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Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co

Founded 1964 • With Angi since October 2007

4.5

(29) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

504 High Mountain Rd.

Haledon, NJ 07508

Description

Family owned and operated since 1964, Almstead Tree and Shrub Care Company is proud to offer expert service to both residential and commercial clients. Whether you're in the market to save a cherished tree or manage an entire campus, you can trust Almstead to handle your goals and concerns with the utmost professionalism. Contact us today. www.almstead.com...

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

09/12/2019


Stan S.

My lawn was ruined last year but since using Almsteads services this year(2019) I now have the best lawn on the block. Oscar knew exactly what was wrong and scheduled the proper maintenance to renew the lawn. I am so pleased with their service and will continue to use them for the foreseeable future. Thank you Almstead Lawn care.

Description of Work
core aeration and fertilization for the season

Category lawn treatment

Service Provider Response

Thank you for your positive review. We will share it with Oscar and his crew.
5.0

10/05/2018


David W.

Excellent. Removed 75 foot elm from back yard that had to be craned over house. Trimmed other trees on property as well. Terrific customer service. "Sales Arborist," Oscar, did estimate and then was key contact throughout, including coming to site at beginning of job and checking in during the day. Crew was very nice, competent, and accommodating. Was able to change things up to also take down neighbor's tree that was endangering my property. Allowed me to keep chips for yard. Have recommended to others already. Would use again

Description of Work
Tree removal and trimming

Category tree service

Service Provider Response

Thank you for sharing, [Member Name Removed]. We'll let Oscar and his crew know. We appreciate your kind words and for using Almstead as your tree service provider. Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care
4.0

04/25/2017


Victran R.

I just have not gotten around to it to really look at it. I did not have anything done. Their response was very good. I actually wanted some more info back from them to give me more options on what I could do.

Description of Work
I believe I got a bid from them. We needed to get our tree actually cut down because it is too big and has grown on top of the house.

Category tree service

4.0

11/27/2015


Michael B.

UPDATE: Received the quote and a follow-up phone call acknowledging the error on their part. They were quite apologetic and apparently didn't realize that the email with the attachment got kicked back to them. Ultimately because of the elapsed time I went with someone else, but remain impressed with their expertise and would consider using them again in the future.

Description of Work
They came to give me a quote and were very professional and knowledgeable. Told me I would get a quote via email in 2 days. A week went by with no quote. We called to follow up and they said they would send the next day, but got nothing. 2 weeks later got an email saying there was a quote attached, but there was no attachment. I emailed back to request the attachment and never heard from them again. I'm not going to chase someone down to give them my business.

Category tree service

5.0

11/03/2015


James G.

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Description of Work
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Category tree service

2.0

04/20/2015


Kelli S.

It was a fiasco right from the getgo. The total for the whole project, on the initial estimate, was ca. $850. Soon after, I learned that, oh dear, that was a mistake, the total will actually be closer to $1200, w another four absolutely necessary ca. $100 visits. Just an oversight! So sorry! They negotiated down, SLIGHTLY, but it was still a joke. It was their responsibility for having misrepresented themselves to me, and they took little to no responsibility for it. The gal that answers their phone is quite unpleasant. The guy that comes to your house is a perfect gentleman, and very professional. Would that everything else was. The work they did was quite unsatisfactory. With fifty dollars of seed and fertilizer from Home Depot, I got a much better result this year than these self-styled professionals did for ca. 24 times that. I cannot recommend this company. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Description of Work
Reseeded my rather small backyard, et al.

Category lawn treatment

Service Provider Response

My name is Ken Almstead and I am the CEO of Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care Company. Thank you for your candid review. Your feedback is important to us because it allows us to constantly monitor our service and customer satisfaction. We are sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with your lawn work. I assure you that your experience is unique among thousands of our satisfied customers that have used Almstead in the tri-state region for over 50 years. I have personally spoken to our arborist, Ryan Duff, who visited your property to get all the facts. He tells me that he has tried to resolve this issue with you several times without any success. Please let me know if there is something I can do. Sincerely, Ken Almstead
5.0

03/28/2015


James G.

The work was performed as quoted and completed in a timely manner. Key to their work was they cleaned up after their too where I would not known they did any work except for clean cuts on my trees.

Description of Work
Tree trimming

Category tree service

5.0

07/15/2014


James L.

They were here on time. Their price was not that much. They gave me advice on my trees. I went with them because they had good ratings on Angie's list.

Description of Work
They inspected my trees.

Category tree service

5.0

07/03/2014


Kurt S.

It went very well and they did a nice job. The guy that came over explained things very clearly about the job and gave some advice. I think we will use them again.

Description of Work
I used them to trim some very large hemlocks and they sprayed the trees with an oil that prevents a fungus from killing them. They also fertilized the trees. There were quite a few trees.

Category lawn treatment, tree service

5.0

07/03/2014


Kathleen C.

They did a good job, I have been using them actually for some years and they are very good at what they do , they are responsive but they are not cheap.

Description of Work
They stood my tree upfront and put support cables.

Category lawn treatment, tree service

1.0

06/20/2014


Agnieszka T.

Initial booking was quick and automated so that was good. Then, the service went all down-hill. The guy keeping the appointment showed up 20 mins late with no apology, then looked at the work which was mostly removal of trees, not preservation which seems to be their preference. Started talking about a crane and power lines and this and that and then said something like, it'll cost $6k. The other 3 quotes I received for about $2k. In any event, he never bothered to send me the quote via email as he said he'd do. I can't recommend this service.

Description of Work
Asked for a quote to remove about 2 big trees and about 7 smaller ones and some pruning.

Category tree service

5.0

05/15/2014


Carolyn M.

There is a wooded area behind my house that is of unknown ownership, but some trees there had way overgrown, become diseased and were menacing my house, garage and back yard. I needed the diseased trees taken down, and the general canopy opened up as my backyard had been reduced to a moss-growing area due to lack of sunlight. Ryan came out to survey my needs, gave me a full assessment, told me why some of my ideas would kill the trees, and generally worked with me to come up with a plan to give me back my backyard. It rained h****** the day they were supposed to come, so they called to reschedule for the next day. I got a call that they were coming, and they were set up just after 8 am. The guys took out trees, mulched them, and generally did a great job of clean up, and making sure that I got exactly what I wanted. I was very pleased with what they did, and look forward to having at least a little grass again!

Description of Work
Cut down several diseased trees, general clean up of wooded area of trees, trim canopy of remaining trees in back yard.

Category lawn treatment, mulch, tree service

5.0

05/01/2014


Heida G.

It went well. I am satisfied.

Description of Work
Fix the front of the car

Category tree service

5.0

07/22/2013


KEVIN K.

Affordable, reliable and professional service.

Description of Work
Cut down 2 trees in our backyard.

Category tree service

5.0

05/20/2013


Robert G.

Did a good job. Made sure work was complete.

Description of Work
Trimmed trees.

Category tree service

5.0

04/08/2013


Peter B.

The company offered a discount if we used their services during the winter. I requested an estimate and then proceeded to fax over the contract and work was performed as promised.

Description of Work
The company provided winter pruning of tree limbs that were overhanging our roof.

Category tree service

5.0

04/03/2013


Doris T.

Ryan, a very professional and personable man, came to see the work and give the estimate, and the crew came on the day scheduled and did a thorough job.

Description of Work
Extensive pruning of overgrown shrubbery in front of house and of a massive oak tree in back yard.

Category lawn service, tree service

5.0

12/17/2012


JILL C.

We lost a blue spruce two years ago that had a fungal infection but Almstead had kept that tree alive for years longer than it would have had untreated. And Almstead came by and cleared space so that cars could get out of our street long before the town came by. Almstead is expensive, but they are ARBORISTS, not just tree-cutters. So they are focused on keeping trees healthy. And if you lost any trees during Sandy, you know know how important that is.

Description of Work
This is a review of ongoing work and maintenance that Almstead does for my trees and shrubs. I have been using Almstead for about eight years. I have a maintenance contract with them to keep my mature shrubs and 100+ year old oak trees healthy. It costs me about $1500/year for the maintenance and usually it runs about $500 - $1000 for work done at the end of the year, which may include thinning out old hedges, trimming dead branches from oaks that are over 40 feet high, inspecting trunks and root structure, and other required maintenance. It's expensive, but worth every penny, as NO oak trees from my property fell over during Hurricanes Sandy or Irene or any of the other Nor'easters we've had.

Category lawn service, tree service

5.0

12/29/2011


Christopher E.

The company arrived in the early morning 9-10am. with all trucks and equipment (bucket truck, wood chipper machine). Three men were working. they worked continuously until the work was done (about 3 hrs.) . they were very professional and worked hard. The manager showed up about 45min . after work started to check on the project. He was also very professional and accomidating, I had a small pile of wood that needed to be removed and he took care of it, with no problems. Overall I am very happy with the job.

Description of Work
Complete tree removal and haul away. Also trimming of other trees.

Category tree service

4.0

05/09/2011


Stephen B.

It’s been a good experience. They are pretty good with following through and being thorough.

Description of Work
They do our tree spraying.

Category tree service

4.0

05/09/2011


GEORGE F.

They are very good and I have no problem with them. I am quite happy with this company.

Description of Work
They spray my hemlocks and my dogwoods three or four times in the summer.

Category irrigation systems, tree service

5.0

05/09/2011


JILL C.

The work they have done has turned out very well. We have been very pleased with their work. Everything they have done for us has been very good and they are very professional. We have used this company multiple times for years. They are not cheapest in the area but I feel they are worth every penny.

Description of Work
They are licensed arborists. They have done various tree services for us. They have advised us with the health of our trees, for instance when a tree needs to be taken down or when a tree can be saved.

Category tree service

4.0

12/30/2010


James D.

I spent about $200 on the job. I had them look at the tree a year before the work was done. I think they do very good work. I was not very thrilled about their work at the current time because they called to see if I wanted the work done and I did not get a chance to call them back. However, they went ahead with the unauthorized work and sent me the bill. I paid the bill, which was not cheap, but they should have waited for confirmation prior to doing the work. Even after I told them to stop doing that, they still continued to call and leave messages saying they were coming the next day to do service. I finally had to call them and state definitively "Do not do any work at my house unless I call you directly!" Based on being backed into a corner and having to do this, which is uncomfortable, unnecessary and just generally annoying, I would opt to use other service providers in the future.

Description of Work
I used Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. for fertilization of a tree, three months ago.

Category tree service

5.0

05/12/2008


JILL C.

This is the second tree Almstead has removed for me. The first one was a 40' split-trunk oak tree which they removed a few years ago. Since then I have taken a tree care contract with this company and hired them to remove the second tree. This tree was very close to my house and to a satellite dish. They did a great job, there wasn't a trace of wood around when I got home other than the stump. They did dent the downspout on the garage just a bit and I did have to get the dish replaced and repointed, but I believe they took as much care as they could given the small space they had to work in because the tree was so close to the house and near surrounding shrubbery. When removing large branches from a 100+ year old tree, these things happen. They came back around 3 weeks later and ground down the stump and did not bill me for the stump removal till after they did the work. Most tree services are just cutters. Almstead's people are arborists. Right now they are keeping my shrubs free of bugs and keeping a giant blue spruce that has a fungus alive. Almstead is expensive, but worth it. They provide proof of insurance and references when asked and their office staff is very nice and responsive.

Description of Work
Removed a very tall oak tree near my house, on going tree care.

Category tree service

1.0

10/24/2007


Sharon R.

It was a nightmare. The person who gave an estimate for the removal of two trees seemed trustworthy. It took three months to get an appointment to remove the first tree, which really needed removing. During the removal, a stone wall was damaged. The company promised to send someone to fix it. It took months and repeated calls, for the company to send someone. He did a lousy job. Many more calls, no response. I didn't want to schedule the second tree until the wall was fixed. More calls. Finally, after I wrote an e-mail to the company, with photos, telling them I would get someone else to repair the wall and deduct if from the bill, the same man came to fix the wall, accused the neighborhood kids of ruining his work. Eventually, nine months after the tree removal, I was ready to pay. The company had added a finance charge since the first month after removal. I paid it, because I didn't want to deal with them ever again.

Description of Work
Almstead removed a large tree and ground down the stump.

Category tree service

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    Free Estimates
    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    Yes
    Payment Options
    Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal
    Senior Discount
    No
    Emergency Service
    Yes
    Warranties
    Yes

    Services Offered

    Lawn & Yard Work. Lawn Fertilization & Treatment. Lawn Irrigation. Mulch & Topsoil. Pest Control, Exterminating. Tree Service.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co

    How is Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co overall rated?

    Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co is currently rated 4.5 overall out of 5.

    What days are Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co open?

    Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co is open:

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What payment options does Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co provide

    Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal

    Does Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offer free estimates?

    Yes, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offers free project estimates.

    Does Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offer a senior discount?

    No, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co does not offer a senior discount.

    Does Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offer emergency services?

    Yes, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co?

    Yes, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offers warranties.

    What services does Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offer?

    Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co offers the following services: Lawn & Yard Work. Lawn Fertilization & Treatment. Lawn Irrigation. Mulch & Topsoil. Pest Control, Exterminating. Tree Service.