Tree & Shrub Care in South Milwaukee, 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 South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a locally-owned full-service tree care company, we are fully licensed and insured to work in South Milwaukee, 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
Our Certifications and Memberships

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.

South Milwaukee, WI Tree and Stump Removal

Our insured professionals in South Milwaukee, WI are skilled in the safe and efficient removal of small and large trees to prevent injuries and accidents.

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.

Our ISA-certified arborists can assist you in removing a stump that may be hindering your view or not complementing the aesthetics of your yard.

Our experts in South Milwaukee, WI, use powerful stump grinding equipment to handle the entire stump removal process. We take care of notifying the utility locating service, repairing the site, and seeding grass after the stump is removed. With the necessary skills and tools, our team can safely and easily eliminate stumps using stump grinding, the most effective and secure method.

Pruning in South Milwaukee, WI

Our team of experts in South Milwaukee, WI, can assist you in keeping your yard attractive and your plants healthy by pruning your trees and shrubs. We take into consideration the shape, appearance, and longevity of your trees, as well as tree risks, to ensure that your landscape thrives. Rely on us to help maintain the beauty and strength of your plants.

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 team of experts in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, can assist you in achieving your landscaping objectives while also ensuring that your trees remain healthy and attractive.


Our South Milwaukee, 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.

Landscape Maintenance in South Milwaukee, WI

Our South Milwaukee, WI landscaping experts provide comprehensive services to keep your property beautiful all year. We work with you to create a custom maintenance, planting, lawn care, and design plan to make your dream space a reality.

Landscaped lawn

Landscape services we offer include:

  • Seasonal clean-up
  • Planting, removal, and pruning
  • Bed design and renovation
  • Insect and disease control
  • Bed edging, mulching, and fertilizing
  • Weed control
  • Lawn de-thatching, aeration, and maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Invasive plant removal and control
  • Irrigation system maintenance

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

Since 1996, our team of ISA Certified Arborists have committed to providing our customers with safe, beautiful, and healthy trees. Our Wisconsin tree care experts pride themselves on the ability to respond and listen to your needs, provide an honest appraisal and recommendation for the services requested, and are committed to your total satisfaction throughout every phase of your project. We stand behind our work by offering the strongest guarantee in the industry for effective solutions to your tree-related challenges.

Verified Professionals

For a better landscape, increased property value, and longer life expectancies for your trees, contact First Choice Tree Care today to experience the service and quality that has made us the preferred tree care provider in South Milwaukee and other Wisconsin communities for nearly 20 years.

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