Knox County’s Go-To Tree Service

Plue’s Tree Service provides safe and efficient tree services to Galesburg, IL homes. We offer tree and bush trimming and removal services, stump grinding, and snow plowing to residences in Knox County. We have been in business for more than 20 years and have more than 80 years of combined experience. Our goal is to take care of your foliage problem as quickly and cleanly as possible so you can get back to your routine.

We provide a number of tree services in Knox County!

About Us

Plue’s Tree Service began in the late ’90s by Chris Plue. After a few years, his brother Nicky Plue decided to jump further into the tree service business – making it a full-time company. Both Chris and Nicky are still with the company, along with Chris’s son, Garett. The family business has continued to keep its small-town feel with a dedicated team of 5-10 employees at all times.

Why Us?

Since the business began over 20 years ago, we have always focused on safety, efficiency, and job site cleanliness. We take pride in leaving nothing behind – not even a footprint. We also don’t want to be in your way any longer than we have to. That’s why our motto is that we are faster than a beaver! Our process is efficient and streamlined so that we can accomplish your tree removal, trimming, or stump grinding job quickly. It will be like we were never even there!

Our People

We could not be the established tree service company that we are today without our people. A handful of the guys have been with us for nearly 15 years! They have played a large role in our success and the positive recognition we have received in the community. Most notably, all of our personnel share three core character traits. They are:


Everyone at Plue’s Tree Service truly cares about the customers we serve and the way we leave every property better than we found it.


Each person is proud of a job well done and the collective effort put into each project.


Everyone is a team player and works together to accomplish our common goal – to remove any hazardous or disruptive trees and stumps as quickly and safely as possible.

We provide free estimates on all our tree services!


If you are local to Galesburg, IL, you may know about The Register Mail’s “Knox County Best” competition. In this competition, residents across Knox County can cast their vote for the company they believe provides the best service. Plue’s Tree Service has won “Best of Tree Service” three years in a row!


We Are Fully Insured

Not many tree service companies have insurance, which can be dangerous for the business and the homeowner. It not only gives the homeowner peace of mind but it protects the company and the homeowner if an accident were to occur.

If a storm damages your trees, we will work with you and your insurance company to make sure the damage is cleaned up and taken care of properly.


“Amazing! Took down 10 dead trees in one day, ground the stumps, and left a clean & flat space. Very responsive and came out the same week we called.”

Hannah G.

“Plue Tree Service runs a professional, quality operation with a family-owned attention to customer service.”

Marsha P.

“Friendly, efficient service at a reasonable price. We’ve used them several times and would highly recommend them for anything to do with your trees and bushes.”

Larry D.

“They were fast, efficient, friendly, and very professional in trimming (around power lines and lots of obstacles) and removing two trees, with one stump ground.”

Diana M.

“Chris and his crew were quick and efficient. They did a terrific job and cleaned everything up to the point you didn’t even know they were there… other than the tree was missing! Good job!”

Joseph S.

Business Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM