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Tree Services DeKalb County, Georgia

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Tree Removal Services

Whether you need emergency tree removal in Marietta, GA, or are looking for a reliable tree removal company, we've got you covered. Our services ensure safety and efficiency, minimizing impact on your landscape.

Tree Trimming And Pruning

Enhance the health and aesthetics of your trees with our professional tree pruning and trimming services in Marietta. Our team ensures your trees are cared for with precision and expertise.

Plant Healthcare

Trust us for top-notch tree fertilization services to keep your trees thriving. Our certified arborists in Marietta, GA, are experts in maintaining tree health and vitality.

Arborist Consultation

Our certified arborists have the training and experience to explain how and, more importantly, why a certain type of work is recommended.

Storm Damage

Sometimes it is difficult to find a tree removal service during a natural disaster, or when you need one due to randomly fallen trees caused by rain, but we always rush to help and we give priority treatment to all people affected by storm damage.

Green Waste

Atlanta Arbor’s Green Waste Division offers its customers a hauling service like no other. Not only do we pick up and haul away all of your larger-than-life trunk pieces, we also take care of any other necessary clean-up and debris removal.

Free Mulch Delivery

Enhance your landscape while promoting soil health with our free mulch delivery service, a sustainable solution from Atlanta Arborist
Free Mulch Delivery

Tree Reduction

Tree reduction involves selectively cutting back a tree's branches and canopy to decrease its overall size. This technique is distinct from tree topping or thinning as it focuses on reducing the tree's height and spread while maintaining its natural form
The Atlanta Arbor team carrying out tree reduction services

Tree Thinning

Atlanta's urban landscapes thrive with well-maintained trees, and tree thinning is vital to this upkeep.
Atlanta Arbor Team carrying out Tree Thinning

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About us
Our job is to do it right and to do it well

Welcome to Atlanta Arbor Tree Care Specialist, LLC, where your landscape’s health and beauty are our top priority. As a dynamic team in Marietta, GA, we bring over 30 years of combined expertise in tree care services.

Our founder, Josh Marotta, has shaped a company that stands for meticulous attention to detail, a deep understanding of arboriculture, and a commitment to environmentally responsible practices.

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Absolutely amazing experience
Absolutely amazing experience with Atlanta Arbor from start to finish. I called Josh the morning after a large lightning strike - he was extremely responsive and had one of his arborists out immediately to assess the damage and come up with a plan. The work was completed quickly, professionally and at what I felt was a fair price. They also dealt with the permit and all communication with the city, which can be a huge headache. Highly recommend Atlanta Arbor to anyone in need of tree care services. We’re happy to have found our new arborist and will absolutely use them again.
Kate Beiser Connolly
The best price & service
Arborist came out to inspect the trees in my yard. After we talked about everything, he walked the yard, took photos, and sent me the estimate with the pictures snd referencing what he picture was. The crew worked quickly, even blowing all the leaves. I had 3 estimates for the work ranging from $6500 to $11,500. There price was the best.
Carolyn Benkowitz
Professional, prompt with great communication
Nick and his team did a great job on our backyard. They were professional and prompt with great communication at every step. They removed five compromised or dead trees. They also brought in a forestry mower and really opened up some space in our backyard by clearing the brush. The difference is amazing! We are so inspired as we look at our clean slate and open spaces.
Morgan Lepard
Special care for our oldest trees
Atlanta Arbor has been providing professional care for our giant 200+ oak tree for several years now. Clearly a tree that old is very special and rare and we don't trust its care to just anyone, and they help keep it vibrant and beautiful with annual inspections and a health plan. When ever we have needed Atlanta Arbor for any tree related issue they have been right there. Couldn't be happier to work with them.
Amy Hale
Atlanta Arbor does amazing work!
Atlanta Arbor does amazing work! Especially Ty, he's the best and friendliest specialist who will come out to survey your yard for you! They work with you as far as cost goes and are very accommodating. I will definitely be scheduling Atlanta Arbor for any future yard and/or tree service that I need!
Maggie Thomas
We had a great experience working with Atlanta Arbor!
We had a great experience working with Atlanta Arbor! They explained all of our choices and were very professional. Highly recommend them. Ryan was great and easy to work with. We love our new backyard! Thank you
Kirsten Larson
Super friendly and knowledgeable service
The easiest tree removal process! Ryan was fantastic to work with - he was able to answer all of my questions and advised me on which trees to prioritize. AA handled all the permitting and the trees were cut down safely and carried away so I was left with a clean yard. Super friendly and knowledgeable service- I will definitely be calling them again!
Kate Perry
Atlanta Arbor offers superior service
Atlanta Arbor is the best of the best when it comes to tree care services. They’ve completed 2 major projects for us in the past 2 years, removing, pruning, and fertilizing a variety of large trees close to our house. From the initial consultation with their very knowledgeable arborist Kyle, to the final cleanup by the meticulous crew, every detail was flawless. Atlanta Arbor went above and beyond to perform the broad scope of work we requested. Despite the 90-degree heat, the crew completed each task like a well-organized precision team. They were incredibly skilled at removing large branches and trees close to the house without damaging our property. We highly recommend them.
Marie Hicks
My first choice for tree care
From start to finish, Atlanta Arbor offers superior service. Since having a very large, very old oak fall on my house, I've been a believer in regular tree maintenance. Ty Phillips, the certified arborist with Atlanta Arbor, provided the information I needed to make decisions about the trees on my property. He was professional, knowledgeable, and practical. The crew of three arrived on time. It was easy to communicate with the foreman in English. They were all skilled, hard-working, and professional. I was impressed by how they worked together as a team. I'm not an expert, but it looked like they all had proper gear - helmets, ear protection, ropes and equipment in good condition. The chipper was able to handle large diameter branches and trunks and produced a fine mulch (no big chunks). They left my property in better condition than it was when they arrived. Pricing was very reasonable, and the company carries liability insurance. This is the second time I've chosen Atlanta Arbor, and they will remain my first choice for tree care next time.
Michele Ritan

DeKalb County Tree Ordinances

* This is a page created by Atlanta Arbor for informational purposes. If you need tree trimming in call us, if you need help with a tree ordinance in , call the city’s number which we have conveniently listed on this page in purple.

Permit Required: Yes

New Tree Protection Ordinance In DeKalb County:
DeKalb County commissioners have found that the preservation and/or replacement of trees is for the betterment of all citizens of DeKalb. As such, they have set forth several guidelines as to the purpose for requiring permits. Please click here to read the full DeKalb County Tree Protection Ordinance. The DeKalb County Tree Protection Ordinance covers both residential and commercial properties.

Specimen Trees:

Specimen trees will be identified by a DeKalb County Arborist. The standards for identification, preservation, and protection of specimen trees, you may use these standards:

    • For Large Hardwoods Like Oaks, Hickories, Yellow Poplars, Etc., They Need To Be = Or >30 Inches DBH

    • For Large Softwoods Like Pines, Evergreens, Etc., They Need To Be = Or >30 Inches DBH

    • For Small Trees Like Dogwoods, Redbuds, Sourwoods, Etc., They Need To Be = Or > 10 Inches DBH

(Generally, Homeowners Are Allowed To Remove 5 Healthy Trees/Year)
The 5 Trees Do Not Include Dead, Dying, Diseased, Hazardous.


No form required – You must fax a letter* describing the scope and reasons for removal. (*Letter from Certified Arborist)

There must be at least two 2-inch DBH over a story in every front yard of properties in zones R-200, R-150, R-30,000, R-20,000, R-100, R-85 and R-75. There must be at least one 1-inch DBH over a story in every front yard in zones R-A5, R-50, R-A8, and R-RDT.

Fee: None

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Tree Statistics for DeKalb County, Georgia

In 2010, DeKalb possessed 29.7 kha of forest comprising 44% of its overall land area, but suffered a loss of 182 ha in 2022, generating 79.8 kt of CO₂ emissions.

Between 2001 and 2022, DeKalb lost 3.70 kha of tree cover, marking a 9.7% decrease since 2000 alongside 1.27 Mt of CO₂e emissions. Over a 20-year span from 2000 to 2020, the net change in DeKalb’s tree cover totaled at 328 ha, which is a 0.64% alteration.

The stable forest measures 47.6 kha. Tree cover gains are 2.11 kha, while losses amount to 1.79 kha, and the disturbed tree cover sits at 1.97 kha.

Comparing DeKalb’s tree cover gains from 2000 to 2020 with other areas in Georgia, its gain of 2.11 kha accounted for 0.24% of the state’s total tree cover gain.

Regarding land cover types in DeKalb as of 2000, 53% was occupied by >30% tree cover. The natural forest dimension was 37.4 kha, plantations covered 963 ha, and the other lands were spread over 31.7 kha.

Common trees in DeKalb County, Georgia

Loblolly Pine

A photo of Loblolly Pine in Acworth Georgia

Located throughout DeKalb County, the Loblolly Pine is a large hardwood tree that can reach up to 115 feet in height. It’s recognized by its distinct reddish-brown bark and long, slender green needles.

White Oak

A photo of White Oak in DeKalb County, Georgia

The White Oak is another common sight in DeKalb County. Known for its broad, arching branches and massive frame, this tree is most identifiable by its deep purple-red foliage in the autumn.

Southern Red Oak

A photo of Southern Red Oak Tree in Acworth, Georgia

The Southern Red Oak, frequent in DeKalb County, it is often noticed because of its glossy, dark green leaves which turn a bright red in the fall. It is a large tree often growing to between 60 and 80 feet tall.

Flowering Dogwood

A photo of Flowering Dogwood Tree in Acworth, Georgia

One of the smaller trees in DeKalb County, the Flowering Dogwood is most famous for its delightful display of white or pink blossoms in the springtime. They are a low-branching tree with an elegant, rounded shape.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of tree services does Atlanta Arbor offer?

Atlanta Arbor offers a wide range of tree services including tree removal, pruning, stump grinding, and emergency storm damage cleanup. We also provide consultations for tree health and disease management.

Does Atlanta Arbor provide 24/7 tree services?

Yes, Atlanta Arbor provides 24/7 emergency tree services, specifically for storm damage cleanup. We understand the urgency of these situations and are ready to assist at any time.

How does Atlanta Arbor ensure the sustainability of their tree services?

Our team at Atlanta Arbor is committed to sustainable practices. We aim to preserve and improve the health of trees whenever possible and only recommend removal when it’s absolutely necessary. Additionally, we follow best practices for waste disposal to minimize environmental impact.

Can I get a free quotation for Atlanta Arbor's tree services?

Absolutely! Atlanta Arbor offers free and accurate price quotations for all our tree services. You can contact us to schedule an appointment, and our team will accurately assess your needs and provide a detailed quote.

What makes Atlanta Arbor's tree services dependable and expert?

With over 30 years of combined expertise in tree care services, Atlanta Arbor is a trusted name in DeKalb County, Georgia. Our team of professional arborists is skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of tree care. Furthermore, our customer-centric approach ensures we strive to meet and exceed customer expectations, as reflected in our 346 positive customer reviews.

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