A-1 Tree and Stump Service

Posted by Lewis Harm on 2013-03-23 00:00:00

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A-1 Tree and Stump Service is able to provide the BEST PRICES and QUALITY in Spokane, Washington for a reason.

A-1 Tree and Stump Service has the industry's leading equipment, which combines power with maneuverability! With the experience to well maintain and efficiently operate this equipment, we are able to be the most competitive and appropriate choice for any job, keeping the cost of stump removal down. Knowing and having a great understanding of the biology of trees, we are able to systematically gather much needed information about your trees, diagnosis problems, create solutions, and present viable options to our customers! Along with our certified arborist, Lewis Harm, the whole staff is knowledgeable tree workers, certified in the work they will perform, clean and sober, and excel in customer service. A-1 Tree and Stump Service is a full tree service, offering tree removal, tree pruning, tree trimming, tree shaping, shrub and hedge grooming, 24hr Emergency Storm Damage Service, tree planting, tree fertilization, tree pest spraying and injection service.

tree service, stump removal grinding, tree removalLewis Harm, Owner/Operator of A-1 Tree and Stump Service, is a 4th generation Certified Arborist, born and raised in Spokane, Washington.

For over 15 years, Lewis has been in the tree service industry, beginning when he was 12 years of age, working on his father's tree crew, chipping tree branches, cleaning up customers yards after tree pruning and tree removal, splitting wood, and all other amateur crew duties. At age 15, Lewis began specializing in the removal of stumps. Through experience and the proper tools, A-1 Tree and Stump Service are able to remove virtually, any stump, anywhere, while maintaining the integrity of your landscape. All of our stump machines will fit through a standard garden gate or 35 inch width and are turf friendly. Our bucket truck reaches 55ft, what it can't reach; A-1 Tree and Stump Service professional tree climbers can get the rest!


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Stump Removal and Grinding

Posted by Lewis Harm on 2013-06-09 10:32:12

A-1 Tree and Stump Service can remove any stump, anywhere.

The grinding typically is 8 or so inches below grade, although, A-1 Tree and Stump Service is capable of any depth. Removal of stumps is highly recommended, because stumps can attract pest like termites, bees, carpenter ants, etc., which then have the potential to migrate to your home. Also, sooner or later in time, you may tire from trying to avoid these stumps with the lawn-mower, tripping over them, bumping into them with your car, or just from their unsightly appearance! A-1 Tree and Stump Service can go out on all the roots as well as the stump itself. Click for stump removal cost factors.



  • Machines access any stump, any size, anywhere.
  • Width of machines are 35 inches (typical backyard gates are 36 inches or wider).
  • Machine turns your stump and roots into mulch and this mulch remains onsite. (Almost like sawdust).
  • Mulch can be used for an assortment of things. (For Example: Weed-barrier, flowerbed mulch, compost, etc.).
  • Sprinkler Lines are sometimes difficult to determine what direction they run. Sprinkler line damage is at the customer's risk, but is carefully evaluated for prevention prior to grinding.
  • If your stump is in a city right of way (on the street side of your sidewalk), an ISA Certified Arborist is required to remove this stump.
  • Many risks are associated with stump grinding. 

    A-1 Tree and Stump Service is licensed, bonded, and insured.
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Shrub and Hedge Services

Posted by Lewis Harm on 2013-03-24 00:00:00

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Shrub, hedge, and bush service - full service equipped and experience for all your shrubbery, hedge and bush needs.

Have your shrubs outgrown their space?
Has your hedge become damaged from recent snow loads?

Whether your shrubs need completely removed or just lightly groomed, you have found the answer to your problems, A1 Stump and Tree Service is specialized and certified, meeting all your small ornamental tree, shrub, and hedge pruning needs.

As an ISA Certified Arborist, A-1 Tree and Stump Service can design a species specific pruning plans that is customized to both the plant and the customer. With the proper pruning the plants, trees and shrubs can flourish. Give us a call for a free consultation today!

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Tree Removal Service

Posted by Lewis Harm on 2013-06-09 10:29:14

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary.

A-1 Tree and Stump Service can help decide whether or not a tree should be removed. If our customer makes the decision to remove their tree, A-1 Tree and Stump Service has the skill and equipment to safely and efficiently do so. Whether the whole tree can be cut to fall at once, or if each limb and piece of material must be handled with ropes and pulleys, we are the tree service to handle any tree! We also do all shrub, bush, and hedge removal.

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Tree removal is recommended when the tree:

  • Tree is dead or dying.
  • Is considered irreparably hazardous.
  • Is causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through tree pruning.
  • Is crowding and causing harm to other trees.
  • Is to be replaced by a more suitable specimen.
  • Should be removed to allow for new construction.

24 Hr Emergency Tree Service

Posted by Lewis Harm on 2013-04-27 02:00:00

Tree on house requiring chipping Blowover tree and stump. Crane used to lift tree safely.

Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, like the trees above, often landing on homes, cars, other structures, or other trees.

The weight of storm-damaged trees is great, and they can be very dangerous to remove or trim. Here at A-1 Tree and Stump Service, we can perform the job in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to your property. A crane may be required to lift the tremendous weight of the tree safely off of your belongings, without a device to hold the tree in place as it is cut, the weight of the freed piece may fall further, creating more damage and possible bodily injury.

Few tree services in Spokane have the appropriate equipment; you came to the right place.