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San Jose Urban Tree Specialists

Browse these urban tree specialists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann P.
Verified review

Valentin was the first to respond and scheduled a prompt appointment to come out and look at our broken sprinkler system. Two previous landscapers said it couldn't be fixed or would require tracking down an expensive part. At our estimate appointment, Valentin said he could fix it on the spot -- and he did, in just a few hours and for a rate that literally saved us thousands of dollars. We were so pleased with the work, price and his punctuality, that we are now hiring him to install some new sod and put footprints around our trees. I would recommend Valentin any day of the week.

Sean Heskett Urban Arborist
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Richard R.
Verified review

Sean was willing to listen to our problem with the tree planted by the city infront of our house. They DID NOT tell us that it is our OBLIGATION to maintain it and pay for an arborist ourselves to trim it regularly so it does not obstruct our next-door neighbor's front window. Sean understood our situation and agreed to lower his price and make it affordable for senior citizens like us! We are so lucky we found Sean through Thumbtack!

Limon Landscape
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Monty L.
Verified review

Excellent experience, would highly recommend. Ruben advised on our diseased/dying shrub in the front and on our backyard. He and his team cut down the shrub to the concrete, resecured our gingko tree and really cleaned up the front, increasing our curb appeal. Then, they cleaned up the back, split and spread out our bamboo, cut down our jasmine and cleaned up the overgrowth. We are very pleased to get this project accomplished through Ruben and feel we got a good value from his bid.

Felix Tree Specialist Inc.
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
James O.
Verified review

This past February I looked out at the yard and realized the fruit trees needed pruning pretty much immediately. It'd been a few years since I last had it done, and our trees are numerous and large. His crew worked on our plum, almond, ginormous fig, and two-story apricot. Oscar came out and gave me a very fair estimate. For extra, I could've had him take away the debris, but I don't mind having the city pick up our yard waste. He was able to get his crew out just a week or so later. The trees had at least six to eight feet removed to bring them back to manageable height, and they've been growing out for almost four months now. They look great, and I'm still going to get a good harvest from the apricot and fig despite the big pruning. I'm really impressed with what look like strategic cuts, allowing the trees to fill out to a beautiful, healthy shape. Oscar's crew also did a great job of cleaning up and taking everything out to the street. They even cut the large branches further down to a size the city's hauler can easily handle. The pile at the end of my driveway was as neat as an SUV-sized mound of hacked up trees can be. In short, Oscar's Expert Tree Service came out quickly and did a great job. I'll definitely use them again.

San Francisco Urban Garden
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Anne H.
Verified review

Dan Is very professional, knows his stuff and is very efficient. He obviously has a passion for what he does and that makes all the difference! We have a huge yard (by San Francisco standards) with already established plants, bushes and trees. They hadn't been tended to in a while and needed quite a bit of cutting back. Dan made quick work of it and knew what to do. He, also, fixed our irrigation that wasn't installed properly, fed the garden and now we're in the process of letting the garden grow. What a relief to know our garden is in good hands.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi C.
Verified review

Raymond was great! He came by for a consultation, and he gave very detailed, knowledgeable answers to our questions. We had two citrus trees removed right near a deck (~10-12 feet). They finished the job in a day and left no trace of debris. Thanks Raymond!

About

Bay Area Tree Specialists provides reliable tree maintenance to clients throughout the north, south and east bay area, the Peninsula and Santa Cruz. Each member of our staff is professional and courteous. Our staff is experienced and uses all state-of-the-art tree service techniques and equipment, including bucket trucks, brush chippers, and lowering devices. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, including workmen compensation insurance.

  • 38 years in business
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We specialize in comprehensive quality tree services in Palo Alto Bay Area. As an experienced arborist, we offer residential and commercial tree services such as tree trimming, tree pruning, tree removal and more.

  • 17 years in business
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We offer high-quality tree work at more than affordable rates. We care about your trees. We care about your wallet! It's that time to start pruning your trees, so please call Advanced Tree Care Specialists. We are specializing in large and dangerous removals as well as aesthetic and ornamental trimmings. Rest assured, we have the heavy-duty lowering device equipment and a keen understanding of weight, balance and structure to ensure a well thought out, timely, and careful removal in any situation. We also have the knowledge on how to make sure your tree or trees maintain their health, vitality and beauty. We always stand behind our time tested and proven personal and company charter that we all, as a family and a company, treat your property with the respect and notion, that it was a property of our own. Count on always receiving a meticulous clean up and removal of all work-related debris. If you need references, they can be provided in minutes by email or hand delivery, so get your no pressure free estimate now.

  • 33 years in business
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We specialize in comprehensive tree care services in San Jose Bay Area. As an experienced arborist, we offer residential and commercial tree services such as tree pruning, tree removal and more.

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We care for your trees. We specialize in comprehensive tree care services in San Jose, Bay Area. As an experienced arborist, we offer residential and commercial tree services such as tree pruning, tree removal, tree trimming, and more.

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