Travis, at Payton
is our favorite tree
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Bill and Clint are neighbors and we share a huge 150 year old blue
oak tree that sits near our common property line. That big tree was
overgrown and damaging our roofs. To make matters worse a retired
forester, who had cored the old tree a few years before, told us that he
had found rot within the main trunk. Two big limbs needed to be taken out
to lessen the chance of the tree toppling on our homes in a wind storm.
Our city protects old trees and so we had to do something that would keep
the city happy while lessening the chance of a disaster. Those two
limbs were 25 or 30 feet long and 24 inches in diameter. The process
of removing those limbs was going to put our homes in serious danger.
Other tree people had looked at our problem. They realized it was going
to be a tough job. They informed us that they needed a two week time
frame to complete the job adding up to a final bill of thousands of dollars!
It was then that a friend recommended Travis
at Payton Tree Service. Travis came out and did
some serious analysis. He said that he could do the job in a couple of
days and his price was very well within our limited budgets. We talked
to one of Travis' previous customers and discovered that Travis was
indeed a very careful and skilled worker who knew how to keep heavy cut
branches from falling onto roof tops. We gave Travis the job and the
results were excellent!
Travis' courteous, fair and professional services have
convinced us that we won't need to look any further when we need help
with our big tree next time it needs a trim. Travis has much experience
working as a professional tree trimmer. He has learned his craft and
spent time working with one of the major "big name" services prior to
starting Payton Tree Service.
As you can see Travis comes to the job with special ropes, climbing
gear and a lot of safety equipment. Here you see him beginning his second
and final day of work, ascending the oak. Travis uses a very interesting
gizmo that he ties to the base of the tree and a pulley at the top of
the tree which work together to safely lower a 750 pound branch segment
to the ground. Blue oaks are one of the most dense and heavy woods to
deal with. Yet, Travis safely brought down pieces of timber that three
men could barely move. Travis didn't have to use a cherry picker or any
fancy hydraulic equipment. Instead he moved through the high branches
like a trapeze artist on safety ropes. He was meticulous as he figured
out just how large a segment of the branch to cut so that it would not
swing into a wall, fall through a roof, or strike him when his chain
saw finished a cut. Safety was his primary goal. We are so thankful
to have a tree man like Travis! Our homes were protected and the old
oak is a much safer and better looking tree in the neighborhood.
This web page has been constructed as a personal tribute to our
favorite tree surgeon. This page has NOT been commissioned nor
have we received any remuneration for this web page, other than the fact
that the tree is looking so much better. Travis had no idea that he was
going to get a testimonial web page when he agreed to take on our problem.
But after he did the job it seemed fitting that others should know that
there is a reasonable, safe and very skilled tree surgeon in the North
Sacramento Valley between Redding, Red Bluff and Corning.
Travis is the man for the job and you are going to be a happy customer if
you use Payton Tree Service.
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