Dub’s Shrubs &
West Houston Tree Movers
PO Box D
Simonton, TX 77476
Over the last couple of years, I have given Dub Sabrsula many thousands of dollars for dirt-work, underground irrigation to my trees, an underground drainage system to drain my property after major storms, and many truck planted trees.
Last year he truck planted a hundred or so trees – of which seven immediately died. I have called and sent him many letters and postcards over then last eight months, all to no avail. Dub is a nice guy – but I strongly recommend you use someone else to truck plant your trees.
4/26/2001 8:30PM Update: Dub just called me in a very emotional state saying that I’m slandering him and that I need to remove this page from the Internet tonight. I told him that truth is my best defense and that I would be more than happy to remove it when he takes care of the dead trees as he had previously promised. I reminded him that I had sent him many letters and postcards over the last eight months – none of which had I received a reply to. His claim is that there has not been any opportunity since October where it has been dry enough to replace those trees (of which he feels he only should replace 4 of them). I begged to differ! Right now that is the case as it has rained quite a bit in the last couple weeks – but there have been many times since I first contacted him that he could have done it. He says that his solution will be that he will replace them and that he does not care what he tears up on my property doing so. I told him that to come here in anger and purposely tear up my property is not exactly going to make things right.
Stay tuned. If he does the right thing, (replace the dead trees with live ones of the same size and quality as soon as it is dry enough to do so-without destroying anything in the process) I will remove this page. If he does something in retaliation (like bust up my irrigation system, septic system, fences, ditches, dogs, children, building, etc…) – I will report that. The ball has been in his court for many months now. Getting angry and blaming someone who has paid you good money for trees with a guarantee, after not replacing the dead trees, will be the wrong solution. Accepting the fact that you neglected to do the right thing – but then resolving will be the right solution. We do not have to be friends anymore, but he should take care of his obligations just the same.
Another update – Never heard from Dub again. Have talked to another of Dub’s former customers who claims to have also been screwed.