Tree Service


Johnny Marth, certified arborist

When it comes to trees, Family Tree Service does it all! We offer a full range of tree services from planting, to trimming, to removal.

We are a locally owned small business, and we care about the Tacoma community. Our owners Jay Brock and Johnny Marth are Certified Arborists who take pride in serving their neighbors in the greater Tacoma, Lakewood, and Puyallup areas.

We appreciate how much trees beautify our surroundings, and we work hard to keep our trees healthy and in good shape. We’ll treat your trees with TLC and give them the expert care they need to flourish. Beautiful trees need beautiful care.

We’re also happy to help you select and install new plantings that will beautify your landscape.

Trees add value to any property and can give you daily visual pleasure,

All our workers are bonded, licensed, and insured. Call us for a free estimate: (253) 234-1130.

ISA Certified Arborist®

When you select an ISA Certified Arborist® for your tree work, you know you are hiring someone who has been trained in the art and science of tree care. Our Certified Arborists have earned their credentials from  the International Society of Arboriculture. This means that they’ve studied tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practices, safety, and other areas involved in tree care. Certified Arborists have to pass tests in all these areas, plus keep up with continuing education. They also have to follow the ISA Code of Ethics.

Tree work requires safe practices, and Certified Arborists have the training and expertise to treat your trees properly.

If you have a question or need an estimate, give Family Tree Service a call and speak with a Certified Arborist: (253) 234-1130.

Free Estimates

Family Tree Service understands that trees are an important part of your home’s value. We’re happy to give you a free estimate on any of our services.  We guarantee to complete your work on time, and on estimate. Our prices are competitive. Call us at (253) 234-1130.

Tree Removal & Stump Grinding

Whether you’ve moved to a new house or are embarking on a yard re-design, Family Tree Service can help you plan the vista you want. Sometimes this requires tree removal.

The trees that need removal:

* may be too close to your house for safety

* may be  blocking your view

* may be diseased

* may be making your property too dark

Whatever the reason a tree needs removal, Family Tree Service can help. As Certified Arborists, we have the skill and advanced technology to get the job done right. We can

also remove any unsightly stumps remaining after the tree is cut down.

We’re happy to give you a free estimate on any of our services. Call us at  (253) 234-1130.

Tree Trimming & Pruning

More than 100 years ago, poet Joyce Kilmer wrote his most famous lines:

“I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.”

Today’s trees that surround us at home and in our community often need some human intervention to keep them as lovely as possible. Family Tree Service’s Certified Arborists are skilled at trimming and pruning trees to keep them looking their best. Just like an artful haircut can enhance your own looks, skillful trimming and pruning can enhance the look of your trees.

Pruning can also help keep your trees in tip-top health. Call us at (253) 234-1130 for a free estimate on tree trimming and pruning.

Thinning/Wind Sail Reduction

In the Northwest there’s a running debate about whether evergreens benefit from what’s called “wind sail” reduction. The purpose is to thin out the top of the tree to let the wind move more freely through the upper branches.

Certified Arborists at Family Tree Service can work with you to decide whether this type of thinning would be helpful for your trees. We can also point you to the scientific studies of the merits–and negatives–of wind sail reduction. This is an ongoing debate and there is plenty of information, pro and con, on the topic.

Call us at (253) 234-1130 for a free estimate on tree trimming and wind sail reduction.

Hedge Trimming

There is something very pleasing about a well-groomed hedge, whether it’s made up of trees, bushes, or shrubs. Hedges can frame a house, mark a property boundary, or give us privacy from neighboring houses.

What all hedges have in common is growth: They get bigger every year, and they don’t always grow symmetrically. That’s where the Certified Arborists at Family Tree Service come in.

We can keep your hedges looking good with expert regular trimming.

Sometimes in a yard that’s been neglected, you may need more drastic trimming the first time, to get the hedge into a pleasing shape. Or maybe you’re thinking of putting in a hedge and need some advice on the trees or bushes that best suit your space.

Family Tree Service can help with whatever question you have about hedges and trimming. For a free estimate, give us a call at (253) 234-1130, visit our free estimate page, or email us at familytree253@hotmail.com.