Celebrating 75 Years Serving The Midlands

Give Your Trees Expert Care – Certified Arborists Columbia SC

Trees make our world a better place – and sometimes they need a bit of love! From health assessments and disease treatments to tree pruning and tree removals, Sox & Freeman’s expert arborists will provide you with South Carolina’s highest level of tree care.

Professional Tree Services, Since 1948

For 75 years the arborists at Sox & Freeman have been honing their craft. Using top of the line equipment, our ISA-certified arborists will keep your trees healthy, and when necessary, safely remove dangerous trees.


Tree Pruning

Pruning helps your trees look their best and survive the tests of time. Strategically pruning your trees prevents structural weaknesses, removes dangerous dead limbs, and encourages healthy growth.

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Tree Disease Care

If your tree is losing its leaves out of season, developing spots, or just isn’t looking right, the problem needs to be fixed before it gets worse or spreads! From treating fungus to eliminating insects, our arborists fight for your trees!

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Tree Removal

Removing dead or hazardous trees is a big job which should be done by tree service professionals. Our certified arborists get your trees brought down safely, even for large trees in tight spaces with limited access.

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Stump Removal

Tree stumps last for years if left to decay on their own. If you aren’t interested in waiting, get your tree stump professionally removed! Our arborists provide stump grinding and stump excavation.

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South Carolina’s Tree Doctors

Great trees are not an accident – with proper care from an experienced arborist, your trees will look better, grow faster, and live longer. Don’t let illnesses, insects, structural defects, or lightning cut your trees’ lives short.


Tree Assessments

Trees easily live for many decades or even centuries, but structural problems and illnesses can arise that may damage or kill them. Schedule a consultation to diagnose these problems before they become serious or perform a risk assessment on a tree that is showing signs of stress!


Tree Lightning Protection

Big trees are often centerpieces of lawns and gardens, but they have the highest risk of suffering from lightning strikes! Protect your leafy giants with a tree lightning protection system to safeguard them from the elements.


Tree Cabling & Bracing

Oaks, pecans, and other large trees, cast amazing shade and look great – but their widely spread limbs can grow to be a liability. Give your trees the support they need to keep them healthy for decades to come.

Why Choose Sox & Freeman


Certified Arborists

At Sox & Freeman we aren’t just a few guys with chainsaws – every one of our crews is led by an ISA-certified arborist. This means that you’re working with tree experts who have the training, education, and experience to handle the most challenging tree problems.


Long-term Relationships

Sox & Freeman has been in business for 75 years and some of our clients have been with us for three generations. Like the trees we work with, we take a long view of the world and prioritize developing long-term relationships over short-term gain.


An Ongoing Commitment to Training

We don’t rest on our laurels and are always training the next generation of arborists. At Sox & Freeman our non-certified crew members are given the time, training, and resources to become certified arborists via our Arborist Development Plan.


Insured For Peace Of Mind

No experienced arborist will say that their profession is without risk – and we’re as experienced as they come. To that end we safeguard both our crews and your property with industry leading insurance and workers compensation plans.


Tree Doctors - We Keep Trees Healthy

We love Columbia for its amazing tree cover and it is always our goal to preserve as many healthy trees as possible. Your problem trees will be safely removed – but whenever possible we will provide you with recommendations for non-destructive solutions.

Trusted for 75 years!

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Trusted By The Midlands for 75 years!

Ashiya Myers

I needed a pecan tree trimmed in my backyard and reached out to several companies for quotes to compare prices and services. Sox and Freeman was not only the most economical but the most professional. The company was super responsive.

Robert Croissant

So happy I chose Sox and Freeman. These guys were very professional. They called prior to removal date, on day of and they communicated throughout the process. Safety is always a concern when hiring tree services and they were extremely safety conscious.

LW Young

The tree experts showed up on time and worked very diligently for the 3-days they were on site. The work was done safely and efficiently, and the site was left clean each day. Thank you!

On The Road

Wish I could give them six stars +. They were very professional in all respects to include office, estimator, scheduler, and tree crew. Since we had a large broken pine limb dangling from the tree between our house and neighbor they move it to emergency priority (thank you). Will definitely use them again.

Gary Chaney

This company it was an absolute pleasure to work with they removed eight trees ground the stumps cleaned up the whole yard now my yard looks like it never had these trees. Their crews were friendly obviously knowledgeable and I just enjoyed watching the work they were so professional.

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3615 Phillips Street,
Columbia, South Carolina 29203

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