TREES BY JAKE is a Tulsa tree removal service.  We are large tree removal experts and specialize in complex and large tree removal, though we will remove trees of any size.  Tree removal can present a challenge and is a highly technical task that requires trained and qualified professionals.  Often times, tree removal involves trees that are next to or directly over a home or other property and it takes knowledge and skill as well as the right equipment and tools to properly and safely bring them down.

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    Trees by Jake crew doing tree removal


    Unfortunately, sometimes a tree will need to be removed due to disease, location, or damage.  Trees that are structurally unsound and weak can pose a safety hazard and easily become completely uprooted or split in half from wind or topple over if the ground is soaked from rain and result in serious damage. Our tree removal company can remove both existing and fallen trees.

    TREES BY JAKE has the proper knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment to properly and safely handle any size tree removal in an efficient manner.  Our extensive range of professional equipment includes:

    • Tree-Mek (crane built specifically for tree work).
    • Grapple trucks capable of lifting logs up to 9,000 pounds.
    • Bucket trucks with a reach of up to 75 feet.
    • Full and mini skid steers.
    • Stump grinders
    • Multiple tool trucks and trailers.

    During a removal, our Tulsa tree removal crew takes steps to minimize impact to surrounding property, including utilizing our crane if needed and mats specifically designed for tree work and equipment.  Once the tree is down, the brush and logs are hauled away with one of our grapple trucks.  Tree removal can be messy, but the TREES BY JAKE crew will always leave your property in as good as condition, if not better, than when we arrived.  After a tree removal, we can also take care of grinding the stump and hauling the stump chips that are left behind.

    Safety is a priority when removing trees.  As a TCIA Accredited tree care company, we adhere to the highest standards when it comes to safety, among other things.  We adhere to all applicable 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 follow all American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards when performing crane-assisted tree work.  All of our equipment is regularly inspected and maintained.  Our entire crew also takes place in weekly safety meetings and we conduct regular training on proper techniques, equipment operation, and aerial rescue. We are also fully insured for both liability and workers’ compensation and will be happy to provide a Certificate upon request.

    Tree Removing Process


    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.


    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.  Some may even require a crane.  Tree removal is actually very complicated and technical and homeowners should look for a tree service with an ISA Certified Arborist that has the right equipment 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 and one that has the proper equipment.  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.

    Trees by Jake with Tree Removing Process


    Hiring a professional and qualified tree service ensures that the job is done safely.  Homeowners should look for tree care companies that wear proper PPE.  Certain industry credentials, such as TCIA Accreditation, Certified Treecare Safety Professional, and EHAP Certified, also indicate that a company prioritizes safety.  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 Tulsa 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.

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    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 safely remove the tree as well as to haul everything away and clean up properly.  Such specialized equipment includes bucket trucks to help provide access to the tree, grapple trucks to lift and haul large logs, skid steers to help move and load brush and logs, and stump grinders to grind the stump and roots that are left behind.

    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.  TREES BY JAKE owns and operates its own crane built specifically for tree work.  Our crews have extensive experience when it comes to crane-assisted tree removals and have utilized cranes ranging in size from 18-ton up to a 250-ton.


    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.

    Our crew doing some tree work
    an image of a broken tree


    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, including crane-assisted tree removal, 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 crane, grapple trucks, bucket trucks, skid steers, and stump grinders.  Our staff credentials include multiple ISA Certified Arborists, a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Arborist, and multiple Certified Treecare Safety Professionals.  Crew members are EHAP (Electrical Hazard Awareness Program) Certified and we have multiple NCCER Certified Crane Operators.  Contact us for your free estimate today and don’t forget to check us out on social media on FacebookInstagramTwitter!


    Unfortunately, there are times when a tree will need to be removed.  Obvious reasons to remove a tree include declining health, damage, or location.  As explained by the municipal tree codes in Tulsa, if a tree is dead, dying, rotting, or diseased, it should be removed.  Removing a dead or dying tree is advisable as soon as you notice it as the longer you wait, the more dangerous it may become.

    If a tree is damaged from a storm or construction, it may need to be removed depending on the extent and type of damage.  A Certified Arborist will be able to determine whether restorative pruning or removal is the best option.

    an image of a broken tree
    an image of a broken tree


    While a diseased tree may not be as obvious as a dead or dying tree, signs of a diseased tree may include:

    1. Yellow or discolored leaves that lack veins;
    2. Falling branches; and/or
    3. Rot on the trunk, branches, or roots.

    Disease undermines the structural integrity of the tree making it more likely to cause damage.  A tree that is infected with pests or insects and cannot be treated will also likely need to be removed.


    Structure preservation is something to consider when it comes to deciding whether to remove a tree.  Unfortunately, many trees are removed because the wrong tree was planted in the wrong place.  If a tree is too close to a home or other property and the tree is in constant contact with the property, rot may result to the structure itself.  Trees with invasive roots can also cause problems by threatening foundations, driveways, or plumbing pipes and can result in thousands of dollars in damage.  Safety should also be considered when it comes to tree removal.  Trees that are too close to power lines or leaning toward property may also need to be removed, though it may be possible to prune the tree back to help improve structural integrity and safety.  Other reasons to remove a tree include structural issues such as interior decay, a weak crotch, cracks in the trunk or large stems, and exposed or lifted roots.

    If you think you have a tree that may need to be removed, an assessment by a Certified Arborist can determine whether pruning or removal is the best option.

    an image of a broken tree

    Crane-assisted tree removal is more efficient and less impactful to the surrounding lawn and landscape. Because the footprint of a Tree-Mek is smaller than a traditional crane and can be setup in tight areas, tree work can be completed where it might not otherwise be possible.


    How much does tree removal cost?

    The price of tree removal depends on various factors, including the size, health, and location of the tree, as well as the extent of the work completed.  It is best to have one of our Tulsa ISA Certified Arborists take a look.

    How long does tree removal take?

    The time it takes to remove a tree depends on a variety of factors, including the size, health, and location of the tree, as well as the crew size and equipment required.  Trees that need to be climbed or are less accessible by equipment will typically take longer.

    Can you remove my tree even if a bucket truck cannot access it?

    Yes.  If a bucket truck cannot access it, we will evaluate whether the tree should be removed via our crane or climbing, or a combination of.  All of our climbers use professional tree climbing harnesses and arborist ropes and tools and are properly trained in how to remove a tree using the most up-to-date techniques.

    What will my yard look like after a tree is removed?

    The TREES BY JAKE crew will always leave your property in as good as condition, if not better, than when we arrived.  We will take the proper precautions to help protect all landscaping and/or yards if needed.

    Can you top my tree?

    Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches without regard to the health of the tree leaving behind a trunk with unsightly stubs instead of limbs or stems.  We follow all ISA guidelines and do not top trees as an alternative to tree removal as it can actually lead to the stress and decay of the tree and increase risks.  Often times, a proper trimming is all that is needed to help ensure the structure and safety of a tree.  In some cases, we can also install a tree cable to help provide structural integrity.

    Does your price include hauling away all debris and cleanup?

    Yes.  All of our estimates include haul away and cleanup unless otherwise requested.  We are happy to provide a quote to cut and leave only as some clients do prefer to handle the cleanup themselves to save on cost.

    Our Tree Removal Reviews

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    Wow!! So impressed!

    Wow!! So impressed! From the quote to the time they left, it was totally impressed. Great value for the money. Their equipment is top notch. The techs were professional. I had 6 trees removed, all very close to the house. They made me feel safe as they knew what they were doing....

    Jim Greenlee

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    I highly recommend them

    Trees by Jake did a great job taking out a HUGE, dying tree from my backyard. I was impressed by their talent and teamwork throughout the project. They demonstrated high standards in their safety protocol and equipment, and they had the job done in 1 day. I highly recommend them.

    Rachel SFY

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    Best Tree Removal Company

    Removed a huge water oak next to our house with ease. They have all the right equipment and expertise to do the job safely and efficiently. These guys were by far the best tree removal company I have ever used.

    Brad Keeling

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    Affordable Cost

    Today, we had another tree removed by Trees by Jake. As usual, it was expertly removed by the most courteous crew at an affordable cost. I've used Jake three times and happily recommend him and his company.

    Debra Laizure

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    WOW - AMAZING!! My husband & I are so very impressed with the work preformed by this company & the professionalism. Safety keeping our home & surrounding homes, fencing, passerby's & vehicles was handled with precision. They removed the tree as instructed along with clean up. Their estimate was commensurate with the task & the next day service was an unexpected bonus. The associates were FAST, RESPECTFUL, FRIENDLY, HONEST & defiantly had all the equipment (as shown in photos) to handle this job or much larger ones. OVERALL: We will, with GREAT PRAISE, recommend this company. It is our belief that "Trees By Jake" can handle any of your tree needs. It is our pleasure to add this review to their arsenal of great reviews! THANK YOU to TREES BY JAKE!

    Valonne Biles

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    Highly Recommend

    I cannot say enough good things about Trees by Jake. Great experience from start to finish with this company. From the get-go I received exceptional customer service. My request for an estimate was returned almost immediately. When Jake arrived for the estimate, he was confident and knowledgeable. The crew removed a large oak from the backyard like it was nothing. I could hardly believe how well the crew cleaned up! This has not been the case with other tree services I have used in Tulsa. Trees by Jake is truly a great company with great people. Highly recommend to anyone needing tree work.

    James Maslowski

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    Excellent Job

    Thank you to your team for the excellent job removing the several story tall dead pine tree in our front yard. The team did finesse work in making sure the large 10 year old rose bush literally touching the base of the tree incurred little or no damage. That was no simple request given the large number of branches and the size of the tree trunk. The clean up at the end of the day was also impressive — aside from the missing tree and the bald spot in the yard there was practically no evidence they had spent almost the whole day on the job. Well done.

    Greg Burn

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    Promptly and Quick

    Jake and his crew were wonderful to watch work. They showed up promptly and got to work quickly. We had a large tree split after last weekends winds and needed some substantial clean up in addition to the removal of the dying tree. With his extremely busy schedule he was very considerate while fitting me into their schedule allowing me to keep my att fiber appointment which was also hard to come by this week. Thanks again guys I will certainly be recommending you and you will be the first call for anything I’ll need in the future.

    Keith Montag

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    I was Amazed

    We used Trees by Jake the last week in October. My yard is heavily wooded and "natural." They removed three very large trees that died from our freezing time, raised the canopy on several others, and trimmed many more. I was amazed at how pristine everything was when they left. I highly recommend Trees by Jake and will use them again. Top notch company, owner, and team.

    Becky Brennan

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    Very Polite and Respectful

    Jake and his team have removed trees for me at several properties. I keep calling them again and again because they always do a great job and give me good value for my money. They clean up after themselves, they’re careful of my property, and they are always very polite and respectful. They’re quick to respond to requests for estimates, which are always free. Jake knows so much about trees and has given me great advice so that I can keep the trees I want healthy and strong.

    Shana Ramirez

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    Experienced and Knowledgeable

    Jake and his team are experienced and knowledgeable. They care for the property, the people, and, most importantly, the trees. We unfortunately had to lose a grand, old oak due to a lightning strike, and Trees by Jake removed it with great care. We already have plans to have the crew out again for some limb removal.

    K M

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    I love this crew. They have been removed trees from 2 of my property like its never been there before. Everything clean after & haul them away. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if any one need trees service, Jake is the guy you need.

    Mylien Cunningham

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    Quick to Respond

    We have used Jake’s for a tree removal in recent years and most recently for trimming. They are quick to respond, professional and food at their job! We highly recommend them.

    Marlow Sipes

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    Highly Recommend this Company

    I was very impressed by the guys that came out to remove my tree. They all were polite, hard working and didn’t stop until the job was finished. I highly recommend this company.

    kevin Smith

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    Fantastic Job

    Just had my trees trimmed and they did a fantastic job. It was thorough, quick, and professional.

    Dante Yohe

    Wow!! So impressed!

    Wow!! So impressed! From the quote to the time they left, it was totally impressed. Great value for the money. Their equipment is top notch. The techs were professional. I had 6 trees removed, all very close to the house. They made me feel safe as they knew what they were doing....

    Jim Greenlee
    I highly recommend them.

    Trees by Jake did a great job taking out a HUGE, dying tree from my backyard. I was impressed by their talent and teamwork throughout the project. They demonstrated high standards in their safety protocol and equipment, and they had the job done in 1 day. I highly recommend them.

    Rachel SFY


    If our bucket trucks cannot reach a tree, we will use our highly-specialized crane built for tree work or utilize one of our highly-skilled tree climbers. Our crews have over 15 years of experience in removing trees and using different rigging, zip-lining, and felling techniques to safely and successfully remove a tree.  We are constantly learning and implementing the most up-to-date equipment advancements and climbing techniques to provide efficient and affordable tree removal services. Our crew is comprised of highly-trained tree professionals and no job is too big.

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