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Chicago Urban Tree Specialists

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

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad W.
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I had Julio's Services clear a back property line of overgrown brush and debris. They also completed some tree trimming for me as well. They did a great job. Communication was good with Domingo and the crew was prompt and did a great job with clean up. I would recommend Julio's Services to anyone looking for quality work at a very fair price. Thank you, Brad Geneva, IL

JC Lawncare
4.7
from 118 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Rick K.
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On time professional tree trimming. Crew was excellent and knew their business. Reasonable price. Cleanup after was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Gutierrez YardWorks Inc.
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Melodee M.
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They took down a large dead tree and a few smaller trees. I had contacted him this summer but have them removed for 4 more months. He came back and requoted. Because of the bad weather now, it was a little tricky setting up a date. Ramiro and his crew were really very nice. I would definitely recommend him. I was very pleased with their work. Thank you.

Landscapes by David
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya S.
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Juan help me with a small job: removing a small tree, a large barberry bush, and trimming a boxwood. Juan came out ahead of time, gave me a fair estimate, and made sure I was satisfied with the job when it was done. I really appreciated Juan's time and his willingness to explain the growth patterns of boxwood bushes! I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

  • 3 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
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Great Company to work with. I have had several landscaping companies over the years and working with Salgado Landscape & Tree Service has been the best to work with by far.

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Endeavor Tree Experts, Inc.
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda H.
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Endeavor Tree Experts did a great job trimming my 5 trees. They are very knowledgeable of the type of trees I have and how to trim them so they are happy and healthy. They take pride in there work, work hard and it shows in the quality. I would recommend Endeavor Tree Experts to friends and neighbors.

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Alvarado Tree & Lawn
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee S.
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Incredibly friendly, efficient, careful, miticulous, experts at tree trimming and the geometry involved., and very reasonable.

German's tree Services
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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German and his team arrived at my house promptly at 8 AM today. They were very professional and did a great job. I must say that the price he gave me was very fair and reasonable. German didn't even bat an eye when in the middle of the job I asked, while you are here, could you cut down one more tree. After all the trees were cut down, and the yard was cleaned up my yard never looked so good. I would highly recommend German Tree Services to anyone looking for this type of service. This 5-star rating is from a person who has never given an online review before. Sincerely, Karen

A-1 Cutting Edge
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara V.
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Choose A-1 Cutting Edge for first rate customer service! I used A-1 Cutting Edge for leaf cleanup needed urgently at my Portage Park home. We have a corner lot with 6 mature maple trees, haven't been able to have it cleaned all fall and have a party just a few days away. A-1 Cutting Edge responded promptly, offered to come out the next day and began working as soon as they arrived despite unfavorable weather and what I realized was a underestimated & poor description of the job. The owner, Bob, and his son worked swiftly & professionally. They covered more ground than I had asked for and charged me only a fraction of the price. It only takes a moment to recognize their dedication to customer satisfaction and good honest work. I look forward to working with them again & wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Trust me, book them today!

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Razorback Stump Removal
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
GW L.
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Phenomenal service and expert tree and stump removal. Despite rain issues, Hugh came through with flying colors. Highly recommend Razorback Stump Removal.

  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
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We received our first service yesterday, a Spring Clean-up and they did a fantastic job. Looking forward to working with Martell Landscaping and Tree Service this season.

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Bud to Blossom
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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So far, it has been a pleasure to work with Linda. She emails or texts right back, she was interested in our project and listened to what we were hoping for. I am optimistic that we will be thrilled with our new garden area!

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Diverse Services
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey M.
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Working with David and Fabian was wonderful! They made our yard look beautiful! All of our neighbors have stopped by to let us know how great it looks. They worked within our budget and solved our problems! They removed unwanted trees, weeds, regraded, planted large trees, shrubs, perennials, edged, mulched. We are so happy with their work that we hope to continue using them for our yard maintenance!!

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gil c landscaping
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vincent F.
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These guys are the hardest working landscapers I’ve employed. They know what they’re doing, they don’t rush things and they do a very good job. So far they have completed the Spring cleanup, edges about 1/2 acre of trees and flowerbeds, as well as deliver & install some high quality mulch.

Pedrozas Landscaping Inc.
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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These guys were amazing. They cleaned out all of my gardens, removed all of the leaves in the yar, laid mulch and removed dead branches from of a very large tree. I would highly recommend them and will definitely use them again. Well worth the money.

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Gonzalez f landscaping
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Georgiana S.
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they removed two trees as well as five large tree limbs that were on our roof. All our other trees, including a large blue spruce needed removal of dead branches. They cleaned up all debris. Reasonable price..would use again

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Bardo's Gonzalez Landscaping
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine F.
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Bardos did a huge project for us - we extended our paver patio and also put a 5 foot high, 60 foot long retaining wall at the back of our property. The retaining wall was set ten feet from the existing rail road tie wall- he removed that and then filled the entire 60 foot x 10 foot area with soil to 5 feet high. We have a fence in the back so he moved all the stone and soil by wheelbarrow from the front yard and then through a gate. I am extremely impressed with not only the quality of work, but his professionalism and work ethic. It turned out better than I could have imagined, I am so impressed! You can tell he takes pride in his work and a job well done. He never had a problem with changes or add-ons that we requested (he moved and modified an existing sump pump pipe, cut down a tree, etc). Not only that, he was reasonably priced. I highly recommend him for any landscaping or hardscaping job!

Balderas Landscaping
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
MAry S.
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THe were professional, responsive and came as promised . They did an excellent job cleaning up our trees and shrubs that were quite overgrown. They were a good value too...a Fair quote.

  • 19 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Harry K.
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I lost several trees in the front and on the side of my house because of heavy winds. I contacted My Secret Garden and explained I needed some kind of replacement for the trees. I explained that I knew very little about trees or landscaping and I needed help from someone who had knowledge and experience to help me decide how to take care of my problem Joni, from My Secret Garden stopped by the next day to see what could be done. She was a a fantastic source of information and know-how. I was so impressed with Joni I not only followed her suggestion for the tree replacement I also asked, and took her advice regarding shrubsand mulch for two other areas around the house. The work was completed in a timely manner the next week in a single day under Joni's direct supervision and all the debris removed. I am thrilled with the new look of my house which was not as expensive as I thought it would be, considering the ground preparation and resodding that also had to be done. Joni is a magician with plants and landscaping. I would recommend her for any job large or small to any of my friends or neighbors.

Daily Rain Inc.
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eric R.
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Mario and his team were amazing. They responded quickly to this post, came out promptly for a quote and then were able to immediately do the work. The sprinkler system works perfectly now. They installed a Rachio system (which is recommended by Wirecutter) - it's very cool - works on wifi, and is a smart/eco friendly system that integrates the weather/rain into its schedule. Also, they were well below their competitors' prices. We couldn't recommend them more!

DALandscaping
3.7
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

DA Landscaping did a great job cleaning up our yard, trimming our trees and bushes and mulching. Our yard looks great and they were able to do the job on short notice. Would highly recommend John and his team.

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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