Waukesha Tree Trimming Experts Branch Out
Commercial and Residential Tree Trimming Service Milwaukee Trusts
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 and prune hard to reach branches.
Licensed, Insured and Experienced Wisconsin Arborists
Fully licensed and insured, Russ’s Tree Service certified arborists has been serving residential and commercial properties in the greater Milwaukee area, including Racine, Waukesha, Brookfield and Muskego, for over 20 years.
Looking for a tree topping service? Read why tree topping is a bad idea. Then call our certified arborists instead for proper tree trimming and pruning.
Turf-Friendly Tree Trimming Equipment
Our team brings a wealth of Wisconsin tree care knowledge and experience to every job, along with specialized machinery. We don’t bring dollar store hedge clippers to remove branches; we bring Effer Knuckleboom cranes, Gehl Loaders and other turf-friendly tree removal equipment. Perfect example: the LEO, a portable, lawn-friendly aerial lift able to fit in tight spaces.
With our specialized equipment and decades of experience, no tree is too big for our tree care professionals to handle.
Why Hire A Professional Tree Trimmer if You Can Do It Yourself?
Many Milwaukee area property owners are on a tight budget and don’t want to spend extra 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, it is always safest to hire a professional.
Safe tree trimming services from our certified arborists have several advantages over DIY cutting:
5 Good Reasons To Think Twice About Trimming Your Tree Yourself
1. Power Line Safety: Avoid a Shock!
Trees are often in close proximity to power lines. Two dangerous situations we’ve seen with DIY tree cutters are the removed branch falling on the power line or the trimmer making contact. Both situations can damage the line, cutting your property (and neighborhood) off from power. And when a telescoping saw blade trimmer comes into contact with a power line it can result in the holder being electrocuted. Our professionals know how to safely work around electrical lines and use specialized equipment to prevent accidental electrocution.
2. Tree Height Hazards: Don't Climb a Tree You're Cutting
Another common scenario occurs when someone climbs up into a tree without a ladder to reach a branch that needs to be trimmed. The climber may think the limb is safe to stand on, unaware of or inside the tree. With the tree unable to support the extra weight, the damaged branch may break off and cause the climber to fall. The last thing you want is to be 10 or 15 feet up in the air when you hear a branch give way.
Indeed, falling is a very real danger because most DIY tree trimmers even when they use a ladder. They often make do with the equipment they have at hand—which is usually a ladder 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.
3. Chainsaws and Handsaws: The Wrong Tool Can Be Deadly
It’s one thing to use a chainsaw or a handsaw to prune from the ground, it’s another when you’re twenty feet up in the air. The potential for serious injury goes up dramatically the higher you go. 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. Accidental amputations are unfortunately common injuries from tree cutting.
4. Heavy, Falling Branches: Trees Crush 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:
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.
5. Amateurish Results: Long-Term Tree Damage
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.