Procedure for Requesting Reimbursement for Tree Maintenance
Using the Maintenance Form from our website, retreethepark.com or from the St. Regis Park newsletter, contact Tree Board member Joe Hinkle by email, email@example.com, requesting to participate in the maintenance program. If you do not have a form, email Joe, and he will send you one. Please include on your form a description of the problem causing concern and location of the tree on the property.
Proceed to get evaluations and estimates from at least two tree services that ARE BONDED, INSURED, AND HAVE A LICENSED ARBORIST ON STAFF. Please ask to have the arborist sign the estimate. We have a recommended list below, but others may qualify. If the recommendations are similar, email your two estimates to Joe. If they are not—e.g., one service recommends trimming, the other removal, still email both (or all) estimates to Joe, and he will notify our consulting arborist, who will be the tiebreaker. Her recommendation will determine whether you are eligible for reimbursement of 40% up to $500 per year. In other words, for example, if Cindi feels a tree can be saved, but you opt for removal, you would likely not qualify for reimbursement.
Upon receipt of your estimates, Joe will email you approval to contract with one of your qualified tree services. Be sure to save all of your paperwork.
When work is completed, send a copy of the signed estimate/invoice to city arborist (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will inspect the work. She will then email you that the reimbursement is approved, copying the city treasurer and Joe. At this point you may apply for reimbursement, submitting a copy of the invoice to City Treasurer at email@example.com, or sending a hard copy to City of St. Regis Park, PO Box 20429, Louisville, KY 40250-0429.
These vendors have an arborist on staff and are insured and bonded. Other companies may also qualify.
Limbwalker Tree Service
Bob Ray Company
Greenhaven Tree Care
Tree Care of Louisville
Phelps Tree Service
Abundant Tree Care Services
Danka Tree Service
Blankenship Tree Service