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    Callie Marsalisi
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Tree removal restores your lawn's natural beauty by removing unwanted vegetation. That's why we're here to help you find your area's top providers and beautify your yard. We've researched and assembled a list of the top tree removal companies in Berkeley.

10 Best Tree Removal Companies in Berkeley

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Local Tree

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 16 reviews


2520 Montana St, Oakland, CA 94602

(415) 606-0480

www.localtree.co

https://ubaldinotreeservicesandlandscaping.com/

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 26 reviews


550 Bantry Rd, Pinole, CA 94564

(510) 837-2303

ubaldinotreeservicesandlandscaping.co...

Sequoia Tree Service LLC.

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 29 reviews


4900 Shattuck Ave. Suite 3179, Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 395-7338

www.sequoiatreeservice.us
Julian Tree Care Logo

Julian Tree Care

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 31 reviews


561 Juliga Woods St, Richmond, CA 94804

(510) 256-7009

www.juliantreecare.com

M & M Tree Service

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 21 reviews


601 S 13th St, Richmond, CA 94804

(510) 237-5618

mandmtreeservices.com
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Arborist Now

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 124 reviews


580 California St 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 310-7781

www.arboristnow.com
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Better City Tree Services, Inc.

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 38 reviews


2164 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez, CA 94553

(888) 618-7337

bettercitytreeservicesinc.com

Quality Tree Care

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 238 reviews


6235 Alhambra Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 689-8733

qualitytreecare.biz
Trees Company, Christopher Altman, Certified Arborist and Tree Service Logo

Trees Company, Christopher Altman, Certified Arborist and Tree Service

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 15 reviews


1319 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 786-0464

www.treescompany.net

Sexytrees.com

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 172 reviews


3000F Danville Blvd #375, Alamo, CA 94507

(925) 481-3933

www.sexytrees.com

Facts about Berkeley

  • Average Tree Height:
    62 ft
  • Common Trees:
    California Live Oak, Blue Oak, California Laurel
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    68%
  • Hardiness Zone:
    10a
  • Wettest Month:
    December
  • Tree Removal Average Cost:
    $862

How To Choose the Right Berkeley Tree Service

When comparing tree removal companies, it's important to check for certain criteria, such as services and licenses. We've highlighted key factors below.

Vet the Company's Qualifications

Tree service companies should have insurance, such as workers' compensation, professional liability, and general liability insurance. These policies protect both customers and workers. They should specifically mention tree work coverage, because otherwise you might be liable for any damage or injuries on your property.

There are no mandatory national certifications for tree removal, but a company may employ a certified arborist to conduct inspections. Companies aren't required to have an arborist on staff, but having one provides the added benefit of expert training in tree preservation, care, and maintenance. Arborists have earned voluntary certification through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Get Quotes From Multiple Companies

It's a good idea to request quotes from a handful of companies. This lets you compare aspects such as included services, timelines, and service fees to find the best deal.

Confirm the Company Performs Residential Tree Services

We recommend using a tree removal company that specializes in residential services. Residential tree companies have fewer locally -mandated service restrictions compared to commercial companies, which must follow certain local ordinances.

Request a Tree Risk Assessment

A tree risk assessment (TRA) involves visually inspecting a tree and its branches to determine its likelihood of breaking. This is called tree failure. Evaluating tree failure helps service companies figure out how to minimize the danger to workers and property.

Some companies offer TRAs for free with their services, while others charge an additional fee. Typically, certified arborists conduct these assessments. Talk to your tree removal company and make sure an assessment is completed before work begins.

Ask About Stump Removal

Companies can remove stumps with special equipment or by hand. Unattended stumps will rot and can attract pests and disease. Ask your tree removal company if it includes stump removal in its service. Costs vary between $92 to $677, with the average Berkeley homeowner paying about $431.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Tree?

The cost of tree removal falls between $420 and $1,847, with an average cost of $862. Factors such as tree size and type, project size, and tree health may impact the final price. Emergency tree removal costs about $2,216, and you'll incur additional fees if a tree has a higher failure risk or requires additional equipment, labor, or safety precautions. A company may charge per acre instead of per tree if you're having multiple trees removed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tree Removal in Berkeley

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