Crane-Assisted Tree Removal Services

Our Crane-Assisted Tree Removals Can Help You

  • Remove Very Large Trees

  • Increase Safety to Property and People

  • Improve Efficiency of Removal

  • Reduce Impact to Yard and Property

  • Allow Tree Removals When There is No “Drop Zone”


Crane Assisted Tree Removals in the Twin Cities

Get exceptional service – from the first contact to the final clean up!


10% Senior Discount

Expert Tree Is a Leader in Crane-Assisted Tree Care

  • Experience

We’ve been successfully performing Crane-Assisted removals for over 20 years.  We’re also trained to safely work around electrical utilities.

  • Training

Our staff has been extensively trained in the safe and effective use of cranes. We regularly attend state-of-the-art crane workshops and conference seminars from industry-leading organizations.

  • Equipment

We have the right equipment – we’re able to handle any sized tree, in almost any location.

  • Trust

You can trust our Certified Arborists to safely and efficiently remove your trees. Crane work requires a great deal of knowledge and experience. Only the most qualified companies should be considered.  


Very skilled tree guys. We would recommend them for any large tree removal projects.
This company was hired by the City of Inver Grove Heights to remove a gigantic tree in our back yard because it was interfering in the City drainage easement. They showed up on their scheduled date and they did a fabulous job. What we thought was going to be an all-day event they finished up in a few hours. They cleaned up all of the debris and just did a great job. They were organized and communicated with each other and seemed to be organized in their actions. The tree they removed was very, very large requiring the use of a crane.
-Stacey, Inver Grove Heights

Why Use Expert Tree Service & Science?

What Sets Us Apart

How Does This Work?

Contact us to schedule your Free Estimate.

One of our Certified Arborists will visit your property to evaluate your trees.

You’ll get an honest assessment of your trees, and we’ll prepare a detailed estimate.

We’ll happily answer any questions you have.

Once you give us the go-ahead, we’ll get you on our schedule. 

We’ll request locates for underground utilities, such as gas, electric, telephone and internet. You take care of marking the location of underground sprinklers and pet fences. We’ll contact you the week before the work to confirm the date and time.

On the scheduled day, we bring the necessary crew and equipment to do the work.

Your trees are safely and efficiently removed, with minimal impact to your property.

We thoroughly clean up the work site, and check in with you to be sure you’re satisfied.

Once the project is completed to your satisfaction, we accept payment by check or credit card.

Thanks again for the great and professional service!
These trees had grown so large and were hanging over my home, garage, and two different sets of power lines. It was time to take them down. They had to bring in a crane to remove these trees. The price was very reasonable and they took them down, completely hauled them away, and ground the stumps out all in one day!
-Mike, White Bear Lake

Questions About Crane-Assisted Tree Removals

We’ve put together the answers to some of the most common questions we get.

Hiring the right tree care company is critical to ensuring the health and safety of your valuable trees. 

When evaluating a tree care company:

  • Verify that they have workers’ compensation and liability insurance. Ask for Certificates of Insurance, and call their insurance company to make sure the policy is current.
  • Check their reputation. Ask for references and check online ratings. 
  • Be sure you understand the work to be done and the cost to complete the work.
  • Be sure they have ISA Certified Arborists on staff. Ask to see their credentials. This designation ensures you that they understand the proper ways to assess, maintain and when necessary, safely remove your trees.
  • It’s usually not necessary to  provide any money up front. Work should be paid upon satisfactory completion of the job.
  • Good tree work is not inexpensive. Be wary of any estimates that fall well below average.

Good tree care is an ongoing process. Hiring a company that you can trust and develop a professional relationship with will ensure your trees get the best care possible. We’ve created a Free downloadable checklist to help you choose the right company. Click here for your Free copy.

At Expert Tree, we excel at Crane-Assisted Tree Removals. Using a crane offers many advantages over traditional tree removal:

  • More efficient – With fewer cuts and the ability to remove larger portions of a tree, removals that might have taken multiple days can be done in a few hours.
  • Increased Safety – There is less cutting, less lifting and carrying of wood, and greater safety for our crews.
  • Less impact to property – Heavy pieces of wood are gently ‘floated’ over your home, garage, and driveway. Less equipment hauling logs across your yard.
  • Helps access trees in tight spots – We can access trees where space is tight, and remove trees where no ‘drop zone’ is available.

Tree removal costs vary greatly. It is absolutely necessary to visit the tree in question- and your property- before giving you a firm estimate. Be very wary of any company willing to give you a quote over the phone or any type of verbal agreement.

Here are a few things we consider when determining the price for a tree removal:

  • Size of tree (height and diameter).
  • Ease of access to the property.
  • Dangerous conditions (proximity to power lines, busy roads, etc.).
  • Stability of the tree (tree is dead, infested/diseased or heavily decayed).

There are some misconceptions about pricing, too. Just because a tree is large, doesn’t necessarily mean high costs. However, the opposite can be true with small trees in challenging situations.

Although every company has their own ways of pricing, our goal is to be fair to both you and our organization.

Not necessarily. The increased efficiency of using a crane greatly reduces the number of hours it takes to remove your tree.  You may be surprised to know that Crane-assisted removals can be surprisingly affordable.

Often the decision to remove a tree is clear. When a tree is  dead, diseased, unstable, or presents a safety  hazard- it must be removed.

Sometimes, the decision to remove a tree is not so clear. Fortunately, our Certified Arborists have the training and experience to help. We’ll accurately assess the health of your tree, and give you honest advice about what is best for you and your tree.

We’ll let you know if there are alternatives to removing a tree, and tell you the likelihood of saving it.

Depending on what is causing the decline of your tree, it may represent a safety hazard. Trees that are unstable can fall or lose branches, damaging property and injuring people. 

If the decline of your tree is caused by disease or infestation, it is important to remove it before the condition can spread to surrounding trees.

Tree removals in the urban environment are very tricky. They are often sprawling over homes, driveways, and landscapes. Power lines and busy roads can also complicate removals. At Expert Tree, we have the proper equipment and training to get the job done. We’ll remove these trees safely, efficiently, and with minimal impact to the surrounding areas.

When trees are  removed, each cut releases a heavy piece of wood and sends it into motion. Often, these pieces cannot be allowed to fall to the ground. We use ropes and other specialty tools to manipulate and control pieces and lower them to the ground. Sometimes, the safest and most efficient way to get a tree down is with a crane. Rigging is set, and we smoothly lift out cut limbs and logs. Crane work requires a great deal of knowledge and experience. It is important to consider only the most qualified companies.

Once removed, we chip the tree or haul it away. We place plywood or matts to protect sensitive areas from equipment. To protect lawns and blacktop, we place pads under the out-riggers of larger trucks. Finally, we make sure we leave your property neat and clean. We rake the grass and blow off the hard surfaces. We repair any small ruts or divots. Attention to the smallest details makes a difficult tree removal successful.   

Absolutedly! We have the equipment needed to quickly turn the stump into a pile of wood chips. We’ll thoroughly clean up the site and remove the chips. If you prefer, we can leave the chips behind for your use. Just let us know what you prefer.

I highly recommend Expert Tree – they are very professional and put customer service first.
They got right to work and finished cutting the trees very quickly. Everything was cleaned up–every twig and leaf, plus they hauled away extra brush from behind the garage. They left the yard cleaner than they found it!…I highly recommend Expert Tree…they are our “Tree guys” now!
-Joy, Woodbury

Meet the Team

The Expert Tree Service Team
The Expert Tree Service Team

The entire team at Expert Tree Service & Science is passionate about providing exceptional tree care and customer service.

We have an amazing team made up of Certified Arborists, highly trained Ground Crew, Tree Climbers and Equipment Operators. Not to mention our incredible Office and Sales Staff. Interested in joining our team? Click here for to learn about Career Opportunities at Expert Tree.

Find out why we’ve been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award for over ten years in a row!

The crew did a wonderful job and were very accommodating.
We hired Expert Tree to remove several large oak trees from our property. We were immediately impressed with how knowledgeable Jason was when he came out to give us our bid. Not only did their bid come in in the lowest of the four companies we had out, the crew did a wonderful job and were very accommodating. We are looking forward to having them out this winter for some pruning for our remaining oak trees.
-Melissa, Mahtomedi