Tree Care in Oak Creek, WI

First Choice Tree Care, Inc. offers tree planting, tree removal, tree maintenance services, landscape maintenance services, and other related services for your home or business in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. As a locally-owned full-service tree care company, we are fully licensed and insured to work in Oak Creek, WI and the surrounding communities throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.

Some of our most popular tree and landscaping services include:

  • Emerald Ash Borer Treatments
  • Disease Control
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Tree and Stump Removal
  • Tree and Shrub Planting
  • Tree Trimming and Pruning
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Our ISA-certified arborists are committed to providing safe, beautiful, healthy trees, shrubs, and other plants. Our expert team of arborists will provide proper insect and disease treatments, and maintenance techniques to keep any type of tree you have safe and healthy all year long. As a tree removal company, we stand behind our work by offering the strongest guarantee in the industry for effective tree-care services to your tree-related challenges.

Oak Creek, WI Tree and Stump Removal Services

Removing trees can be extremely hazardous and necessitates a considerable amount of proficiency. Each year, numerous individuals are harmed, and in some cases, even lose their lives while taking down trees. To guarantee the safe and proficient removal of small or large trees, you can rely on our fully insured professionals in Oak Creek, WI.

Stump removal
  • Safety concerns: Trees that have extensive trunk decay or severe root damage due to diseases or mechanical issues.
  • Declining health: Dead trees or dying trees.
  • Storm damage: Trees that have suffered major storm damage and cannot be repaired or pose a hazard.
  • Nuisance: Trees that drop excessive seeds, sap, or branches or attract insects such as boxelder bugs.
  • Construction: Trees that need to be removed to make room for new construction or home additions.
  • Landscape renovations: Trees that are not well-suited for their location or that could be damaged during major landscape renovations. Tree removal can also open up new vistas and eliminate competition for light and space.

We are happy to help you weigh other factors that may influence your decision to remove a tree.

If you want to get rid of a stump that is left after a tree is removed, our ISA-certified arborists can assist you. Although it can be challenging, removing a stump might be necessary if it hinders your view or doesn't complement the aesthetics of your yard.

Our specialists in Oak Creek, WI, utilize robust stump grinding equipment to manage the entire stump removal process. We handle notifying the utility locating service, repairing the site, and seeding grass after the stump is taken out. Our team possesses the necessary skills and tools to safely and easily eliminate stumps using stump grinding, which is considered the most effective and secure method.

Tree Pruning in Oak Creek, WI

Our Oak Creek, WI specialists offer tree and shrub pruning to enhance the appearance and health of your landscape. Our experts consider tree shape, appearance, longevity, and tree risks to ensure the success of your yard. Trust us to keep your plants beautiful and strong.

Our professional pruning services offer a range of benefits for your yard:

  • To prevent harm to you, your family, and your guests, remove dead or poorly attached branches.
  • Reduce the risk of future storm damage and falling limbs by pruning branches that are too close together or poorly attached, especially for trees near power lines, pedestrian paths, driveways, and buildings.
  • Improve the health and vigor of trees and shrubs by removing diseased, dying, crossing, rubbing, interfering, and competing branches. Proper pruning can increase a tree's life expectancy and help it resist attacks by insects and diseases.
  • Help young trees and shrubs develop strong structure and integrity through developmental pruning.
  • Enhance the appearance of your landscape with beauty and restoration pruning, including vista pruning, to open up views.
Worker pruning a tree

Our Oak Creek, WI experts can help you achieve your landscaping goals and keep your trees healthy and beautiful.


Our Oak Creek, WI ISA-certified arborists are experts in selecting the perfect tree or shrub species for your unique situation. We only choose the healthiest plants from Wisconsin's top growers, using cutting-edge research and technology to ensure proper installation. After planting, our team will provide you with all the information you need to care for your new tree or shrub. Leave it to us to handle the entire process with professionalism and care.

We guarantee that our hand-selected trees and shrubs will be true to species, variety, and size and will remain alive and attractive for one year after planting.

Oak Creek, WI Landscape Maintenance

Our landscaping experts in Oak Creek, WI, offers customized year-round services to achieve your dream outdoor space.

Landscaped lawn

Landscape services we offer include:

  • Planting, removal, and pruning of trees and shrubs
  • Seasonal clean-up services
  • Design and renovation of beds
  • Control of insects and diseases
  • Edging, mulching, and fertilizing of beds
  • Weed control through manual pulling or chemical removal
  • De-thatching, aeration, and maintenance of lawns
  • Removal and control of invasive plants
  • Maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Snow removal services

Emerald Ash Borer Infestation

Have you ever heard of the emerald ash borer? This tiny beetle might not seem like much, but it's actually a highly destructive pest that poses a serious threat to ash trees. The emerald ash borer (EAB) is native to Asia. However, it was unknown in North America until its discovery in southeast Michigan in 2002.

Since then, the emerald ash borer has spread rapidly and has now been detected in 36 states and the District of Columbia. That's almost the entire United States! Infestations have been found in states from as far north as Maine and as far south as Louisiana. The beetle's spread has been helped by human activities such as the transport of infested firewood and nursery stock.

The damage caused by the EAB is significant. The beetle larvae burrow into the bark and feed on the living tissue underneath, disrupting the tree's ability to transport nutrients and water. This can lead to branch dieback, crown thinning, and, ultimately, the death of the tree. It's estimated that the EAB has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the United States alone.

To combat this destructive pest, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works with First Choice Tree Care to detect, control, and prevent the spread of the EAB. This is done through a combination of methods, such as surveying for infested trees, quarantining areas where the beetle is present, and using insecticides to control populations. APHIS also provides information and resources to help individuals and communities take action to protect their ash trees.

So next time you see an ash tree, remember the threat posed by the emerald ash borer. By staying vigilant and taking action, we can work together to protect these important trees and preserve our forests for generations to come.

Experience the First Choice Difference

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Certified Experts

To enhance your landscape, prolong the life of your trees, and increase the value of your property, reach out to First Choice Tree Care today. Our top-notch tree care services and exceptional quality have earned us the reputation of being the preferred provider in Oak Creek and other Wisconsin communities for almost two decades.