Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:35
We paid £400 for careful pruning of an oak with a tree protection order. It took three men a full day, two on the ground, one swinging from ropes in the tree with a chain saw, and a large industrial shredder. I kept the shreddings for mulch and the log pile for wildlife. They have to pay for training, equipment, specialist protective clothing and public liability insurance. Bargain.
if you pay a man with a chain saw who knocks on the door touting for work, dont be surprised if it all goes wrong.
Maybe your neighbour hates the sycamore but can't afford to have it removed safely. Have you tried talking to him and offering money towards the cost.?