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El Cajon Tree Removal Services

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McRae's Tree Service
4.8
from 189 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 337 hires on Thumbtack
Jan G.
Verified review

Gave me a fair estimate. He had to do the tree removal in intermittent rain and hail. Still have one more bit of work to do on the stump but the weather just wasn't going to cooperate. I would absolutely refer McRae's tree service to my friends and neighbors.

Jose Torres
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
Cliff T.
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Jose did a great job trimming my Palm tree and removing the dead plants from the yard. I will be using him again.

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Rainforest Tree Service Inc
4.9
from 120 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Bridget Z.
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Downed tree removal. Chipped the wood for mulch and grounded the stump. Professional, reasonably priced and fast.

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Chelly W.
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Chris helped us out on a huge yard cleanup weeding project at our rental property and we were so pleased we had him do a tree trimming yard cleanup at our house. He also helped us haul out an old bathtub and took other items to dump. He was always on time, helpful, reasonably priced, responsible, excellent service. Definitely will call him again as needed.

  • 13 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Leesa F.
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After 3 other quotes, I picked Chadd to do the job. He was fair, honest and reliable. He repaired the fence and also cut a tree that was causing damage. I was very pleased with the job he did.

  • 18 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Richard H.
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These guys are fast and hard working. The office staff was helpful and my yard looks great! They even removed a tree for me same day!

Laan's Tree Care
4.8
from 104 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Very impressed with service. On time, fast, friendly and did the job I needed done. Tree removal at great rate. Would recommend and use again. Thanks!

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I can't say enough good things about Jose and the landscape work he did for us! He and his team were professional, courteous and got the job done on time and within our budget. He laid pavers for us in our front and back yard, removed tree stumps, graded the yard and moved sprinklers. He also ran wire for low voltage lights. I highly recommend Jose for any landscape or home improvement job!

Evaristo tree service
4.4
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Gar M.
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Two men from Evaristo Tree Service trimmed six 40 foot palm trees and cut one palm tree down plus excellent job cleaning up afterwards and they did all that in about two hours.

John Landscape
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Rey Y.
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John and his team were very kind and professional. They were able to remove the weeds that grew in our front and back yards. I asked if they could remove a tree that had fallen in our backyard and they took care of it without any problems. Thank you guys so much!

  • 17 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph C.
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They arrived pronmptly for a cost estimate, they arrived promptly for the work. The work consisted of trim of 2 pine trees and the removal of a 80' palm tree. The yard was left clean and the trees were trimmed and laced nicely. Great job GM landscape!

R & R Services
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian V.
Verified review

Ricardo arrived with 2 other workers to remove a 15' dead tree. They removed it, hauled it away, and cleaned up within an hour of their arrival. I will use R & R again in the future.

Arbor Artistry Tree Service
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Tom D.
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We had a major job in our yard. Lot's of tree removal and trimming. Kevin was great to work with, and he and his team performed as we agreed. He has all the equipment and experience he described during our initial meetings.

Charlie Company
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Martha C.
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Juan was AMAZING to say the least! Our backyard was in a very poor state, looked like a jungle! Juan's team took out all the weeds, cut down the two trees we had and cemented our whole back yard, it looks like a new house! He said it would take three days do complete the job and he really took less than two and a half. His prices are very affordable and his team is very professional. Definitely would hire him again.

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Brian L. Humble
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy D.
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Brian Humble has a great eye for tree lacing and shaping. My large ornamental pear tree out front looks so much better! Thank you!

JSJ Services
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Ti D.
Verified review

I had some miscellaneous outdoor work I contracted with this company including tree removal, demo and masonry wall repair/infill. Jason was punctual and professional. We communicated before the contract was carried out, during, and at close out. He was clear and upfront about cost issues. The cost was fairly priced as well as the add services. My advice as a client is to be clear and upfront if you have issues or questions. Most things can be resolved with your contractor if you keep communication lines open. You can always say no or ask them to fix the work if it is not the agreed upon expectations.

Superior Tree Service
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rese F.
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Small project-one tree-provided picture—got quote-fair price-scheduled for next day—arrived on time- very personal guy—cut tree-cleared stump-cleaned up—-Great job!! Will use again!

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Lucas Lemcke Tree Service
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Leticia C.
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Lucas did a great job with the tree removal we needed! He’s very professional, shows up as promised, and stayed in communication with me. I am already planning on hiring him a second time.

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Randy B.
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Excellent service all around. Jose made sure I had his licence and bond info. Most impressed with their attention to safety and thorough post cutting clean-up. Highly recommend JJ Tree Service.

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Joseph Descans Tree Service
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Rob W.
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After I was introduced to Joseph and his tree company, I had him do one job for me. After that, he did all of my tree work! And as a former Grounds Manager at Point Loma College, that was a lot of work!

Pro Trees
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine V.
Verified review

Theron and his crew were top notch! They were there as scheduled, professional, kept everything very neat and were very helpful and creative on working out the best way to access the area in my yard to remove old and large trees. Theron was great on his communication too. I would highly recommend them!!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to trim a tree?

The national price range for tree trimming is $270-$450. Tree trimming is often done by a professional arborist who is trained to safely trim and prune trees for both the health of the tree and the safety of the residents and their property. Trying to do your own tree trimming is not advisable unless you have the proper know-how. Tree trimming companies may charge an hourly rate for their services. The hourly rate may be higher or lower for different trees to reflect the relative safety measures, skill, equipment or people power needed to handle the job. For this reason, most tree services provide free estimates.

One example of an hourly rate for professional tree trimming services is $150 per hour. Costs may be under $100 or could be higher than $300 per hour, depending on variables such as proximity to buildings, health of the tree, height and diameter of the tree, and type of tree trimming desired. Geography and regional cost of living and regional costs to do business will also play a role in your tree removal costs.

How much does it cost to remove a tree stump?

Once you have a tree cut down, you’ll probably want to remove the tree stump as well. You may want the stump removed for aesthetics, the tree stump could be diseased, you might want to prevent regrowth, or you may find the roots are causing problems and need to be removed. Tree removal costs don’t always include the cost to grind out or dig out a tree stump after the tree has been felled and the trunk removed. The national average cost for stump removal ranges from $150 to $200. There are two main methods for dealing with tree stumps. In grinding, pros use a chipping machine to grind away the above-level tree stump until it sits just below the soil surface. Tree stump removal entails lifting the entire root ball of a tree out of the soil. Removing the stump will leave a hole in the ground and also take more time, labor and money than stump grinding. Here are some examples of average tree stump removal costs:

  • Stump grinding: $2-$4 per inch.
  • Tree stump removal: average of $60-$350.

The final price will depend on the stump’s size, condition, location and condition of the soil around it.

How much does it cost to remove a fallen tree?

If you need to have a tree cut down, have you planned what will happen next? Arborists often charge an additional fee to quarter and remove the fallen tree from your property, so anticipate this as part of your tree removal costs. You can elect to have the wood cut for use in your fireplace, or you may prefer to have it hauled away completely.

Tree removal costs may vary based on the height and the width of the felled tree. Size affects the labor required for removal, which will be reflected in the cost. For example, a tree service company may charge an additional $100-$120 to haul away the pieces of a felled tree. The service may cost as little as $75 in some regions and more than $150 in others. Regional labor rates, the cost of living and the cost to do business in your area will be reflected in your tree removal cost.

How much does it cost to cut a tree down?

When you’re ready to have a tree on your property come down, it’s time to call an arborist. The national average price range for tree-trimming costs is $270-$450. Tree removal costs can vary based on the height, diameter, location and health of the tree, and on whether you want to remove the stump. Height plays a major role in tree removal costs. Small trees, no more than 30 feet tall, are usually thinner in diameter and easier and safer for an arborist to manage. Removal of a small tree can cost anywhere from under $150 to over $450. Removal of medium-height trees, from 30 feet to 60 feet tall, could cost anywhere between $150 and $850 or more. Tall trees, typically 60 feet to 80 feet tall, may start at $500 or cost more than $1,000 to cut down. As the height and diameter increase, so does the cost.

Location is critical, too. Removing a tree in an open space is quicker and presents fewer obstacles than removing a tree that is growing flush to your house. Arborists can assess your tree and provide you with quotes based on the variables involved. For example, removing a medium-size hackberry tree that was growing too close to a home — the roots were damaging the home’s foundation — cost $1,500. This price included rope-down, house protection, tree quartering and stacking, and stump removal.

How much does it cost to cut down a massive tree?

If you have to remove a big, beautiful tree from your property, you’ll definitely need an arborist. Cutting down a massive tree without the proper tools or training can lead to major property damage or injury. A huge tree may need to be removed if it is diseased or dying and poses a safety risk, has suffered a blow from a storm and isn’t safe, or is growing into your home, your home’s foundation, your septic system, or your power lines. Removal costs for such large trees will depend on the tree’s height, diameter, and relative safety and accessibility, as well as whether you also need the felled tree and stump removed. The bare minimum for removal of a tree over 75 or 80 feet would be $1,000. This may not include tree quartering and removal or stump grinding. Stump grinding ranges on average from $2 to $4 per inch of the stump’s diameter. There is no set price as each situation is unique, so it’s always best to have an arborist give you a quote and detail exactly which services are included in the price.

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