Vegetation management when you need the Job Done Right!

Lewis Tree Service is a leader in providing comprehensive vegetation management services for public utilities, co-ops and municipalities across North America. We have earned a reputation for providing cost-effective solutions tailored to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. Our focus on maximizing efficiency while not compromising safety and quality has made us the contractor of choice for many utility companies.


We do it all

We service a range of utilities from the largest investor-owned transmission and distribution companies to community-focused Electric Cooperatives and municipal electric companies.

Lewis is experienced in all forms of transmission and distribution vegetation management work, including:

  • Line Clearance
  • Aerial Trimming
  • Herbicide Application
  • Hazard Tree Removal
  • Right-of-Way Clearing and Reclamation
  • Emergency Storm Response
  • Tree Growth Regulator Application
  • Urban and Rural Tree Pruning and Care
  • Pipeline right-of-way maintenance
  • Substation Maintenance
  • Contract Personnel Consulting
Lewis Tree Service utility line clearance crews in bucket trucks completing a vegetation management project

80+ years and growing

Lewis Tree Service has been a pioneer in the field of tree care for over 80 years and a leader in supporting utilities of all sizes with their line clearing challenges since 1952. Today, over 4,800 employees across the U.S. are dedicated to best-in-class arboriculture techniques and providing an exceptional customer experience.

Lewis Tree Service is also embracing a New View of Safety and Human Performance. There is a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein that we’ve all seen, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” That sentiment perfectly reflects how Lewis approached safety for many years. We made significant improvements in our safety results and then hit a plateau achieving only marginal gains every year. We set zero-tolerance goals to eliminate lost-time incidents that were unachievable and demotivating. We knew that true change was needed: a new view of safety and human performance that could radically shift the direction of our program and our safety culture. Instead of focusing on what we don’t want, we’re focusing now on what we want by becoming a culture of learning. While it may take years to adopt fully, we know in our hearts it’s the right thing to do and we’re committed to the journey.

Lewis Tree Service is proud to be celebrating 80 years in the vegetation management business

We’re trained and ready to go

Specially trained crews perform all the tasks needed in the trees and on the ground, with an extensive support staff including certified arborists, safety specialists, general foremen, and crew leaders.

We have extensive operational experience and knowledge of the electric utility industry. We understand your needs, objectives, and goals because members of our team have managed the budgets, overseen the programs and dealt with the challenges in vegetation management from the utility’s and the contractor’s perspective.

Lewis Tree is a 100% employee-owned ESOP company – ownership drives responsibility for customer satisfaction, realization of business goals and long-term commitment.

Total safety culture in-field training for utility line clearance crew member