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Tree Removal

Trees need to be removed for different reasons: safety, view, construction, or tree health. Arborists have been aptly nicknamed “urban loggers” because we can’t always fell them from the ground with a saw and wedges. We use a variety of different tools and techniques to safely and efficiently get material from height to the ground. Ropes, rigging systems, a tracked lift that can fit through a backyard gate, mechanical advantage systems, and, most of all, an experienced team of climbers and groundsmen. Using our tools, skills and knowledge, we can maintain full control from the tree tips down to the stump.


Removing trees can be an unfortunate choice to make, or it can be a huge relief. Sometimes it’s an easy decision: the tree is already dead, falling apart, or growing in an undesirable place. Other times, it can be much more complicated. If you are worried about your trees, give us a call and we give a thorough risk analysis for each tree.

Weather Damage


Snow storms, extreme cold, extreme heat and wind can all cause lasting damage to your trees. Broken limbs or storm damage can be the most dramatic and sudden, but sudden freezes and extreme heat can also cause structural damage to your tree. Issues like this should be addressed as soon as possible to give your tree the best chance of survival and to reduce further damage. Unfortunately, major damage to the trunk usually leads to removal as this is the most important structural section of the tree besides the roots due to the amount of force it needs to be able to resist to continue standing.


This elm suffered after a major limb broke off the main trunk in a storm. Much of the interior wood peeled out with the limb, opening up a large wound in the trunk that eventually led to extensive decay.

Here, a young willow tree suffered greatly from an early cold snap that caused a significant frost crack and damaged over half of the trunk.


There are many different types of fungus that can decrease the structural stability of your tree. Fungus have evolved to specialize in penetrating the defenses of the tree through wounds and other places where certain individuals lack resources. Different types of fungus affect different species in different ways, and we can help identify the fungus and whether or not it affects the structural capacity of your tree.


Insect Pests

Coniferous forests in the Rocky Mountains have been battling insect pests since before we were around. Different factors can tip the balance between pest and tree, and recently drought has been one of the strongest driving factors of tree stress. Stressed trees lack the resources to defend themselves from pests, and can succomb quickly to an infestation. If your tree is attacked by an insect pest, depending on the species of tree and pest, your tree may need to be removed quickly, especially if the pest’s ability to spread is a concern. Give us a call and we can identify the pest and advise you accordingly, with the goal of saving your tree always being the number one priority.

Technical Removals

Here are a few examples of technical removals. We can climb, access by lift or bucket, rig using ropes and blocks, or pluck sections tied off to a crane. Our wide range of skills, expertise, and equipment allows us to pick from a multitude of strategies to get your tree down and out safely and efficiently.

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