Our Services Put Your Trees in Our Care

Tree removal & care are only the beginning of what we offer. Explore our other services below!

Tree Removal

At Higher Ground, we recognize that trees are valuable. It is our goal to care for and preserve trees as best we can. There are times, however, when the best course of action is to remove the tree.

Several possibilities for tree removal:   

  • The tree is completely dead or dying
  • Poor branch structure makes the limbs a significant hazard due to the amount of force they place on the trunk
  • The tree no longer has room to grow and could potentially damage other structures (buildings, sidewalks, other trees, etc.)
  • Clearing for new construction. If you’re planning to build and there are trees in the way, please be sure to consult with one of our certified arborists so we can provide you with information on how to properly protect trees that can be saved, and accurately identify trees that should be removed. (Note: see consultation services)

Pruning/Trimming

Pruning/Trimming

Trees may need occasional pruning for a variety of reasons. Poor structure, infringement upon personal property and hazardous dead limbs are just a few reasons for pruning your trees. Pruning encourages new growth and leads to healthier and safer trees. The ANSI A300 standards outline the industry recognized best practices for pruning trees. The Certified Arborists at Higher Ground always adhere to these standards to ensure your trees get the best care possible. (Note: See Plant Health Care for information on root pruning)

Plant Health Care

Root Pruning

Most tree problems can be attributed to what is happening below ground or in the dirt. For example, girdled roots at the base of a tree can often lead to a tree’s demise for a variety of reasons. Root pruning when not done too late can often be part of a comprehensive plan to help with a tree’s vigor and bring it back to health.

Soil Work

Give your trees ample nourishment by modifying the soil that provides food for the tree’s roots. We offer radial trenching, soil augmentation (compost, humates etc.), fertilizer injections, modifying soil gradients, and soil compaction relief, all of which may help your tree thrive.

Disease and Pest Control

Like people, trees can be subject to problems or diseases that can be addressed if the right treatment is applied in a timely manner. Emerald Ash borer, Rhizosphaera needle-cast disease and Bacterial leaf scorch are just a few examples of illnesses that can infect your trees. As certified arborists, we’re often able to identify what’s inflicting your trees and offer treatments that can restore them to health.

Consulting

Spending money on a consultation oftentimes saves clients from making costly mistakes. Our certified arborists help you make tree and landscaping decisions by offering their technical expertise via consultation services.

Consultation Services Include

  • Property walk-through evaluations
  • Formal tree-risk assessments
  • Root collar excavations
  • Climber or lift-based canopy inspections
  • Pre-construction evaluations and planning 
  • Coaching tree selection and planting location

Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA)
We stay up-to-date on the latest science-based information so we can provide you with informed, tree care solutions. We regularly team up with a nationally recognized RCA for projects with unique challenges. We also work with Purdue’s Forestry department to keep up with the latest pest and disease issues, or when a second opinion is needed.

Free Estimates vs. Paid Consulting
We provide free estimates for clients who request a specific tree care or removal service such as pruning, stump grinding, and planting. Pricing for property and tree consultations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us today for a free proposal.

Does your company need training?
Higher Ground Tree Care has two, Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals on staff who can provide training for your landscape or tree service company. Contact us for more information.

Stump Grinding

Stumps can be unsightly on your property and just downright inconvenient. We can help! We offer several options for dealing with stumps to fit your needs. We can grind them well below the surface so that grass can be planted, or we can grind out the entire stump to make space for a new tree.

Grinding stumps leaves behind a lot of mulch mixed with dirt which can be a great ground cover in your landscape, or we can haul it out for you. We also offer the option of bringing in fresh topsoil and planting grass or a new tree for you!

Firewood

Higher Ground Tree Care sells quality seasoned firewood all year round comprised of mixed hardwoods. Firewood is sold by the cord (128 cubic feet) for $225 or face cord (43 cubic feet) $75. You can pick it up at our shop or we can deliver it for a fee.

Planting Trees

Planting

Bring natural shade and beauty to your property with a new, small or medium sized tree. We source our trees from high quality, local tree farms that ensure your new tree is healthy and ready to thrive.

During the planting process, we take care to prune root balls when needed and ensure proper planting depth. Once the tree is planted, we’ll walk you through how to properly care for your new tree to ensure best long-term results.

Winter Work

Few homeowners think about their trees during the winter; however, it is sometimes better to work on your trees in the winter because they are dormant. We offer a variety of services during the winter months. Ask about our winter discount program.

Pruning(Trimming) and Removal Work

Certain types of pruning and removals lend themselves to being done in the winter. Contact one of our Certified Arborist’s to see if your pruning or removal needs would be best suited for the winter.

Woodworking

Some trees are more than mere decoration. Many homeowners have memories of planting, climbing, and gathering beneath their trees. We often meet homeowners who have a treasured estate tree that unfortunately cannot be saved and must be removed. This can be very difficult for homeowners who have cherished memories with their tree.

At Higher Ground Tree Care, we have a fully equipped wood shop, which allows us to repurpose your dead, dying, or obtrusive trees into a porch swing, bench, table or other usable item you can enjoy for years to come. We would love to talk to you about custom woodworking projects made from your own trees, so your memories are preserved for the next generation!

Snow Removal

Who likes shoveling snow? We do! With all of the lake effect snow dumping on the Michiana region, you can have peace of mind knowing that our crew will keep your driveway and parking lots free and clear.

Holiday Lighting

Let’s be honest, everybody enjoys looking at Christmas lights but nobody enjoys putting them up. Fortunately, we love getting houses into the holiday spirit. Contact us today to see how we can prepare your home for the holidays.

READY FOR THE ULTIMATE STEP IN TREE CARE?

“…the juniper, the fir and the cypress together…adorn my sanctuary…”   - Isaiah 60:13

LOCATION | Serving the Michiana Area

12586 Heather Park Drive Granger, IN 46530
(574) 276-6359

“…the juniper, the fir and the cypress together…adorn my sanctuary…”   - Isaiah 60:13

LOCATION | Serving the Michiana Area

12586 Heather Park Drive
Granger, IN 46530
(574) 276-6359