Eastside Tree Works

Tree removal on Mercer Island?Eastside has fast dependable service.

Eastside Tree Works does more than just remove trees. We also provide all types of pruning and trimming services as well as tree assessments and hazard tree evaluations by certified arborists for homes and businesses on Mercer Island, Washington.

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What you need to know about tree removal on Mercer Island

A tree permit is needed to cut down a tree when it’s a result of construction work, in a commercial zone or the tree is a landmark tree or located in a landmark grove. A Mercer Island homeowner will not need a permit in the following situations.

  • Normal pruning and maintenance
  • Removing small trees (conifer tree less than 6 ft. tall or deciduous tree with diameter of 6” or less measured 4 ½ ft. above the ground)
  • Private residential lots unless the tree is in a critical area or landmark tree (explained below)
  • Emergency situation where there’s a danger to life or property

Please think twice before removing trees as they are a valuable resource to the Mercer Island community. They slow erosion, increase property values, provide wildlife habitat, clean our air and reduce wind and noise.

What is a critical tree area?

  • Geologic hazard area prone to erosion, sliding, earthquake or geological event (see City geologic hazard map)
  • Protected slope area
  • Watercourse corridor (see City watercourse maps)
  • Wetland or any area within 25 ft. of the wetlands edge
  • Areas which restricts removal of vegetation or trees, such as a Native Growth Protective Easement (NGPE)

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Mercer Island tree services

  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Tree removal
  • Fine pruning
  • Windsail reductions
  • Crown thinning/reduction
  • Deadwood removal
  • Thinning for light
  • Cabling/bracing
  • Stump grinding
  • Brush clearing
  • Tree preservation
  • Tree assessments
  • Certified arborists

Landmark trees need permit

A permit is needed to cut any landmark tree, no matter the size. The City has a register of landmark trees and groves though the landmark designation can only be assigned with the approval of the property owner.

Questions about permits?

If you have any questions regarding tree regulations or permits, please contact the city arborist at 206-275-7713.

24 hour Emergency service

You never know when a tree or branches will fall and cause damage on your home, car or other property.

This is why our crews are standing by 24/7 with our emergency response service so we can get to your Mercer Island home or business quickly after a big wind storm.

With over 100 years of combined experience, our tree experts will arrive with all the tools and equipment necessary to clear the area as quickly and safely as possible.

Free estimates

Whether you need a dead tree removed, stump grinding or your trees trimmed, we offer free, no-obligation estimates and assessments.

No one likes surprises so we'll give you a written estimate so you know how much it will cost before work is started.

We will take time to answer all your questions so you can make an educated decision. Our employees will show up on time and get the job done quickly but without compromising quality.

“This crew was knowledgeable, professional, careful and fast. A crew of 8 arrived to trim and prune 8 trees in our yard. They were done in 2 hours and the work was just beautiful.

The crew leader was so knowledgeable and gave us excellent suggestions for assuring that we would get the results we wanted. We are so happy, and will only use Eastside from now on. We've used all of their competitors and none of them came close to this.”

- Mary Ann H., Mercer Island

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