One thing we have no shortage of in Maine is trees. With trees comes the growth and encroachment on houses, roads and views. No one knows that better than Q-Team Tree Service out of Naples, which has been doing tree work for 28 years.
are a residential tree service company which does tree trimming,
pruning, brush chipping, stump grinding and more,” said president and
general manager Robert Fogg. Their primary territory is within a 20 mile
radius of their office, which puts Windham and Raymond right in the
center. “This is so we can give better customer service,” he said.
specialize in taking down trees that are difficult to move because of
the close proximity to houses or water, Fogg said. There are special
regulations when it comes to shoreline property. “We pride ourselves of
staying on top of regulations so we won’t get anyone in trouble,” said
Fogg. Q-Team has worked around garages, taken trees off roofs and even,
once removed a tree from a bathroom, when it grew too big for the hole
the builder left for it within the house.
the height of the season, Q-Team employees up to 18 people and in the
off season they drop to eight. They are still in the off-season,
charging off-season prices until May, said Fogg. Most of the employees
including Fogg are state licensed arborists. Everyone who does tree work
must have a license or be under the direction of a licensed arborist,
according to Fogg. There are three employees who do free estimates and
tree safety inspections, Fogg, Adam Gosselin and Aaron Gosselin.
carries liability insurance and workers compensation insurance on their
workers. “It eliminates any liability to the homeowner due to damaged
property or injured workers,” said Fogg.
year Q-Team volunteers to put up flags on the causeway in Naples and
mount the flag in Harrison. They’ve also been known to decorate
Christmas trees using their bucket trucks.
also has the equipment to back up their knowledge. They have three
bucket trucks and three log trucks for hauling brush and wood. If the
wood is useable that they remove to sell to various companies and adjust
the price of the job to reflect the wood value, according to Fogg. They
also send some of their brush and limbs that they don’t use for
landscaping mulch off to be used as fuel to generate electricity.
key to success is the team we have together. We have a team of awesome
people in place who are incredible,” Fogg said. In 2007, Q-Team merged
with Cook’s Tree Service and they still use that name as well.
is always available with a full-time receptionist, voice mail and an
answering service. They also have a website www.Q-Team.com and can be
found on Facebook at QTeamTreeService.