Comprehensive Tree Care Services, Rooted in Expertise and Safety.

Have electrical and power lines that need cleared from trees?

Our certified Arborists have the knowledge and experience to safely and strategically prune and cut your trees around your lines. With CHOP, you can rest assured that your infrastructure and the people who come within proximity of it are protected from potentially hazardous tree limbs and trees.

Request an estimate TODAY and tell us about your tree needs, and one of our specialists will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Office Locations

Map of West Michigan Location

1505 Steele Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Map of East Michigan Location

3144 Yew
Milford, MI 48281

Map of Southwest Michigan Location

8431 Douglas Ave.,
Kalamazoo MI, 49009

Your Lines Need Help

It’s exhausting trying to keep the trees around your electrical and power lines healthy and safe all year long. Before you know it, your tree branches are growing like weeds, several trees are battling pests, and now your lines are in a threatening position.

Sick and overgrown trees can be incredibly dangerous because of their potential to lose large branches or even topple over. They threaten people who walk by the trees and lines, and they threaten any of your assets within the drop zone.
With one strong wind, one bad storm, or even without any reason at all, sick or unsafe branches could leave you with heaping expenses, legal fees, and a huge mess to clean up that could have easily been avoided with the right tree service company.
Unfortunately, many tree care services fail to show up when they say they will, leaving you at risk for accidents and disasters. And when they do finally show up, they leave you with a mess to clean up and a more expensive bill than you expected.

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We Hear You.



Properly caring for your trees requires an obsessive commitment to safety and attention to detail. You need a certified arborist with the expertise to correctly and safely prune your branches, and if needed, cut down your trees in order to keep them from interfering with your electrical and power lines.

We provide you with a reliable tree care service. You can count on us to be there when we say we will, and we won’t blindside you with unexpected expenses and incomplete work.

Have a tree that went down during a storm? We have an Emergency Storm Response team who can quickly and safely take care of critical tree branches and downed trees to get you back up and running as soon as possible.

Finally –

Get the tree care you actually need.

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Utility Line Clearing:

We will assure the performance of your systems are reliable in a safe and professional way.

Tree Trimming:

Pruning keeps your trees healthy, aesthetically pleasing, and safe.

Tree Removal:

We will safely remove dangerous or pesky trees, minimizing damage to your landscape and infrastructure.

Tree Health:

We will help prevent pests and diseases from causing bigger problems.

At CHOP, we are staffed with West Michigan’s best Certified Arborists. We have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.

We will listen carefully to your tree needs and goals, then we will provide you with a customized comprehensive plan and an accurate estimate that stays within your budget.

Our commitment to safety, quality, transparency, and diligent communication means that you can count on us to show up when we say we will, and to complete our work professionally and on budget.

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Get in Touch with Us

When you work with CHOP, we will develop an understanding of your goals and formulate a comprehensive plan to complete the work safely, professionally, and with care for the effect on your property.

Fill out the form below and tell us about your project needs, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Or give us a call today and speak directly with one of our experts!


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