I asked John from Jack the Ripper to give me an opinion on whether to take down a favorite tree. After some analysis he provided a thoughtful opinion that, unfortunately, the tree was not going to survive for long. I asked for a quote to take it down and remove the (large) stump. Compared to another outfit recommended by a neighbor, John’s price was a bit lower. The work took a bit longer than expected, in that they left some wood and did not remove the stump until a few days after the tree was down. However, John’s crew did a great job grinding the stump, removing surface roots and using some turf that he had leftover from another job to fill in where the surface roots were. He worked very hard to get the turf in after the stump grinding was done.