No. We use ground protection called Alturnamats (look at picture below). These "mats" are specifically designed for heavy trucks and equipment. Our equipment will NOT leave any ruts in your lawn. As far as the tree itself, there will be little to no lawn damage. We use ropes and pulleys to lower branches and wood safely. I say little because once we get to the base of the tree trunk and we have to push pieces off, some impressions will be made from the weight. We will rake these impressions out. We pride ourselves in leaving your property in the same condition as it was before we started.