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San Marcos Tree Services Professionals

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McRae's Tree Service
4.8
from 191 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 337 hires on Thumbtack
Bill S.
Verified review

Trimmed a really overgrown carrot wood tree. Showed up early, knew exactly what to do, clean up and haul away. Actually the only tree service to respond, but his price was very reasonable compared to neighbors. Then he gave us 2 loaves of bread!

Jose Torres
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
Verified review

He installed one palm tree and about 600sf of ground cover.

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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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Brian O.
Verified review

Alfonso was quick to respond to our request for an estimate. He was polite, punctual and communicative about every step of the process. We had originally hired Rainforest to trim, remove & grind stumps at my nieces place, We were so impressed with the cost, We hired them for some much needed tree services at our own home. We highly reccomed them! Brian & Diana Taylor

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Shari W.
Verified review

We had a whole lot of things that needed to be hauled away; construction demolition, accumulated trash, yard waste, and a whole room full of boxes. Chris and his assistant worked quickly and efficiently - taking 4 loads to the dump. They even did the demolition of large items. They also did a great yard cleanup for us, including tree trimming, and left the patio and driveway swept clean. Nice guys, great work at reasonable prices. We will be hiring them again in the future.

  • 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!

  • 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
Beth W.
Verified review

Evaristo Tree Service was great! Their bid came in at less than half the price of the five other companies we contacted. They were responsive and were able to get our service scheduled very quickly. The crew that arrived was quick, efficient and tidy. I would definitely recommend!

  • 17 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Sean Q.
Verified review

The project to remove one tree and trim another around a power pole went just as planned if not better. The entire process was easy and well organized. I really appreciate the level of service by GM Landscaping and Tree Service and I'll definitely use them again in the future.

  • 16 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Terrell L.
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Came by at 11:30am and provided a quote, by 5:00pm my tree was gone.

R & R Services
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry F.
Verified review

I can't say enough about how great my trees and yard look after these guys came out yesterday. They did tree trimming (including a palm) , pulled lots of weeds, and removed an old stump. Ricardo promptly returned my call upon my leaving a message, they were out here the next day to give me an estimate and did the job a couple of days later. They showed up when they said they were going to both for the estimate and the work. Their rates are resonable and they cleaned up so well before they left that you'd never know they were here! Will definitely be calling them out for future needs.

Arbor Artistry Tree Service
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Randy L.
Verified review

Kevin and his crew were outstanding. We had several large old dead and diseased trees that needed to come down. This was a very technical and labor intensive job that took two full days. They worked safely, made sure that they were meeting our needs, and left the job complete and cleaned up to a very high standard. I will have them back for more tree work in the future and highly recommend them to all who want quality tree service, a fair and honest price, and a safe conscientious work crew.

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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!

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Xpert Landscape
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristine O.
Verified review

Quick and efficient - cleaned up yard after taking down tree. Reasonable prices and responsive.

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

Jason came out to my house on time. He was very thorough in his estimate with all of the plans that we had for both yards. Him and his crew were on time and professional the whole time. He trimmed my two trees, built a fantastic deck and laid pavers throughout the back yard. In the front yard he built a retaining wall with two columns, laid artificial turf and built me a raised planter bed. I am absolutely in love with how my yards look! I will continue to use JSJ Services for my tree trimming in the future. And I will recommend him and his crew to all my neighbors. Thank you JSJ!

Ramos gardens
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim & Eileen R.
Verified review

We are thrilled to have found Francisco! Reluctantly and with much trepidation, my extremely picky husband agreed to hire a garden service. - "No one will manicure my lawn the way I like it!" After a couple of negative experiences, we heard about Francisco Ramos. Francisco with his work quality, professionalism, garden knowledge and expertise, and work ethic are all the things my husband and I were looking for in a garden service. We have the greatest of confidence in all the work he does for us always going above and beyond from tree and shrub trimming, slope clearance, rose pruning, and most importantly, manicuring our lawn! We couldn't be more pleased and highly recommend Francisco Ramos Garden Service!

Superior Tree Service
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis R.
Verified review

Scott did a great job and was a super communicator. I highly recommend Scott at Superior Tree Service. They will go the extra mile for you. Dennis Rosen, Broker Property Manager Elite Real Estate Services

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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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

We needed help with several tree and landscaping problems with our large front lawn area. Dave's knowledge and expertise has been outstanding in resolving those problems. He truly cares about his client's well-being without any manipulation towards extra-billing opportunities for himself. My wife and I sincerely recommend him highly.

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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