We’d been putting off removing a Japanese maple that had grown too large for its position. However, the work eventually just had to be done, so the guys turned up. There were four of them, and they came equipped with a big chipping machine which they parked in front of the house. We asked them to remove a couple of other trees and some creeper as well as the Japanese maple. They had powerful saws and the like, and breezed through the work.
I was most impressed when the whole task took just under an hour.