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Tree Removal, Trimming, & Pruning

Certified Arborist Serving Stevens & Spokane Counties, Washington

I'm Darren Palmer, your certified arborist serving Stevens and Spokane counties, Washington, including Spokane, Deer Park, Chattaroy, Nine Mile Falls, Loon Lake, and Deer Lake. My tree services include:

  • Tree removal

  • Hazardous tree removal

  • Storm trees/Insurance Claims

  • Tree trimming

  • Tree pruning

  • Tree inspection

  • Clearance pruning for roofs and buildings

  • Tree transplanting


Tree Removal

Removal of trees can be desired for a variety of reasons. A tree removal may allow for better views, more sunlight or, simply, peace of mind.

What is the average price of a tree removal?
This question is unresolvable, since with each tree removal several variables must be considered. The arborist must look at the tree. This is why an arborist will come for free to give an estimate. They not only need to see the tree, but what is around the tree. Our tree removals can range from $500-$8,000. Our arborist might be able to give you a range of price without first seeing the tree and site, if you can provide the following information:

  • What kind of tree is it?

  • What is its diameter at chest-height?

  • What is under and around the tree? 

  • Do you want all the debris cleaned up?

  • Do you want the logs hauled away?

  • Is there easy access to get large equipment to the tree?

Remember, without seeing the tree, answering these questions would only allow for a range of cost to be guessed at. Estimates are free, however, so don't be afraid to schedule a visit from our arborist to come look at your tree(s). 509-939-0460

Hazardous Tree Removal

We service the removal of trees that pose a threat to homes and other structures, or service and power lines.

Storm Trees/Insurance Claims

In the unfortunate event that a tree falls over – even on a building or other structure – we can remove the tree and get your property on its way to its former glory.

Professional Tree Pruning

Structural pruning: If young trees are “trained” or pruned to promote good structure, they will live longer and look better than trees that haven’t been pruned – especially if the training begins early. Darren will analyze your tree to identify and eliminate bad branch connections. He’ll also look for competing branches, which are rubbing each other. 

Thinning: Selectively removing branches increases light penetration and air movement through the crown, and improves structure. Increased light stimulates and maintains interior foliage, and increased air flow can improve health.

Shaping: We’ll make your trees look good. 

Crown cleaning: This is the selective removal of dead, diseased, broken, or weakly-attached branches from a tree crown. 

Crown raising: This is the removal of lower tree branches to provide clearance for buildings, signs, vehicles, pedestrians, and lines of sight.

Vista pruning is similar, which enhances a specific view.

Crown reduction is used to reduce the size of a tree.

Restoration after tree topping: In some cases, “crown restoration” is required for trees that have previously been “topped” and are sprouting vigorously, or trees that have sustained storm damage. Restoration consists of the selective removal of some water sprouts, stubs, and dead branches to improve the tree’s structure and form.

Tree Inspection

Sometimes it is fairly easy to see why a tree is struggling. But most of the time it is almost impossible to be certain because it take so long for symptoms of stress to present themselves. Furthermore, the symptoms themselves can be caused by a myriad of different causes.

For example, a common problem is too much water. What is the soil type? Does it drain sufficiently? Or does it simply get watered too much? Once a tree is in serious decline, it is simply a matter of time before it dies.

Preventive care is the key. Continual monitoring and care can greatly improve the health and longevity of trees.

Tree Transplanting


Transplanting is a specialty of Darren’s because of his nursery experience digging trees. He can transplant deciduous trees up to two inches in diameter, and conifers up to four inches in diameter, depending on the tree and soil type and location.

Having said this, our obvious preference is to help you choose the right trees and put them in the right locations to start with, so we don’t have to worry about transplanting.

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