Winkler's Tree Service
9th year as a Best Pick
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Winkler's Tree Service has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 232 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"What makes us different is our knowledge and our personnel—simply put, we have well-trained, professional people who have been with us for years. As they work, they keep one philosophy in mind: 'Take your time, and do it right.'"

Vince Winkler | Founder & President
Company Information
Services Offered
Winkler's Tree Service provides a variety of tree care services for both residential and commercial customers, including fertilization, disease control, tree spraying, and preventative care. The company specializes in comprehensive programs designed to maintain trees through all seasons.
Company History
Winkler's Tree Service is a family business owned by Vince and Joan Winkler. The company was founded in 1975.
Winkler's is the first tree care company in Illinois accredited by the national Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), and the company is one of fewer than 300 nationally TCIA accredited companies in the US. Winkler's has two TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professionals on staff, and all sales personnel are International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists.
Areas Served
Chicago, Lincolnwood, Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Libertyville, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Aurora, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, La Grange, Lockport, Naperville, Romeoville, Woodridge, Addison, Batavia, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Saint Charles, West Chicago, Wheaton

“They did an excellent job. They worked on my tree for 30 years. They did general trimming and cut the whole thing down this year. They did everything they were supposed to do, they cleaned up. I got along with the guys very well, and the people in the office were wonderful. I would give them an A.”

“They were great, everything. They were good. They showed up, they did a lot of work, they cleaned up, and they were good. They did tree trimming for me. I would grade them an A+. I don't have any complaints about them at all.”

“They've done work a couple of times here. They've been cutting out a lot of large dead branches high up. One thing I like is they don't think about whether a branch is almost dead or all the way dead. They just cut it out; they just do a very thorough job. They clean up and rake up like they were never there, just very thorough. I would grade them an A.”

“They were fine. They did a good job. It was great. The weather sucked so they came the next day, but they did what they said they would do and that's what matters. I'd give them an A. They were cool. They did a good job.”

“They were awesome and did a really good job. They were quick, they didn't mess anything up, it was done. They were clean. They did a good job. I would grade them an A. It's been a year. I just know they did a really good job. I have actually recommended them.”

“Basically, they scheduled on time and they did some treatment in the yard. The did a good job. I would grade them an A+.”

“It's something we've been doing yearly to keep our Ash tree from getting infected by the ash borer. I'd give them an A+.”

“We have been very happy with Winkler's. They've done a very good job. We've used them for several years and they are very reliable.”

“They took down the tree in our front yard. I didn't really interact with them. I came home and the tree was gone. There was no mess left behind, and they seemed to have done a good job. I would rate the overall experience with an A. As far as I know, everything was good.”

“They took some trees down. They took the right trees down and nothing fell on anything. They just did a fine job. I would grade them an A. I would recommend them.”

“I'm not actually sure what tree service they did for me. I did hear from them. Whatever they needed to do, they did it and seems like they did it well and calls for any follow-up. I'd give them an A.”

“I have a positive experience with them all the time. They come and give vitamins to the tree. Any time we need to have it thinned out, trimmed, or what have you, they're there. They do nice work. What's memorable about them is I don't have to keep calling them. They come when they say they're coming and they do the job. That's all I want. They were an A company.”

“I would grade them an A. They knew what they were doing very well.”

“I had a positive experience.”

“They trimmed all the trees for us, and they sprayed for bugs and all that other stuff. They do it the right way, and I never have a complaint. They try to please the customer. I'd give them an A.”

“We love Winkler's. They do a good job, and they're always here when they're supposed to be. We're very happy with them. I'd give them an A+. They're wonderful.”

“Absolutely great service. They were on time, and they got out quick. They did a super job. It was A+ work—outstanding. I always recommend them.”

“They were terrific. They came, did what they were supposed to do, and cleaned up when they left—all in a timely manner. They were wonderful. I'd give Winkler's an A.”

“They did a really good job. I was happy with their service, and I'll definitely use them again. I'd give them an A+.”

“Winkler's Tree Service was fantastic. They were just all-around good. I'd give them an A. Everything was great.”

“It's all good. We like those guys. I'd give them an A+. They're awesome.”

“The work was done in the manner that I thought it would be done. I'd give them an A+—excellent. I would recommend them to anyone, and I would certainly use them again.”

“The supervisor actually stayed with us for a little while because we were very picky about what would be cut from the tree. I'd give them an A+.”

“it was very good. I think it was very straightforward. We got exactly what we had talked about when they came to give us the bid, and they were thorough, quick, and knew what they were doing. I'd say it's an A. I wasn't actually there that day, but the impression was good.”

“We just had two of our trees trimmed, and they're fine. I'd give them an A+.”

“I'd give them an A+.”

“They did a fine job. I'm very happy with what they did. Everything was fine. I'd give them an A+. I was very happy with what they did. They cleaned up nicely. They did a very nice job. I'd recommend them again.”

“They did exactly what they were supposed to do. They were timely, and they did a great job. I would say they're an A+. I've actually used them before. This is probably the second or third time we've used them.”

“They came out when I asked them to, and they did what I asked them to do. I'd give them an A+. I am very likely to recommend them.”

“I thought they did a very fine job. I don't have any complaints.”

“Everything was great. They came when they said they would. They did what they said they would do. and everything was done. They were right on time. It was all done well. I had no issues at all. I'd give them an A. I would recommend them for sure.”

“I'd give them an A.”

“It was very nice work. I'm very happy. They came out right away and took care of the problem right away. It was just great. We had a very nice experience.”

“They did what they said they were going to do. I'd give them an A.”

“It was a very satisfactory experience. First of all, the response was prompt when I called and asked for an estimate, and then it was very promptly done following that, so that was good. I would say they get an A. I would definitely recommend them.”

“It was good work. It was very good work. They cleaned up and everything. He said he would be here around 12, and they got here a little after 12. And in less than 30 minutes, they had done the job, and then they were gone. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a good job taking the tree down. I'd give them an A.”

“I'm happy with them. They're reliable. They show up and spray the trees, and the trees have looked really good since they've been doing that. I'd give them an A-. I have no issues with them. I don't really have an exact schedule with them, they seem to just do it. Cleanliness isn't really an issue. They just spray the trees and go. It isn't like they're leaving anything behind. I guess they've been good. When I had a problem with the tree, they came out and figured out what I needed.”

“Winkler's Tree Service took down a tree, and they did an excellent job. I would give them the highest rating I can give them.”

“We get this guide to the best services for the suburban area called Best Pick Reports, and Winkler's Tree Service was listed in there. They pruned several trees for us that were in need of pruning, and they did a fine job. I'd give them an A—they were fine.”

“Winkler's Tree Service has done superior work for us. They get an A.”

“Winkler's Tree Service came quickly, and when I came home, what I wanted done was done. I'd give them an A.”

“They were wonderful.”

“We had a huge oak tree that fell in our backyard, and Winkler's Tree Service had to remove it. I thought that the guy who came was extremely nice, extremely knowledgeable, and extremely thorough. I'll give them an A—they were great.”

“My neighbor had work done, and she recommended them to us. It was fine. Throughout all the trimming and tree removal that we've ever had done, we had no problem with them—they were perfect. They were very clean and very thorough. There was only one incident at one time when a part of a tree fell on our gutter, and they came out immediately and repaired it with no problems and no questions. We had no issues of any kind.”

“They did work a long time ago. They cut the tree down in one day and cleaned up behind themselves, and everything was fine. That was my first time using them. I chose them because they do work in my neighborhood. I would use them again, and I'd recommend them. It's an A+ company.”

“We've used Winkler's Tree Service for several years. They trimmed trees and seeded our elm tree with special medicine, and we've been very happy. They're prompt and courteous, and they answer all the questions that we have. They're flexible about when they're able to come provide the services, too. They're on time when they say they're going to be, and that's greatly appreciated. We would give them an A+.”

“They were prompt and professional, and they did exactly what they said they would do for the price they quoted. They sprayed 6 of our trees for diseases for 12 years, and then they actually removed a couple of trees. I chose them because our landscaper recommended them as tree experts. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“They cut down two of our trees, and they were efficient and quick. They were very friendly and courteous. I chose them from a neighbor's recommendation. I would grade them as an A+.”

“I liked that they were easy to get in touch with and that they gave us the estimate quickly. They came out and did the service they promised. They did a good job of it, and they cleaned up. They did a really good job. They cut back a tree that was hanging over the power line in our backyard. I chose Winkler's Tree Service because they were recommended by my neighbor who had used them before. They get an A+.”

“They were on time, and the service was everything they stated. They've done tree fertilizing for years. They've taken trees down, including stumps, and they have fertilized and aerated my lawn. I think my neighbors knew them and said they were good, and that's where I found them. I would probably give Winkler's Tree Service an A+.”

“I've been using Winkler's Tree Service for three years, and I have not had any issues with them in the past. I used them last year to remove a spruce tree. They deserve an A.”

“Winkler's Tree Service treated one of my trees, and I think it looks a little healthier. I did not have any issues. I would give them an A.”

“They trimmed a tree and the bushes to my satisfaction. They did everything I asked them to do, so they get an A.”

“The people from Winkler's Tree Service were very professional. They removed a tree on the property. They came out with just one call, and they explained in detail what they were going to do and how they would clean it up. It was very thorough. When they came on-site, they were very professional and clean. They cleaned the property up, and it was a good experience. I chose them because they're a local business. I would say they get an A.”

“I've had Winkler's Tree Service out more than one time. They took down a huge tree that broke, and they did other work in the yard. Some shrubs needed to be taken out and trimmed. I like that they're a local company. They get an A from me.”

“We've used Winkler's Tree Service in the past—they've trimmed trees for us. They come on time, and they've done a nice job. I chose them because they're from the neighborhood. I'd give them an A.”

“They did an OK job. They did what they were supposed to do. When they removed a tree, they got there on time, cleaned up, and had good customer service. They deserve an A.”

“I liked the technician's knowledge about the problem I had with the tree. They handled themselves very well, and I've had no problems. I've dealt with them in the past. I think I picked out about three or four companies and got some estimates, but Winkler's Tree Service is A-grade.”

“I thought they did a very good job. They get an A.”

“We had a couple of very unusual trees, so my husband looked into who could trim them. That's how we started with them 35 years ago. We've used them a number of times, and that's why we keep coming back to Winkler's Tree Service. Most recently, they cut down a towering pine tree that was dead and dangerous. I'd give them an A.”

“They trimmed our monster tree in the backyard. They showed up when they said they would, they did the work, and all is well. We've used them before. I heard about them from being in the neighborhood. I'd rate them as an A.”

“I found Winkler's Tree Service because my neighbor uses them. They did a good job. They worked on a tree. They were courteous and efficient, and the technician was a very nice guy. I would give them an A.”

“They came when they said they would, and they did the work they said they would. They removed trees, and the gentleman was very nice. I would say they deserve an A grade.”

“They trimmed trees and removed downed trees. I ended up choosing them because they were local, and when they did a good job, I just used them again. They're professional, accurate, and efficient. They show up on time, and they clean up after themselves. I would give them an A.”

“I like that they respond quickly. They trimmed a tree in the backyard while I was at work, and I've used them before for my tree injections. They get an A from me.”

“I liked the color of their truck, and I liked the old man. He seemed to be pretty laid back. He doesn't do the credit card thing, and I always like the people who stand up to the new guard. I've dealt with probably 20 different tree services in my career, and I felt that Winkler's Tree Service was evenly as good as anybody else with regard to the way they climb the trees in terms of safety and roping. They're not perfect, but that's only to be expected as all these mergers continue to happen. Winkler's Tree Service does a lot of work for the villages now, which is a good sign for them. They're adequate. They're one of the bigger companies out there that is family oriented, so when you're talking about working with them, you don't get this humongous organization. I would give them an A because of the communication. You can pick up the phone, call one of the Winklers, and ask them about a tree problem, and they'll answer it. They don't just cut down trees—they know trees. I would call them again, no problem.”

“I had Winkler's Tree Service cut some trees and branches down, and they were very proficient. They knew what they were doing when they were there. The village gave me the company's number, and I'd give them an A grade.”

“Winkler's Tree Service did a great job on what I asked them to do. They trimmed some pine trees that I had in the front of my house. I would give them an A.”

“When we've used them in the past, they seemed to know what they were doing. The trees are doing well after they serviced them, so that's why we continued to use them. They get an A from me.”

“Winkler's Tree Service did pruning and trimming, and I thought it looked like they were professionally skilled. The equipment was very clean and professional, and they were very skillful when they navigated the tree and avoided the utility lines. I got them from the Best Pick Reports—I got the book in the mail, and it was the first place I looked. They're an A-rated company.”

“They had to do tree removal for me, and I liked that they were very quick to do the estimate. I would give them an A rating.”

“They took up to two inches off of the branches, and then they took away a large limb that was rotten from ants and overhanging my yard. They did a great job—they're an A.”

“We've had Winkler's Tree Service out here before. They called before they came, which is important to us because we want to be here when they trim our trees. When they started trimming, they made sure I came out to see what they had done and to see if there was anything more that I wanted done. They were courteous and helpful, and they did a good job. My neighbor had them to do some tree trimming, so we called them after that. They're an A. They were very good.”

“I was referred to Winkler's Tree Service by a neighbor. They came on time and did what they said they were going to do. They cut limbs, removed full trees, and ground out stumps. I would give them an A.”

“Winkler's Tree Service did an excellent job of taking down my trees. They took out a maple tree that was about eight to ten inches in diameter, and it was fantastic. The gentlemen were prompt and efficient, and they cleaned up. They get an A+.”

“I had Winkler's at my old house a few years ago, and they trimmed a tree for us. At our new house, we had to have a tree trimmed, and then we ended up having it removed. They did a great job. They were very thorough, they cleaned up really nicely, and the people were very nice. I would highly recommend them. I would definitely give them an A—they were wonderful.”

“We had tree removal done. They removed five in one place and three in another place. We've used the company for years—they've removed a lot of trees for us. We would certainly recommend them. They deserve an A++.”

“First, the man in charge came out and went over everything. Then, there were other workers here who were wonderful—they were so sweet. Nothing was a problem—it was no big deal if I said, 'Could you please do this?' I think they cleaned up pretty good—I would remember if they didn't clean up. I would suggest Winkler's. They seemed like a grade-A company.”

“Winkler's was quick and clean. They took down two trees for me. They cleaned up really well and did a great job. The quality of the work was excellent, so I'd give them an A+.”

“They are excellent. The service is very good. I would rate them as an A. They did a very good job, and we'd like to have them come back.”

“They were excellent, and I have no complaints. They took down one of our side trees and cleaned up behind themselves. I would use them again. I'd give them an A.”

“I used Winkler's. It's been a while, but I think they came on time and cleaned up everything that they took away. I was very satisfied with their work. They came out pretty quickly, and the quality of the work they did was very good. They trimmed two trees—one in my front yard and one in my backyard. They get an A+.”

“Winkler's Tree Service is good, and they were able to help me. I'd use them again. They removed a tree, and the cleanup was good. I think the realtor recommended them. They did a good job. They're an A+.”

“Winkler's Tree Service was very good. They shaped and trimmed everything for me. I have no complaints. They were very good—they were A+.”

“I used Winkler's Tree Service, and it was a great experience. The speed at which they were able to accept the job, follow it through, and get it done made it a good experience. I think they were working in the neighborhood, and I asked if they could remove a diseased plum tree for me. They said they could, gave me a price right away, and did it either the same day or the next day. The technicians who came out were very courteous and very competent. I think it took them about three hours to complete the job. They cleaned up after their work, and it was like nobody had been there. It was completely clean. I would use them again, and I would refer them to other people. I would rate them an A+.”

“They did a really good job. I believe that they did some tree pruning. I think they were timely, and it seemed like they were very professional. They responded quickly and cleaned up after themselves. I would probably give them an A.”

“Using Winkler's was a very good experience. They did the job very quickly—I would use them again. I would give them an A.”

“Winkler's did very well. The quality of work was very good, very nice. I think they trimmed some trees. I would use them again. They earned an A.”

“They did what they said they would do. I started using them this year. I heard about them through a friend of the family. I'd give them an A.”

“I think I found Winkler's in the Best Pick Reports, and they did what I asked them to do and finished in a timely manner. There was only one worker here, and he did fine. I would recommend them to other people and give them an A.”

“They cut a couple of trees down for us. We were very happy with their service, and I would say that they're a grade-A company.”

“I contacted Winkler's in May of last year. They did a very nice job, and I was happy with them. I was actually not here when they did the work, so I didn't meet them, but they cleaned up OK and finished the job in a timely manner. Obviously, things have grown again, and I'm thinking about contacting them for one tree in particular to be done again, but the work has held up well. I'd give them an A.”

“I've been using a company by the name of Winkler's for tree service. I use them now to take care of the lawn fertilizing, too, because they did a good enough job on the trees. They did one removal and pruning, and now they're dealing with an ash tree I've got in the backyard. They come out and do something with it. I put them at about an A-. My lawn is a difficult one to work with because I have large dogs—just keeping it fertilized is all I can do at this point. They call me before they ever come out to tell me that they're coming, because when I say I have large dogs, I mean I have large dogs.”

“They removed two fir trees and my bushes in the front. I looked in the Best Pick Reports to find them. I already recommended them to all the people in my exercise class. They had one little problem, and they came back that same day to fix it, so I think they're an A+. They took care of it quickly.”

“We are very happy about the work that Winkler's Tree Service did. We had a tree that was very close to the front part of our house, so I called them to come remove it. They also trimmed some other trees. The workers were very polite and very skillful—it looked like they knew what they were doing. If I need more trimming in the future, I will certainly call Winkler's first. I'd give them an A+.”

“Winkler's Tree Service did wonderful work. They did a really great job taking a tree down, and they cleaned up everything. They did very good work—really excellent. I'd use them again.”

“I would highly recommend Winkler's. They trimmed a large magnolia tree for us. They were here on time, as they said; they did a good job on the service; and it was very clean when they left. I would give them an A+. They were really good.”

“I contacted them a while ago. I had a positive experience. They removed a tree that was infested with ash borers. The quality of the work was excellent. I would absolutely recommend them. I would give them an A+.”

“Winkler's was excellent. I used them last year. The foreman, Tim Shepherd, was a nice guy. They came out and took down some trees. They were great—quick and fast. They came in, did the work, cleaned up, and I'm totally satisfied. That's why I called back, and now they're going to take down the other tree in the front. They were recommended to me. I would give them an A+. Winkler's is my go-to company.”