The following terms and conditions are part of the confirmation of work to be performed by Alpine Tree Service, and with the information on the estimate, constitute the entire agreement.
PERMIT - The Client is responsible for obtaining and paying for all required local permits unless otherwise discussed and listed on the proposal.
FULLY INSURED - Alpine Tree Service is insured for liability resulting from injury to persons or property, and all of its employees are covered under a Workers Compensation policy.
UNDERGROUND LINES/CONCEALED STRUCTURES - The Client is responsible for identifying all known concealed structures, irrigation systems, underground lighting, pipes, or utility lines. Alpine Tree Service shall not be held liable for damage to any undisclosed or concealed hazards including but not limited to unmarked pipes, concealed structures, or utilities.
ADDITIONAL WORK - Please be advised that any additional work performed at the request of the Client will be billed on a time and materials basis.
PAYMENT - Payment is expected in full immediately upon completion of the work. A service charge of 1.5% per month, which is an annual percentage rate of 18%, will be added to accounts thirty days after invoice date. If outside assistance is used to collect the account, the Client is responsible for all costs associated with the collection handling including, but not limited to attorney’s fees and court costs.
The Client warrants that all trees and vegetation upon which work is to be performed are owned by the customer, or that authorization for the work has been obtained from the rightful property owner. The customer shall be responsible for compensating Alpine Tree Service for any and all damages collected against Alpine Tree Service by any third party demonstrating actual ownership of the trees and vegetation upon which the work is to be performed, regarding damage to or removal of trees or vegetation which the customer represents as their own.
ACCESS - Client shall provide free access to work areas for employees and vehicles and agrees to keep driveways clear and available for movement and parking of trucks and equipment during work hours. An additional charge may be incurred if the Client does not provide access as specified in contract. Unless otherwise specified in the agreement, Alpine Tree Service shall not be expected to keep gates closed for animals or children.
Alpine Tree Service assumes no liabilities or responsibilities for any cracking, breaking, puncturing, depressing, or any other damage to any driveway, patio, or other paved, bricked, stoned, or asphalted surface which may result from trucks and equipment being used to access the job site.
Client agrees to pay additional sums on a time and materials basis for any additional work required to complete the job caused by concealed contingencies such as concrete, foreign matter, stinging insect nests, rock, pipe or electrical lines, or any other condition not readily apparent in estimating the work specified, or any delays resulting in unanticipated interruptions outside of the control of Alpine Tree Service.
Stumps from tree removal will be cut to within approximately 12 inches above the ground level, and stump grinding or removal is not included unless specified on the Proposal.
All wood will be hauled away unless otherwise specified on the Proposal. Any cutting, splitting of wood at the request of the Client, will incur an additional charge.
Alpine Tree Service is not liable for light fallen debris, such as sawdust, small branches, or sap on cars, furniture, landscaping, or other objects located under or near the vicinity of the tree(s) being worked on. Client assumes all responsibility for removing such objects from the work area.
Both the Client and Alpine Tree Service agree to attempt to work out any disputes regarding this agreement through direct negotiation and/or mediation prior to seeking any other available legal remedy.
Trees inherently pose a certain degree of hazard and risk from breakage, failure, or other causes and conditions. Recommendations that are made are intended to minimize or reduce such hazardous conditions. However, there can be no guarantee that efforts to discover or correct unsafe conditions will prevent future breakage or failure, nor can there be any guarantee that all hazardous conditions have been detected. The Client should not infer that a tree is safe either because work has been done to reduce risk, or because no work has been recommended on a specific tree.
Client understands that all tree support systems such as cabling and bracing devices, as well as lightning protection systems, must be inspected annually, or after any major weather event, by a qualified arborist, to ensure the system’s condition, position, and/or grounding integrity. It is the responsibility of the Client to make sure that each system is inspected and maintained by a qualified arborist.