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San Francisco Affordable Tree Services

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Angele's Tree Service
4.9
from 230 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 288 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rick B.
Verified review

Juan was easy to communicate with, provided a free estimate that was the best amongst the other tree services companies, and was very thorough with our job. We had over 9 trees that needed to be trimmed back since they were hanging over our roof. It looked like a daunting task, but Juan’s crew knocked it out in two days. I would recommend Angeles Tree Service to anyone who needs tree service. I’ve already recommend them to my in laws who also live in the Del Monte Forest.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
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I needed a re-do of a landscaping project that I installed badly, and AA Cardenas fixed it right up for me. They are affordable, professional, and high-quality! Very responsive, fit me in right away, kind and knowledgeable. Showed up on time, did the work in record time, and the price was SO reasonable.

  • 6 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Carol K.
Verified review

Jon is great. He got back to me immediately from the first response to the last. I hired him to trim this huge branch overhanging from my neighbors yard that had already lost two branches in the last storm and was threatening to drop another. He was on it and even promised to come rain or shine, and at a fair price. He and his worker were on time, cleaned up all the mess, hauled it away, and were very professional. Such a great experience and I'll call them again if I need additional tree service.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe L.
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Valentin came out at a moment's notice to fix a leaking sprinkler head and came up with a simple and affordable solution for us to have more control over our irrigation system. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, not to mention fast! Highly recommend.

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Espinoza Tree Care
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Mayank P.
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Honest and very respectful. Had the courage to admit to providing a wrong cost estimate and apologizing for the mistake. I appreciated the sincerity in which Marceliano communicated this and therefore felt comfortable paying more for the job. I highly recommend Espinoza Tree Services.

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RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yaime C.
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David was professional, detailed, and affordable. Glad I hired him.

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Bernadette G.
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I requested to have my yard, front and back, cleaned of dead plants, weeds and some replanting of new plants. Carlos provided me a time that he could come to assess the job and provide the estimate of cost. This was a very fair price for quite a bit of labor. Was certainly an all day job requiring several people. In addition, Carlos picked up the tree, that we pre-purchased which needed to be delivered and planted. I am extremely pleased with the service provided. Service was provided as agreed upon. The team was professional and respectful. I can highly recommend their work. They arrived at the time that was agreed upon and left when completely finished. The work site was left very neat upon completion. I am very pleased with the results.

Sean Heskett Urban Arborist
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbi C.
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Sean took down a dead 3-story tall ficus tree. Not only did he have a competitive price, he was very nice to work with. He planned the cutting on a day when there was street cleaning so we didn't have to spend extra money on a permit for that. The tree was down in a few hours, and the street and sidewalk were completely cleaned up. Communication was easy and immediate. Highly recommended.

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Green Touch Gardening
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sumit M.
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We got our backyard lawn and surrounding area redone with green touch landscaping. Carlos and his team did the job in a very professional way and on time. His pricing was also very affordable. We plan to work with him for all our future landscaping needs.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex A.
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Jasper is a very good at what he does. He is patient and pays attention to details. He did not rush our job and did a good job with all of our cabinets. We would reconsider calling on him for our future needs. He was reasonable with his rates and did what he promised. Thanks Jasper!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin N.
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We are not yet ready to schedule this job and may not need to do so..re permits for foundation work and permits for new deck ...but, if we do need to schedule the work we will DEFINITELY hire Premier Tree Service. VERY professional, VERY responsive, and very reasonably priced.

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Tyler H.
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Miguel was able to remove an overgrown palm tree from our home front planter, which was no small task. In doing so, he was able to preserve the brick lining of the planter and left the area ready for new planting. After he was done, he cleaned the area including the windows to be sure it was clear of all debris. Great work! Before and after photos below. Sorry to get rid of a tree, but it was starting to do damage on the surroundings.

  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Pashanae H.
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Marin is a pro! I had not felt comfortable going into my backyard due to overgrown weeds and stray cats that took over. He took down my garden beds, got out all the weeds, tree stumps and layed down tarp and mulch. He was very thorough with his work and I could tell that he has a passion for what he does.

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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These guys rock! They do it all from landscaping to tree cutting, they do any household handyman things you need done. Trustworthy, honest, kind, prompt, knowlegable, very nice guys. No need to look further. Have nice day! Karen, Fairfield, Can.

Sundance Tree Experts
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny A.
Verified review

I needed my tree removed and messaged Sundance Tree Experts. I had several people that gave me quotes but Sundance seemed a little more responsive than other companies. My tree was split at the trunk due to extreme hot/cold weather conditions. He removed and cleaned up for a reasonable price. I would recommend Sundance Tree Experts for your tree removal needs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Serafin responded quickly to help with an emergency tree branch in the middle of my street and took care of the problem within an hour. highly recommended.

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

Ramirez Landscaping was absolutely great! Jose responded within minutes of my request. He visited the next day to provide a quote. After we agreed on pricing, he returned the following day with his crew and completed the tree trimming in one day (despite it being the hottest day of the year). They completed everything I asked and more. Were polite, friendly, on-time, quick, and very clean. I highly recommend them for tree trimming and yard maintenance.

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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Angel did a wonderful job pruning many, many trees for us and taking away the clippings! He was affordable.. professional and punctual! His quality and work ethic is awesome!! I look forward to working with Angel on an on going basis!! 👍🏼

Edible Ecology
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Jeremy does a great job pruning a variety of our fruit trees (from new to well established) and has done so for years.

  • 36 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jarles A.
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Johnny Davis is the person who got me started in gardening and plant care. I have some rare and unique plants and trees that he gave me 30 years ago. I have since been out on my own, but working with him and learning about caring for yard plants made me quite successful. Rehabbing yard plants and trees is quite different from just planting, and this is one of his specialties. Sometimes older plantings have been just sheared and become leggy or too big. Many older plants need to be repaired. It takes an artist who is a knowledgable plant person to transition a neglected yard to a well tended yard without lopping everything off and starting over.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela K.
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Will is honest, hard working and very friendly. I’ve appreciated the work he’s done in my garden to combat a years worth of overgrowth and he’s been helping me diagnose some issues with some of the fruit trees.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscape contractors work from outdoor architectural or design plans to build and install hardscaping or softscaping for the client, much as a general contractor uses architectural designs to build a house. Landscape contractors are experts in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping (installing concrete paths and retaining wall, building ponds, etc.), and planting. They have heavy equipment such as excavators and tractors to prepare the land as needed.

Some landscape contractors are also landscape architects or landscape designers. The titles can be compared with those in home construction: A building or landscape architect must earn a specialized architecture degree and pass an exam to have a license. A designer — whether an interior designer or a landscape designer — does not usually require a license to work. Landscape contractors are not required by law to work from plans designed by a landscape architect, so you may work directly with the landscape contractor to specify the work you’d like done. The national average cost for large-scale landscaping projects is $10,160. Pricing can vary greatly depending on the project scope, materials and design.

How do you find a good landscape architect?

Hiring a landscape architect is an investment in your home. Landscaping can reduce water bills, improve your home resale value, add to your daily living experience and significantly boost curb appeal. A landscape architect will draw the designs for your new landscape; you’ll want to hire a landscape contractor to carry out the plans. Many companies provide design-build landscaping services, with a company architect creating plans for your vision and the landscape contractor executing the vision. With the proper academic background and licensing, a person can be both landscape architect and landscape contractor. Here are a few tips for finding a great landscape architect:

  • Research online portfolios and find several landscape architects whose work interests you.
  • Read online reviews of client experiences.
  • Research whether the landscape architects you are interested in are currently licensed and in good standing with the licensing board, and check whether any complaints have been issued against them. Each state will have their own searchable database. For example, you can search for California landscape architects via the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Request bids from your selected landscape architects.
  • Hire the one you like the most, taking care to have a clearly written contract outlining scope of work.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What should you look for when hiring a landscaper?

Landscaping can be costly — though it usually pays off in curb appeal and home resale value — so finding a landscaper who is worth the investment is important. When hiring a landscaper, look for proven success with the type of results you want. For example, if you know you want a drought-tolerant yard, research websites, reviews and portfolios that showcase beautiful drought-tolerant yards that the landscaper has installed. In addition to relevant experience, you’ll want to find a landscape contractor who has good client reviews. Good communication skills are another important quality in a landscape contractor, since everything from plant selection to hardscape installation needs to be discussed and agreed upon. A landscape contractor who is reliable, easy to understand and able to listen to what you want will help make the process seamless and enjoyable.

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