(770) 451-7911(770) 451-7911
3394 W Hospital Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30022
Mr. Dan Johns (certified arborist) came out to my property to look at a dead pine tree that needs to be removed. After examining the tree, he told me that it was too decayed for his team to safely cut down because they could not firmly anchor safety ropes for men climbing the tree. I asked him to put his assessment of the tree and his safety concerns in writing so that, if the tree fell into a neighbor's yard, I could show that I acted in good faith to try to have the tree removed. Mr. Johns refused to put any information in writing. After explaining to him the importance of a written assessment of the tree, he said that I would have to pay him at least $100 to write a letter summarizing what he had told me verbally about the tree. In contrast, Bartlett Tree Experts provided me with a written statement at no charge explaining their refusal to cut down the tree. Mr. Johns' behavior as a representative of Davey Tree was both unprofessional and unethical, bordering on extortion.
Posted: 5/24/2013 • Link to this review