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    Callie Marsalisi
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Tree removal helps restore your yard's natural beauty by eliminating unwanted vegetation. That's why we want to help you find the top companies in your area. Below, find our picks for San Bruno's best tree removal companies.

10 Best Tree Removal Companies in San Bruno

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.

Top Rated Provider
Trees Company, Christopher Altman, Certified Arborist and Tree Service Logo
Top Rated

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
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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
Brush Hog Tree Care Inc. Logo

Brush Hog Tree Care Inc.

4.7/5

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

Based on 44 reviews


799 Main St Suite P, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 400-7280

www.brushhogtreecare.com

Bartlett Tree Experts

3.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


1599 Custer Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

(415) 206-0790

www.bartlett.com/locations/San-Franci...
EC Tree Service Inc Logo

EC Tree Service Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 40 reviews


991 Round Hill Rd, Redwood City, CA 94061

(650) 368-2044

www.ectreeservice.com
Neck of the Woods Tree Service Logo

Neck of the Woods Tree Service

4.2/5

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

Based on 24 reviews


264 Sylvan Way, Emerald Hills, CA 94062

(650) 868-2357

www.theneckofthewoods.com

SavATree - Tree Service

4.6/5

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

Based on 41 reviews


1993 E Bayshore Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063

(650) 460-8669

www.savatree.com/tree-service-redwood...

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

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

Saunders Tree Service Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 46 reviews


22844 Alice St, Hayward, CA 94541

(925) 200-9057

www.saunderstreeserviceinc.com

Facts about San Bruno

  • Average Tree Height:
    62 ft
  • Common Trees:
    Redwood, Tanoak, California Live Oak
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    67%
  • Hardiness Zone:
    10a
  • Wettest Month:
    December
  • Tree Removal Average Cost:
    $921

How To Choose the Right San Bruno Tree Service

Below, we highlight several important factors for picking a tree removal company. These include licensing, services offered, and more.

Vet the Company's Qualifications

The tree service company you choose should have insurance, including general liability, workers' compensation, and professional liability insurance. These policies protect both customers and workers. They should specifically mention tree work coverage, because otherwise you can be held responsible for any damage or injuries that occur on your property.

There are no mandatory national certification for tree removal. However, a company may have a certified arborist on staff to conduct inspections. Arborists learn proper care, preservation, and maintenance techniques to protect the tree's health. These specialists receive voluntary certifications through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Although having a certified arborist is not a requirement, it's an added benefit.

Get Quotes From Multiple Companies

Homeowners should get quotes from multiple companies to compare elements of the quotes like service fees, timelines, and included services. This helps you find the best deal.

Confirm the Company Performs Residential Tree Services

Verify that your tree removal company provides residential services. Residential service companies mainly work on private homeowner properties and have fewer restrictions than commercial companies. Commercial companies work on commercial property and therefore need to obey certain local ordinances.

Request a Tree Risk Assessment

A tree risk assessment (TRA) helps minimize the risk of harm to workers or property. Your tree service professional will visually inspect a tree and its branches to evaluate the risk of breaking (called tree failure).

Certified arborists typically conduct TRAs. Some companies charge an additional assessment fee, while others include it free with service. Request a TRA before starting any real work.

Ask About Stump Removal

Stump removal involves eliminating stumps from your yard with special equipment or by hand. This is important because neglected stumps will rot over time and may attract pests or become diseased. Ask your provider whether stump removal is included with its service. Costs range from $99 to $724, with the average San Bruno homeowner paying roughly $461.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Tree?

You can expect to pay an average of $921 for tree removal services. Costs will range between $449-$1,974 and are influenced by factors such as project size, tree size and type, and tree health. A company might charge per acre instead of per tree if multiple trees need to be removed. The price will be higher if a tree has a high failure risk or requires additional labor, safety precautions, or equipment. Expect to pay about $2,369 for emergency tree removal.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tree Removal in San Bruno

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