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    Callie Marsalisi
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Tree removal enhances your landscape's natural beauty by eliminating unwanted vegetation from your property. That's why we're here to help you find your area's top providers and beautify your yard. Below are our top choices for tree removal services around Crystal Lake.

10 Best Tree Removal Companies in Crystal Lake

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

Top Rated Provider
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Top Rated

Cross Grain Inc.

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 20 reviews


651 W Terra Cotta Ave Suite 224.5, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 451-2016

crossgraintree.com
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Nicholas Tree Care

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 45 reviews


3212 Poplar Dr, Island Lake, IL 60042

(847) 907-1160

nicholastreecare.com

The Ranch Tree Services

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 54 reviews


8922 W Sunset Dr, Wonder Lake, IL 60097

(815) 528-8798

sites.google.com/site/theranchtreeser...

NeighborTreeService

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 48 reviews


3426 W Lorient Dr, McHenry, IL 60050

(224) 578-0283

www.neighbortreeservices.com

WOODS TREE SERVICE

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 33 reviews


1512 N Richmond Rd, McHenry, IL 60050

(815) 764-7216

woodstreeservice.online
Mid-West Tree Service Inc Logo

Mid-West Tree Service Inc

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 31 reviews


520 S Rand Rd, Wauconda, IL 60084

(847) 550-0232

www.mid-westtree.com
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Sunset Tree Service

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 32 reviews


565 Dakota St Suite B, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

(815) 690-8192

www.sunsettree.com

Trees R Us, Inc

4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 28 reviews


27881 W Sullivan Lake Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041

(847) 913-9069

www.treesrusinc.com
Bobby Tree Care LLC Fully Insured Logo

Bobby Tree Care LLC Fully Insured

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 76 reviews


7 Pine Ave, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

(224) 634-1329

www.bobbytreecarellc.com
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Joe Meyer Tree Service Inc

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 48 reviews


137 E Grand Ave, Fox Lake, IL 60020

(847) 587-0593

joemeyertreeservice.com

Facts about Crystal Lake

  • Average Tree Height:
    48 ft
  • Common Trees:
    Black Cherry, Boxelder, Green Ash
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    52%
  • Hardiness Zone:
    5b
  • Wettest Month:
    May
  • Tree Removal Average Cost:
    $1,078

How To Choose the Right Crystal Lake Tree Service

Below, we describe several important factors for looking for a tree removal company. These include services, licensing, and more.

Vet the Company's Qualifications

Tree service companies should have insurance policies protecting their customers and workers. Examples of policies include general liability, professional liability, and workers' compensation insurance. The policies should mention tree work coverage specifically because otherwise, you could be held responsible for any damage or injuries that occur on your property.

Tree removal doesn't need any mandatory national certifications, but some companies employ certified arborists to perform inspections. Companies aren't required to have an arborist on staff, but having one brings in expert knowledge on tree preservation, maintenance, and care. Arborists have earned voluntary certification through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Get Quotes From Multiple Companies

We recommend requesting quotes from multiple companies to find the best deals. Compare each aspect of your quote, such as included services, timelines, and service fees.

Confirm the Company Performs Residential Tree Services

Look for tree removal companies that specialize in residential services. Commercial companies must follow certain local ordinances because they work on large-scale commercial projects. On the other hand, residential tree service companies focus on servicing private homeowner properties and have fewer locally mandated service restrictions.

Request a Tree Risk Assessment

A tree risk assessment (TRA) evaluates the possibility of tree failure. A tree removal professional will visually inspect a tree and its branches to determine the risk of breakage. A TRA is done to help minimize the risk of harm to tree service workers and your property.

Talk to your tree removal service provider and ensure you have a TRA completed before undertaking any work. Certified arborists typically perform these assessments. Some companies offer TRAs for free, while others charge an additional fee.

Ask About Stump Removal

Many tree removal companies can remove stumps from your lawn, either by hand or with specialized equipment. This is important because unattended stumps can rot and attract disease and pests. Ask your tree removal company if it includes stump removal with its services. It typically costs from $115 to $847, with the average Crystal Lake homeowner paying roughly $539.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Tree?

The cost of tree removal services falls between $525 and $2,310, with an average cost of $1,078. Things like project size, tree size and type, and tree health will affect the total price. Emergency tree removal costs around $2,772, and any tree will incur additional fees if it has a higher failure risk or requires additional equipment, labor, or safety precautions. A company may charge per acre instead of per tree if you're having multiple trees removed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tree Removal in Crystal Lake

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