I have 2 VERY tall redwood trees that need to be trimmed and given some long overdue attention. I will need to have permits drawn and probably large equipment. I will not be able to be present to oversee the work so looking for a very reliable, independent and considerate company. I saw recommendations that were several years old so hoping someone may have a more recent experience with such work. Thank you
Feb 27, 2023
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We had Complete Tree Care trim our very tall redwoods just a couple months ago. They did a great job - we were not here to oversee to work either. They were incredibly reliable and left the place looking great afterwards.
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Hello, we've had good luck with Ponderosa Tree Service in Berkeley. We got together with our neighbor who had very large Eucalyptus trees on the property boundary which had been shedding sizeable dead branches onto our back patio. They had a lot of expertise with this type of thing, provided good advice and delivered excellent work. I don't know if they can serve up large equipment, but I would trust them with their opinion what needs to be done and whether they can do it.
We used Elite Tree and they did a great job: https://www.elitetreeinc.com
I have had good experiences with M & M Tree service in Richmond. Mike Menges is an arborist with his own company. He will come to your house and give you an estimate and you do not have to be home when the crew arrives. Have used M & M bianually for about ten years.
You might check out Complete Tree Care in Berkeley at 510-883-1748. I have hired the owner, Matt Bowman, a bunch of times to both trim and remover trees. He and his crew are great, take care of the project and clean up well after they are finished. I have recommended him to others and they have always been please with the work.
Just had our ~80' Live Oak pruned beautifully (and affordably) by Limb King. Owner Kingman Limb is a certified arborist and has a wonderful crew of skilled climbers working with him. They kept the site safe and tidy during the 6 hours of thoughtful pruning and were happy to leave us with a driveway full of nice mulch.
If you care about the long-term health of your trees (which can be a large investment and costly liability), you'll go with a Certified Arborist with an understanding of tree biology. You can find one at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) website.