Tree Removal


While we vastly prefer to focus our efforts in caring for trees, there are situations when removing a tree is necessary. It’s a hazardous tree — that is, it has a structural defect that makes it likely to fail — and is beyond the point where other methods (such as installing a support system) would help. When the hazardous tree is adjacent to buildings, walkways, driveways, roadways, or utility wires, it poses significant risk to people, pets, and property.


Tree removal in urban and suburban landscapes requires careful planning and execution. Neighborhood trees are often surrounded by other valuable plantings and structures. Removals on public and commercial properties must contend with pedestrian common areas and the criss-cross of walkways, driveways, and dangerous power lines. Services must be performed in ways that safeguard people and property in the surrounding area.

Cutting down a tree safely, especially a large tree, requires careful dismantling by highly trained arborists using state-of-the-art machinery. Our selection of the specialized tools used for a tree removal is determined by the conditions on your landscape, the branch architecture, and the soundness of your tree. Based on the size and location of your tree, we will consider deploying a bucket truck, a chipper, or, for very large jobs, a crane.

After-Removal Services

Once your tree has been removed, you may consider whether to leave the stump as is, or remove it. Stump grinding employs machinery to shred the stump down below the soil level, from a few inches to as deep as 12 Inches. The tree’s roots remain, however, and will decay slowly. Your arborist can explain the pros and cons of grinding the stump, and the estimated costs for doing so, based on the size of the stump, its location on your property, and your own preferences.

Tree Risk Assessment

Let us help you manage tree risk (and sleep a little easier.) A tree risk assessment is crucial to ensuring the safety of your family, guests, pets, and property. Elegant Greens qualified arborists have advanced knowledge of tree structure, mechanics, and biology. They will conduct a visual inspection that identifies specific conditions and defects that may indicate an above-average risk to people and property. Our experts also have state-of -the-art equipment for detecting internal decay.

Emergency Tree Removal

A weak or unhealthy tree can fail suddenly, often as a result of severe weather. Wind, snow, and ice can snap trunks and branches. The ground saturation from heavy or sustained rainfall, particularly when coupled with high winds, can cause a tree to topple.

If you have a tree removal emergency, reach out to your local Elegant Greens branch. Call us at (734) 231-6050. You’ll benefit from the assistance of a national company with a highly skilled team, advanced technologies, and a state-of-the-art fleet that can be quickly mobilized for specialty work and emergencies.