Below you'll find answers to common questions about our tree care services, payment procedures, best practices for tree maintenance, and more. Whether you're curious about our services or seeking guidance on caring for your trees, we're here to help!

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Invoicing & Payments

How will I get my invoice?
Invoices are generated after each service/visit is completed and delivered via USPS. Clients may set up an online account at and choose the option for invoices to be emailed.

Am I required to pay the crew the day of service?
Maier Tree crews do not accept payment the day of service. An invoice will be mailed via USPS, and payment should be submitted with due date of Net 30 remittance.

How can I pay?
Payments can be made via USPS by check, online at as a onetime payment, or as a logged in customer. Payment forms accepted are Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, e-check or savings account.

Can I set up auto pay?
Yes, clients have the option to sign up for autopay as a logged in user at At this time we offer the customer two options – pay on invoice generation or on due date.

Do you offer any discounts (Mayo, Prepay, etc.)
We do not have any set discounts offered to our clients at this time.

Who do I write my check to – Maier Tree or Davey Tree?
Checks can be written out to The Davey Tree Expert Company.

Do I have to send my checks out of state to Ohio?
Checks being mailed via USPS should be mailed to the Ohio PO Box listed on the remit slip attached to the invoice.

Is there a payment plan option?
Maier Tree does not offer payment plans. Contract terms are are Net 30.

Services & Day Of Production Work

What services do you offer?
Our services include tree care, plant health care, landscape maintenance and lawn care. At this time we do not offer snow removal, lawn mowing, dethatching, or tree moving.

Is there a charge for the estimate?
There is not a charge for most estimates, however a consultation fee may be charged up front for certain assessments.

When are you coming?
Time of service varies. Our team is committed to letting our clients know through a variety of ways as to when their specific service is planned.

Do I need to be home at the time of service?
Maier does not require our clients to be home during service. We will typically provide 1-2 days’ notice prior to sending a technician out for service on your property.

Post-Care Tips

After care watering instructions

  • New Trees – Start off with 1-3 weekly waterings. Once established, switch to 1 watering per week. Each watering should be approximately 1-2 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter.
  • Mature Trees – You can plan to water mature trees as little as 1-2 times a month if well established. To see if your tree needs water, poke a long screwdriver into the soil. If it’s hard to push in, water! If the screwdriver penetrates easily, hold off watering.
  • Grass Seed – Water new grass seed to keep evenly moist, and type of soil does matter. If your seed dries out during the day, you will need a second watering each day until seed germinates. Germination typically takes 10-14 days.

How long should I stay off my lawn after a lawn treatment? Same for pets?
We recommend you and your pets stay off your treated lawn until product is dry. On average this is 2-4 hours after treatment. Our crews will leave a lawn sign letting you know when it is safe to go on the lawn.

When can I mow after my lawn treatment?
It is recommended to wait 24-48 hours to mow after each fertilizer and weed control application. Mow your lawn to a height of 2-4” depending on grass type and avoid trimming more than 1/3 of the lawn’s height at one time.

When is the best time to aerate?
Aeration can be done spring or fall. Fall aeration is a great time to aerate and allows minimal spread of weeds when pulling plugs from the lawn.


Are you a local company? Where is your company located?
Maier Tree and Lawn merged with the Davey Tree Expert Company in 2014. We are employee-owned. Our employees and office are located in SE Minnesota.

Can I prune my boulevard tree?
You can find city ordinances on your city’s web page regarding approved care of boulevard trees.

Why do you have some trucks with the Davey tree logo and some with Maier Tree?
Maier Tree and Lawn merged with the Davey Tree Expert Company in 2014, our fleet is made up of trucks for both brands.

Are you insured?
Maier Tree and Lawn is fully insured.

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