When it comes to DIY projects around the house, tree removal, especially large tree removal, is one that should be left to the experts.  Unfortunately, there are many stories each year of homeowners being injured or killed attempting to remove a large tree on their own.  Large tree removals require a very specific set of skills, precision, and knowledge to bring them safely to the ground.


Jake, a Tulsa ISA Certified Arborist, uses a harness and other equipment that is required to properly and safely climb a tree.

Large tree removals require a high level of expertise, experience, and knowledge and not every tree service is actually qualified or capable of removing large trees.  Tree removal is actually very complicated and technical and homeowners should look for a tree service with an ISA Certified Arborist to ensure that proper techniques and safety procedures are used. Knowledge of proper rigging, zip lining, and felling techniques is required.  Homeowners should also look for a tree service that works strictly on trees rather than hiring a company that offers tree services as one of its multiple services.  Tree services trim and remove trees day in and day out and are experts.  Trees that are located near or over homes or other property or trees with codominant (multiple) stems can be particularly challenging due to obstacles involved in bringing them to the ground.


Hiring a professional and qualified tree service ensures that the job is done safely.  Professional tree crews know how and where to cut, how to rig the limbs down without causing damage or injury and know how to properly use the tools and equipment required to get the job done.  Nearby hazards, such as a home, fence, or electrical line can create an obstacle and a professional tree service will know how to work around it safely.


When hiring a tree service, homeowners should always ask for proof of insurance, both liability and workers’ compensation.  Liability insurance provides coverage in the event of property damage and workers’ compensation insurance covers medical and rehabilitation costs and wage replacement of employees if they’re injured on the job.  A tree service is NOT fully insured unless it carries BOTH liability and workers’ compensation.  A Certificate of Insurance should come from an insurance agent to ensure that the policies are current.


Our grapple truck allow us to haul away large logs.

Removing a large tree can result in quite a mess and there is a lot of brush, large logs, and debris left behind.  A tree service that is qualified to remove large trees will have the proper equipment to haul everything away and clean up properly.  Such specialized equipment can include a bucket truck to help provide access to the tree, a grapple truck to lift and haul large logs, a chipper to chip brush and other debris, and a mini skid steer to help move and load brush and logs.

Some trees, like extremely large trees with limited access or a little to no drop zone, may require a crane to safely remove.  If a tree does require a crane, it is extremely important that the tree service has experience rigging with a crane.

Our bucket truck can help us access hard to reach trees.


The cost of tree removal depends on a variety of factors, including the size, health, and location of the tree and the extent of the work completed.  Homeowners should expect to pay more for trees that are larger in size, are in declining health, or are difficult to access.  It is best to contact a tree service that specializes in large tree removal for an estimate.


This cottonwood was approximately 110 feet tall and over 6 feet wide at the base and required a crane to remove.

If you are needing a large tree removed in Tulsa, contact TREES BY JAKE at 918-500-9955.  We specialize in removing large and complex trees and we are fully equipped to haul away and clean up the mess that is left behind after a large removal.  Our equipment includes a bucket truck, a grapple truck, a Bandit chipper, and a Ditch Witch (a mini skid-steer).  Jake is a Tulsa ISA Certified Arborist and is one of Tulsa’s top tree climbers.  He has over ten years of experience in Tulsa tree removal, including crane removals.  Contact us for your free estimate today and don’t forget to check us out on social media on Facebook, InstagramTwitter!