Tree Removal Service Des Moines
Tree Service Des Moines

Olson Tree Care ​​  

Tree Removal Des Moines
Tree Trimming Des Moines

Licensed, Certified, Accredited, Insured and Professional!

Welcome to Olson Tree Care!

       Olson Tree Care provides outstanding Tree Service in West Des Moines possessing a First Class Tree Care Education, Work Ethic and Reputation. This Local Tree Company offers Complete Tree Care along with Small Business values. 

       We care enough about you the customer to be a ...

Tree Service Des Moines IA

  • ISA Certified Arborist (WE-12363A)
  • State Licensed Residential and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Company
  • State Registered Contractor
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business 
  • State Certified Residential and Commercial Applicator
  • TCIA Tree Care Specialist Certificate Holder
  • Insured 

       Please visit our Reviews, Certifications, Accreditations and Articles online that speak of our standards and workmanship in Iowa.

A Business with Feelings - Welcome to our Heart!

Tree Service West Des Moines Iowa.

Olson Family

       Olson Tree Care is a Local Small Business that employs research-based practices, providing each customer with a tailored Tree Care Plan. Our goal is to develop a long term relationship that will be a benefit to you and your trees for years to come.

Experienced Tree Care

       For over a decade Certified Arborist WE-12363A Chris Olson led the industry with his field study on the management and cultivation of the trees. His current role as Owner/Arborist has proven to be rewarding, the perfect fit, providing Iowa with a unique option in the world of Tree Philosophy

       Our hope is that your particular need is met through the combination of Education and Work Ethic that our business model provides.  We will care for your trees with the same level of effort that we would use on our own trees, providing you with the best available Tree Services in West Des Moines.

Des Moines Tree Services

Educated Tree Services 

       As our Education and careers continue to evolve, we look forward to the future with excitement, dreaming of the impact we may have on our community. When it is all over we hope to have contributed amazing new insight into the Study of Arboriculture in the Midwest. Starting with, but not limited to, understanding the spread of Fungi and Insects, methodically testing Integrated Pest Management options.

Our Process and Methodology

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

1. We Identify the Tree and its needs. 

       This step is critical in identifying the value, vitality, age and improvable areas of a Tree. The Tree at the time of Evaluation is determined by Certified Arborist Chris Olson to be of high value or low value due to species, health, age, target and aesthetics. 

       Our Tree Care Plan consists of various degrees of cleaning, raising, reducing or thinning the tree canopy. Following this plan of Action will allow the tree to continue maturing, with limited 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.

       To more properly identify Tree and Disease we created our own Arborist Field Guide to assist in the evaluation of Trees in Des Moines, Iowa.

2. We Select the 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 boast 

the biggest equipment and most employees we at Olson Tree Care would rather boast our track record and process. 

       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.

       Our desire is not to take on every job, our desire is that every job we take on, we do well. Doing well requires assessment of equipment and process to begin. 

3. We Sterilize the Tree Cutting equipment.

       Sterilization of equipment is key to limit disease spread in Iowa. Due to our wet environment, Fungi and Bacteria thrive, being spread from Tree to Tree often by a cutting tool. Some studies have shown Fungi to be the number 1 Tree disease in Iowa.

        Trees too are Living Organisms, under intense micro organism attack that increases as they mature. The more dead space a Tree has the more room for spread due to competition among Micro Organisms.

       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. We Complete the Tree Project to your satisfaction.

       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.

       This leaves a tree open to cultural influences that may or may not be healthy for the life of the tree. Our hope is that we offer a balance to both parties, the Tree and Tree Owner. This, after all, 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.

What our customers are saying

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

We are so thankful we contacted Olson Tree Care about our trees! We couldn’t be more impressed with their professionalism followed by a thoughtful assessment and recommendation for our trees. It’s hard to find a true arborist anymore and we are so glad we did!

Andrea- West Des Moines

 Tree Services by Certified Arborist Chris Olson

  • Tree Spraying ie needle cast, pest management (may require evaluation/diagnosis)

  • Tree Injection ie oak wilt, micro nutrient, fire blight (may require evaluation/diagnosis)

  • Consultation $55+

  • Visual Health/Disease Evaluation $55 (per tree)

  • Level 2 basic visual Tree Risk Assessment 75$ (per tree)

  • Level 3 advanced assessment options 
(level 2 required first) 
Aerial Inspection $350+
Foliar Analysis $85 per sample 
Soil Nutrient Analysis $85 per sample

  • Emerald Ash Borer Basal Injection 

Tree-age R10 (Emamectin Benzoate: 9.7%)

10-12$ per inch of DBH at 4 feet high (Circumference at 4’ high needed for pricing) 

       Its no secret, We Love Trees!


       Often Tree Trimming can be 90% for the tree owners benefit and only 10% for the tree. 

What can we do to help our tree?


       1. Trim only 1 to 2 times for the life of the tree. Excessive Tree Pruning may open tree's to the spread of Micro-organisms, pests, decay and reduce overall tree vigor leading to unwanted Removal of your Tree.


      2. Identify deficiencies and assist. Often trees require additional water for uptake, various amounts of nutrients or often times pest/insect mitigation to extend the life of the tree. Your local Certified Arborist can help with an evaluation.

  • Tree Trimming 
  •  Removal of parts of a Tree to improve health, clearance or appearance. Des Moines Tree Trimming Service often are done at different times of the year based on tree type.
  • Tree Pest Management 
  • Treatment of common Iowa Tree Pests through Integrated Pest Management. Tree Pest Management in Des Moines keys around Emerald Ash Borer Treatment and a wide variety of Fungal Tree Diseases.

  • Tree Removal 
  •  Removal of a Tree, due to Damage or Clearing requirement using a variety of Arboriculture techniques. Tree Removal Service in Des Moines is often a result of diseased Trees or Clearing needs and completed by a Tree Surgeon. 

  • Stump Grinding 
  •  Use of a High-speed disk with carbide teeth that grinds Tree Stumps into chips. Des Moines Stump Grinding often is a Tree Service utilized long after the Removal of a Tree has taken place.