Tree Service Manhattan, NYC

The #1 Manhattan Tree Company. Since 1959

NYC Tree Removal Services

Owens Brothers Tree Service is one of the most trusted NYC tree removal companies operating in the city, with more than 60 years as a top-rated tree-cutting service in Manhattan. We specialize in commercial and residential tree care services and offer affordable tree removal, trimming, topping, pruning, and stump grinding / root removal service.

We also specialize in difficult to reach, large tree removal in New York City.  We own all of our equipment and have dealt with the trickiest trees in tight spaces.

We do FREE on-site inspections and quotes with zero obligations. Call now to make an appointment. 718-885-0914

We are fully insured and provide affordable tree care services throughout the city.

OPEN 24/7 – Emergency Tree Services Available


Frequently Asked Questions

Do NYC Laws Regulate Tree Cutting & Removal?

In New York, there are no specific state requirements for removing trees on private property. However, there are regulations for tree removal from public spaces or parks in New York. Understanding these rules is essential for any tree removal process.

Ideal Trees New York City’s Climate

New York’s climate is perfect for certain tree species. If you’re planning to add some greenery, consider these options:

  • Deciduous Trees:

    • Pine Oak (Quercus Palustris)
    • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum)
    • Norway Maple (Acer Platanoides)
    • Littleleaf Linden (Tilia Cordata)
    • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum)
  • Fruit Trees for Cold Winters:

    • Juneberry
    • Peach
    • Pear
    • Mulberry
    • Blackberry

Trees That Are Difficult to Maintain in NYC

Some trees are not recommended due to their maintenance complexity and susceptibility to pests, like the Asian Long-horned Beetle. Avoid planting these:

  • Ailanthus Tree of Heaven
  • Hackberry (Celtis Occidentalis)
  • Green Ash (Fraxinus Pennsylvanica)
  • White Ash (Fraxinus Americana)
  • American Elm (Ulmus Americana)
  • London Plane (Platanus Acerifolia)

Common Tree Diseases and Pests

New York’s diverse tree population is prone to various diseases and pests, such as:

  • Diseases:

    • Canker Disease
    • Heart Rot Disease
    • Powdery Mildew Disease
    • Root and Butt Rot
    • Sooty Mold Disease
  • Pests:

    • Asian Longhorned Beetle
    • Emerald Ash Borer
    • Gypsy Moth
    • Spotted Lanternfly
    • Tent Caterpillars

Best Time for Tree Services

Our tree service operates year-round, with optimal times for specific services:

  • Spring/Summer: Ideal for tree pruning and cutting.
  • Late Fall/Winter: Best for tree removal when trees are dormant.

Average Cost of Tree Cutting Services in NYC

Proper maintenance is key to avoiding high removal costs. Average costs for professional tree trimming and pruning range from $390 to $590, depending on the tree type and size.

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