Crane-Assisted Tree Removal in Livonia, MI

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Crane-Assisted Tree Removal Services Near Livonia, MI

When you need to remove large, towering trees from your property, traditional methods often fall short.

That’s why Tree Service relies on advanced crane-assisted tree removal to tackle even the most challenging jobs safely and efficiently.

Our expert arborists utilize truck-mounted cranes and aerial lift equipment to dismantle large trees piece by piece.

This meticulous technique gives us pinpoint control over each branch as we work our way down the tree.

We also use rigging techniques like cables and pulleys to carefully lower cut sections while protecting your home, landscaping, and property below.

Crane-assisted removal allows our crews to access hard-to-reach branches and bring tall trees down in tight spaces where felling the tree whole would be dangerous or impossible.

We take extra precautions to minimize noise, debris, lawn damage, and disruption to your neighborhood during the tree take-down process.

We even clean up after ourselves, leaving your property looking pristine once again. When you choose Tree Service Livonia for crane-assisted tree removal.

You get a personalized evaluation, upfront pricing, industry-certified arborists, and start-to-finish project management ensuring your full satisfaction.

Process We Follow for Crane-Assisted Tree Removal

Inspection and Planning

Before starting work, our ISA-certified arborists will walk your property to inspect the tree(s) being removed and identify any hazards or access challenges.

We determine if using a crane is necessary or if other removal methods would be safer and more practical. If craning is required, we strategize the safest tree dismantling process.

Preparing the Site

To prevent property damage during removal, we install protection measures like drop cloths, barriers, boxes, and reinforced fencing around tree work zones.

Our crew also prunes ancillary branches that could get in the crane’s way. We need ample room to operate the crane, so may temporarily relocate vehicles, debris, or equipment from the site.

Staging Equipment

When the site is prepped, our operator brings in the truck-mounted crane and positions it for optimal, stable access to the tree.

An aerial lift may also be brought in. Outriggers are extended and stabilized on outrigger pads to level the crane and prevent sinking or tipping during operation.

Rigging Cables and Ropes

Our arborists secure ropes, steel cables, pulleys and other rigging equipment to tree branches that will be cut.

This allows us to slowly lower cut sections in a controlled manner versus letting pieces freefall. Rigging prevents damage to your home, lawn, landscaping or other property below.

Systematic Dismantling

Starting at the top, our arborist saws off branches and trunk segments of the tree. The crane operator carefully lowers rigged pieces to the ground using a winch.

An assistant guides cut sections down. Dismantling happens methodically, working down the tree until there is just a stub remaining. The tree stub is then severed near the base.

Clean Up and Cleanup

Now the real work begins! Our crew picks up all logs, branches, and debris from the crane removal process and disposes of it properly off-site.

We rake up leftover sawdust, leaves, and twigs. Provided no buried roots or stumps remain, there will be no indication a towering tree once stood on your property!

Let us know if you would like the tree trunk sectioned into lumber or wood chips left behind for mulching beds.

Cost of Crane-Assisted Tree Removal in Livonia, MI

Pricing tree crane removal is influenced by:

  • Total tree height and width
  • Location placement and space for equipment access
  • Condition assessment
  • Time and crew members needed
  • Disposal trip fees

After inspecting your tree, we provide a written estimate outlining exactly what our crane removal service entails and how much it will cost.

There are no hidden fees or charges once work begins. We strive to make the process as transparent as possible so you know what to expect.

Examples of Our Tree Service Projects in Livonia, Michigan

Great Reasons to Choose Us

Quality Services

Our team of ISA Certified Arborists and tree care professionals use industry best practices and advanced techniques to ensure safe, high-quality services.

Licensed & Insured

We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection. You can have peace of mind knowing we’re professionals.


We work around your schedule to find a convenient time to provide tree service. Whether weekday or weekend, we’ll make it work for you.

Free Consultations

We provide free estimates and consultations. This allows us to assess your trees’ needs and provide upfront pricing.

Customer Satisfaction

Your complete satisfaction is our top priority. We won’t be satisfied until you are.

Affordable Pricing

Our fair pricing structure ensures you get professional service at a competitive rate. Quality tree care doesn’t have to break the bank.

FAQs About Crane-Assisted Tree Removal in Livonia, Michigan

How big does a tree need to be for crane removal?

Typically over 75-80 ft tall. Shorter trees can usually be dropped in sections by climbers or felled entirely. Extremely large trees exceeding 150 ft may require a more powerful boom crane.

Why choose crane removal vs felling/cutting down the whole tree?

Cranes allow safe, controlled dismantling of trees in tight spaces. Felling is extremely dangerous around homes. Plus debris can severely damage roofs, gardens, etc. when trees fall unpredictably.

Is crane removal necessary if I’m cutting trees down to build a new home?

If trees stand where your home foundation is going in, then yes. Cranes provide precision, avoiding damage to property, power lines, sidewalks, roads during removal.

How long does crane removal take?

From setup to site restoration, projects may last 4-12 hours. The duration depends on tree height, diameter, complications encountered, cleanup/disposal time, etc.

How much area is needed around the tree for crane removal equipment?

Crane trucks need roughly 9 x 5 ft of clear, level space for stabilization. We also require some entry clearance around the tree to maneuver the crane arm safely.

Do you provide tree removal crane rental only?

No, for safety reasons we only operate rented cranes with our extensively trained team handling the actual tree dismantling work.

Can you save part of the tree trunk for lumber or as a keepsake?

Yes, just let our team know if you would like all or some of the trunk saved for milling, carving, furniture, etc. We can cut and section trees to your specifications.

Do I need permits for crane tree removal on my property?

If trees stand within town easements or abut public property, municipal permits may be required. We handle the permitting process for you as needed.

Will crane removal damage my lawn or landscaping?

We take precautions like outrigger pads, reinforced access routes, and drop cloths to minimize damage, but some impact may occur from heavy equipment traversing your property.

What if power lines run through the tree?

For safety, local utilities thoroughly deactivate and ground lines before we commence crane work around power lines. Outages in the area may temporarily occur.

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They did an excellent job trimming my tall oak tree that had become overgrown near the power lines. The crew was professional and cleaned up completely afterwards. I would highly recommend their services.
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I called them about a large fallen tree branch that was blocking my driveway after a storm. They came out promptly and removed it efficiently. Great responsive service.
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We hired them to remove two old pecan trees in our backyard. Their bid was very reasonable and they took the trees down safely. I really appreciated their attention to detail.
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  • Take I-94 W from Detroit for 20 miles. Exit at Merriman Rd, turn right. Go 3 miles north to Schoolcraft Rd. Turn left, drive 2 miles to Livonia.
  • From downtown Detroit, take Lodge Fwy NW 10 miles to I-96 W. Drive 15 miles, exit at Inkster Rd. Turn left, go 5 miles north to Schoolcraft Rd. Turn right, follow 3 miles into Livonia.
  • From Detroit, go west on Michigan Ave 8 miles. Turn right on Greenfield Rd, go 12 miles north to Schoolcraft Rd. Make a left, drive 3 miles west to reach Livonia.