Palm Tree Removal in Livonia, MI

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Palm Tree Removal Company Near Livonia, MI

As experienced arborists working in Livonia for over 10 years, our team understands the unique challenges that come with removing palm trees on local properties.

Palm trees may seem out of place in Michigan, but they can thrive if the winter climate is mild and the tree is planted in an ideal sheltered location.

However, palm trees still require occasional removal when they become unruly, damaged, or simply need to be transplanted.

Our palm tree removal technicians have the skills, equipment, and knowledge to safely and efficiently remove your palm trees without damage to your landscape or home.

Contact Us Today! We handle all sizes of palms, from small ornamental types to massive canopy palms reaching 40+ feet high.

As we extract the tree, we ensure full root removal so the tree does not grow back unwanted in the future.

We also grind the remaining stump down below ground level and backfill the hole, leaving your property clean and tidy.

Process We Follow for Palm Tree Removal

Inspection and Planning

The first step our palm tree removal team takes is a thorough inspection of your tree, your property, and any landscape or structural obstacles in the area. We evaluate factors like:

  • Palm tree height, trunk width, canopy density
  • Leaning or decaying trunk
  • Proximity to utility lines, roofs, fences, pools
  • Access to our bucket trucks and cranes
  • Yard surface type (grass, pavers, concrete, etc.)

From this inspection, our ISA Certified Arborists determine the safest and most efficient removal plan. Safety is always our top concern when taking down large palm trees near homes and we customize our rigging techniques accordingly.

Tree Rigging and dismantling

Once the removal plan is set, we start rigging the palm tree to carefully lower cut sections using ropes and equipment like cranes, aerial lifts, wood chippers, chainsaws, and trucks.

The rigging techniques vary depending on factors noted during inspection but can involve:

  • Climbing and dismantling the crown
  • Using cranes or bucket lifts to access high areas
  • Making precise directional cuts to control falling debris
  • Lowering palm fronds and pieces slowly with ropes instead of dropping
  • Chipping and removing debris incrementally to avoid accumulation

Our technicians are highly trained in technical rigging operations to remove even extremely tall, top-heavy palm trees in tight spaces. We also use rigging to minimize the impact on the landscapes below.

Stump Grinding and Cleanup

After felling the palm trunk and extracting the stump, we use a specialized stump grinder to pulverize the remaining wood and roots down 12-18 inches below grade.

This helps prevent regrowth and allows you to replant something new in its place. We backfill the hole with fresh soil and remove all debris from your property.

Our palm tree removal also includes general site cleanup using blowers, rakes, brooms, magnets for stray nails, and a thorough final inspection. We want to leave your property in better shape than when we arrived!

Cost of Palm Tree Removal in Livonia, MI

Pricing for full palm tree removal varies case by case based on the tree height, trunk thickness, complexity involved, number of trees, and a few other factors from our inspection.

As a general guideline for what to expect:

  • Small ornamental palms under 15 ft tall – $250 – $650 per tree
  • Midsize palms 20 – 30 ft tall – $600 – $1800 per tree
  • Large palms over 30 ft tall – $1500 – $5000+ per tree

We provide free estimates after inspecting your specific palm trees so you know exactly what to expect for your job. There are no hidden fees or surprise add-ons down the road.

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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 Palm Tree Removal in Livonia, MI

Why Should I Have My Palm Tree Removed?

Some common reasons homeowners contact us for palm tree removal include overgrowth, disease/infestation, storm damage, and transplantation needs.

And to prevent future hazards from old declining palms. Our arborists help diagnose issues and determine if removal is the right solution.

Is It Possible To Transplant an Existing Palm Tree?

Sometimes yes! Our team has experience extracting and transporting field-grown palms up to 40 feet tall for replanting.

Success depends on the palm species, tree health, excavation ability, and new planting location. Transplanting also costs less than full removal.

How Are Palm Trees Removed Safely?

Palm tree removal requires expert arborist training in safe rigging techniques, specialized tools, aerial access equipment, tree climbing skills, and more.

Attempting palm tree removal without this expertise can lead to devastating property damage or serious injury if something goes wrong.

Can You Grind Down the Remaining Palm Stump Below Ground?

Yes! We use powerful stump grinding equipment to pulverize remaining palm stumps 12-18 inches below ground level after extraction. This removes the entire stump and allows fresh soil backfill for new landscaping options.

Should I Remove Palm Trees Before Winter?

Ideally, yes – severe winter weather and storms can increase hazards from declining palm trees significantly.

However, skilled arborists like our team can safely remove palms year-round, even in winter. Getting ahead before next winter is wise though.

How Do You Remove Super Tall Palm Trees?

We use cranes, aerial bucket trucks, rigging ropes, truck-mounted winches and custom felling/lowering techniques for high palms.

Our arborists are ISA Certified to assess hazards and create safe rigging plans for palms exceeding 60 feet tall near structures.

Can You Also Grind Down Palm Tree Roots After Removal?

In most cases, we grind visible buttress roots near the trunk but leave lower lateral roots and root ball intact to hold soil structure.

Digging out all roots would require major excavation. Let us know if you require full root excavation – this changes our removal plan.

How Do I Know If My Palm Tree Is Dying Or Dangerous?

Common signs a palm is declining include wilting spear leaves, loss of green foliage, exposed trunk, bald canopy thinning.

Splintered or rotting wood, termite damage, sprouting trunk shoots, or top-heaviness. Our certified arborists inspect for defects and discuss removal options.

Should I Replace My Palm Tree With a Different Type of Tree?

This usually comes down to personal landscaping preferences and needs on your property! Some popular colder-climate alternatives to palms include flowering crape myrtles, ornamental cherries, Japanese maples and more. We’re happy to provide tree recommendations too.

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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.