Defender Tree Service

Tree Services for Lake Tahoe and Truckee California


Dangerous Tree Removal

Defender Tree Service can remove hazardous trees safely and efficiently.

When Should A Tree Be Removed:

  • Evidence of root or stem decay.
  • Splits, cracks, hollows.
  • Included bark or weak crotches.
  • Excessive deadwood.
  • Exhibiting signs of decline.
  • Encroachment on homes or structures.
  • Damage from storms causing hazardous conditions.
  • Devastating lightning strike.
  • Undesirable species, characteristics, location. 


Tree Removal by Crane

While traditional tree removal methods are effective and safe, tree removal with the use of cranes has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. Why? Crane removal is  safer and more efficient. Using cranes has allowed tree services to offer a much higher degree of protection for your house, landscaping and other infrastructure. Many houses in the Tahoe Basin have been built in close proximity to large trees and are situated on smaller suburban lots. This situation presents limitations which have been overcome by the use of cranes. Defender Tree Service works closely with several crane providers affording you the highest degree of safety and economy.


Tree Pruning

At Defender Tree Service we use the utmost care when pruning and always consider tree species, age, height, shape and vigor. We use the most up to date industry standards when pruning trees. Every tree responds to pruning differently. Improper pruning can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree's life. 

We don't use climbing spikes when pruning and we never top trees, especially conifers. Topping is harmful and can create numerous structural and aesthetic problems down the road.

Visit our Staff Arborist, Jeff Davis here>


Defensible Space

What is Defensible Space?

It's the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. Protect your family, home and property by creating and maintaining defensible space. Creating defensible space is essential to improving your home's chances of surviving a wildfire. It can also give firefighters the upper hand when defending your home from fire. Defender Tree Service can help with all of your defensible space needs. Permit and fire department inspection assistance is available.



Our Bandit and Vermeer chippers are capable of handling tree limbs up to 12 inches in diameter and are an essential part of the tree trimming and tree removal process.
Once the wood has been chipped it can be hauled away or used as mulch. Mulch makes for excellent ground cover and can be spread over the soil to suppress dust and weeds, retain moisture in the soil and add curb appeal to your landscaped areas. This makes chipping an environmentally friendly approach to removing and recycling tree waste.


Lot Clearing

Whether a few trees or many, we will work closely with your construction contractor to determine the most efficient method for your lot clearing project. We take into consideration the placement of your house, driveway and utilities, as well as how close trees are to road sides, power lines, and other infrastructure. If necessary, we will create guidelines for retaining and protecting valuable trees. We also take into consideration the local wildlife, their natural habitats and how they can benefit or hinder your lot clearing project.



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Licensed & Insured

Calif. Contractors License #1009575

Fully Insured- Liability

Workers' Compensation


Defender Tree Service

PO Box 943 Kings Beach, California 96143

(530) 412-0060 Winter Emergency Service is available All scheduled jobs are weather dependent



8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm