Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Splintered Forest accept credit cards?Open

Yes, we are able to accept all major credit and debit cards. In most cases, crew members are able to accept payments on site. Invoices can also be paid online or via phone.

Do you accept checks?Open

Yes, we appreciate payments via check when possible. Checks can be given to the foreman at the completion of your job or via mail at:

59 West Floyd Avenue
Englewood, Colorado 80110

What is the Splintered Forest mailing address?Open

59 West Floyd Avenue
Englewood, Colorado 80110

How do I stay up-to-date on Splintered Forest happenings?Open

Splintered Forest has numerous social media pages that are great resources for individuals looking to stay informed about fire mitigation, tree industry news and happenings at Splintered Forest. Like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram and #ViewFromTheSFCrew and join our mailing list. Click here to find out more!

Does Splintered Forest offer landscaping services?Open

Splintered Forest does not currently offer landscaping services. If you need recommendations for local companies please give us a call.

Is fire mitigation synonymous with clear cutting?Open

A common misconception for people when they hear fire mitigation is that they will have to clear cut their property, but it is quite contrary. We utilize selective thinning practices. To learn more about this, visit our fire mitigation page.

My estimate says broadcast chips, what does that mean?Open

After the crew removes a tree or cuts off branches they will dispose of this material by chipping it. These chips can be disposed of by dumping them off at a trash or recycling facility, but this can be costly. The other option is to spray the chips back on to the property also known as broadcasting.

Is it safe to leave the wood chips on my property if they’ve been broadcast? Isn’t that a fire hazard?Open

As long as the wood chips are not left in large piles (typically no more than four inches deep) they are not considered a fire hazard.

How far should firewood be kept from my house or structure?Open

Firewood should be stacked 30 feet from the home or structure and not on the downhill slope.

How much does it cost to remove a tree in my yard?Open

There are a lot of factors that must be taken into account when determining the cost of tree removal such as height, diameter, health of the tree, proximity to the house or structure, hazards (i.e. power lines) and terrain. A Splintered Forest estimator is happy to provide you with a free, written estimate for your next project.

I am not available to meet with an estimator, is there an alternative way to get an estimate?Open

Yes, we understand that schedules are busy and scheduling a time to meet with an estimator isn’t always feasible. With your permission, our estimator can stop by your property to assess your project and provide you a written estimate to your email.

In some cases, we can also provide an estimate via our virtual estimate tool or via text (please contact the office prior to sending a text).

Help! I received a non-renewal letter from my insurance company. What do I do now?Open

First off, don’t panic, Splintered Forest works closely with insurance companies and can help guide you through the fire mitigation process. The first step is to contact us to schedule a consultation with Splintered Forest’s forester. During the consult, the forester will review your insurance report, walk your property and discuss with you what needs to be completed to be in compliance.

I want to complete some of the fire mitigation work myself, but I can’t do it all. Is that okay?Open

Yes, we can absolutely support a hybrid approach to your project! Many homeowners opt to take care of some of the more basic tasks themselves and hire the Splintered Forest crew to complete some of the more technical items.

Is Splintered Forest available for community presentations about fire mitigation?Open

Yes, Splintered Forest is happy to attend your next meeting to give information about fire mitigation and explain the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Guidelines more in-depth. We have given presentations at city hall meetings, home and garden shows, HOA meetings, club meetings, Realtor offices and insurance agencies. Please contact us at 303-819-9840 to discuss crew member availability for your next event.