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The Safe Choice for Tree Care in Portage, Kalamazoo and surrounding areas.  Storm Response in Kalamazoo

Chapin Services, LLC





Several consequences occur when maintenance is not performed at all. These consequences include development of low limbs; weak, codominant stems; defects such as included bark; and accumulation of dead branches. "All of which can lead to increased risk of breakage."

No tree should be pruned without first establishing clearly defined objectives. Seven Main objectives are described below, along with pruning types that help meet those objectives. These objectives serve as examples and can be extended or shortened to meet site conditions and customer expectations. Removing the correct stems and branches to accomplish specified objectives is as important as making correct pruning cuts. Even with proper pruning cuts, if the wrong branches --- or if too many branches ---are removed, nothing of merit has been accomplished.


When you've been in business as long as we have , you learn a few things. Or, in our case, more than a few. We not only have simple, ready-to-implement solutions for almost every problem, we have the patents for them, too. Our Arborists would love to work with you to find the right solution for your objective.

See why more people are choosing the safe choice for tree care in Portage, Kalamazoo, and surrounding areas.

Risk assess.

We find it important to ensure that our pruning meets industry standards and customer expectations. 

"Pruning/Trimming can either help or hurt a tree, depending on how, when , where and why it is applied."

From the most basic removals to the very hazardous. Chapin Services has the expertise and  simple, ready-to-implement solutions for almost every problem. 

"Keeping the focus on safety has made a world of difference with our team."

"The safe choice for quality Tree Care in Portage, Kalamazoo and surrounding areas."

Pruning types
 see our services list for  pruning types that can be implemented as a solution for the above objectives.



Target assessments, Site factors, Tree Health and Species Profile, Load Facxtors, Tree Defects & Conditions Affecting the Liklihood of failure, Risk Categorization, Recomended Inspection Interval.

24 hr Emergency Storm Response and Insurance Work 

The best tree service workmanship in Kalamazoo, Portage and surrounding areas

SERVICES OVERVIEW  -   (What you can expect from us)


Objectives of pruning
  • Reduce risk of failure
  • Provide clearance
  • Reduce shade and wind resistance
  • Maintain health
  • Influence flower or fruit production
  • Improve a view
  • Improve aesthetics

Tree Pruning and Removals in Kalamazoo, Portage and Surrounding  Areas.

- Hazardous Removals

-  tree risk assessments


- Thinning

- Raising

- Canopy Reduction

- structural Pruning

- Restoration

- pollarding
-stump grinding

- residential / commercial / Industrial /     Civil