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Hoot Owl Tree Service is a family owned business based out of Bloomington, IN; founded in late 2018 by Mike Merritt, a former Marine and IU Kelley School of Business graduate.

Licensed and insured for tree work in the state of Indiana, we specialize in all tree removal, tree trimming, emergency response, and tree care scenarios. We have the experience and capability to handle tree work of any scope.


Hoot Owl Tree Service utilizes best practices and safety measures to ensure the maximum amount of risk is mitigated during tree work. We serve Bloomington, Ellettsville, Bedford, and the surrounding areas.



Mike is wonderful to work with. He took care of a very large, yet slowly dying silver maple right next to our house. A complicated removal he handled quickly with care. Highly recommended!

- Ray Luther

"I can't imagine anyone doing a better job. Once I met and talked with Mike, there seemed no reason to get other estimates: his was fair--in fact, inexpensive--and he exudes competence. Anyway, they did good work by felling a decrepit maple, cleaned up a splayed redbud, and then took some dangerous dead branches from high off a white oak. It's worth mentioning that he got this done about three weeks earlier than he said he would. Top notch in every respect."

- Walter Smith



HOOT OWL IS THE TREE SERVICE YOU WANT TO GO WITH! LOW COST, EXCELLENT WORK! Mike and his crew are true professionals who did a fantastic job removing two large locust trees and removing some limbs from other trees for me. Mike, the owner, responded very quickly to my emails and texts regarding the job. The crew not only removed the trees and limbs very carefully but also cleaned up everything better than they found it. GO WITH HOOT OWL!

Richard Henne-Ochoa 

Mike and his team did a great job clearing out 3 very tall and nearly dead Ash trees from our back yard. He was great at communicating during the entire time and was able to get it done in a timely manner, weather permitting, which is a monumental feat right now in our area.

- Cody Gaither

I have already recommended these guys to anyone that would listen. Communication was fantastic and they worked really hard to make things better than when they arrived. The weather did not cooperate with the project and they made very possible effort to keep from tearing up our yard in the wet conditions. I can't recommend them enough.

- Paul Spreen

- I would MOST HIGHLY recommend HOOT OWL Tree Service to all.
- I am Fully Impressed with Mike, and his attention to Safety, and with his explanations of what was going to happen, and his ability to follow through with the plan. He is Timely, Efficient, Kind, and Professional.
- Please give Hoot Owl a call. You will not be disappointed.

- Thomas Waggoner

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