Tree Services in Waukesha, WI

First Choice Tree Care, Inc. in Waukesha, WI offers a range of residential and commercial tree care services, including planting, removal, and maintenance. As a fully licensed and insured local company, we serve Waukesha and surrounding Greater Milwaukee areas.

Some of our most popular tree and landscaping services include:

  • Treatment for Emerald Ash Borer infestation
  • Control of tree diseases
  • Maintenance of landscapes
  • Removal of trees and stumps
  • Planting of trees and shrubs
  • Trimming and pruning of trees
Our Certifications and Memberships

Our certified arborists ensure the safety, health, and beauty of your trees, shrubs, and plants year-round with expert insect/disease control and maintenance. We provide effective solutions to all your tree-related needs, backed by the strongest guarantee in the industry.

Tree and Stump Removal in Waukesha, WI

Tree removal can be very dangerous and requires a high level of expertise. Every year, many people are injured or even killed while removing trees. To ensure safe and efficient large or small tree removal, you can trust our fully insured experts in Waukesha, 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.

After a tree is removed, the stump is typically left close to the ground. However, if you want the stump removed, our ISA-certified arborists can help. Taking out a stump can be hard work, but sometimes it's needed if the stump is blocking your view or doesn't look good in your yard.

Our Waukesha, WI experts use powerful stump grinding machines to handle the entire process. We take care of notifying the utility locating service, repairing the site, and seeding grass after the stump is removed. We have the skills and tools to remove stumps safely and easily using stump grinding, which is the best and safest method.

Pruning in Waukesha, WI

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


Our Waukesha, 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.

Waukesha, WI Landscape Maintenance

Our landscaping experts in Waukesha, 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

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 Waukesha and other Wisconsin communities for nearly 20 years.

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