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Tree Removal in Oak Park

Do you have a dead or decaying tree creating danger or an eyesore on your property? Get rid of it quickly and safely with the professional tree removal services from Big Dave's Tree Service. Our experienced and dedicated arborists have what it takes to carry out any tree or stump removal expertly. We use advanced tools and equipment to protect your property and its landscape.

On top of our affordable rates, and the latest tree-maintenance techniques, we also provide emergency tree removal. We are committed to prompt and efficient services when you need us most. Give us a call at (586) 727-4469 to speak with an expert and schedule our services today.


Knowing When to Remove a Tree

There are many different reasons why a commercial or residential property owner may choose to remove a tree from their property, let’s explore a few:

  • The tree is dead or rapidly decaying
  • A storm has severely damaged the tree
  • The tree or its roots are growing too close to your home, building, barn, or structure
  • The tree is dropping needles and leaves that are causing you trouble
  • The tree is blocking your view or sunlight
  • The tree is leaning in a dangerous direction
  • The tree is in the way of a construction project
  • The tree is suffering from an insect infestation that may spread to other trees
  • The tree has structural issues
  • The tree is experiencing internal decay

While some of these factors may be easy to recognize, others may be hidden. To ensure the trees on your property are safe, it may be helpful to have your trees inspected by our arborists on an annual basis.

Around the Clock Emergency Tree Removal

There are a number of situations that could arise where tree removal cannot wait. If a tree has fallen due to a severe storm or is posing a danger to your property in any way, reach our line for trusted service. Our dedicated staff is on-call 24/7 to help take charge of our community's urban needs. We pride ourselves on consistent and reliable response times, so if you have a tree that needs to be removed ASAP, we should be the first company that comes to mind.

Thorough Tree Removal

If you are looking for a tree expert that will completely and safely service your property during the tree removal process, then you have come to the right place. Our staff is highly trained, dedicated, and attentive while removing your tree. Using specialized machinery and equipment, we make sure to fully remove the tree roots and stump for a remarkably clean ground. We also take the time to clean up the work area of dirt and debris. We aim to make sure you are completely content with the state of your landscape when we leave your property.

The Tree Removal Process

Removing a tree from your property is no easy task, and we recommend against doing so without the assistance of a professional arborist.

Big Dave's Tree Service has spent years perfecting and streamlining the tree removal process. Here’s how we break it down.


First things first, we will prepare the surrounding area for tree removal. Our experts will estimate the height of the tree and ensure there is ample room for it to lay flat on the ground once it is cut down. This may involve removing outdoor furniture and working to protect other trees or plants that may be in the way.


Once the area is prepped, we will examine the state of the tree. If the tree leans a certain way, it may be best to cut it down in that direction, so it falls more easily. Of course, we will first and foremost direct it away from structures and areas it could harm.


We will also take this time to choose the right equipment for the job. While some trees may only require a hand saw, larger trees will need to be cut down using a chainsaw.


Next, we will begin by cutting a V-shape on the side that we want the tree to fall. The V will be cut at a 45-degree angle. This first cut is known as the undercut.

Back Cut

We will then return to the opposite side of the tree and begin cutting the tree trunk straight through, about two inches above where the V is cut. This will begin to release pressure in the trunk, and before long, TIMBER, the tree will fall to the ground.

The process of cutting down a tree is very dangerous for obvious reasons. Our contractors make the safety of our staff and clients our top priority and will work to ensure that everyone is positioned safely before the tree falls to the ground.

Affordable Tree Removal

Not only do we provide some of the most dependable tree removals in the area, but we also do so at amazing rates. We are committed to being a local tree service with the utmost integrity, which is why we always offer honest and upfront pricing on our work. Day or night, you can depend on us to completely resolve your issue without straining your finances.

A Tree Service with Outstanding Customer Service

Over our years in business, we have established a reputation as the trusted local source for tree services. We are knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about tree work. For us, no job is considered a success unless you are completely satisfied with our service.

Tree Technician with the Right Tools for the Job

We are committed to using the best tools to complete your tree removal. We always use advanced equipment to make sure our entire process is safe and efficient. You can count on us to properly remove your tree without any further damages to your property.

The Smart Choice for Tree Removal in Oak Park

Property owners in Oak Park choose Big Dave's Tree Service when they need safe, reliable, and quick tree removal services at a fair price.

See for yourself why we're the first-choice arborists in the area. Book your no-obligation consultation with us today—drop us a line at (586) 727-4469.


No-Obligation Property Assessments for Tree Care

We consider our consultations an opportunity to showcase our professionalism, industry expertise, and competitive pricing. That's why we offer all consultations obligation-free—we believe we can earn your business with one visit.

When you give us a call, you're not risking a thing. Without signing a contract or committing to anything, we'll send a certified technician to your door. We'll inspect and assess the health of the tree in question, quickly identifying any underlying issues and determining the safest and most cost-effective removal strategy.

From there, we'll give you a quote on the cost of the job, should you choose to hire us to complete it. Rest assured, our business operates with a strict no-hidden-free policy. You can expect the figure we give you to be transparent, accurate, and affordable.

Safe Tree Removal Processes

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our clients and their property. That's why we take every precaution to ensure our tree removal practices are carefully executed by the book. Our tree care specialists are certified, educated, and experienced professionals in property maintenance. We never extract a tree without thoroughly assessing all liabilities and fully securing the perimeter. With us, you can know we'll safeguard you and your property from start to finish.

Fast Tree Removal Times

While we prioritize safety, we don't neglect efficiency. Our working crews are renowned in the local community for their speed and efficiency. Over our many years in the industry, we've modified and tweaked our techniques and strategies to be as fast as possible. Every time we step foot onto a property, we have a detailed plan of action set in place. Every member of our crew has a unique role, and as a team, we'll execute our jobs for a speedy project delivery time, every time.

From the outset, we'll give you a service time estimate. Thanks to our streamlined labor practices, you can count on us to fell your tree and clean up the site within the timeframe we give you. At Big Dave's Tree Service, we respect your time.

Personable Tree Care Specialists at Your Service

Our clients appreciate the courtesy of our working crews. We are personable technicians who care deeply about your customer experience with us. Our tree care specialists boast a wealth of knowledge. We'll happily share with you our expert tree care tips if you like.

What's more, we treat your property with the respect it deserves. At the end of every job, we make sure to leave your landscape clean and tidy by hauling away all debris and branches.

Emergency Tree Removal

We prioritize cases in which trees pose a serious hazard to your safety. If you or your property is in immediate danger because of a deteriorating tree, reach out to us immediately.

Residential Tree Care

As a homeowner in Oak Park, you don't need us at Big Daves Tree Service to tell you how important it is that your home's trees are properly maintained and taken care of on a regular basis. Yes, trees are beautiful and provide an invaluable connection to nature right here on your doorstep. However, the reality is that unless they are trimmed and manicured regularly, they can get out of hand. This is not only an esthetic concern for your Oak Park yard but also a potential safety issue as overgrown and wild trees are at best a nuisance and at worst a real danger to you, your family and your property.

So, if you are reading this with one eye and peering out your kitchen window to look at the large sycamore that is blowing wildly in the wind, then you need to call us right away. If it is possible to trim the tree's branches, then we will do that. However, if we must remove the entire tree to preserve your family's safety and maintain your home's structural integrity, then we will not hesitate to do so.

Either way, when you contact us for your tree care needs, you can rest assured that you will receive the best service that Oak Park has to offer.


Fast and Dependable Tree Removal

At Big Dave's Tree Service, we boast fast response rates and exceptionally quick turnaround times for tree removal. When you contact us for a tree removal job, you can expect an immediate response and the soonest available appointment time. We'll give you the peace of mind that you need so that you can get on with your busy schedule.

We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making us particularly suitable for emergency tree removal services. If you need immediate assistance, call us at (586) 727-4469 now.

Our Tree Removal Services:

  • Emergency Tree Removal
  • Non-emergency Tree Removal
  • Stump Grinding
  • Stump Removal

Tree Removal that Preserves Your Landscape

As a tree service company, we specialize in landscape preservation. We strive to carry out our services while preserving the rest of your property. Whenever possible, we opt to save a tree rather than remove it. Using a range of strategies—from cabling the branches to treating the roots—we attempt to repair any damage so that the tree can grow strong and healthy.

When that's not possible (or practical for the client), we'll prepare to remove the tree. When doing so, we make sure not to extract any more terrain than necessary. Using non-invasive techniques, we remove the tree and stump while keeping nearby trees, soil, and grass intact.

We can then provide several treatment options so that your lawn can make a full recovery from the operation. Once we're all done, all you'll have is a clean, pristine landscape that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.

The Local Arborist You Can Trust

Licensed, Certified, and Insured

You need an arborist who will protect your interests and ensure your safety. That's where we come in. As a fully licensed and insured professional company, we have the skills and equipment to fell any tree—no matter the size—quickly, safely, and effectively. Our services are designed to safeguard you from all harm and possible damages.

We're not just professionals. We're industry leaders. We adhere to the highest standards in quality and safety, taking every precaution to ensure your tree comes down with no damage to you or your property. With Big Dave's Tree Service, you can expect a clean and swift tree removal process.

We start by performing a thorough risk assessment of the site of the removal. We use our findings to secure the perimeter, protecting the environs from any possible harm. Once we've implemented all safety protocols, we follow a multi-stage process to remove the tree step-by-step. Our arborists work with patience, diligence, and skill to ensure every job goes according to plan. It's no wonder more and more businesses and homeowners are turning to us for all their tree-related needs.

Six Signs That it May Be Time to Remove That Tree

As a company that is passionate about tree-care and tree maintenance, there is nothing that gives us greater satisfaction than seeing a warm and welcoming home that has a yard filled with oak, sycamore or pine trees. However, as tree care professionals, we at Big Daves Tree Service know that from time to time, you as a homeowner will need to remove a tree from your property. When that day comes, you can be guaranteed that we will not hesitate to fulfill this task with the utmost professionalism.

With that in mind, here are six signs that a tree or trees on your property may need to be removed:

  1. Heaving soil at the base of the trunk and beneath the canopy
  2. Decay-producing fungi, such as mushrooms, growing at the base of the trunk
  3. Chipped or peeling bark and cracks in the trunk
  4. Cavities in the trunk or large scaffold branches
  5. Dead or hanging branches in the upper crown
  6. Fine twigs without living buds near the ends of branches

At Big Daves Tree Service, we always make sure that any tree removal is preceded by a thorough inspection of the base and root of the tree to make sure the rotting that we suspect has infected your tree has actually occurred. Our comprehensive guidelines ensure that you will receive a superior tree care service that simply won't be beaten.

Steps for DIY Tree Felling and Tree Removal

Although it appears straightforward enough, felling and removing a tree from your property is a very complicated job. It takes a lot of planning and many precautions. You need to be absolutely sure where and when it's going to fall. You need to be sure that when it falls, nothing is in the way—especially power lines and roads. The best way to be sure that everything has been accounted for is to call up a tree service like Big Daves Tree Service.

Our professional arborists have spent years working on trees in Oak Park and the surrounding area. Our expertise could mean the difference between a successful removal and a disaster. However, if you're still intent on going at it yourself or if you'd simply like a general overview of the steps that go into tree removal, we've put together this little guide. Contact us if you have any questions or need a tree removed from your Oak Park property.

  1. Do a detailed survey of the property.
  2. That means making sure where any hazards might be located. Check for the location of any vehicles, power lines, sheds, garages, gardens, lights, and more. Check the ground—is it prepared for a felled tree? Is it safe to be working on?

  3. Check the felling direction and clear the area.
  4. Choose the direction that you want the tree to fall in. This will decide how the tree will be cut down. Look at the branches to be sure that they are positioned to pull the tree down in the way you expect it to fall. Make sure that nothing is going to be in the way of the tree when it falls. And make sure that no one is going to be in the way of the tree when it falls.

  5. Prune the tree trunk to ensure it falls in the right direction.
  6. This one can be tough without the proper equipment. You'll need to have a ladder that will get you up into the tree to shorten any branches that may cause problems during the fall. A regular step ladder may not be big enough. Preparing the tree so it falls in the correct direction is very important for safety.

  7. Figure out what kind of cutting technique you're going to use.
  8. Deciding on the proper cutting technique depends on the size and slope of the tree. Make sure that the hinge is the same thickness all the way across and that you're using the proper felling wedge or breaking bar. Learning how to make the cut takes a lot of practice, so it's best to have an experienced person with you while you make the cut.

  9. Make the Cut and Fell the Tree

Using a chainsaw, cut the wedge using proper technique. Then use the felling wedge or breaking bar to push the tree over in the direction you want. Watch and run! Keep an eye on the tree so that you're sure it's falling in the direction you want—but get away quick. Once it's on the ground, cut it into pieces and transport elsewhere. All done!

Call Big Daves Tree Service Today

If you want the best tree removal service that Oak Park has to offer, then you need to call us at Big Daves Tree Service today! Fully licensed and insured, we're the team you can trust. We'll fell your tree safely, quickly, and at an affordable price.

To schedule tree removal services, contact us today.

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