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Our Tree Services

Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming Service

Happy Tree Guys - Trimming and Removal offers professional tree trimming services to help keep your trees healthy, attractive, and safe. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and equipment to trim your trees safely and efficiently, reducing the risk of falling branches and improving their appearance. We can also provide routine tree maintenance to promote healthy growth and prevent the need for future trimming. With a focus on customer satisfaction, we provide reliable, affordable, and prompt services that meet your unique needs.

Tree Removal

Tree Removal Service in the Phoenix Area

We offer safe and efficient tree removal services for trees that are dead, diseased, or posing a safety hazard. Our experienced team carefully evaluates the tree and determines the best approach for removal, taking into consideration any potential risks to your property or surrounding structures. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to safely and efficiently remove the tree, leaving your property clean and tidy. With a focus on customer satisfaction, we provide reliable, affordable, and prompt services that meet your unique needs.

Stump Removal

Stump removal service

Stumps left over from an incomplete tree removal job can be ugly. Our stump removal service has you covered. We will finish the job and get rid of the stump and improve the appearance and safety of your property. We use the latet equipment to grind down and remove stumps completely, leaving your property free of hazards and unsightly stumps. We take pride in providing reliable, affordable, and prompt services that meet your unique needs. Trust Happy Tree Guys to help you reclaim your yard and make it safe and beautiful again.

Yard Clean Up

Yard Clean up - Brush Clearing Service

Our yard clean up services will get your property looking it's best in years. Plants and trees grow very fast in Arizona, Our team will remove dead branches, leaves, and other debris, leaving your yard clean and tidy. With a focus on customer satisfaction, we're committed to providing reliable, prompt, and affordable services that meet your unique needs. There is no yard clean up job that is to large for us.

Saguaro Cactus Removal

Saguaro cacti are iconic and protected in Arizona, making Saguaro removal a complex and regulated process. As a professional tree service company, we have the knowledge and expertise to safely and legally remove saguaro cacti from your property. Our skilled team uses specialized equipment and techniques to carefully extract the cactus, while ensuring that the surrounding environment is not damaged. You can have peace of mind knowing that your saguaro removal is done properly and responsibly.

Air Spading

Air Spading Service

We provide air spading services to help diagnose and treat tree problems that are not visible on the surface. Our air spade tool uses compressed air to carefully remove soil from around the root zone, revealing issues such as root rot or girdling roots that can harm the tree's health. We use this technique to identify and address problems, enabling us to provide targeted treatments that improve your tree's health and longevity. With a focus on customer satisfaction, we provide reliable, affordable, and effective air spading services that meet your unique needs.

Soil Injections

Our soil injection service in Phoenix area

Our soil injection service to promotes the health and vitality of your trees. Our specialized injections deliver vital nutrients directly to the root system, helping your trees thrive and resist disease. We use environmentally friendly techniques and materials to ensure the safety of your property and the surrounding area. Trust us to provide safe, effective, and affordable soil injection services to help your trees reach their full potential.

Eric Johnson Trims trees in Scottsdale AZ

Meet Eric Johnson

"Find a job you love doing and you will never have a day of work in your life"  -Mark Twain

I love climbing trees, always have , I do it for fun so work to me is fun, It is my passion.

I am looking forward to meeting you.  Weather its pruning your beautiful trees and getting them healthy and ready to weather any storm or if you have a tree that has seen its last days and needs to go.  I am your guy.  Give me a call or message me here on the site so we can talk about what you need.  I am looking forward to meeting you and getting the job done.

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about getting tree service in Scottsdale Arizona

Can you provide references and examples of previous work?

Absolutely! We are proud of the work that we do and the satisfied customers that we have served. You can read our reviews from some of our very satisfied customers here. We can also provide references for specific types of jobs or services.

In addition to references, you can see examples of our past work in our before and after images section. This can help you get a better sense of the quality of our work and the types of projects that we are capable of handling.

What are the signs that a tree is unhealthy or dying?

There are several signs that a tree may be unhealthy or dying. One of the most obvious signs is a lack of leaves or a significant reduction in leaf size. If the leaves are discolored, have spots, or are wilting, this may also be a sign of an unhealthy tree.

Another sign is if the bark is peeling or if there are cracks in the trunk or branches. This could be an indication of a disease or insect infestation. If there are large dead branches or if the tree is leaning to one side, this may also be a sign that the tree is unhealthy or dying.

Mushrooms or other fungi growing at the base of the tree or on the trunk may be a sign of decay. Additionally, if the tree has an overall poor structure or is growing in an abnormal way, this may indicate that it is not healthy.

How often should trees be pruned and trimmed?

The frequency of tree pruning and trimming will depend on the species and age of the tree, in Arizona most trees need to be trimmed to some degree yearly to maintain their health and appearance.

It is also important to prune or trim a tree if it is showing signs of disease or damage, or if it is encroaching on nearby structures or power lines. Regular inspections can help identify any potential issues and determine the appropriate course of action.

Ultimately, the best way to determine the optimal frequency of tree pruning and trimming is to consult with with us so we can provide a customized plan based on the specific needs of your trees.

How do you determine the cost of tree removal?

The cost of tree removal is determined by several factors, including the size and location of the tree, the complexity of the job, and any additional services that may be required. For example, a larger tree that is located near power lines or structures may require more specialized equipment and techniques, and will therefore be more expensive to remove.

To determine the cost of tree removal, we typically perform an on-site assessment to evaluate the specific needs of the job. This allows us to provide a detailed proposal that includes the estimated cost of the job, as well as any additional services that may be required, such as stump grinding or debris removal.

We understand that cost is an important consideration for our customers, which is why we always strive to provide competitive pricing for our services while maintaining our commitment to safety and quality.

Do you offer stump removal and grinding services?

Yes, we do offer stump removal and grinding services. Stump removal involves the complete removal of a tree stump, including the roots, from the ground. Stump grinding involves the use of specialized equipment to grind the stump down into small wood chips that can be used for mulch or easily disposed of. We have the necessary tools and expertise to perform stump removal and grinding services safely and efficiently.

How do you protect nearby structures when removing a tree?

When it comes to tree removal, safety is of the utmost importance. Protecting nearby structures and ensuring a safe removal process requires a combination of specialized techniques and professional expertise.

One such technique is rigging, which allows for control over the tree's fall direction and minimizes the risk of damage to nearby structures. Sectional removal, where the tree is removed in pieces from the top down, may also be necessary to ensure safety.

Protective barriers, such as blankets or plywood, can be used to shield nearby structures from falling debris. Using proper equipment, like cranes or aerial lifts, is also crucial for safe removal.

We prioritize safety and work with certified arborists and tree service professionals to provide expert assessments and guidance. If you have concerns about tree removal near your property, our team can recommend the best approach for safe removal and protection of nearby structures.

How can you tell if a tree is diseased?

The beauty and vitality of trees can be marred by diseases, which are often subtle and difficult to detect. However, there are a few common signs to watch for.

If you notice branches that are brittle or discolored, or that are dropping leaves out of season, it may be a sign of a diseased tree. Leaves or needles that are discolored or show spotting or browning can also be a sign of a disease.

Fungal growth, like mushroom-like growths or cankers on the bark or branches, may also indicate a disease. Cracks or wounds on the trunk or branches, accompanied by insects or other pests, may be a sign of a disease or infestation.

Abnormal growth patterns, such as stunted growth or excessive branching, can also be a sign of a diseased tree.

If you suspect that your tree may be diseased, we can help you determine the best course of action. We can provide an assessment of the tree and recommend appropriate treatment to prevent further damage and ensure the health of your trees. Early detection and treatment of tree diseases can help to prevent the spread of the disease and ensure the health of your trees.

What is the best way to treat a diseased tree?

When a tree falls victim to disease, the treatment plan will vary depending on the severity and type of the condition. Here are some general steps that can be taken to restore the tree's health:

The first step is to identify the disease, which may require the expertise of a certified arborist or tree service company. Once the disease has been identified, it may be necessary to remove any infected branches to prevent the disease from spreading.

To promote recovery, the tree should be given proper nutrition and moisture. Fertilization, soil amendments, and other treatments may be necessary. In some cases, fungicides or other treatments may also be necessary to treat the disease. It is important to consult with a professional to determine the most effective treatment for the specific disease.

After treatment, the tree should be monitored for signs of improvement or further decline. Continued care and maintenance may be necessary to ensure a full recovery. However, some diseases may be untreatable, and in such cases, removal may be necessary to prevent the disease from spreading to other trees or causing safety hazards.

If you suspect that your tree may be diseased, we are here to help. Our team of experts can provide an assessment of the tree and recommend the appropriate treatment to restore your tree's health.

How do you prune trees without damaging them?

Proper tree pruning is a crucial aspect of tree care, and it is important to take great care to avoid damaging the tree. Here are some useful tips for pruning trees without causing harm:

Identify the purpose of pruning: Before beginning, determine the reason for pruning. This could be to remove dead or diseased branches, to promote new growth, or to shape the tree.

Use appropriate tools: Ensure that you use the right tools to prevent damage to the tree. It is essential to use clean, sharp pruning shears, loppers, and saws that are appropriate for the size and type of branch you are cutting.

Cut in the correct location: To avoid damage to the tree, make sure you cut in the right spot. Cut just outside the branch collar, which is the raised area where the branch meets the trunk.

Avoid removing more than 25% of the tree: Removing over 25% of a tree's canopy can be stressful and cause damage. Prune the tree in stages and avoid removing too much at once.

Do not prune at the wrong time of year: Pruning at the wrong time of year can also cause damage to the tree. Prune in the late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

Consider hiring a professional: If you are uncertain about how to prune a tree without harming it, it is best to engage the services of a professional. By following these tips and pruning trees with care, you can promote healthy growth and prevent damage to your trees.

How can you tell if a tree is too close to a building or power lines?

Determining if a tree is too close to a building or power lines is an important step in ensuring safety and preventing potential hazards. The appropriate distance for a tree from a building or power lines will vary depending on the tree species and its growth habits.

Generally, a tree should be at least 10 feet away from a building, and taller trees should be planted even further away. For power lines, the minimum distance will depend on the height of the lines and the tree species. Typically, a tree should be planted at least 20 feet away from power lines to prevent contact.

If you are uncertain whether a tree is too close to a building or power lines, you can seek our professional assessment. We will determine if the tree poses any safety risks and provide recommendations for addressing the issue.

Some indications that a tree may be too close to a building or power lines include branches that are in contact with the structure or lines, roots that are damaging the foundation or infrastructure, and a tree that is leaning toward the structure or lines.

What kind of insurance do you have?

We take every precaution to ensure that we are fully insured and covered for any potential risks or accidents that may occur during a job.

Our comprehensive insurance coverage includes both liability insurance and worker's compensation insurance. This means that you can rest assured that your property is fully protected in the event that any damage occurs during the tree care process. Additionally, our worker's compensation insurance provides coverage for our team in the unlikely event of an injury or accident on the job.

We believe that transparency is key, and we are always happy to provide our customers with more information about our insurance coverage and our commitment to safety and security.

What is your clean-up process after a job is completed?

We believe that leaving your property in a clean and pristine state is just as important as the quality of our tree care services. That's why we take great pride in our thorough clean-up process.

Our team of will ensure that all debris, including branches, leaves, and sawdust, are promptly removed from your property. We use top-quality tools such as leaf blowers, rakes, and brooms to ensure that no debris is left behind.

We take the extra step of sweeping and raking nearby streets and sidewalks to ensure that no mess is left behind. After all, we understand the importance of keeping your neighborhood clean and tidy.

To ensure your complete satisfaction, we will walk the property with you after the clean-up process is complete. We are committed to leaving your property looking as good as new, or even better.

How can you tell if a tree is a safety hazard?

There are several signs that a tree may be a safety hazard. Here are some things to look for:

  1. Leaning: If a tree is leaning more than 15 degrees from its vertical position, it may be at risk of falling.
  2. Dead branches: Dead or dying branches can fall at any time and pose a risk to people or property.
  3. Cracks or splits: Cracks or splits in the trunk or branches of a tree can weaken its structure and increase the risk of failure.
  4. Fungus or rot: Fungi and rot can weaken a tree's structure and increase the risk of falling.
  5. Root damage: Damage to a tree's roots can cause it to become unstable and more likely to fall.

If you notice any of these signs or are concerned about the safety of a tree on your property, it's important to contact us for an assessment. We can provide recommendations for how to address any potential safety hazards and keep your property safe.

What is the difference between tree trimming and tree pruning?

When it comes to tree care, it's important to understand the difference between tree trimming and tree pruning. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, they actually refer to different techniques and goals.

Tree trimming typically involves the removal of overgrown or unwanted branches from a tree. This process is usually done to improve the tree's appearance, shape, or symmetry. Tree trimming may also be done to improve the tree's health by removing diseased or dead branches, or to address safety concerns by removing branches that are at risk of falling.

On the other hand, tree pruning is a more precise technique that involves the selective removal of specific parts of a tree, such as branches or buds, to improve the tree's structure, health, or growth. Tree pruning is often done to promote fruit production, improve the tree's shape, or to remove branches that are interfering with power lines or structures.

Both tree trimming and tree pruning are important for maintaining the health and appearance of trees, but they require different tools and techniques.

How long does it take to remove a tree?

The time it takes to remove a tree can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the size and species of the tree, its location, and the complexity of the job. Generally, a small to medium-sized tree can be removed in a few hours, while larger trees may take several hours or even days to remove, especially if the tree is in a confined space or requires extra care and attention. We will assess the specific situation and provide an estimate of the time required for tree removal.

What equipment do you use for tree removal?

We use a variety of equipment for tree removal, depending on the size and location of the tree. Some of the equipment we may use includes chainsaws, ropes and rigging gear, cranes, and bucket trucks. We also use safety equipment, such as hard hats and safety glasses, to ensure that the job is done safely and efficiently. Our team is trained and experienced in using this equipment to handle a wide range of tree removal jobs.

What is the best way to prevent trees from falling during a storm?

Protecting trees from falling during a storm is essential to prevent potential hazards and damages to properties. Here are some ways to prevent trees from falling during a storm:

  1. Regular tree maintenance: Regularly maintaining trees can help keep them healthy and reduce the risk of falling during a storm. This includes pruning, removing dead or damaged branches, and monitoring the tree for signs of disease or decay.
  2. Tree cabling and bracing: Cabling and bracing techniques can be used to provide additional support to trees that may be at risk of falling. This involves installing steel cables and braces to reinforce the structural integrity of the tree and reduce the risk of damage or failure.
  3. Removing hazardous trees: If a tree is dead, diseased, or in poor health, it may pose a safety hazard during a storm. It is important to have these trees removed by a professional to prevent potential damage or injury.
  4. Planting trees in appropriate locations: Planting trees in appropriate locations can also help prevent them from falling during a storm. Trees should be planted in areas with plenty of space for root growth, away from power lines, and at a safe distance from buildings and other structures.

It is important to keep in mind that no tree can be completely immune to falling during a storm. However, by taking these preventative measures, the risk of damage or injury can be greatly reduced. If you have concerns about the safety of your trees, it is always best to consult with a certified arborist or tree service company for guidance and recommendations.

Can a tree be saved after it has been damaged by a storm?

As the aftermath of a storm can be devastating to trees, the ability to save a storm-damaged tree is a complex matter that requires careful consideration. Whether a tree can be saved or not depends on the type of tree, the extent of damage it sustained, its age and health, and other critical factors.

We can provide an accurate assessment of the damage and recommend a course of action, and that may include the removal of damaged branches, fertilization, and soil amendments, as well as monitoring the tree's progress over time.

Although promoting healthy growth may help the tree recover, there is no guarantee that a storm-damaged tree can be saved, and in some cases, removal may be necessary to prevent further damage and to ensure safety. It's crucial to address the issue promptly to prevent potential safety hazards and to seek the expertise and services of a certified arborist or tree service company for the best possible outcome.

What is tree cabling and bracing?

When it comes to ensuring the stability and longevity of trees, cabling and bracing are invaluable techniques that can provide essential support and stability to trees at risk of failure.

Cabling involves the use of steel cables installed between branches or stems of a tree to distribute the weight of heavy branches and reduce the risk of breakage or failure. This technique is especially useful for trees with multiple stems or codominant trunks.

Bracing involves the use of threaded rods or braces to provide support to weak or damaged branches. It is typically used in conjunction with cabling to provide additional reinforcement to the tree.

It is important to note that cabling and bracing should only be performed by professionals with the necessary training and experience. Improper installation can lead to further damage and even create additional safety hazards. We can provide an assessment of your trees and determine if cabling and bracing are necessary.

If you have concerns about the stability of your trees, prompt action is crucial to prevent potential safety hazards. We have the expertise and services needed to ensure that your trees are safe and secure.

Do you offer emergency tree removal services?

We are fully aware that emergencies can happen at any moment and pose an immediate danger to people and property. That's why our team of experienced professionals is available 24/7 to respond to emergency calls for tree removal services. Whether it's a storm-damaged tree, a risk of falling, or causing damage to a building or infrastructure, we act promptly to prevent potential safety hazards. We assess the situation, develop a removal plan, work efficiently and safely to remove the tree and debris, and minimize any further damage to your property. Don't hesitate to contact us in case of an emergency tree removal situation. We are always here to provide prompt and professional services to keep you and your property safe.

What is the difference between a certified arborist and a tree specialist?

There are distinctions to be made between the roles of a certified arborist and a tree specialist. A certified arborist is someone who has gone through the certification process administered by the International Society of Arboriculture, demonstrating their extensive knowledge in tree care. They are experts in tree pruning, removal, and maintenance, and are required to maintain their certification through ongoing education and training. In contrast, a tree specialist is a more general term that can encompass anyone who works with trees, including those in landscaping or horticulture. While both may have experience working with trees, certified arborists are often the go-to experts for tree-related consultations, assessments, and recommendations.

Can a tree be moved to a different location?

Sometimes, it may be desirable to move a tree to a different location through a process called tree transplantation. However, this process is complex and should only be attempted by professionals with the necessary expertise and equipment. Not all trees are suitable for transplantation, and even for those that are, success is not guaranteed.

The success of tree transplantation depends on several factors, including the age and size of the tree, the type of tree, the health of the tree, and the condition of the soil in both the original and new locations.

In many cases, planting a new tree in the desired location may be more practical and cost-effective than attempting to move an existing one. We can provide valuable guidance on the best course of action for your specific situation.

Do you have experience working with HOAs and property management companies?

We have had the privilege of working with various HOAs and property management companies, and we have gained valuable experience and insight into their unique needs and preferences. Clear and effective communication with these organizations is key in a positive relationships with property owners and tenants.

We understand that HOAs and property management companies often require detailed proposals and estimates for tree care services, and we are well-equipped to provide these documents in a timely and efficient manner. We also recognize the importance of adhering to any relevant regulations or guidelines set forth by these organizations.

Our team is committed to providing top-quality tree care services while minimizing any inconvenience or disruption to property owners or tenants. We strive to be professional, courteous, and respectful in all interactions, and we are always available to address any questions or concerns that may arise.

If you represent an HOA or property management company and are in need of tree care services, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would be happy to provide you with more information about our experience and services and answer any questions you may have.

What is your policy on recycling and disposing of tree debris?

We are committed to sustainability and reducing waste through our tree debris disposal process. We have a strict policy on recycling and repurposing as much debris as possible. We believe that every effort counts towards the environment's well-being, and we strive to make a positive impact in our work.

To begin with, we chip all small debris, such as branches and leaves, and turn them into mulch. We then deliver this mulch to local homeowners who use it to nourish their plants and gardens. This process not only reduces waste but also provides a valuable resource for the community.

Additionally, we repurpose larger pieces of wood by cutting them into firewood or sending them to a local wood recycling facility. This ensures that these materials are not simply discarded but instead put to good use.

For any debris that cannot be recycled or repurposed, we dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner, always complying with local regulations and guidelines. This ensures that we minimize our impact on the environment.

Our ultimate goal is to leave your property looking clean and tidy, while also doing our part to reduce waste and protect the environment.

What is the best time of year to prune trees?

Determining the best time to prune trees depends on the species of the tree and the reason for pruning. In general, it is best to prune trees during their dormant period, which is typically in the late winter or early spring before new growth begins. During this time, trees are less susceptible to damage and disease, and pruning can promote healthy growth and shape the tree for the upcoming growing season.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Trees that bloom in the spring, should be pruned immediately after they finish blooming. Pruning these trees during their dormant period can affect their ability to bloom the following season. Additionally, trees that are susceptible to certain diseases, such as oak trees and Elm trees, should only be pruned during specific times of the year to minimize the risk of infection.

It is important to consult with a certified arborist or tree service company to determine the best time to prune trees on your property.

How do you know if a saguaro cactus is diseased or unhealthy?

There are several signs that a saguaro cactus may be diseased or unhealthy. One of the most obvious signs is discoloration or dark spots on the cactus. Other signs may include sunken or withered areas, soft or mushy spots, and abnormal growth patterns. If a saguaro cactus is leaning or has visible cracks, this may also be a sign that it is unhealthy. In some cases, a saguaro cactus may also exhibit signs of insect infestation or fungal growth. If you suspect that your saguaro cactus is unhealthy, Contact us to provide recommendations for treatment or removal if necessary.

How much does it cost to remove a saguaro cactus?

The cost to remove a saguaro cactus can vary depending on the size and location of the cactus. Removal of a large saguaro cactus can be a complex and dangerous process that requires specialized equipment and expertise. As a result, the cost of removal may be higher than other types of cacti or trees. As a tree service company that offers saguaro cactus removal services we can give you an estimate for your specific situation. We will provide a detailed proposal that takes into account the size and location of the cactus, as well as any potential safety hazards or challenges that may arise during the removal process.

Can saguaro cacti be relocated or transplanted to a different location?

Yes, it is possible to transplant a saguaro cactus to a different location. However, it is a complex process that should only be attempted by professionals with the necessary expertise and equipment.  If you are considering transplanting a saguaro cactus, it is important to consult with a professional who is knowledgeable about the process and the legal requirements.

We Love Trees

A local full service tree care company. Owned and operated by Eric Johnson who is an experienced Arborist with years of tree trimming and removal experience in the Phoenix area.  Eric knows every tree variety in in the Scottsdale area and knows how to turn an overgrown eye sore into a beautiful piece of artwork standing proud on your property

Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley Trees

Eric will personally handle your tree trimming job and make sure you are completely satisfied.  Eric will discuss each tree with you, he finds out what you are looking. Upon completion of the job Eric will go over all the work and make sure you are totally satisfied.  We don't leave a job until our customers are happy.

Mesquite tree before and after