TREES BY JAKE is a tree cutting service in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Tree work can be dangerous and tree cutting on a tree of any size is a highly technical task that requires trained and qualified professionals.  TREES BY JAKE is 1 of only 3 TCIA Accredited tree services in the entire state of Oklahoma and our staff holds a wide range of industry credentials to help us deliver safe and efficient tree care.  We are fully insured for both liability and workers' compensation and our staff undergoes an extensive training program to help ensure safety.

An arborist in harness cutting down an elm tree

A TBJ crew member demonstrates proper cutting techniques on a large sycamore log.


When it comes to proper tree care, there is more to it than meets the eye.  There is much more to tree work than just cutting a branch, limb, or trunk and letting it fall.  Rather, tree work requires expert experience and knowledge of proper cutting tools and techniques to prevent damage or injury to the tree itself, property, or a worker.  It is extremely important to hire a professional tree service crew that is trained in the proper steps and techniques to maintain safety and prevent damage.  Our staff credentials include ISA Certified Arborists, a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Arborist, Certified Treecare Safety Professionals, and Electrical Hazard Awareness Training for crew members.  We also have multiple NCCER Certified Crane Operators who operate our crane when we perform mechanized tree cutting.  We have over 15 years of experience in Tulsa tree cutting services.  We adhere to all industry standards, including those set by Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  We also adhere to all American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards when performing crane-assisted tree cutting.


TREES BY JAKE is fully equipped to handle tree cutting on trees of any size, though we specialize in large and complex trees, including mechanized/crane-assisted tree cutting.  Our equipment includes a Tree-Mek, a remote-controlled crane built for tree work, bucket trucks, grapple trucks, skid steers, and stump grinders, among other pieces of equipment.  Our extensive range of specialized and custom-built equipment means that we can cut, trim, and or/remove trees and clean up all debris and logs efficiently and safely.

Grapple truck picking up a large pecan tree trunk from the grassland

TBJ is fully equipped with multiple grapple trucks to help manage and haul large amounts of debris from tree cutting jobs

mini skid steer and stump grinding machines

Our highly trained local Tulsa staff complete tree cutting work safely and efficiently.


In Oklahoma, every tree service should have at least both liability and workers’ compensation.  Liability insurance protects a homeowner if property damage were to occur and workers’ compensation insurance covers medical costs and wage replacement of employees if they’re injured on the job.  A business is NOT fully insured unless it carries BOTH liability and workers’ compensation coverage.  TREES BY JAKE carries liability insurance, workers’ compensation coverage as required by state law, and a commercial auto policy that covers all of our equipment and vehicles.  Tree work is dangerous work and a tree service that invests in and maintains proper insurance values its employees and customers by making safety a priority.  A Certificate of Insurance should always come directly from the agent to verify that the coverage is in effect.


The cost of Tulsa tree cutting services varies and depends on a variety of factors, including the size, health, and location of the tree and the extent of the work performed.  It is best to contact Jake, a Tulsa Certified Arborist, for an estimate.

Tree Cutting FAQ's

What is the difference between tree cutting, tree pruning, and tree removal?

Tree cutting, tree pruning, and tree removal are all techniques that are used to manage trees and maintain their health and appearance.

Tree cutting: Tree cutting is usually synonymous with tree removal, though some people may ask for tree cutting when they want trimming or pruning.

Tree pruning: Tree pruning can involve raising a canopy, thinning a canopy, corrective pruning to help increase stability, removing dead or structurally unsound limbs, or reducing weight on long, heavy limbs to help increase stability or resistance.  Pruning that is completed by a trained tree professional will be done in accordance with industry pruning standard (ANSI A300) so that the health of the tree and the aesthetics of the tree are maintained.  A tree pruning professional will not leave branch stubs, make unnecessary cuts, cut off the branch collar leaving behind a flush cut, leave foliage only at the end of a branch, or remove too much of the foliage as all of these things can negatively impact the health of the tree, exacerbate existing issues, and leave the tree unsightly.  Pruning in the right way is critical to the health of a tree.

Tree removal: Tree removal is the process of completely removing a tree from the ground. This is typically done when a tree is dead, diseased, or poses a safety hazard. Tree removal can be a complex and dangerous process that should only be performed by trained professionals.

When do you need to have your tree cut?

Whether to have a tree cut (removed) is sometimes a matter of preference, though trees can also be removed due to location, health, growth pattern, storm damage, or construction.  A tree should be removed if it has become structurally unstable and is at risk of causing injury and/or property damage.  Signs that a tree may be structurally unstable may include exposed or rotting roots, multiple (codominant) stems, an obvious lack of foliage or dead wood, and falling branches or stems.  Tree pruning is also a matter of preference, though regular tree maintenance (every 2-4 years approximately) is important for the health of the tree and the protection of property.  Regular tree maintenance can include trimming/pruning, cabling, fertilizations, and risk assessments/inspections, among other things.


Contact TREES BY JAKE today for all your Tulsa tree cutting needs.  We are experienced, fully equipped, and fully insured with over 15 years of experience in Tulsa tree cutting.  Call or text us today at 918-500-9955 and don’t forget to check us out on FacebookInstagramTwitter!

Our Tree Cutting Reviews

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I absolutely recommend Trees by Jake

We hired Trees by Jake to have a dead tree cut down and limb removal. The crew was very professional. They arrived on-time and all of the work was completed as agreed, plus they did an excellent job of cleaning up afterward. The price was reasonable, but frankly, I would have paid more because they KNOW what they are doing. If you need tree work done, I absolutely recommend Trees by Jake.

Rob Henson

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Very Professional

We are very pleased with the job they did cutting a tree down in a tight situation. Every thing was done in a very professional manner.

Arlene Hulsey

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TREES BY JAKE has been providing tree removal services in Tulsa for over a decade. Jake is a Tulsa Certified Arborist and we have a variety of equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees. Call or text us today for your free estimate at 918-500-9955 and don’t forget to check us out on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

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