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Tree trimming

Let our tree service and tree removal company take on the hazardous work of tree trimming on your property. Our experienced Waukesha tree removal professionals go to great heights to trim hard to reach branches.

Licensed, Insured and Experienced

Fully licensed and insured, Russ’s Tree Service has been serving residential and commercial properties in the greater Milwaukee area, including Racine, Waukesha, Brookfield and Muskego, for over 20 years.

Certified Arborists on Staff, Equipment for Any Job

Our Milwaukee certified arborists bring a wealth of Wisconsin tree care knowledge and experience, along with specialized machinery like an Effer Knuckleboom crane, Gehl Loader and other turf-friendly tree removal equipment to every job. Perfect example: the LEO, a portable, lawn-friendly aerial lift able to fit in tight spaces.

With our equipment and decades of experience, no tree is too big for our tree care professionals to handle.

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Why Hire A Professional Tree Trimmer When You Can Do It Yourself?

Many Milwaukee homeowners and business owners are on a tight budget and just don’t want to spend money to have a few branches trimmed. We get it. Money doesn’t grow on trees. But when it comes to trimming heavy branches, or cutting off dead limbs, there are good reasons to hire a professional. Here are just a few:

4 Good Reasons To Think Twice About Trimming Your Tree Yourself

1.  Power lines and Tree Hazards

Trees are often in close proximity to power lines. Besides the risk of a branch falling on and damaging a power line, there’s also the possibility of the trimmer accidentally making contact with the power line. This usually happen when someone uses a telescoping saw blade trimmer, and can result in electrocution.

Another common scenario occurs when someone climbs up into a tree to reach a branch that needs to be trimmed. The climber thinks the limb he’s standing on is fine, only to find out it’s rotten inside and unable to support his weight.

2.  Chainsaws, Hand Saws and Ladders

It’s one thing to use a chainsaw or a handsaw on the ground, but when you’re twenty feet up in the air the potential for serious injury goes up dramatically. Not only do you have the possibility of a cut limb falling on you or someone below, there’s also the potential for the saw to buck and hit you or a helper. And if that’s not enough to make you think twice, consider the risk of falling with a chainsaw or a handsaw in your hand.

Indeed, falling is a very real danger because most DIY tree trimmers make do with the equipment they have at hand—which is usually just a ladder of some sort, usually too short and too unstable for use with any tree trimming job. This is why professional tree trimmers use a bucket truck or a crane to safely reach branches that need to be trimmed.

3.  Heavy, Falling Branches…Crushed Homes, Cars and Humans

It’s not easy to know just where a tree branch is going to fall, especially when it’s rarely ever a straight shot to the ground. Besides the risk of a falling branch damaging other branches below it as it falls to the ground, there’s also the risk of falling where you don’t expect it to fall—like on a roof, a car or, worse yet, a person. Even branches that are only a few inches in diameter can be tricky to cut, sometimes unexpectedly springing back toward the person cutting.

Still want to try doing it yourself? Look up some tree cutting fail videos on Youtube:

Tree Cutting Fails on Youtube -- Don't be next!

Basically, if you don’t know what you’re doing there’s a good chance you or someone helping you is going to get injured. Possibly even killed. It’s just not worth the risk.

4.  Amateurish Results

There’s a bit of an art to trimming a tree. You really need to have a strong sense of proportion while working right in the middle of a tree. Cut too many branches out of one side and the tree will look lopsided. Don’t round the top of the tree evenly and it will look misshapen. Of course, if the tree is only 6 or 7 feet tall, you can probably do a perfectly good job of trimming and pruning yourself. Anything bigger and you’re, quite literally, in over your head.

Request a Free Estimate for Tree Trimming

Russ's Tree Service is known for fair pricing on all our tree services. Let us provide you a free, no obligation estimate for tree trimming or tree removal on your property. You can contact us at the link below, or call us at 414-422-9298.

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Russ’s Tree Service provides tree trimming and tree removal for both residential and commercial properties throughout southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, Racine, Kenosha, West Allis, Union Grove and Muskego.


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  • Burlington
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  • Elm Grove
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