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About Monster Tree Service

When people nationwide need their trees maintained or safely removed, they consistently turn to Monster Tree Service! Why do they choose us? Because our team is committed to two things: healthy trees and satisfied customers. What sets us apart goes beyond our experience, our equipment, and our convenient locations. It’s that our philosophy drives everything we do.

Why Franchise?

Our teams of professional arborists are committed to providing high-quality services that duly benefit our customers and the environment. That’s why we provide electronic estimates, because our company believes that we’re not just providing an excellent tree service—we’re helping make the world a healthier, more beautiful place together. Owning a Monster Tree Service® franchise means more than just the freedom to be your own boss and control your own future. It means the freedom to work in the Great Outdoors, and set your own hours. It means freedom from using your blood, sweat and tears on someone else’s success, high retail overhead, or being replaced by a robot. Then there’s the freedom that comes from knowing you won’t be investing in a fad. Trees never go out of style.

Our business isn’t for everybody, but if you can bring your drive, your perseverance, and your grit to work every day, it might be right for you!


At Monster Tree Service®, we offer extensive and ongoing training. We know that the systems an experienced franchise company can provide are helpful in your efforts to build a sustainable business.
The success of your business is our business. And it starts with training.


A Monster Tree Service® franchise includes two full weeks of initial training, with one week of classroom and hands-on training in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, followed by another full week of personal, onsite training at your location. These two weeks aren’t required to be back-to-back, but the onsite training does happen during your start-up phase. You will learn Monster Tree Service® proprietary systems and processes for every part of the business: arborist education, proper tree care, and marketing the business. Additional training and education programs are available to franchisees as well as periodic onsite consultation by our team of experienced Arborists.

Training sessions are conducted by our professional staff, on topics such as:

-Equipment Usage and Safety
-Public Relations
-Budgeting and Business Planning
-Supplies and Purchasing
-Bookkeeping and Financial Controls
-Advertising and Sales Strategies
-Operations and Management
-Marketing and Digital Strategies

In addition, our team will show you how to provide Estimates in Hours, Not Days™ and operate our exclusive Plant Health Care (PHC) program to add as an additional prong to help generate sales for your business.


To help you launch your new business smoothly after initial training, our experienced Arborists, and Field Operations and Safety Manager will be with you for a week, onsite at your location. You’ll get personal, one-on-one assistance with sales, equipment, scheduling, and more. You will also be provided with quarterly field support from then on.


In addition to the initial training class, we provide monthly online training sessions and modules, arborist continuing education, an annual conference, and periodic onsite visits.

You will have access to our extensive library of professionally designed marketing materials developed to help give you a competitive edge. The library includes advertisements, signage, door hangers, videos, and nationally recognized and automated advertising programs.


As a Monster Tree Service® franchise owner, you’ll have the right to purchase our exclusive branded marketing products as well as equipment, vehicles, and software, internet and email marketing services, Plant Health Care (PHC) material and more, all at discounted prices.

The savings we obtain through these programs can help give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.


If you need help or just have a question, you will have the direct email and phone numbers for all of our International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists, trainers and operations team members so you can get answers to questions that arise.

We are available to assist you with answers, advice, cost-saving hints, and all the expertise that comes from our many years in the tree care Industry.


From the moment you launch your new Monster Tree Service® franchise, you’ll have the advantage of our time-tested marketing materials with a Grand Opening and ongoing advertising campaign that will help set you apart from the competition.

It’s hard to compete with Monstrous Marketing.


Our Ad Builder Program is entirely automated and includes an extensive library of professionally-designed marketing materials that you can customize, proof and print on demand.


-Print Ads
-Direct Mail
-Door Hangers
-Business Cards
-Branded Apparel & Uniforms
-Promotional Products
With a few clicks, you can get Monster branded and pre-approved local advertising, marketing and promotional products delivered right to your door.


Your Grand Opening Event will be well advertised in advance and open to the community. It could be part of a local fair or festival or as a stand-alone event, and will include handing out marketing and promotional materials and staging promotional and other fun activities, such as tree climbing and equipment demonstrations. And don’t worry, we’ll be with you. Beginning with our professionally planned pre-event marketing campaign to help build the buzz, to being onsite with you before and during the Grand Opening event, we’ll be around to help.


After your Grand Opening Event, you can take advantage of our marketing programs that make it easy for you to advertise in your local market, and create a high-visibility online presence to help drive traffic to your Monster website.


-Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
-Pay-Per-Click Campaign (PPC)
-Email Marketing
-Direct Mail and EDDM
-Social Media
-Customer Referral Program
-All of our marketing materials, including email and other templates, are designed to work seamlessly with these programs, and we provide training in advertising and marketing to help you keep up with the latest trends.

Monstrous Marketing. The right advertising at the right time at the right price.


One size never fits all. Especially when it comes to buying a franchise. We designed different programs to allow you to choose the ownership option that works best for you, and even give you the opportunity to custom fit the population to your particular area.

SINGLE TERRITORY – The initial franchise fee for a single territory is $49,000. It includes an exclusive, protected territory of at least 200,000 in population.

Minimum Requirements

$100,000 in Liquid Capital and Net Worth of $350,000.

MULTI-TERRITORY – We offer significant discounts for multiple territories purchased at the same time.

With this option you can add one or two more Single Territories to the original franchise at a reduced franchise fee.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Josh Skolnick, CEO

Started Franchising

2012 (9 years)

Total Number of Units

152 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Part Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Monster Tree Service Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Monster Tree Service franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Monster Tree Service franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Monster Tree Service franchise is Royalty Fee Payable Weekly On Friday Following The Close Of Each Reporting Week.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Monster Tree Service Is Not Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Monster Tree Service Monster Tree Service offers no financial support).

Monster Tree Service Company Details

Here are some additional details about Monster Tree Service.

Initial Investment $49,500
Royalty Fee 6.5-3.5%
Ad Royalty 5%
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home Yes
Part Time Yes

Training and Support Offered By Monster Tree Service

Monster Tree Service offers several support options to its franchisees. With 152 (as of 2020) units, Monster Tree Service aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Monster Tree Service offers 61 hours on the job training, 29 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Monster Tree Service.

On-The-Job Training 61 hours
Classroom Training 29 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
Estimated Revenue Less than $1M
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Is Monster Tree Service Right For You?

Monster Tree Service has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Monster Tree Service online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Monster Tree Service online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Monster Tree Service franchise and offer tips to running a successful Monster Tree Service franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Monster Tree Service Franchise?

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