Private Tree Services

Choosing a Tree Care Professional

Since tree work is one of the most dangerous occupations and requires thorough knowledge of arboriculture, it is important to hire a trained, professional arborist for your tree care needs. A good arborist will utilize his/her knowledge and equipment properly to perform a job safely and properly.

Things to consider when hiring your arborist

Licensed in Waterloo

Make sure the tree care company that you hire is currently licensed in the City of Waterloo. All tree care companies must be licensed by the City of Waterloo in order to legally trim or remove trees in the City. Licensing is renewed yearly on April 1st, so be sure that they are currently licensed. Please check the list of tree care providers on this site to see if they are licensed

Proof of Insurance

Make sure the tree care company has proof of insurance. Don’t hesitate to contact their insurance carrier if you are not satisfied with the documents presented. The City of Waterloo requires tree care companies to have insurance covering personal damage of at least $300,000, property damage of at least $100,000, and worker’s compensation insurance. Many homeowners have had to pay out large amounts of money for damages caused by uninsured individuals claiming to be tree care professionals.

Professional Organizations Membership

Membership in professional organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Iowa Arborist Association (IAA), the Tree Care Industry (TCIA), or the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) demonstrates a willingness on the part of the arborist to stay up-to date on the latest techniques and information.

ISA Certified

Check if the company employs ISA Certified Arborists. The International Society of Arboriculture can be used to check for certified arborists in your area. You can also see if the company displays the official logo of the ISA Certified Arborist on their yellow page add in the phone book. Certified arborists are experienced professionals who have passed an extensive examination covering all aspects of tree care.

Ask for References

Ask for references to find out where the company has done work similar to the work you are requesting. Don’t hesitate to check references or visit other worksites where the company or individual has done tree work. Remember, tree care is a substantial, long-lasting investment; you would not buy a car without a test drive!

Get Estimates

Don’t hesitate to get more than one estimate. This takes more time, and you may have to pay for some estimates, but it will be worth the investment.

Consider All Bids

Don’t always accept the low bid. You should examine the credentials and the written specifications of the companies that submitted bids. Determine the best combination of price, work to be done, reference research, and professionalism to invest in your tree care needs.

Accepted Practices

Good arborists only perform accepted practices. Practices such as topping a tree, using climbing spikes on trees that are not to be removed, and removing or disfiguring living trees without just cause are unnecessary.

Get it in writing

Most reputable arborists will have their clients sign a contract. Be sure to read the contract carefully. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, such as:

  • When will the work be started and completed?
  • Who will be responsible for cleanup?
  • Will the stump be removed as part of the cost?
  • Is this the total price?
  • If I would like more to be done, what is your hourly rate?

Licensed Tree Services of Waterloo

Twin Oaks Tree Service

Waterloo, IA
(319) 296-9324
Owner: David Cochran

Expert Tree Company

Waterloo, IA
(319) 233-8589
Owner: Eddie Herbert

Planetary Tree Service

Evansdale, IA
(319) 234-2563
Owner: Drew Collins

Randy Flodeen Tree Care, Inc

Waterloo, IA
(319) 236-1363
Owner: Randy Flodeen

Twin City Tree Service

Waterloo, IA
(319) 233-2033
Owner: Bradley D. Thomas

Mauer Tree Service

Fairbank, IA
(319) 961-6633
Owner:  David Maurer

O’Connell’s Tree Service

Waterloo, IA
(319) 287-9123
Owner: Corey O’Connell

Steimel Tree Service

Waterloo, IA
(319) 215-7067
Owner: Keith Steimel

Professional Lawn Care

Waterloo, IA
Contact: Andrew Lickteig

Dan’s Handyman Tree Service

Waterloo, IA
(319) 236-8260
Owner: Daniel Place

Tri County Tree Pros

Shell Rock, IA
Owner: Scott Heise

Wright Tree Service, Inc.

Des Moines, IA

Deadwood Tree Company

Washburn, IA
(319) 415-8254
Owner: Brian Bedard

LT Tree Service, LLC

Waterloo, IA
(319) 464-1845
Owner: Louis Taylor

Owens Property Services

Janesville, IA
(319) 230-1962
Owner: Brian Owens

Wilson Custom Tree

Cresco, IA
(563) 547-4235
Owner: Jeff Wilson

GreenWorx Lawn Care, LLC

Dysart, IA
(319) 404-8097
Owner: Mike Boquist

Simon Sez Powerhouse Inc.

Waverly, IA
(319) 242-7375
Owner: Andy Ott

Vogel’s Construction & Tree Removal

Waterloo, IA
(319) 327-0918
Owner: Quent Vogel

Hugo’s Tree Service

Waterloo, IA
(319) 404-5543
Owner: Hugo Linares

Fox Enterprises, LLC/Joe Fox

Waterloo, IA
(319) 883-2900
Owner: Joe Fox

A1 Property Services, LLC

Cedar Falls, IA
(319) 464-1889
Owner: Mac Christensen

K2 Tree Service LLC

Hudson, IA
(319) 222-1441
Owner: Shawn Kolterman

Perfect Circle Tree Service

Tracer, IA
(319) 939-0129
Owner: Skyler Staker

Beyond Acres Property Service

Waterloo, IA
(319) 231-6233
Owner: Mark McElhose

Dickie’s Tree Service

Marshalltown, IA
(641) 751-2906
Owner: Dickie Medhaug

Xtreme Tree Service, LLC

Waverly, IA
(319) 239-8418
Owner: Larry Spears

Stuelke & Sons

Waterloo, IA
(319) 233-6245
Owner: Dixon Steulke

G & L Lawn Rangers

Independence, IA
(319) 332-0404

Fowlkes Tree Service

Independence, IA
(319) 327-1199
Owner: Dustin Fowlkes

B & B Lawn Care

Waterloo, IA
(319) 234-9942
Owner: Rob Adams

Levi’s Lawn Care

Waterloo, IA
(319) 404-0957
Owner: Levi Moore