Our services

Tree Pruning

At Wichita Tree Service you can expect a different kind of tree pruning experience. Wichita Tree Service employees only prune trees to ISA and ANSI A300 standards. The types of pruning we offer include clean, raise, reduce, thin. We will never violate the arborist code of ethics, we will not top, lion tail or spike any living trees. Unless in an emergency or absolute necessity. We educate customers on proper pruning techniques in order to prevent damage to trees.
Why don’t we top trees? A proper crown reduction can reduce the height And weight of a tree without causing as much irreversible damage to trees. Cutting back to a lateral limb allows the pruning cut to heal better and the tree to have a dominant limb to continue growth.
Why don’t we wear spikes when we climb trees we are pruning? Because it’s really bad for trees. We only hire advanced climbing arborists that don’t need spikes.

Tree Removal and Land Clearing.

Wichita Tree Service has the experience, equipment, and tools necessary to tackle any tree removal or land clearing job with ease. We offer tree removal services for both commercial and residential clients. Wichita Tree Serice has done jobs for the City of Wichita, Mulvane, homeowners associations,  The Sedgwick County Zoo, Cessna Aviation, Wichita State University, and many other large commercial clients. We have worked with customers like Conco and Dondlinger construction on land clearing jobs. We often beat large excavation companies on land clearing by thousands of dollars because of our specialized equipment, efficiency, low overhead and ability to recycle waste. These 4 factors Help us keep our cost to the customer lower than excavation companies and large national tree services. Large land clearing jobs are no problem for the crews at Wichita Tree Service. On projects like the Slate Creek Wind Farm near Wellington, we cleared miles limbs overhanging the roads for less than the competing excavation company who was going to rip the limbs down with an excavator, leaving large open wounds on the trees. this would leave the trees open to infestation and disease, we were able to do the job making proper cuts for a lower price. Whatever the project Wichita Tree Service has what it takes to get the job done. 

Stump Grinding and Removal

Have a stump left behind by another tree service? Have a stump that other companies cant get to? Wichita Tree Service has the answer. We have one smaller 13hp machine that can be carried through a building if needed and Our larger Vermeer Sc362 can take on any larger stumps you might have.  Our equipment is high powered to get the job done fast but also easy to transport and can fit in a 36in gate if need. We grind all stumps 12 inches below grade to prevent regrowth of stump. We also offer mulch removal for an extra charge and we can bring in topsoil to fill the hole so it will look like a stump was never there. we can grind most stumps for less than the cost of renting a stump grinder and doing it yourself! Give us a call for a quote today!

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What else we provide?

Tree Care

Our certified arborist can help identify, treat and prevent Tree healthcare issues.

Tree Planting

Do your part, plant a tree! Trees Produce the oxygen we breathe!

Land Clearing

Wichita Tree Service is the best equipment tree service in the Wichita area to handle any land clearing, site clearing, or brush clearing job.

How Much Does Tree Service in Wichita Kansas cost?

I have read many sites trying to explain the cost of tree service, tree removal or tree trimming. All of the websites available are obviously written by A web developer or journalist who doesn’t know anything about what actually goes into pruning or removing a tree. With this article, I will try to help explain the cost of tree trimming, tree removal, land clearing and stump grinding. Prices will vary from state to state although, these prices can help you understand what to expect when hiring a tree service in Wichita Kansas or the surrounding area.

Let’s start with stump grinding, the easiest to explain because the price is normally about the same for all stumps. Wichita Tree Service charges a flat rate of $5 per inch for stump grinding so if you have a stump with a diameter of 20inches the price will be $100. We have a minimum charge of $100 for smaller stumps this covers the cost of drive time. I know of some companies in town with a $200-$400 minimum. For your average stump, you will be looking at $100-$200 when using Wichita Tree Service. This price will be lower if we also remove your tree. The price might be higher if your stump is in an extremely hard to reach area.

When estimating tree removal cost we will have to come out and see the tree, we will need to look at the whole area, so no, pictures will not help. When I go out to look at a tree removal the first thing I look for is what we call drop zone. How large is the area under the tree, is there a house or shed in the way, is there wires running through the tree, is there a fence in the way.  If there is little or no drop zone limbs will have to be rigged down with ropes increasing the difficulty, time and risk involved in removing the tree. The cheapest trees would be small trees with a large drop zone and easy access for trucks. If the drop zone is large enough that we can fell the tree to an open area. you will be looking at the lower end of the tree removal price spectrum, $100-$1500.  Next, I see if we have access, can we get the bucket truck anywhere near the tree, we have a 60ft bucket truck that can turn a whole day tree removal into a few hours. Trees with little drop zone but are able to be removed by bucket truck can still be on the lower end of price. If there is little or no drop zone or bucket truck access we will remove the tree with a climbing arborist and possibly even a crane, these are the trees that are going to cost more if they are large. If you have a  large tree with little drop zone and no bucket truck access. The price and time we spend on the job will increase.  Large trees with no access or drop zone could cost $1500-$10,000.

The largest tree we ever removed was not the most expensive tree we have ever removed.  The most expensive tree we have ever removed was large but it was more of the location of the tree and the lack of access that caused the price to be so high.

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What our clients say

(Customer rated 10/10)

“First, we called another company recommended by a top nursery in town. They took our call, said they would be out and did not show up. We called again, they said they would be out again, and we never saw them. We called Wichita Tree Service, they said they would be out and they showed up.
Second, the guys who came to do the work did a good job. They asked for our input, which I really appreciate. I may not know much about tree pruning, but they can take their expertise and my desires and come up with a workable solution. I appreciate that.”

Dana Matheny – June 13th Ctmatheny@msn.com

(Customer Rated 10/10)

“A recent storm caused a lot of damage to our 45 year old Black Walnut Tree. There were so many limbs down that we were afraid that we might lose the whole tree. We called several places for estimates and advice, but Wichita Tree Service responded to our request right away. When the owner came out to our house, he was professional and knowledgeable; he obviously really cared about the trees. He answered all of our questions, offered some thoughtful suggestions, gave us some choices, and then came up with a very reasonable bid. We were so impressed that we knew that we wanted this company working with us. The team came out very quickly and they were all very courteous, skilled, and experienced. We enjoyed watching the team and their equipment. They were so efficient. The yard was very clean and neat when the team finished. Best of all, our tree looked amazingly nice and was on its way to a healthy recovery. All of the trees on our property were planted as saplings over 40 years ago. We will trust Wichita Tree Service to care for their needs in the future. I strongly recommend this company to any homeowner who in need of care for their trees and landscaping.
Caroll Steacy”

Caroll Steacy – July 6th

(Customer rated 10/10)

“Extremely professional.
Great job I will definitely use them again and refer them to friends.”

Lisa Rodgers – June 3rd Jlisa1023@yahoo.com

(customer rated 10/10)

“Because there was no 11, and you did a really good job!”

Jay Magelssen – June 17th Tenheart@cox.net

(Customer rated 10/10)


Fred Thurlow – July 20th Fred.thurlow.b6qq@statefarm.com

About us

You Googled “tree service in Wichita, KS” obviously looking for a tree service in Wichita, KS and here you are. Well, You came to the right place; Your next step is to give Courtney a call to set up a time to receive a free estimate, before you do please take some time to read a little about me and my company.

My name is Robert Phillips, I am the owner of Wichita Tree Service. I started this business in 2012. Back when I was a broke college student here in Wichita. I created this website offering tree removal, stump grinding, tree pruning and trimming services to the Wichita area. The website took off and before I knew it Wichita Tree Service was born, basically overnight. I hired some friends, bought a small stump grinder from the Home-Depot rental department and went to work cutting trees.

The only equipment I had at the time was my beat up f-150 I bought from a salvage auction and boat trailer I bought at a garage sale. I fixed the truck, put some boards on the boat trailer and the journey began. When I started out there was a lot of competition in town and I knew I would have to do something different to stand out. From that point on I decided that I was going to do things different. I was going to do things the right way, no cutting corners, no spiking trees, topping or lions tailing trees. Following all A.N.S.I. and  I.S.A. standards, having all required insurance, wearing proper PPE. The plan was simple; Just be more professional than the competition and hope that people would notice.

I modeled my business after larger tree services that were doing things the right way. That was the key to their success, or so I thought. I educated myself and my customers about the adverse effects of topping, spiking and lion tailing trees. I worked on becoming a certified arborist. I read books, listened to audiobooks and did extensive research to educate myself. I wanted to be the guy that knew more about trees than anyone else. I eventually took the arborist exam and passed on the first try.

Today I can proudly say my plan worked. Through all the 100+ hour weeks, the literal blood sweat and tears of both me and my team. We grew 100% year after year, I hired more employees and bought new equipment. Today we are biggest tree service in Wichita! Both by number of employees, equipment and annual revenue! We are now expanding into plant health care, tree planting, land clearing, disaster relief and other aspects of arboriculture. With plans to open a wood waste recycling center and other tree service branches in the future!

Through this whole journey I have learned a lot. I thought the key to success was simply “do things right.” while that is good place to start, it takes incredible devotion and hard work. Most importantly, It takes people who believe in you or what you are doing. This company wouldn’t be where it is today without all the great people who helped along the way. From the early customers who kept calling us back investing their hard earned money because they believed in us. To the employees and friends along the way. I am forever grateful.




-Robert Phillips

(ISA Certified Arborist, Kansas Certified Arborist, C.T.S.P.)



(New Edit 1/15/22)