2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Brown Tree Service

2nd year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

"For over 30 years, Brown Tree Service has been providing quality tree services to the Chicagoland area. Our goal is to provide the absolute best service and experience possible to all of our customers for their unique tree and lawn care needs."

Ken Brown | Owner

Areas Served:

Northern Chicago, North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs

  • Services Offered
    Brown Tree Service provides tree and stump removal, pruning, trimming, shaping, planting, cabling, bracing, preventative maintenance, and Mauget injections. The company also provides emergency service.
  • Awards & Certifications
    Brown Tree Service employs two International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists.
  • Organizations
    The company is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).
  • Company History
    Owner Ken Brown founded the company in 1983.
  • Employee Information
    Employees wear uniforms and drive marked vehicles.

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 112 homeowner reviews:


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They were very prompt in getting here. They cleaned up beautifully. They were working in the rain, and they got the job done. They took down a full tree in the front yard, and they trimmed up a lot of dead branches on a tree in the backyard. Their customer service was very good. The cleanup was awesome, and that's an easy thing for people to slack off on. I'd grade them an A.
Whatever we agreed on, they did it, and they did an excellent job. They took down a big willow tree for me. I just made the deal with the owner, and that was it—the boys came out, they did the job, and everything was perfect. They'd get an A.
I had a great experience with them. The owner, Ken Brown, came out to my house and assessed my tree issues—I needed it cut down. He came out himself and got the permit for me. Then his crew came out and did a nice job with the tree removal. They actually sold me a couple of trees and bushes, and they planted them for me. Their customer service was excellent. I chose them because I was referred by a neighbor of mine, who's a friend of the owner. I'd give them an A+.
They did the job in a really timely fashion, and they were always very detailed. They would send me pictures of what they did each day. This was my first time using them, and their customer service was wonderful. I chose them because they were referred to me by a friend. They're an A.
We've used them two or three different times. They've taken two big trees down and planted three new ones. Their customer service was outstanding. The men knew what they were doing, they were very kind, and when they were done, they cleaned up everything. We chose them because someone behind us had had a tree go down. We asked them who they had used, and they told us it'd been Brown Tree Service. They earned an A.
They cleaned up our yard and got rid of a bunch of old dead trees—it's just all been clearing stuff out. We used them before about 10 or 12 years ago. Their customer service was good. They seemed quite knowledgeable and got the work done. I'd rate them an A.
They showed up when they said they were going to, they did the work, and they were very thorough. They explained everything they were going to do and the reason they were doing it. They trimmed some branches that were growing apart. I was very pleased with what they did. They did A work.
They did everything. They removed a very large tree, and they ground the base. We asked them to do something extra, and they came back and took care of it right away. They cleaned up after themselves. There were no problems with them whatsoever, and their customer service was good. They'd get an A.
I liked their promptness of service and the quality of the work. They removed several trees from my parent's property and replaced one tree. I had never used them before. Their customer service was really good, and they had really good communication throughout the whole process. I'd give them an A.
They cut down a tree for us. They had good customer service. Brown Tree was a referral from a friend. I'd have to give them an A.

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