What We Do
At Karhu Tree Service we care deeply for the people and trees that we are fortunate to serve in the beautiful PNW.
We are in the business of serving people, our trade is just the medium for customer service.
We understand that your time is valuable, so we are setting the bar higher than competition with our quick response time on quote requests and 24/7 emergency services.
Every customer we have the pleasure of doing business with is a priority. We will be honored if you choose us as your arborists.
Tree damage and decay typically begins as the result of poor pruning practices. We don't use climbing spikes when pruning because it causes damage to your trees. Structural pruning of young trees reduces the probability of partial or whole tree failures in the future as result of common defects. When we prune a tree, we rely on its natural ability to react to the damage and compartmentalize the wound. A small pruning cut on a young tree is much better than a large cut on a mature tree. Mature trees often go overlooked, which allows for deadwood to accumulate and defects to go undetected. While pruning your tree, we will perform a free canopy inspection and take photos or videos for discussion if necessary. We take pride in looking after your trees as if they are our own.
Hazardous Tree Removal
Tree removal is a sensitive task that requires unique equipment, skills and insurance. Our team is efficient in dismantling all trees in a meticulous fashion to avoid damaging any potential targets in the vicinity. It's always unfortunate when a tree has to be removed, but you can rely on us to get it done safely and help you select a replacement afterwards.
24/7 Emergency Services
Inclement weather won't stop us from getting your situation assessed and begin mitigating hazards immediately. In the event of a storm, you can rely on us to prioritize your storm damage job.
Tree Support and Lightning Protection
We can install Dynamic Support Systems, Static Cable Systems, Bracing, Guying, Propping and Lightning Protection. Strategic end weight reduction pruning should be performed in conjunction with some tree support systems, depending on the severity of the tree defect being supported.
We process your wood and brush waste into wood chips. These chips can be left in a pile or we can haul them away. There are some limitations regarding the types of material that we can process with out Bandit 12XPC wood chipper, give us a call to inquire.
We offer full service tree removal. We can remove your entire tree, grind the stump, excavate the grindings and back fill the hole with topsoil in preparation for a replacement tree.
Zero Waste Tree Care
Being environmentally conscious is a priority for Karhu Tree Service, that's why we encourage tree planting and recycle all our tree waste locally.
Large wood goes to sawmills to be cut into slabs, bowl blanks or dimensional lumber. Small diameter wood and brush is processed into wood chips. These chips are used to mulch orchards, ornamental trees and vegetable gardens. They're also used by some of our customers to control erosion, build soil and grow gourmet mushrooms!
If you would like to receive free wood or wood chips, get in touch and we will add you to our list!