Welcome To Ames Story Tree & Lawn in Ames, Iowa

Welcome to Ames Story Tree & Lawn! We are your local Arborist in Ames, Iowa and have proudly served the local area since 1981. My team's focus is on the health of your trees and the preservation of your landscaping by using knowledge and techniques known to Board Certified Master Arborists.

Have you been curious to know how much of an impact a healthy tree has on it's environment? Our goal is to not only improve the look and health of your landscape but to teach you how to spot the difference in order to protect your home and land.

Our goal is to give you what you truly deserve, the absolute best care possible for your trees and property, while providing you with exceptional customer service. Ames Story Tree & Lawn is a small business that cares for our customers and for our community.

Our Mission

The mission of Ames Story Tree & Lawn is to have honest, trained, knowledgeable personnel providing unmatched customer service for all your tree care needs.
We'd like to thank our clients for over 30 years of incredible service opportunities and community building, and for providing us with the opportunity to breathe life back into the trees and landscapes that occupy Ames, Iowa.

Discover the Difference Arborists Make

Your Trees add value, beauty, shade, and even memories to your home and property. They deserve the best care available. Call your local certified arborist, Ames Story Tree & Lawn today at 515-232-8153.

Available Services


Tree Health & Care

The best thing we can do for our trees is keep them healthy. We wouldn't think of driving our car more than 5000 miles before having a mechanic change the oil, but we'll wait until our trees fall down to have anyone look at them. Call me and I can honestly assess every tree on your property and tell you if they need anything and what that will cost in writing.

Tree Disease Prevention

The best thing we can do is to keep our trees healthy. Trees need regular crown cleaning which involves properly pruning out dead, dying diseased, damaged, crossing and rubbing branches. It's also important to inspect and improve the trees' structure.

Tree Disease Treatment

Some diseases can be effectively treated after infection, such as Rhizosphaera Needlecast of Spruce. Others, such as Dutch Elm Disease can only be treated before the tree gets infected.

Tree Removal

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help decide whether a tree should be removed. Ames Story has the the skills, knowledge, insurance and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees.

Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Give us a call and we will determine if your valuable shade tree is an ash and if it is healthy enough to treat. If so, we will inject Tree-age to the base of your tree when appropriate. This will protect it for 2 years then it will need re-injected. We have successfully protected hundreds of beautiful ash trees in Ames and surrounding areas.

And Much, Much More!

Ames Story Tree also provides a variety of other tree care services including the following: Plant health care, fertilization, cabling or bracing, aeration, lightning protection systems, spraying, injecting, structure pruning and root excavation.
For all your tree-related needs contact Jim Rock the Tree Doc at 515-232-8153.
“I have worked with Jim Rock of Ames Story Tree Service since May, 2000. Jim is an outstanding arborist. He is very knowledgeable and very competent. He understood exactly what I wanted done each time he did work on my property. He would offer suggestions to me in a very professional manner. His field staff is very professional as well. Any and all work that I had done was done to my satisfaction. He brought the best structural qualities out of each tree. I especially appreciated the clean-up work after each job. All in all, the service Jim and his staff provided for me has been excellent. I will use his services again and recommend him to friends and acquaintances.”

Sarah Jane