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Tree Removal Service Des Moines
Tree Service Des Moines
TCIA Tree Care Specialist
Tree Removal Des Moines
Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
Tree Trimming Des Moines

   Olson Tree Care​​​  

Diagnostic and Consulting Tree Care Arborist.

Certified Tree Care in Des Moines, Iowa.

       Our focus is on ANSI Standards provided through ISA/ TCIA Training and Certification. These standards are carried out with Best Management Practices taking every precaution to implement a plan of success for you and your trees.

Advanced Tree Care

Loader and All Terrain Lift

Tree Care Equipment

1. Tree Care Plan


       This step is critical in identifying the value, vitality, age and improvable areas of a Tree. The Tree at the time of Evaluation can be assessed by Certified Arborist Chris Olson as to species, health, age, target and aesthetics needs. 

       Our Tree Care Plan consists of various degrees of cleaning, raising, reducing or thinning in combination with the latest care techniques. Following this plan of action will assist the tree, limit stress, while also addressing the aesthetic desires of the Tree Owner. Balancing the needs of the Tree and Owner required for a properly functioning symbiotic relationship.

2. Tree Equipment and Process.


       This step is important to our success, having completed tens of thousands of jobs efficiently without an accident. While other companies may boast about having the biggest equipment and most employees, we at Olson Tree Care would rather boast our track record, process and research.

       Determining the process also includes the methodology enacted while executing the Tree Care Plan. This can be reflected through use of restraint, limiting cuts preventing stress or by instinct, placing educated cuts that maximize a renovation. Cutting more tree parts is a cheaper endeavor than educated tree cuts. Removing a whole branch takes 1 cut while thinning the branch by 30% with distributed cuts for optimum health requires many cuts by a trained arborist.

3. Sterilization of Cutting Equipment


       Sterilization of equipment is key to limit disease spread in Iowa. Due to our wet and cool environment, Fungi and Bacteria thrive in Iowa. Often fungal pathogens can be spread from Tree to Tree by a cutting tool. Some studies have shown Fungi to be the number 1 detriment to Trees in Iowa.

        Trees are Living Organisms, under intense micro organism attack that increases as they mature. The more dead wood and damage a Tree has, the more wood decay fungi may spread.

       While often Fungi is spread through insects, it may also be spread by an unsuspecting Arborist Tree Saw. Following our Code of Ethics with the ISA we strive to put trees and their Owners interests first in all we do.

4. Tree Care Plan Completion.


       Finally we reach the end of an assignment. Our goal is to leave you happy and the tree even happier. Often Tree Care success or failure, in the eye of the Tree Owner, is determined by Aesthetics.

       Trimming for aesthetics leaves a tree open to cultural influences that may or may not be healthy for the life of the tree. In Iowa, aggressive removal of tree parts has went unchecked for decades, hidden by a stable growing environment. As drought and inclement weather continues in the midwest, these aggressive practices, will lead to a damaged tree population. Our hope is that we offer a balance to both parties, the Tree and Tree Owner. This, after all, sustainability is in the best interest of both parties. 

       How we view our Trees at times may effect how we will care for them over the coming years. In return, a Trees vitality will effect how it looks for years to come. It is a symbiotic relationship of sorts that we hope to marry, if at all possible. Often less is more and prevention is better than cure.