811 will be called for your stump grind, if there are lines buried such as
electrical done by the homeowner, water features, invisible pet fences, or other lines not related to the
companies contacted by Sunshine 811 Call Before You Dig, please inform us. We are not responsible for
buried lines we cannot see.
11. Customer’s Work Zone Responsibilities:
a. Map: Customer shall provide an adequately and accurately detailed map and on-site location of all
man-made elements within the Work Zone, including but not limited to sprinklers and sprinkler heads;
drain lines; invisible fences; underground cables/wires; and any known hazards (including insects, pests,
and pets). If a map is available, Treeology, Inc. will make every effort to avoid contact with our machines
or we can adjust the work to eliminate items that may come too close to the concealed utility or other
b. Work Zone Entry: Customer agrees not to enter the Work Zone during the performance of the work
unless authorized by the crew leader on-site. The customer further agrees to keep the Work Zone free and
clear from all employees, family members, children, and pets. Treeology, Inc. is not responsible for pets
getting out of any enclosure.
c. Work Zone Clearing: Customer shall remove all toys, furniture, decorations, swing sets, ornaments,
potted plants, birdhouses, lighting, wind chimes, flags, hammocks, tree swings, and any other items of
value from the Work Zone prior to the commencement of the work. If you cannot move some of these items
in advance, require our help or simply do not complete this process then you automatically waive the right
to hold us accountable for damage to them.
12. Delays/Costs Due to Customer Failure, Unforeseen Conditions, or Conditions beyond Treeology's
Control: Any additional work, work time, or equipment needs required to complete the Contract, caused
by any reason, including the Customer’s failure to complete its responsibilities herein, or caused by
unforeseen conditions or conditions outside or beyond Treeology, Inc’s control, will be the responsibility
of Customer and shall be paid for by the Customer on a time and material basis at Treeology's
customary rates or as required by any subcontractor of Treeology, Inc. These conditions may include, but
are not limited to insects, animals, harmful plants/fungi/organisms, Work Zone access issues, additional
work needed to access the Work Zone or within the Work Zone due to changes, foreign material in trees
and stumps, and changed conditions within the Work Zone (chicken coops, goat farms, or landscape
changes) after the date of the Proposal or Change Orders.
13. Lawn & Surfaces Damage/Repair: Treeology, Inc. will attempt to minimize all disturbances to the
customer’s lawn and surfaces. However, Treeology, Inc. must utilize vehicles & equipment to perform
tree care services. Treeology, Inc. shall not be liable for damages to landscaping, sod, or plant material in the
execution of its work or causes beyond their control (Examples: Ruts in the yard due to wet conditions, limbs
falling on flowerbeds, cracking of paved surfaces and/or sidewalk due to weight of trucks/equipment, etc.)
14. Working with Nature
Trees and plants are natural, living organisms affected by factors beyond human control. No guarantee on
trees, plants, or general landscape safety, health, or condition is expressed or implied.
15. Treatments, Fertilization, and Plant Health Care: Treeology, Inc. provides no warranties or guarantees
as to the effectiveness or success of any tree or plant treatments. If we recommend treatment, it is because
we think that the tree is a worthy candidate for treatment at that time.
16. Payment: Payment is due upon completion of the work. Invoices will be sent by email or on-site
unless otherwise specified and agreed upon by Treeology, Inc., and the customer. In the event there are no
extra charges or Change Orders, the Customer shall pay the Contract price listed in the Proposal upon
receipt. Failure to remit full payment when due shall result in a $50 late fee, plus interest at the rate of
18% per annum. Treeology, Inc. is entitled to its costs and reasonable attorney fees and appellate attorney
fees for collection. Any partial payments will be first credited to penalties, interest, costs, and attorney
fees before credit to the principal.
17. Customer Cancellation: Treeology, Inc. requests that the authorizing party provide at least 24 hours
advance notice for cancellation. If a crew has been dispatched to the job site, the customer will be
assessed a mobilization fee of $200.00 for incurred expenses. Cancellation fees may apply to any notice
less than 24-hour notice.
18. Insurance/Indemnity: Treeology, Inc. insurance that provides coverage in the event of injury to
persons or property arising directly from the negligence of Treeology, Inc. /or its employees. Further, all
the employees of Treeology, Inc. are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Once the work subject
to this contract has been completed by Treeology, Inc., the customer/owner agrees to indemnify and hold
harmless Treeology, Inc., its employees, and its agents for any injury, loss, or expense in any way related
to services performed under this contract, other than as expressly set forth above. In no event shall
Treeology, Inc. be liable to the customer/owner for any damages of any sort that occur more than six (6)
months after the scope of work subject to this contract has been completed, regardless of whether the
damages arise from the work performed by or at the direction of Treeology, Inc. The parties herein further
agree that in no instance can the customer/owner seek damages more than Treeology, Inc’s applicable
Local Florida arborist proudly serving Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, East Lake Woodlands, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Odessa, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Tarpon Springs, Belleair, and Belleair Bluffs. We cover, all Pinellas County. Our services include tree pruning, tree cutting, tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal. Free estimates. Free mulch upon request. Treeology, Inc. (DBA) Treeology Tree Service (tm) All rights reserved 2003-2022
Treeology Tree Service (TM)
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