American Arbor

Experts in Kalamazoo, MI Tree Care

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Our Quality Commitment

“Our Kalamazoo tree service works to continually strive for excellence, constantly improve our processes, and consistently focus on our customers’ needs. These are the standards that guide our daily activities. Through insight, experience, knowledge and perspective secured from over 30 years of serving the tree care industry, our continuing commitment is to provide education and services that exceed our customers’ quality and performance expectations, and meet their budgetary goals.”

Services We Offer

Tree Removal

Tree Pruning

Storm Damage

Pest Control

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American Arbor, LLC, Tree Service, Three Rivers, MI

American Arbor LLC is dedicated to offering Kalamazoo residential, commercial & municipal customers a wide array of services to preserve, protect & beautify your trees and landscape. We remain passionate in our pursuit of creating tree management programs that provide lasting benefits to our customers and the communities we serve in the greater Kalamazoo area.

With over 30 years of experience in the tree service industry, we cross-train our employees to prune and remove trees, as well as apply any essential treatments to the trees and soil, creating a solution uniquely suited to your specific needs.

We regularly update our skills through continuing education from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and the Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM). We also work closely with Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for up-to-date scientific and research information.

Our Canopy of Tree Care Services

Integrated landscape management is more than pruning a tree or replacing a shrub. It’s selecting the right tree for the location, assessing issues with its overall health, creating a maintenance plan for it to thrive, and developing a treatment plan if problems develop.

Through our careful assessment of each unique situation, we provide our skills and expertise to address your environmental, safety and cost concerns. Here are a few of the services we provide.

Tree Removal

Trees, shrubbery and landscaping are an important investment in any property. Whenever possible, it’s best to save, update and maintain these assets. That’s why we consider tree removal in Kalamazoo, MI the final solution.

Note: We also offer Right of Way Clearance and Land Clearing services. Give us a call for your free estimate, and be sure to ask us about our grapple saw crane.

Worried a tree may fall? Our experienced staff can help keep you and those around you safe by identifying, removing, or managing unstable trees that could pose a potential danger to your home and family.

Sometimes, to the untrained eye, pruning unsightly branches would be enough, but that may only be a cosmetic solution. Keeping an infested tree without a proper diagnosis of its condition is a risk by itself.

For example, Oak Wilt is a major issue in our area. Caught in its early stages, it can be treated, saving the tree and those surrounding it. Left too long, removal of the infected tree and perhaps those around it is the only option. We are one of two arboriculture companies serving residential, commercial & municipal clients in Michigan that is state-qualified to identify and manage Oak Wilt and educate you about its dangers.

Not every problematic tree needs to be removed, however. Many can be saved through appropriate treatments for invasive insects and fungi, proper trimming and pruning, and better overall landscape care. We can recommend suitable landscape replacements, when necessary, based on the conditions on your property.

We pledge to provide you with:

  • Quality tree care appropriate to your landscape
  • Attractive tree and shrub maintenance to safeguard your investment
  • Organic landscape options and appropriate chemical treatments to protect your family and the environment

Your tree care management plan is best designed by an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Other companies without the Certified Arborists we offer to our customers may appear cheaper, but what they recommend may not be in the best interest of your budget or your trees.

Call us today to schedule a review of what’s needed to safeguard the trees on your property.

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Tree Trimming

We do not top trees! Topping has been shown to cause long-term risks and problems for trees, while increasing expenses to Kalamazoo property owners. A better solution? Appropriate pruning and trimming, or tree replacement with a species more appropriate to the space and environment in which it’s planted.

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) lists reasons why topping is never a good solution:

  • Ruined tree structure, appearance and value
  • Infection in exposed wounds resulting in diseases and insect invasions
  • Disruption to the tree’s energy storage from too much foliage removal
  • Inappropriate vigorous new growth prone to breakage

These issues may result in permanent tree damage or eventual loss. Professional pruning, on the other hand, will provide more attractive, healthier and safer trees.

We take our time to thoroughly and correctly prune your tree to restore its growth and fit its space, according to specific species and habitat requirements. Our work is performed in accordance with ANSI A300 Standards from TCIA. This means our methods are based on sound research and agreed-upon practices for the care of trees, shrubs and other woody plants.

Consider multiple factors when hiring an arboriculture company for your tree pruning. Will a Certified Arborist be assessing the tree for dangers and diseases? Does the company have a record of putting safety first, protecting your property and avoiding legal ramifications of possible problems? Is the crew appropriately outfitted with safety and protective gear at all times?

American Arbor also offers a specialized Tree Pruning technique called Pollarding. This practice is quite popular in Europe & Canada, but virtually unknown stateside. There are many reasons you may consider this type of trimming. Our certified arborist will answer your questions & help determine if Pollarding is a prudent approach for your tree(s).

No project is too big or too small. Call us with your tree and shrub pruning questions and let us worry about keeping your property safe and secure.

Stump Grinding

That Kalamazoo tree might be long gone, but the stump – and its problems – remain. For some species, the tree may re-sprout from a stump or major roots left behind. In other cases, they may continue to transmit the disease that killed the tree in the first place.

This is not a process for the DIYer or inexperienced service provider! Stump grinding requires careful attention to surrounding structures, underground utilities, and vegetation, as well as care in using the dangerous equipment itself. Incomplete removal, leaving behind part of a stump or major roots, might mean another round of work before restoration of the area can begin. You don’t want to be paying for the work more than once.

Remember, stump grinding can be hazardous. Our experienced crews will protect your family and your property from danger during the process. We remove ground materials from your site, unless specifically asked to leave behind disease-free bark chips.

For an assessment of those ugly stumps in your yard, call us today for an estimate of your complete removal solution.

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Storm Damage Cleanup

Storm damage doesn’t make an appointment; it shows up. With our emergency response service, a team could be out at your house in as little as 24 hours to assess and address your cleanup needs. In addition, we are experienced in assisting our customers with their insurance claims, if needed.

Weather often exposes problems that weren’t apparent beforehand. Heavy ice and snow, high winds, and prolonged frigid temperatures reveal apparent issues, like cracked tree limbs and broken branches. Extreme rainy periods leave soil saturated and shallow-rooted trees at risk of toppling. Drought invites disease and pest invasions due to tree stress.

This is another reason to call a professional Kalamazoo tree service like American Arbor LLC. We do everything we can to restore your landscape to pristine condition and even greater beauty. Pruning may be necessary on unstable limbs. Removal may be the only safe option for a tree at risk for falling. Storm damage may reveal insects or other pests requiring treatment for your trees and shrubs.

Sometimes, though, the inevitable happens. Damage that cannot be treated with pruning or other care might require removal, leaving a hole in your landscape. We provide advice on tree and shrub replacement. We’ll help you select new pest-resistant options with a growth habit best suited to your site’s sun, exposure, soil and water conditions, as well as your wallet.

Whatever your landscape cleanup need, we can meet it. We do large scale tree removal and small cleanup too. Call us for a free assessment of your storm damage and how your trees and shrubs can be saved.

Other Tree Care Services

Our services are constantly evolving, based on the needs of our clients and the state of research and science in our arboriculture industry. Some clients are worried more about safety; others about cost. We aim to provide the spectrum of tree services & plant care you need, no matter what your landscape issue.

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Storm Damage Cleanup

At American Arbor LLC, we continually strive for excellence, constantly improving our processes and consistently focusing on your needs. These standards guide our daily activities. We are one of the most knowledgeable and reliable tree companies in the Kalamazoo, MI area.

Our core values – customer-centricity, positivity, self-motivation, accountability, patience and team orientation – form the foundation on which American Arbor LLC was built and how we approach our business today. These values underscore who we are, what we do, and how we conduct ourselves. We vow to earn your trust by listening and responding to your needs and seeking to exceed your expectations.

Our vision is to change the world of arboriculture with continuous innovation and education for everyone, through insight, experience, knowledge and perspective.

Call us today to learn about all the great services we offer, schedule an assessment, and receive an estimate for all your tree and landscape care needs. We will only and always offer you the best customer service.

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