Services

Rick's Expert Tree Service was built through hard work and honesty. Call us for your free estimate. Our tree care services include tree removal, trimming, pruning, lot clearing, stump removal, emergency storm work and firewood. We also offer snow removal services.

  • Stump Grinding
  • Tree Removal
  • Pruning
  • Firewood
  • Lot Clearing
  • Emergency Storm Service
  • Snow Plowing

Stump Grinding

Tree stumps on your property are unsightly. Why leave them there when we can remove them with our remote controlled stump grinder? After we grind the stumps down below the surface of the top soil, you are able to use that area of your property the stump used to take up. Let our professionals take care of the stump safely and efficiently for you.

Grind Stump

With our stump grinder, we will grind six to twelve inches below the soil and the chips will be raked into the hole.

Grind Stump and Surface Roots

We will grind the stump and all apparent surface roots six to twelve inches below the soil and the chips will be raked into the hole.

Grind Stump, Remove Chips, and Fill Hole

We will grind the stump and all apparent surface roots six to twelve inches below the soil and the chips will be raked into the hole. Then, we'll remove the stump grinding chips from the hole and we will fill the hole with screened and enriched topsoil. Finally we'll regrade, spread grass seed, fertilizer and straw.

Tree Removal

Trees may be removed for different reasons. The tree could be dead or dying. It could be dangerous. Trees could have fallen or been damaged by storms. Another possibility is that it's diseased. You might even want the tree removed because it's in the way. You might also want a tree removed because it's over crowding other trees or plants.

Removing a tree can be dangerous. It should always be done by an experienced professional certified arborist. We have the experience and equipment to do the job safely and efficiently for you. When we do the job, we'll determine the best way to safely remove your tree for you and then get the job done.

When we have completed our job, you can be assured your property will be cleaned up and left as it was before we started.

We offer three options for tree removal.

Complete Tree Removal

We will take down the tree, remove all wood, and remove all debris. Then we grind the stump six to twelve inches below the top soil. When we're finished the chips will be raked into the hole.

Remove Tree and Leave Stump

We will cut down the tree and remove all debris. After the tree is down, we will cut the stump as close as possible to the soil grade.

Tree Removal

We will take the tree down and remove all debris. Wood sections will be cut into 16 to 18 inch lengths and stacked for the customer. Finally, we will cut the stump as close as possible to the soil grade.

Pruning

This section will describe the techniques we use to prune your tree. Removing dead, dying, diseased, rubbing and weak branches keeps your trees healthy, safe and attractive.

Crown Cleaning

This is the removal of all branches and limbs that are dead, dying, diseased and weakly attached branches from the crown of the tree. We also remove brush and clean up all debris from your property.

Prune Drop Crotch Technique Class 1

Reduce crown area with drop crotching technique and reshape, complete exterior reshaping the tree. Remove all branches and limbs that are dead, diseased, dying, overlapping, or interfering.

Crown Raise

Crown raising is the removal of the lower branches of a tree to provide clearance.

Prune Annual Overgrowth

Prune all annual overgrowth and reshape.

Drop Crotch Technique

Reduce crown area with drop crotching technique and reshape, complete exterior reshaping. Removal of all major deadwood, interior overgrowth, and elevate to balance.

Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is a method of pruning which reduces the size of a tree.

Weight Clear

Prune all major deadwood and interior overgrowth. Prune back several lower, lateral, elongated branches to alleviate overall weight. Prune to provide adequate branch clearance to elevate and balance.

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration, air movement, and/or to reduce weight without comprimising the tree's shape.

Vista Pruning

Vista pruning is the selective thinning of framework limbs or specific areas of the crown to allow a view of an object from a predetermined point.

Firewood

We offer seasoned hardwood split into 14 to 18 inch sections to fit into wood burning stoves. We'll deliver and dump it where the customer specifies. We do not stack.

Lot Clearing

When we clear a lot for you we first clear trees, bushes, vines, and/or overgrowth. Then we clean up all of the debris and take away all wood sections. Finally, we'll grind stumps 6 to 12 inches below soil, and rake the chips into hole.

Emergency Storm Service

We've all seen trees which were damaged by the weather. Trees fall or become damaged due to all sorts of weather conditions. Wind, sometimes even a light wind can cause a tree to fall. Cold temperatures also damage, cause trees to fall or create other dangers. Rain sometimes weakens trees. Of course lightning during a thunderstorm can damage trees too. With all this in mind we offer complete removal of falling limbs or trees off houses, cars, trailers, or ground, and clean up of all debris. We can also replant trees or plants damaged from storms.

Bucks County has its fair share of inclement weather. We have thunderstorms and sometimes severe thunderstorms during the warmer months and sometimes ice and snow that can damage trees during the colder months. Please contact us 24 hours a day for emergency storm work.

Dealing with a damaged tree can be difficult or dangerous. The weight can cause more damage if not taken care of as soon as possible. You should give us a call so we can help you be safely taken care of it.

Snow Plowing

We offer inexpensive and efficient snow removal services. Several trucks, all equipped with four-wheel drive, are ready to plow parking lots & industrial parks. During heavy snowfalls we are able to remove snow mounds from commercial parking lots. We also salt area and shovel walkways.