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Large Tree Removal

Whether you need a crane or a professional tree climber, we are capable of removing the tallest trees in the Salt Lake City Metro. With over 30 years of combined tree climbing experience we are confident in our abilities to remove trees well above 50 feet. 


Standard Tree Removal

It’s our bread and butter to evaluate and remove your tree no matter the size. Our crews use safe and effective techniques to safely remove trees near power lines, fences, or close to your home. Whether your tree is small or large we can remove it. 


Tree Pruning

Pruning tees involves thinning and trimming the canopy to enhance natural branching patters. Our crew will be careful to make sure we do not damage your tree during the pruning process. 

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Stump Grinding

Rent a Monkey removes stumps often in the Salt Lake City Metro. Give us a call today and we will professionally remove your stump with professional equipment to make sure the job is done right. 

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Ornamental Pruning

Ensure the growth and long-term health of your shrubs with Rent A Monkey’s pruning services. We use great care in preserving the lifespan of your shrubs. 

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Firewood Cutting

Do you want firewood but need help along the way? Whether you want us to turn your fallen tree into firewood, or leave wood behind on the job site, we are willing to help. 

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Hazardous Tree Evaluations

Do you need your dead or injured tree evaluated? Rent A Monkey does on site inspections weekly in the SLC Metro area. Contact us for more information. 

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24/7 Emergency Assistance

Rent A Monkey is on call 24/7 for Emergency Assistance. Whether power lines or a recent storm have effected you. We are ready to help. 

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We're open to Ideas

If you think you could use our services for other needs, reach out today to discuss our capabilities. We’d be more than happy to have a discussion about your needs.


Rent A Monkey Tree Service
791 Savannah Ct, Sandy, UT
27 reviews
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Lorna Millward
a month ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Excellent experience, Andrew gave us a fair and affordable quote. Greg and his crew arrived right on time and did an awesome job. First they asked to verify which trees we wanted removed then they got to work. They were quick, efficient and …
david figgat
3 weeks agoNEW
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Greg, Kyle and team did a great job! They consulted with me on how best to handle the two large trees I needed trimmed. They were able to carefully remove a huge branch from one of the trees that was overhanging into the neighbor’s yard …
Response from the owner3 weeks ago
Thanks David! It was a pleasure working for you!
Debbie Trotter
3 weeks agoNEW
Positive: Responsiveness
Greg and Co. finished a job next door at my parents’ house and was willing to quote a bid and do a trim job on my smoke tree while he was there. His quote was fair. He offered several options and costs which was much appreciated and he …
Response from the owner3 weeks ago
Thanks you Debbie!
Peggy Stone
a week agoNEW
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
We worked with Rent A Monkey to have a large Spruce tree removed. This is our second service from them, we highly recommend Rent A Monkey, call them first. They are the best!!
Sara Nugent
6 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Gregg, Andrew and the team have been very timely responding to all my inquires, making appointments and keeping them, even when I didn’t respond quickly waiting on other estimates. They were very flexible, willing to work with my schedule. …
Robbie Rathburn
a month ago
Positive: Quality
More thank just a tree trimming service. I was very impressed with their knowledge and explanation of service. They knew exactly what my trees were, how they best grow, how to best maintain them – they educated me on my own trees. True professionals who know their stuff!
Response from the ownera month ago
thank you for the kind words Robbie! it was a pleasure working for you!
Scott Allen
2 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
These guys did quick work on my 60ft poplar. They were friendly, professional and on time. The tree was in a tight spot between the house, deck, fence and power line, however, their skill and experience made it look easy. I highly recommend them for any tree removal needs.
sandy ledesma
a month ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
These guys are #1 hands down!! I needed a massive tree taken down..I had multiple companies give me quotes…at least 1 told me too dangerous all were
Similar in price range …Rent a Monkey saved the day! I believe that Rent a …
Response from the ownera month ago
It was our pleasure! Thank you!
cory c
3 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Had these guys come out in July 2020 to deal with some old overgrown trees for us and my neighbors trees encroaching into our yard. Having them come back out again in the next little while to do more. They are Fair, Honest, Committed to …
Response from the owner3 months ago
Thank you so much! Its always a pleasure working for you!
Victor Tee
4 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Value
Professional crew with outstanding communication and follow up! They made a couple visits to our place and gave excellent consultation on our mature tree that was very damaged in the windstorm. We were always on the same page with the …
Response from the owner4 months ago
Thank you very much it was our pleasure to work for you!
Carl Willoughby
5 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
This company was a pleasure to work with. They came promptly and were very professional. The communication was excellent as far as scheduling and keeping us updated. They were very reasonably priced and lower than other bids. I heartily recommend.
Kim Johnston
4 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Excellent Service! The guys did a great job trimming and pruning our tall cottonwood tree. Would definitely recommend Rent-A-Monkey for tree trimming services.
Jeff Powers
2 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
If you need tree trimming services hire “Rent A Monkey” now! They went above all expectations. Fast and professional, great overall experience!
Response from the owner2 months ago
Thank you Jeff!
Sharon Jensen
5 months ago
A great experience! Professional, knowledgeable, and prompt. Their clean up after the job was impeccable. I highly recommend this company.
Elizabeth Tarpley
4 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
The workers were on time, very efficient and respectful. The yard was cleaned of all debris from trimming, including some leaves which had been there for a while. I can unconditionally recommend this business.
Response from the owner4 months ago
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure working for you!
Lisa Barnes
4 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value
I wanted my two small cherry trees to be topped but Andrew explained how bad that is for a tree and advised me to do a general trimming on it. The guys who came and did the work were awesome! Kyle the foreman explained a bit more about the …
Tyrel Openshaw
4 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Great company, they work fast and with precision. It was really fun watching this guys get all nimbly bimbly from limb to limb!!! Would recommend RENT A MONKEY to everyone!
Kelsey B
6 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality
We had a Box Elder pruned and trimmed. And an Ailanthus taken down to a stump and poisoned. Both trees were in complicated locations and were handled securely and safely. Greg gave us a bid, showed up on time and saw the work done properly. It was expensive but well worth the cost. We will hire them again.
Doug Sutherland
3 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Great quality work at a great price! I highly recommend Greg and team.
Response from the owner3 months ago
Thanks Doug!
Benjamin Pearson
6 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Professional and reliable with competitive pricing. Great experience. A+ in service and quality.
sue olsen
5 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
During the recent destructive windstorm in Salt Lake City, an enormous ash tree in our backyard uprooted and fell on our roof. I turned to Home Advisor and Gregg Nelson at Rent-a-Monkey responded quickly and viewed the catastrophe the next …
6 months ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Responsiveness
This tree service showed up on time, very professional and clean. Very pleased have no problem using them over and over.
Charles Ryon
6 months ago
Positive: Professionalism
Tactful, skillful, and did exactly what was needed.
Nelson Family
4 weeks ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Carol Brande
a week agoNEW
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Davin Saderholm
a month ago
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Peter Gloeckner
2 days agoNEW
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value


Frequently Asked Questions:

During bids we practice social distancing and wear masks if needed to make customers feel comfortable. We don’t pressure to shake hands, enter your home, or contaminate any area. We will happily work with you to make you feel safe. 

Our minimum is typically around $400. The price can range considerably depending on what you would like done. That is why we have a dedicated salesman arrive to each location for a free estimate. 

We generally like to stay in the Salt Lake Valley. If you are in Tooele, Park City, Ogden, or Provo we typically want it to be a large project that will take a full day. 

Yes, Rent A Monkey has a 2 million dollar General Liability Insurance Policy that we are more than happy to provide a copy of. 

If you’re not home while we are at your residence that is perfectly fine, if we need to know anything just call before hand. We’re here to help! 

Cash, Venmo, or Check

We typically arrive with 3-4 men on every job site. 

Our pricing model is to offer quality over quantity. What we mean by that, is unlike other tree companies that try to get your job completed as fast as possible. We try our best to take our time and focus on your job. So instead of trying to complete 5-10 jobs a day, we try to complete 1-3 jobs a day. We will likely charge more than our competition, since we are on your property longer than anyone else, but we will do it once and do it right. We focus on safety hazards such as your fence, plants, garden, house, power lines etc. We make sure to take care of your property and your trees like they’re our own. We finish the job by leaving no trace. We rake and leaf blow so absolutely no brush, bark, or sawdust is left behind. 

Our Commitment to Customers:

Our commitment to customers is to be the highest quality tree service company in the Salt Lake City Metro. The Tree Industry isn’t always full of the most professional and qualified workers. We understand that because all of us at Rent A Monkey have worked for other unprofessional companies. 

Our goal is to stand out by dressing professional when we give an estimate, arriving on time, communicating with all our customers frequently, and most of all doing good work. We do not want to damage your property in the case of a tree removal. We move your plants, adjust your flowers, talk with the neighbors, contact the power company if necessary.. etc. 

We also try to leave your property looking spotless. We use rakes and leaf blowers to clean up your property and make it look like we were never there. If we don’t succeed simply call us and we will come back to make it look perfect. If we damage your fence for example, we will come back to fix it, free of charge. 

In the case of a tree prune, we aim to prune your tree properly so we do not damage the tree. It is so important to have experienced arborists to properly prune your tree. If done wrong, you can easily damage your tree, send it into shock, and even kill the tree. 



Gregg Nelson

Owner & Climber

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Gregg is a co-founder of Rent A Monkey. He graduated Winona State University with a Degree in Business Administration. After college Gregg moved to Salt Lake City and worked as a line clearance arborist. After working his way through management he went on to work for a residential tree care company. After working his way into management in both companies Gregg decided to start his own business with Kyle Hanson. Through years of experience he learned the technical skills and operational management skills required to run a business. With his degree in business, experience as an arborist, and discipline from the US Marines, Rent A Monkey has been a successful and growth oriented company due to Greggs efforts. 

Kyle Hanson

Owner & Climber

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Kyle is a co-founder of Rent A Monkey. Following family tradition, Kyle followed his fathers footsteps and began tree climbing at 18. After 21 years of hard work Kyle still enjoys climbing trees and training new crew members. Originally from Washington, Kyle is experienced climbing some of the largest trees in the United States. In fact Kyle operated his own business for 15 years in the Seattle area until moving to Salt Lake City. His skill and experience play a major role in the success of Rent A Monkey. No matter how complicated the job is; with Kyle’s experience and background we always seem to find a way to solve the problem. Experienced in sales, climbing, and operating a business, Kyle is a very well rounded member of Rent A Monkey. 

Randy Fantz


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Growing up in Washington Randy was always interested in the idea of doing tree work. After meeting Kyle, they briefly worked together in Washington. With the need for an extra hand, Randy flew to Salt Lake City to help Rent A Monkey temporarily. After falling in love with the Utah area and seeing potential for growth within the company, Randy decided to stay and is now a fast learning tree climber for Rent A Monkey. He is a great asset to our team, his hard work and willingness to learn allows him to excel as a climber. 

Tyrel Openshaw


Originally from Utah, Tyrel found his love for manual labor from a young age. Working throughout multiple trades in the blue collar world, he knew he wanted to end up as a tree climber. Reaching out to Rent A Monkey “cold turkey” we could tell Tyrel wanted a shot at tree climbing. After working as a groundsman for only 2 months, management saw his willingness to learn and hard work ethic and promoted him to become a climber. Quickly Tyrel learned how to climb and is now a fast learning tree climber on our crew. He is an asset to our company and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right.  

Andrew Thoreson

Marketing and Sales

Growing up neighbors, Andrew and Gregg both attended the same High School and University. With a bachelors degree in Marketing, a background in arboriculture, and job experience working in marketing, he is a great asset to Rent A Monkey Tree Service.