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    Callie Marsalisi
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Tree removal helps you enhance your landscape's natural beauty by eliminating unwanted vegetation from your property. If you're looking to beautify your yard with the help of the right company, we can help. Below are our picks for the best tree removal services around San Marcos.

10 Best Tree Removal Companies in San Marcos

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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Tree Barber Enterprises, Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 39 reviews


1132 San Marino Dr #217, San Marcos, CA 92078

(760) 991-3132

treebarberinc.com

Green Tree World

4.6/5

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

Based on 37 reviews


1631 Glade Ln, Escondido, CA 92029

(619) 517-6048

www.greentreeworld.com/arborist/san-d...

Tapia Tree Services

4.6/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


2700 E Valley Pkwy SPC 288, Escondido, CA 92027

(760) 829-6250

www.tapiatreeservice.com

Vista Tree Service, Inc

4.1/5

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

Based on 15 reviews


2270 Bautista Ave, Vista, CA 92084

(760) 941-6760

www.vistatreeserviceinc.com

Arbor Age Tree Services

4.5/5

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

Based on 20 reviews


173 Foussat Rd, Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 433-1976

arboragetreeservice.com

genesis tree service

4.7/5

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

Based on 109 reviews


2997 Rancho Maria Ln, Ramona, CA 92065

(760) 896-7321

jjtreecare.com
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Estates Tree Service

4.5/5

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

Based on 35 reviews


23467 Glenn Ellen Way, San Diego Country Estates, CA 92065

(760) 440-9138

estatestreeservice.com
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ELM Tree Care

4.6/5

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

Based on 52 reviews


28465 Old Town Front St STE 315, Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 216-3650

www.elmtreecare.com

The Davey Tree Expert Company

4.3/5

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

Based on 62 reviews


5601 Eastgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

(619) 592-7956

www.davey.com/local-offices/san-diego...
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Pedro's Tree Service

4.7/5

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

Based on 53 reviews


1105 W Chase Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

(619) 601-3062

pedrostreeserviceca.com

Facts about San Marcos

  • Average Tree Height:
    53 ft
  • Common Trees:
    California Live Oak, Canyon Live Oak, Engelmann Oak
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    73%
  • Hardiness Zone:
    10a
  • Wettest Month:
    February
  • Tree Removal Average Cost:
    $849

How To Choose the Right San Marcos Tree Service

It's important to check for certain criteria, such as services and licenses, when comparing tree removal companies. We go over some key considerations below.

Vet the Company's Qualifications

Tree service companies should have insurance to protect their workers and customers. Some examples of policies include general liability, workers' compensation, and professional liability insurance. The policies should specifically mention tree work coverage otherwise, you might be responsible for any injuries or damage on your property.

There are no mandatory national certifications for tree removal, but a company might have a certified arborist on staff to complete inspections. Having an arborist isn't required but does provide added benefits. Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). They learn proper maintenance, preservation, and care techniques to protect tree health.

Get Quotes From Multiple Companies

We recommend sourcing quotes from several companies to help determine the best deal. This allows you to compare things like timelines, service fees, and included services.

Confirm the Company Performs Residential Tree Services

Look for a tree removal company that provides residential services. Residential service companies primarily service private homeowner properties and have fewer restrictions than commercial companies. Commercial companies work on commercial property and therefore have to obey certain local ordinances.

Request a Tree Risk Assessment

A tree risk assessment (TRA) involves visually inspecting a tree to assess the risk of the tree or its branches breaking. This is called tree failure. Assessing tree failure before beginning work helps protect both tree service workers and your property.

Certified arborists typically conduct TRAs. Sometimes these services are offered for free, while other times, there's an additional fee. Talk to your tree removal company and make sure you have a TRA completed before starting work.

Ask About Stump Removal

Ask your tree removal company if stump removal is included with its service. This service is important because stumps left unattended will rot and may attract disease or pests. A professional tree removal company will remove your stump either with specialized equipment or by hand. This service costs from $91 to $667, with the typical San Marcos homeowner paying about $425.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Tree?

On average, Tree clearing services cost approximately $849. The total price might range from $414-$1,820, and be influenced by factors like project size, tree size and type, and tree health. Emergency services cost around $2,184, and any price will be higher if a tree has a high failure risk or requires additional safety precautions, labor, or equipment. A tree removal company may charge by the acre instead of per tree if you're having multiple trees removed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tree Removal in San Marcos

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