Professional Tree Removal Service from the Hudson Valley's Tree Service Experts

Tree Removal - No Tree Too Large!

Stump Grinding & Removal

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Dangerous & Difficult Tree Removal

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With our specialized equipment, extensive training, and expert climbing skills, we safely and efficiently remove trees while minimizing damage to your residential or commercial property.

Many removals, even for very large old trees, can be done without using a heavy truck driving over your lawns or garden beds.

Tree Removal Services · Tri-County Region / Dutchess, Orange & Ulster Counties

Remove your trees safely


Whether you're trying to improve the curb appeal of your property or just get rid of that dangerous tree that's been looming over your driveway for years, Hill Treekeepers has got you covered. We offer complete tree removal, including grinding out the stump—and we're available 24/7 for emergency tree removals.

We know that when it comes to trees and stumps, safety is a top priority for homeowners in the Hudson Valley region. With our experience in removing dangerous and difficult trees, we can ensure that your property is safe for kids, pets, and visiting guests. And when we're done, your yard will look better than ever!


10 Reasons Why Trees May Need to be Removed From Your Property

At Hill Treekeepers, we see tree removal as a last resort. We try not to cut down a tree unless it's absolutely necessary (as our name suggests, we'd rather try to save a tree!). However, there are circumstances when it is necessary to remove a tree from a residential or commercial property. An ISA Certified Arborist can help you decide whether a tree should be removed.

  • 1

    Irreparable Storm Damage

    Storms, particularly winter ice and snow storms, are a big contributor to tree damage and tree death in the Hudson Valley area. Storm damage can be devastating to a tree and may result in the tree needing to be removed. 

  • 2

    Structural Problems

    If a tree hasn't been properly pruned throughout its life, it may develop a host of structural problems. Unsound trees may drop branches or larger limbs, split apart, start to lean, and pose a safety hazard to you or others on your property. 

  • 3

    In the Way of Construction

    When a tree is an obstacle to adding a new addition to your home or business, or in the way of a landscaping project, we can remove the tree prior to construction.

  • 4

    Unhealthy Tree

    Trees fail for all sorts of reasons - storm damage, disease, pest infestations, and structural problems all take their toll until, eventually, the tree is beyond the point at which it can be saved.

  • 5

    Crowded or Too Close

    Trees that were planted too close to other trees or structures will eventually damage whatever is nearby. Tree branches, roots, and trunks can cause structural issues to not only buildings but also their foundations. Trees that are too close to power lines are also a hazard that can cause power outages and the risk of electrocution.

  • 6

    Hazardous Tree

    A hazardous and unstable tree could fall over unexpectedly, causing massive damage that could be avoided with professional tree removal services. 

  • 7

    Diseased or Infested Tree

    In some cases, insect infestations and tree diseases can be corrected with timely treatments. But if they're left too long, some pests and diseases can kill the tree and spread to other trees on your property.

  • 8

    Dead or Dying Tree

    Don't forget the safety factor - dead or dying trees can pose a hazard to your family, as well as passers-by. This is especially true for dead ash trees.

  • 9

    Tree is Too Large

    Some trees simply grow too large for the area in which they're planted. What seemed like a small tree 20 years ago may have grown into a huge tree today that dwarfs your house or blocks the driveway. These trees can cause damage from branches hitting your home, make it difficult to get by, and will likely be damaged by repeated and drastic pruning to keep it in bounds.

  • 10

    Causing an Obstruction or Mess

    When a tree is in the way of pedestrians or vehicles, is blocking your view, or dropping branches, seeds, or sap on everything beneath it, we'll first try to solve the problem with structural pruning. But when pruning alone cannot resolve the issue, it's often best to remove the tree.

We decided to have trees removed after a few hit our house during a storm. Todd was quick to show up and gave us a fair estimate. He and his team arrived when they said they would and took care to avoid any damage to the property. We had a pretty large job, including some very large trees, and they handled it in just about a week. All their employees were friendly and we couldn't be happier with the job they did. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Gregg Cardena

How We Remove Trees

Trees are removed in different ways, depending on the circumstances.

If there's enough space, sometimes we can simply fell the tree and then cut it up once it's on the ground. It'll probably leave a large dent in the ground but this is the cheapest and easiest option.

However, trees usually need to be cut down in pieces, especially if they're rotting or dangerous, or if they're close to structures, septic tanks or overhead wires. Sometimes the pieces are lowered to the ground by ropes, while in other situations they're lifted out of the way by a large overhead crane.

After the Tree is Gone

Once the tree has been cut down, we can cut up the wood for firewood and leave it for you, or we can haul it away. Branches can be chipped into mulch and left for your use or can be hauled off as well.

One thing to consider is just how much firewood or wood chips you'll be left with. Once it's on the ground, a tree usually turns out to be a lot bigger than you thought! And that could mean a huge pile of firewood or chips will be left for you to deal with.

We were extremely happy with the work Todd and his crew did for us. They removed a few dead/dying trees from our property including one in a tricky area that another company told us would require driving heavy equipment over our septic tank (and that they wouldn’t be responsible if they damaged it!). Todd’s estimate for the job was slightly higher than the other company but he figured out a way to access the tree that completely avoided any risk to our septic system so it was well worth the slight extra cost. His team was efficient and professional and they left the job site clean and in great shape. I would definitely recommend Hill Treekeepers and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

Anna Taylor-Shih


Replace the tree with a more suitable specimen

When a tree is planted in a location that doesn't match its needs (for example, too much or too little sunlight), it's often best to replace it with something better suited to that location. Similarly, trees that are too tall or wide, or that don't look good where they're planted, can be cut down to make way for a landscape redesign that improves the look and function of your commercial or residential property.

The certified arborists at Hill Treekeepers can recommend the best tree for your location and can even plant it for you!

What About the Tree Stump?

There's also the question of what to do with the remaining tree stump. While we remove the tree, we don't take out the tree stump as part of the tree removal process. Some customers prefer to leave the stump while others want it completely gone.

We offer professional stump grinding service. Even large uprooted stumps can usually be ground, saving on excavation and topsoil fill costs.

You're left with wood chips and soil (if requested, we can rake it int0 a pile over the stump hole). Over time, the wood chips decompose and you can plant grass, flowers, or even another tree.

As an additional service, we can also fill the hole with screened topsoil and cover it with grass seed and straw mulch. Pretty soon it'll look like nothing ever happened.

When providing you an estimate to remove trees, we will also provide options for removing any stumps. That way you'll have all the information you need to make the right decision for your situation.

Todd and his crew were amazing! Professional, speedy and they did a wonderful job. They cleared out a bunch of overgrown trees hanging over my wall and have completely changed the aesthetics of my garden! Todd gave the most fair quote out of three other local companies. I highly recommend!

Sue Williams Acosta


What To Consider When Hiring a Tree Removal Company


If a tree must be removed, be sure you hire a professional tree service that has the proper experience and equipment to handle tree removals. Tree removal is a dangerous job and requires specialized skills that take years of training to master. This is definitely not a job where you want to cut corners!


Be sure that the tree service you use is fully insured for this type of work (not just for general landscape work - that doesn't cover large tree removals). We're happy to show you our Certificate of Insurance upon request.


When our certified arborist comes to look at your tree(s) to give you a free estimate, he'll let you know which removal method is best and how the job will be done. That may involve heavy equipment that will need access to your property.


While we carefully try to minimize any damage to your landscape (such as by slowly lowering branches and placing boards under our equipment to avoid creating ruts), some damage to your lawn may occur. Scheduling tree removal for winter (when the ground is frozen) is a good way to avoid that.


Quick, Safe & Affordable Tree Removal Service

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Why Trust Hill Treekeepers To Cut Down Your Trees?

We know you have choices when it comes to selecting a Hudson Valley tree service to take down your trees and grind tree stumps. And, sometimes, it can be difficult to know which things to look at when making your choice. Below are some of the reasons why we think Hill Treekeepers is the best choice for tree removal service.


ISA Certified Arborists

To ensure that all trees are taken down safely using appropriate techniques to minimize the risk of damage

Bonded and fully insured

For your peace of mind and complete protection - as well as ours. Always ask to see a certificate of insurance before hiring a tree removal company!

Skilled & experienced climbers

In many cases, our crews are able to safely take down even the largest trees without driving heavy equipment over your lawn or landscape

Locally owned and operated since 2009

Founded, owned, and operated by a life-long Hudson Valley resident

Customer-focused & responsive (we answer the phone!)

We're always easy to reach, we keep you updated, and we delight in delivering on YOUR needs

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Removal

Tree removal is one of those jobs that many people think they can handle on their own. And then they find out the hard way that it's not as simple as it may look! The internet is full of videos showing "epic fails" when people try to cut down a tree.

If you're planning on removing a tree on your property, encourage you to learn about proper tree removal before you hire a local tree removal company.

We're always happy to answer your questions about having a tree taken down (or any other tree services) but since we're often asked the same questions, we hope these FAQs will be a good starting point. If you have any other questions, just give us a call!

No. Each situation is different and until we examine the site, we are unable to provide an estimate.

Estimates are given by our tree care professionals based on things such as the condition of the tree, its location, structures around or below it, proximity to power lines, how easily it can be accessed with our equipment, and much more. Those are things that can only be determined by an expert who knows what to look for.

We are fully insured specifically for tree care work (unlike some companies that only carry "landscaper" coverage). This means that any work we do on your trees is covered by our insurance policy, including in the unlikely event of damage or injury.

We also carry full workers compensation insurance for all of our employees.

We encourage you to ask any tree service company you're considering working with for a copy of their certificates of insurance.

Ultimately, understanding the regulations for tree removal within your municipality and securing tree removal permits (if applicable) are your responsibility.

We make every effort to protect surrounding turf and plantings when doing tree work, such as by using special mats to protect your turf from damage when we need to use heavy equipment on your property. And of course, we're always careful to avoid damage to structures, such as your house!

However, the risk of damage is inherent in tree work. For example, tree removal usually means that large pieces of heavy wood are being lowered or dropped onto your lawn so minor lawn damage is inevitable. Lawn repairs are not included in the contract price unless otherwise noted.

If you are having any planting, transplanting, or stump grinding work done, we must be sure that all underground utility lines are marked out before work starts. We may also require this for tree removal and land clearing work to prevent any potential damage from heavy equipment.

We will call UDig NY (811) on your behalf prior to the scheduled start date. They will mark your property with paint, flags, or stakes to indicate the presence of underground lines.

In most cases, it can be more efficient to remove multiple trees at the same time. Factors that determine this include:

  • How many trees are to be removed
  • Where the trees are located on your property
  • The weather
  • The availability of the crew
  • and more

If you have multiple trees that are ready for removal, please let us know when you contact us.

No. Stump grinding is a separate service that can be added to your tree removal quote. Be sure to let our estimator know you'd like the stump ground away when they're discussing options with you.

Yes! We remove trees all year round. In some cases, winter tree work can be better for your landscape (especially when the ground is frozen). However, if you're having the stump removed as well, that may have to wait until the ground thaws.

Some municipalities, such as the Town of Newburgh, require tree surveys, especially before land-clearing projects. 

Hill Treekeepers has the certifications, knowledge, and experience to perform tree surveys as they are needed. Contact our office for more information. 


When you hire Hill Treekeepers to care for your trees and landscape, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you’re working with knowledgeable tree care professionals. Our certified arborists are highly trained and experienced, we carry all required licenses to perform tree care services in New York state, and are fully insured for tree service work. Hill Treekeepers also has a Commercial Pesticide Business Registration (Reg # 18223).

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When you hire Hill Treekeepers to care for your trees and landscape, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you’re working with knowledgeable tree care professionals. Our certified arborists are highly trained and experienced, we carry all required licenses to perform tree care services in New York state, and are fully insured for tree service work. Hill Treekeepers also has a Commercial Pesticide Business Registration (Reg # 18223).