Eden Prairie Tree Services - Urban Tree and Landscape

Having an uneven or unstable sidewalk can be a dangerous hazard. Any guests that falls or trips on the sidewalk can be a costly liability. Homeowners want to have a safe sidewalk for their guests and visitors, but one that looks good, too. At our tree service company, we have been providing the safe and attractive sidewalks and tree trimming Eden Prairie homeowners have enjoyed for more than two decades. Our team is trained and qualified to help you custom design your very own outdoor space that provides beauty and safety all in one. We thrive on providing the best tree company services for homeowners.

Tree Removal Company Services

We are a complete tree care provider:

  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Care
  • Tree Pruning
  • Stump Removal
  • Tree Trimming
  • Stump Grinding
  • Tree Service
  • Emergency Removal
  • Shrub Removal
  • Garden Design

We will make sure your trees are healthy, and remove any dead trees from your property. We stand by our core values, which include honesty, integrity and reliability. These are not just words to us, but our motto.

Eden Prairie, MinnesotaEden Prairie Tree Service is immaculate only when done by Urban Tree & Landscape

Eden Prairie, Minnesota is part of the fifteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and its population is 61,701. It is located just under fifteen miles from Minneapolis, and is the thirteen largest city in Minnesota. The city was founded by Robert Anderson and incorporated in 1962. Residents and visitors can find plenty of exciting things to see and do in this city.

Eden Prairie has more than a thousand acres of park land. Visitors and residents can enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and just relaxing by taking in the beauty that this city has to offer. Downtown is a hot spot for shopping as many of the shops are locally owned and operated. Residents are welcoming and enjoy chatting with visitors. You will feel special and welcome when you visit this city.

We have definitely enjoyed being Minnesota’s tree service provider for over two decades. We are expertly knowledgeable tree company. Our team of experts look forward to assisting homeowners with their tree care needs. For the tree company residents choose, click here!

Why Winter is the Best Time for Many Types of Tree Care

With the fresh blanket of snow much of Minnesota just received, it’s likely that the last thing on your mind is tree care. But winter is actually the best time for many types of tree care, including disease control and pruning. Here’s Urban Tree & Landscape’s guide to winter tree care.
Oak and Elm Tree Disease Control in Winter

Winter is the best time to prune oak and elm trees. The insects and fungi that cause oak wilt and Dutch elm disease are dormant. If you have any oak or elm trees that need pruning, now is the time. Warmer weather just around the corner, reawakening insects and fungi. If you wait too long, you’ll be stuck waiting until fall of 2018.

Tree Pruning and Removal in Winter

Winter is a great time to prune or remove trees that are in sensitive landscapes, such as turf grass. In the summer, we need to lay down plywood to prevent our equipment from damaging your yard. When the ground is frozen, we can access your tree without damaging your lawn. We don’t need to put down plywood, skipping a step and saving you money.

Pruning Lakeshore Trees in Winter

Sometimes trees located along a lake must come down. If there is enough ice to let us use the lake as a work zone, the savings to you the client can be substantial. This window of opportunity doesn’t always exist, and when it does, it is very short. However, when the ice is thicker than 16 inches, we are able to fell trees onto frozen lakes and use Bobcats and small trucks on the ice to remove the tree debris.
Urban Tree and Landscape is family-owned and operated by Gabe Tschida. Gabe’s core values of honesty, integrity, and reliability guide every interaction you have with Urban Tree. Spring is just around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to prevent tree disease and save money on tree pruning this winter. contact Urban Tree & Landscape today at 612-532-9996 or www.utrees.com.

How to prepare your trees for spring

Urban Tree and Landscape does Tree Service in MinneapolisAfter a long Minnesota winter, it seems that spring is in the air. The days are longer, the sun feels stronger and the calendar says so. With the temps rising and the snow melting, now is a great time to think about preparing your trees for spring.

Here are a few things you can do now while the weather is still a bit chilly, as well as some things to think about once spring has indeed sprung:

Tree Pruning

Trees are in a dormant stage throughout the winter, meaning that their growth is temporarily halted. This inactive stage presents a perfect tree-pruning time for a few of reasons. First, by pruning now you won’t limit the trees bloom potential because new growth has not yet begun. In addition, a frozen ground in the winter gives tree trimming companies easy access to the tree with potentially heavy equipment without damaging your yard. And finally, the bare canopy makes the branches easier to see and handle.

The safe time for Pruning Oak and Elm trees is quickly coming to an end. Call now to make sure to get those trees prune now before it’s to late.

Mulching

Once the snow melts, another thing you can do to help you trees this spring is mulch.

Mulching conserves soil moisture, controls weeds and secures the organic matter trees need beneath the soil surface. But, did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to properly mulch your trees?

You don’t want to apply too much mulch and it should never resemble a volcano, as this will harm the tree and provide a breeding ground for pests. Rather, you want to evenly spread the mulch out to the tree’s drip line and make it level using a shovel. This will help ensure your tree reaps all of the benefits mulching provides while preventing the growth of fungus and minimizing rot and decay.

Irrigating

After the ground has completely thawed, you will want to irrigate any trees that are near the sidewalk or other surfaces where de-icing salts were used. This will rinse salt from the soil, which can damage the roots and the overall health of the trees.

As the weather warms and spring is in full force, your trees should start to leaf and flower. What’s more, healthy trees bend gracefully along with the wind, while decayed wood cracks and breaks. If an area on your tree looks sparse, or you see wounds and holes in the bark, something is wrong, and you should call a tree service company.

If they could talk, your trees might say they are just as excited about the warmer weather as you are. Following these steps will ensure your trees remain healthy and strong throughout the springtime and well beyond.

 

Why Winter Is the Best Time for Many Types of Tree Care

With the fresh blanket of snow much of Minnesota just received, it’s likely that the last thing on your mind is tree care. But winter is actually the best time for many types of tree care, including disease control and pruning. Here’s Urban Tree & Landscape’s guide to winter tree care.

Oak and Elm Tree Disease Control in Winter

During the winter months in Minnesota, all our trees and shrubs are dormant. So are the insects and pathogens that cause tree disease. This makes winter the safest season to work on species that are susceptible to certain diseases.
Winter is the best time to prune oak and elm trees. The insects and fungi that cause oak wilt and Dutch elm disease are dormant. If you have any oak or elm trees that need pruning, now is the time. Warmer weather just around the corner, reawakening insects and fungi. If you wait too long, you’ll be stuck waiting until fall of 2018.

Preventing Emerald Ash Borer Damage in Winter

The dreaded emerald ash borer beetle is less likely to spread in the winter. The beetles and their larvae are dormant during the colder months. During warmer months, the insects are active. If you trim and remove a tree during this time, it increases the chance the pests will infect more trees. Sometimes this is necessary, but avoiding moving ash tree debris in the winter is safer for the health of your urban forest, especially for trees that are not already infested.

Tree Pruning and Removal in Winter

Winter is a great time to prune or remove trees that are in sensitive landscapes, such as turf grass. In the summer, we need to lay down plywood to prevent our equipment from damaging your yard. When the ground is frozen, we can access your tree without damaging your lawn. We don’t need to put down plywood, skipping a step and saving you money.
Another benefit of the ground being frozen is that you avoid putting any dents and divots in the lawn from branches coming down. The frozen ground also allows for cranes and other pieces of heavy equipment to go onto your driveway without damaging it. The frozen earth beneath your driveway makes it much stronger than it is in the summer.

Pruning Lakeshore Trees in Winter

Sometimes trees located along a lake must come down. If there is enough ice to let us use the lake as a work zone, the savings to you the client can be substantial. This window of opportunity doesn’t always exist, and when it does, it is very short. However, when the ice is thicker than 16 inches, we are able to fell trees onto frozen lakes and use Bobcats and small trucks on the ice. We can also use Bobcats to transport debris to a landing rather than attempting to move it up hill. The cold winter we are experiencing may be an opportunity to have lakeside trees removed for a discount.
Spring is just around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to prevent tree disease and save money on tree pruning this winter. Contact Urban Tree & Landscape today to book your consultation.

A Tree Falls in St. Louis Park . . . It’s Time to Call Urban Tree and Landscape for Emergency Tree Service

Summer weather has arrived in Minnesota, which means heat, humidity, and severe weather. Strong winds can do major damage to your property’s trees. Fortunately, most homeowners weather these storms with a few downed branches. But for the unlucky few, severe weather causes major damage to their trees and properties.

Assessing the Tree Damage

This was the case for a St. Louis Park homeowner Urban Tree and Landscape helped last summer after a major storm rolled through the Twin Cities metro area. The homeowner’s property was in an older neighborhood with beautiful, mature trees. Before the storm, the homeowner was the proud owner of about a dozen of these trees.

After the storm was a different story.

We came out to evaluate the damage after the homeowner called Urban Tree and Landscape for emergency tree service. It was obvious that there was a lot of work to do to make the property safe again. A large silver maple had large branches hanging precariously about 30 feet above the ground, and an aging crabapple tree had split nearly down the middle. A young tree in the front yard had been bent by the winds into a dangerous position over the sidewalk. Other trees on the property had lost branches, too.

Performing Tree Triage

Our first step was to remove trees and branches that posed an immediate threat. Sadly, we had to remove the crabapple tree. It was never going to recover from the damage the high winds had caused. We used chainsaws to safely remove the larger branches and process them in our chipper. Then, we used chainsaws to safely cut down the tree’s large trunk and our grinder to remove the tree’s stump.

After the crabapple tree was safely removed, we went to work on the various loosely hanging branches in the canopy of the silver maple and other trees on the property. If left as-is, these branches could have fallen and landed on the home or worse, the homeowner and her family.

Saving a Young Tree from the Chipper

Once the trees and branches that posed immediate danger had been removed, Urban Tree and Landscape went to work on the young tree in the front yard that was bent precariously over the sidewalk. We hate to remove healthy trees when we can avoid it, and this tree seemed to be a good candidate for repair, not removal.

With the homeowner’s blessing, we started the gradual process of pulling the tree back to level. We used ropes and anchors to gently encourage the tree back into place over the next few months. This process is similar to using braces to correct the alignment of your child’s crooked smile. Over time, the tree fully recovered. When we came out to inspect it this spring, it was vertical, healthy, and starting to bud.

Cleaning Up the Property

With the major tree damage mitigated, Urban Tree and Landscape started work on cleaning up the fallen branches on the ground on the homeowner’s property. We removed large debris by hand and raked up the remaining small branches and twigs and processed it all in the chipper.

The emergency tree cleanup in St. Louis Park after a major summer storm was a full day of work for the Urban Tree and Landscape team, but it was absolutely necessary to remove the tree damage quickly so it didn’t do further harm to the homeowner’s property. When the next storm hits the Twin Cities metro area and causes tree damage on your property, contact Urban Tree and Landscape to request emergency tree service.

Urban Tree and Landscaping – Minneapolis Tree Removal by Crane

Urban Tree & Landscape is a full-service tree company based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. It is family owned and operated by Gabe Tschida who is guided by his core values of honesty, integrity and reliability.  We deliver superior services for homeowners and commercial customers at highly competitive rates.

We have professionally trained tree workers and certified arborists on staff to assist you and your home or business. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to provide top quality services on every job we do for our customers. We offer a wide range of tree services including hazardous tree removal, natural disaster recovery, proper pruning and tree maintenance.

Urban Tree can care for trees of all sizes in any location and tackle jobs of any scope. Whether you are a homeowner, a commercial business, a contractor, or a government or educational agency, Urban Tree & Landscape has the experience, staff, equipment, and expertise to take care of all your tree service needs.  Free estimates are always available.

Tree Removal – As simple as it sounds, not all tree removal experts are created equally. Urban Tree and Landscape will take care of your tree problem safely and efficiently. What sets us apart is our communication, reliability, and our commitment to your satisfaction. Our services will keep your trees healthy and vibrant for all to enjoy.

So, Give Urban Tree and Landscape a call for your tree care services at 612-532-9996 or visit on the web at www.utrees.com

Why removing trees by yourself could result in death or serious injury

Tree RemovalTree removal is a challenging task that requires expertise, caution and calculated moves. It may seem a simple task to some but you cannot appreciate its magnitude of the task until you are attempting it, and by then it may be too late, the unfortunate would already have happened and sadly, you may be seriously injured. To avoid injuries when removing a tree in your yard, you need to take some precautions, such as wearing safety equipment, knowing the best time to cut it or to avoid all these troubles hire a tree removal professional. Someone might tell you that removing it on your own will save some costs, but you may end up running into serious losses if it hits your house, car or other valuables. Hiring a professional in Minneapolis or Bloomington or the Twin Cities will ensure that the tree is removed carefully eliminating the dangers of hitting the house or car.

Handling tree removal tools is a challenge that people sometimes encounter. There are tools such as wood chippers, chainsaws, and ropes among other power and hand tools. All these can be dangerous when handled poorly. For example, a chain saw requires total concentration; a slight distraction can lead to cutting the tree at the wrong point or inflicting damage on yourself within a fraction of a second. When these tools are used by somebody who is not familiar with them, distractions easily happen. A slight distraction in the use of a chainsaw, as we have seen above, can cause great damage, and some of these are irreversible, you can have your whole leg or hand cut off. You can cut the tree at the wrong point making it move in an unintended direction. Given that the tree might be huge and heavy, turning it in the required direction might not be possible. This calls for professionals, people who have done this and knows the dangers of distraction and how to avoid it or if you have the courage to do it use safety protection clothes. Although we insist on the use of safety clothes, it’s important to know how to use them as this may make a difference between life and death.

Apart from the tools, the tree itself presents a real danger; because of the risk of falling in the wrong direction, poor climbing, poor support systems, or the possibility of electric lines near the spot among others. Poor handling may lead to a tree falling in the wrong direction hitting a house, car, electric poles or even a passerby. It’s important to ensure that the tree is supported well and at the same time ensure that there are no distractions when using the power or chain saw. Always consider the size of the tree, for the small ones, while using the necessary safety equipment and the right skills, you can probably handle it. For the huge one or those which are near electricity poles, houses or a road, engage a professional as the dangers are real and only an experienced person may handle it well.

As said before, tree removal in Minneapolis may seem an easy task, but the monumental task ahead could be a surprise. A professional tree remover first studies the site and the tree itself, then decides on the strategies to use to fell the tree. He will know the types of tools to use as well as the safety precautions which will be employed. You should always hire a professional, as this will ensure that the job is done well as avoid the possibilities of injuries. Get a professional in Minneapolis, Golden Valley or the twin Cities and eliminate some of the dangers that may come with felling a tree.

Retail Space Needs Urgent Tree Service and Stump Grinding

Recently, a commercial retail center property owner contacted us. He had about 10 stores spread out over a large lot. The owner called us to do tree care in Eden Prairie on all of the trees that had been planted about 10 years ago. We let the property owner that he called the right tree company, because we specialize in tree care, tree removal and trimming.

Eden Prairie tree services were scheduled

The crew arrived at the retail center and started evaluating the trees. One needed a tree removal fairly urgently, because the tree was not healthy and hadn’t been healthy for some time. The crew wanted to check the other trees immediately to make sure that they didn’t have the same disease, and thankfully they were in good health. A few of the trees just needed to have tree pruning done and one tree needed to have tree trimming done to the brances. We gave the property owner the estimate and he asked to go ahead and start the work.

We did tree care in Eden Prairie at a retail space - Utrees

The crew went to work on removing the unhealthy tree. The crew was able to situate the bucket crane where it wouldn’t interfere with any of the business within the strip mall. The crew removed the tree, then did stump grinding, so that any trace of that tree would be gone. The crew pruned a few of the trees, then started trimming the one tree that needed trimming. The crew worked continuously throughout the day to get the project completed for the customer. It’s a good thing that the weather cooperated, so the tree pruning and tree removal could go on without any problems.

The crew got the job done and had the entire area cleaned. The crew never leaves a worksite without making sure that all limbs, leaves, and debris are cleaned up and removed. We want to make sure that the area looks better when we are done working than when we arrive on the job site. The property owner noticed that the crew was getting ready to leave, so he came out and thanked each crew member for doing such a great job. He said not only were the tree services done in such a professional manner, but the crew made sure not to interrupt any of the customers visiting any of the businesses. The client said we were definitely the number one tree company to contact for all tree care needs.

Stump Grinding in Eden Prairie Causes Landscape Transformation

We were scheduled to spruce up a yard by first performing the best stump grinding Eden Prairie neighbors had ever seen, and then by adding some landscaping. A typical stump grinding helps the customer regain lost land in their yard.  Our garden design team worked with the customer one-on-one, so he would get exactly what he wanted. We listened to what he envisioned and made suggestions so we could accomplish our customer’s goals. Our landscaping crew arrived on time to begin the work. We added flowers to surround the walkway to his home, which was a beautiful transformation! As we were finishing up, we cleaned the yard of our tools and got our customer to come out for the final walk through. He came out and looked at the landscaping and said, “Wow, beautiful!” He thanked us for working so hard because the results were even better than he had imagined. He also said our experience is very evident and he was glad he didn’t attempt to do the work all by himself.

We understand that nearly all of our clients take a tremendous amount of pride in the beauty of their lawn and yard, and we only work to enhance that feeling through expert landscaping and attention to detail in our tree services. We are by far the most knowledgeable tree company in the Twin Cities, and don’t hesitate to stand by every job we do. When you need tree pruning, shrub removal, or general landscaping experts you should not hesitate to call Urban Tree & Landscape. We can’t wait to discuss your next project and share our knowledge with you.

Storm Damage Fixed with Tree Removal in Eden Prairie

A strong storm blew through Eden Prairie and caused severe damage to some trees, especially on our customer’s property. She called us to come out as soon as possible because not all of the trees appeared to be beyond saving. Many times the homeowner’s wait and the trees start to attract harmful infections, which can damage other plants and vegetation on the property. Our Eden Prairie tree removal team arrived at the scheduled time and began hauling the broken limbs and branches away. Four of her trees were damaged, but luckily, we only had to remove one. We trimmed up the other three and made sure that they were still healthy. The team worked until the late afternoon, then returned the next morning to complete the job. Once we had the trees removed and the property was cleaned thoroughly, we called the homeowner to let her know the job was completed.

We could tell she was pleased with our work because she even left us a review! She went online and  wrote, “Urban Tree & Landscape did a great job. I came out to look at the work and they did a fantastic job!” We always love positive feedback, but that’s not why we do what we do. We thought it was so nice of her to say those kind words, but we always make sure to do a greta job with our tree services that leaves the tree in good shape and the customer happy.

 

Emergency Eden Prairie Tree Cutting Goes Off Without a Hitch

Eden Prairie Tree Service is immaculate only when done by Urban Tree & Landscape

Recently, Urban Tree & Landscape was contacted by an apartment building manager in Eden Prairie. The apartment manager had found himself in a pinch when his usual landscaping employee had to go the Emergency Room after breaking all of his fingers. The regular landscaper was working for another employer when he broke his fingers, and called the apartment manager to let him know that he was unable to do the tree cutting that his property needed to have done.  The apartment manager was searching for a professional tree cutting Eden Prairie service that could come out to the property quickly. The apartment manager found Urban Tree & Landscape after hearing a recommendation from a friend and was soon discussing  estimates.

Urban Tree & Landscape went out to the apartment property and took care of the Eden Prairie tree cutting quickly and efficiently. Urban Tree & Landscape was able to do the tree cutting to meet the apartment manager’s requests. The stressed-out manager now knows that he can count on Urban Tree & Landscape anytime he needs to have any landscaping or tree cutting in Eden Prairie or the surrounding area. It was very unfortunate about the building’s regular landscaping employee, and the apartment manager sent a care package to his friend and employee, and let him know that he didn’t need to worry about falling behind in maintenance at the building thanks to Urban Tree and Landscape.