While factors like weather can throw a project timeline, be sure to ask for a rough sense of how quickly your project will be completed. This paired with a detailed, itemized estimate will also help you compare bids side-by-side, it’s not uncommon for one provider to consider a project a quick-hit and another to estimate hours and hours or, even, days. In that vein, be wary of any company that provides a very low estimate here as well. There’s nothing worse than being told tree removal will take four hours to find out it’s now taking four days. Ask for an estimate and be clear on what happens if the company goes beyond that time frame -and how, specifically, it impacts your budget.