I started out very small, going from tree cutter to private residences and municipal facilities to get trees. Loading them on my trailer and hauling them from Boston to Washington D.C., I was called 'black lumberjack.' The first time I heard it I was suprised but six months later I was completely fine with it.
I have ventured into many back yards to retrieve fallen trees. Sometimes I am helped by the home owner or perhaps a neighbor with a loader helps out.
I try my best to get as much info as I can about a tree from the owner and/or the tree cutter. I often have pictures and addresses for documentation."
From Jon Kalish