Russ's Tree Service - Residential & Commercial

Jori Russ
Jori Russ
December 15, 2022
Jim Butenhoff
Jim Butenhoff
July 18, 2022
Great service and communication! My yard was left in perfect condition after trimming 3 trees and removing one more. I highly recommend their services.
April 20, 2022
If I need firewood these guys are my first pick, always amazing quality and decent prices. Will keep coming back !
David Anderson
David Anderson
November 23, 2021
After playing phone tag they got my stumps out very happy.
Phil Lorum
Phil Lorum
November 20, 2021
I bought some wood for my fireplace. They had kiln dried wood that burned perfect without creating creosote build-up.
Ralph Poff
Ralph Poff
November 16, 2021
Nice place
Chris Dwyer
Chris Dwyer
September 28, 2020

We are a family owned Wisconsin tree service business that has been providing highly skilled and professional tree care for commercial and residential clients throughout Southeast Wisconsin since 1990. Russ’s Tree Service is more than just a Milwaukee tree removal company; our ISA Certified Arborists provide an abundance of tree care services to cater to your unique tree needs.

For all your tree care and removal needs contact Russ’s Tree Service. We are one of the most trusted tree care services in Southeast Wisconsin. We have the experience, training, and equipment to do it right. Our ISA Certified Arborists can provide you with the best and most accurate information for your tree removal decisions.

Russ’s Tree Service provides tree removal services to both residential and commercial properties throughout southeastern Wisconsin

Large healthy Oak Trees in a park setting.

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week – Our Emergency Tree Services are for situations where waiting isn’t an option. It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of the night or the middle of the day. It doesn’t matter if there was a storm, high winds, or just a tree or branch that broke or fell. If the situation calls for immediate attention, it falls into the ‘Emergency Tree Service’ category.

This is where, night or day, we drop what we are doing to come to the rescue. 

  • Did a tree crash through your roof? CALL US NOW!
  • Did a tree crush your car like a compactor? CALL US NOW!
  • Did a branch fall on or sever power lines? CALL US NOW!
  • Does your swimming pool have a leafy new cover? This may just fall under Difficult Tree Removal, but that is up to you.
  • Did a Tree split or just fall in your yard, causing no damage or danger? This falls under Storm Damage Clean-up.
Whatever your Emergency is, We are emergency experts with specialized training as well as vast array of tree service equipment to achieve incredible results with minimal impact to your property. 

The weather in Wisconsin can change from day to day, hour to hour. The storms in Southeast Wisconsin can have winds powerful enough to take down trees and tree limbs. We also get many lightning strikes on trees in Wisconsin every year. From high winds, to lightning, to snow & ice, Wisconsin can be a tough place for trees. Fortunately, the professionals at Russ’s Tree Service stand ready 24/7 to assist you with your storm damage clean-up.

Russ’s Tree Service will quickly assess the situation on your property and recommend a plan of action to clean up the mess. We will remove any trees that need to go, including taking the stumps out. We will, of course, try to save what can be saved by removing damaged branches and clearing severed branches and debris from your trees to restore their health and beauty.

Tree removal around power lines.

Russ’s Tree Service specializes in difficult and dangerous tree removal. We have ISA Certified Arborists that go through extensive training that includes strict safety guidelines to ensure that we can do the job without injury or damage to your property. We also have all the equipment needed for the most difficult of jobs. 

Dangerous Power Lines?

Tight Squeezes?

Hard-to-Reach Locations?

Fast & Affordable Tree Removal Service

Russ’s Tree Service is a family-run tree service company with a dedicated team of ASI Certified Arborists. They stand ready to tackle your tree care service needs. We focus on preserving and caring for trees, but the removal of trees is occasionally necessary. If you’re looking for save some money on your tree removal needs for your Wisconsin home or business, we offer a ‘cut and go’ tree removal service. This ‘cut and go’ service can help you save.  Cut and go service simply means we take down your trees chop them into large but manageable sections and leave them for you to clean up yourself. We’ll safely chop and drop your large and small trees and branches. This leaves you with options to hire a cheaper clean-up service or handle the clean-up yourself.

Knuckle boom vehicle in action at a cut-and-go operation at a home.

When to Remove Trees

Diseased and insect-infested trees can become damaged to the point that they must be removed. Your trees may also be situated too close to structures and power lines. These are just some of the reasons your trees may need to be removed. It is important to have your trees inspected by an ASI Certified Arborist to determine what the best course of action is regarding you problem trees. Russ’s Tree Service has the professionals to help you make the right decision. Whether your tree has a disease, an insect infestation, is dead or dying, is too close to a structure or power lines, Russ’s Tree Service can safely and fully remove them, keeping your family and your home safe and looking amazing.  Here are some signs that you should have your trees inspected and/or removed…

  • The tree has internal damage.
  • The tree is diseased or infested with insects & is beyond Treatment.
  • The roots or branches are threatening nearby structures or power lines.
  • The tree is blocking sunlight.

Land & Lot Clearing

Building a new home or business, can be a daunting endeavor. This is especially true when the site you have chosen is filled with trees and brush. You may already have a beautiful home on a wooded property that has sustained severe storm damage. Land clearing services from Russ’s Tree Service will remove the trees and brush so you can restore the serenity to your property or take full advantage of your new property. You can count on Russ’s Tree Service to prepare and clean-up your property by removing trees and brush to clear the way for your plans. They are true professional with years of experience and the very best equipment.

Using the best tree removal equipment and vehicles in the industry, Russ’s Tree Service provides efficient and professional land clearing services for the following and more…

Stump grinder vehicle removing a stump

Having Trees removed often leaves behind a nasty stump. These stumps are not only an eyesore, but they can also leave you with a serious hazard in your yard. Every year, people are injured by stumps. The most common injury is due to tripping and falling, but they can also present a problem for yard equipment. Stumps can seriously damage lawn mowing equipment which can lead to terrible injuries for the operator. In addition, stumps can become havens for insects and other critters that can be damaging to other trees and your lawn as well. Furthermore, these stumps can end up developing re-growth. Your removed tree can become an ugly, snarly bush. For these reasons, it is incredibly important to have the stumps and roots removed as well.

Russ’s Tree Service provides top notch stump removal services and always stands ready to complete a tree removal by also removing the stump at your request. 

How long should trees live?

Many Wisconsin trees can live for decades under the right conditions. With the right amount of sunlight, water, and nutrient rich soil, your trees will be healthy for years. Trees, like any living organism, require proper care and up-keep. That being said, trees are under constant bombardment from insects, diseases, unfavorable weather, and environmental conditions.

Russ’s Tree Service has experienced ASI Certified Arborists that can provide you with expert tree care and diagnostics. We will quickly identify any issues that may be having a negative effect on your tree’s health and recommend treatment. Do not wait until it’s too late. If caught early enough, there are treatments to save and protect your trees from these hazards. Our mission at Russ’s Tree Service is to provide homeowners and businesses with healthy trees for many years to come.

Are there benefits to keeping trees healthy?

Trees are an important part of a healthy ecosystem. Sick, dying, or dead trees on your property can result in the loss of habitat for animals, a reduction in clean oxygen, mold growth which can spread to your home, and much more. In addition, dead or sick trees can lower your property value. Strong, healthy trees provide incredible benefits to the look and value of your property. Just as diseased trees can spread disease to others, healthy trees help promote a healthy environment. Keep your trees healthy through our tree diagnostic and treatment care plan. We provide regular inspections, tree fertilization, pruning, trimming, and complete tree maintenance services.

Tree trimming at a hotel indoor pool area
Tree trunk removed by grappler vehicle.

We Have the Right Equipment for the Task

Russ’s Tree Service, The Milwaukee area’s most trusted tree service company, has a vast array of specialized tree service equipment to achieve incredible results with minimal impact to your property. Our ASI Certified Arborists are experts in this industry and know the best tool to use for each job to maximize our services. Some of our most valuable equipment includes the LEO Spider Lift, the Knuckle Boom Crane, and the Gehl Loader.

Avant 860i Loader

The Avant 860i Loader has a powerful lift and height capacity. It’s an agile & versatile machine that allows our arborists to go where the bigger machines have difficulty reaching. This machine has a very low noise level for a comfortable day of work. The driver has a perfect view of the work area which means clean-up after stump grinding or tree removal is extra efficient. With a low center of gravity, the machine is stable and safe for all working conditions.

Tree Care and Removal

Truck showing tree branches and trunks in its bed.

Since 1990

Russ's Tree Service sign.

Tree Care Services in Southeast Wisconsin

We are the best choice for Southeast Wisconsin tree care. Russ’s Tree Service’s ASI Certified Arborists specialize in a wide range of tree services. We have the knowledge, experience & expertise to provide the trees on your property with the absolute best care.  Our professional turf-friendly tree removal and trimming equipment will ensure you receive the flawless quality you deserve in all your tree service needs.

The main causes of tree damage are infestations by invasive species, disease, and accidents. We handle treating trees with all these issues including the infamous Emerald Ash Borer. Our tree care services include diagnosing the source of damage and implementing the best treatment option.

Sometimes an infected tree cannot be saved. If caught too late, diseases and insect infestations can render your tree untreatable. Under these circumstances, the best course of action is to remove the damaged tree before it causes damage to other trees or your home, building, or property. Our tree removal specialists can safely remove and haul away the remains. We have the best equipment in the business, aimed at ensuring we do no harm to your property. We also take every precaution possible to avoid insects from becoming dislodged and migrating to other nearby trees.

Bucket lift vehicle removing a large difficult tree.

BBB Rating & Accreditation

BBB Accredited Business - A+ Rating
Accredited Since: 8/2/2013

Years in Business: 31

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Tree Care & Tree Health Services

Our tree care & tree health services range from trimming & pruning to diagnosis and treatment of insect infestations & diseases. It is important to keep your trees pruned to help prevent additional damage caused by weak or sick limbs breaking and falling during storms, high winds, heavy snowfall, and ice buildup. It also helps reduce the chance if insect infestations and diseases by removing the weak or damaged limbs and hence removing the easy access points for such things.

We provide tree care & tree health services to both residential and commercial properties throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Image of Oak Wilt Leaf Disease affecting an Oak Tree.

Tree trimming may seem like a simple, do-it-yourself task, but it should always be left to the professionals to handle your tree trimming needs. There are many reasons for this including your safety, protecting structures and power lines, and the health of your trees. Russ’s Tree Service has the trained & experienced professionals with the very best equipment to get the job done right. They are the most skilled and experienced tree care service at getting to those hard-to-reach trees. There is no tree out of reach for Russ’s Tree Service. Trimming trees without experience and the best equipment can lead to serious structural damages, electrocution from power lines, injury to bi-standers from falling debris, and irreversible damage to your trees.

Tree trimming residential
  • Oak Wilt
  • Dothistroma Needle Blight
  • Beech Bark Disease
  • Fungus and mold
  • Maple tar spots

Common Tree Diseases in Wisconsin

Signs Your Trees are Diseased

  • Yellowing or browning of the leaves.
  • Spotting on the leaves.
  • Discoloration of the bark.
  • Premature leaf or needle drop.
  • Mushrooms growing around the base of the tree.

Signs Your Trees Have an Insect Infestation

  • S – Shaped curves carved out in the wood that look like trails.
  • Small holes where insects enter and exit.
  • Small piles of sawdust on branches, bark, or at the base of tree.
  • Dying leaves & branches.
  • Sap oozing from dark pits in the bark.
  • Die-off areas of yellow leaves or needles.
  • Masses of foamy, sticky material.
  • Cotton ball looking sacks under branches.
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Gypsy Moths
  • Box Elder Bugs
  • Silver Maple Beetles
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Japanese beetle
  • Asian Long-horned Beetle

Common Insect Infestations in Wisconsin Trees

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