Michigan’s Expert Tree Removal & Tree Care Service

You can trust the Certified Arborists of CHOP to take the best care of you and your trees. We stay up-to-date on the latest in best practices and technology for tree maintenance, and we maintain extensive knowledge of tree healthcare.

We’ll listen to your needs, and based on our experience, we will construct a personalized plan for executing your needs when you need it, within your budget, and with unmatched precision. Explore our services below and find out how we can help you successfully achieve your needs.

  • Utility Line Clearing

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    We'll carefully and safely remove hazardous branches, and if necessary, trees, so that your overhead lines and infrastructure are safe from any costly damage. We follow best practices and use landing zones to ensure the safety of all people on site.

  • Tree Removal

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    Got a pesky tree obstructing your beautiful landscape and views? Is your tree dying? Is it a safety hazard to you or your belongings? Then you just might need your tree removed. Our experts have decades of experience and have the best equipment to do the job.

  • Tree Trimming

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    The key to healthy trees, and a beautiful, well-kept landscape is by giving your trees a trim. This keeps wild tree branches from becoming safety hazards, maintains appearance, and enables the tree to be its healthiest.

  • Tree Health Care

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    We'll assess your trees for pests, disease, or other signs of health issues, and we'll create a plan to treat your trees. Chopping down trees is our last resort, from pruning to treatments, we'll do what we can to save your trees. We'll help you keep your trees in great health.

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What Are The Current Threats To Urban Trees?

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Why Oak Wilt Disease Is An Issue And Common Precautions

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How To Handle Beech Bark Disease

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Which Trees Keep Their Leaves During The Winter?

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Preventing Girdling Injury To Your Trees And Bushes

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Do Trees Hibernate In Winter?

Everyone notices in the fall when trees put on their spectacular leaf show in order to preserve their…  more

Should You Prune Your Trees During The Fall Season?

Many people have questions about pruning and the best time for pruning the trees on their property. Is…  more

Why Are My Evergreens Losing Their Needles?

Recently, we've received many phone calls from clients concerned about the amount of needles their evergreens have been…  more

Why Is There Such Beautiful Fall Color in Michigan?

Michigan, a state of rolling hills and deciduous forests, is a wonderful place to be in early fall.…  more

Do Trees Talk To Each Other?

Do trees talk to each other? For some people, even nature lovers, the idea is ludicrous, but recent…  more

How To Repair Damaged Trees In Kent County After A Tornado

On the night of July 7, 2014, an EF1-rated tornado blew through Kent County, leaving in its wake a…  more

How Much Water Does a Young Tree Need?

If you were one of the homeowners or tree enthusiasts who planted a tree this spring, you might be…  more

Maple Tree Seeds: Everything You Need To Know

Every year, the return of spring is a welcome change from winter. After months full of snow, slushy…  more

Why Are My Evergreens Brown This Spring?

This spring many homeowners are noticing that their conifers and spruces did not fare very well over the…  more

Help Grand Rapids Plant Trees This Spring With The Urban Forest Project

Late winter and early spring is the best time to plant a tree in Grand Rapids, Michigan for…  more

Remember To Inspect Trees After Winter In Grand Rapids

A whiff of spring is finally in the air, and we Michiganders will finally have the opportunity to…  more

Excavator Removing Pine Tree

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Why You Should Not Remove a Tree With a Bulldozer

Three years ago, my dad was landscaping the pond across the street from our house. In the same…  more

Changing Our Integrated Pest Management Program to Address Spruce Disease

Our certified arborists at Chop have noticed several outbreaks of spruce disease on the properties we manage, so we have…  more

Saving Trees Damaged By Storms

Carefully assess storm-damaged trees to determine which are worth saving and which are goners. Heavy storms rolled through…  more