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    Callie Marsalisi
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Tree removal helps eliminate unwanted vegetation from your property and restore your landscape's natural beauty. That's why we're here to help you find your area's top providers and beautify your yard. Below, find our picks for San Mateo's top tree removal companies.

10 Best Tree Removal Companies in San Mateo

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
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Top Rated

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
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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

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...
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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
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Luna's Tree Service

4.7/5

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

Based on 87 reviews


350 Demeter St #4b, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 485-1752

www.treeservicespaloalto.com

Pineda Tree Service

4.7/5

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

Based on 63 reviews


307 Blakewood Way, Woodside, CA 94062

(650) 208-2734

www.pinedatreeservicewoodside.com
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

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
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S.P. McClenahan Company

4.1/5

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

Based on 21 reviews


1 Arastradero Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028

(650) 326-8781

www.spmcclenahan.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...

Facts about San Mateo

  • 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:
    $951

How To Choose the Right San Mateo Tree Service

Below, we highlight several important factors for choosing a tree removal company. These include services, licensing, 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 mention tree work coverage specifically, because otherwise you might be held responsible for injuries and damage on your property.

Tree removal doesn't require any mandatory national certifications. However, some companies have certified arborists on staff to conduct inspections. Arborists have learned proper preservation, maintenance, and care techniques to protect tree health. These specialists have received voluntary certifications through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Having a certified arborist on staff is an added benefit, though not required.

Get Quotes From Multiple Companies

Homeowners should obtain quotes from a handful of companies to compare aspects such as included services, service fees, and timelines. This helps find the best deal.

Confirm the Company Performs Residential Tree Services

We recommend hiring a tree removal company that specializes in residential services. These 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 to evaluate the risk of it or its branches breaking. This is called tree failure. Assessing tree failure before starting work helps protect both tree service workers and your property.

Certified arborists are typically the ones to conduct TRAs. Some companies include a free assessment with their services, while others charge an additional fee. Request a TRA before completing any real work.

Ask About Stump Removal

Ask your tree removal company if stump removal is included with its service. Stump removal is important because stumps left unattended will rot and may attract pests or disease. A professional tree removal company will remove stumps either by hand or using specialized equipment. This service costs from $102 to $747, with the average San Mateo homeowner paying approximately $475.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Tree?

Arbor removal services cost an average of $951, with a range of $463-$2,037. Factors that might influence this price include tree health, project size, and tree size and type. You may pay by acre instead of per tree if you're removing multiple trees. You can expect to pay roughly $2,444 for emergency tree removal. The price will also increase if a tree has a high failure risk or requires additional labor, safety precautions, or equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tree Removal in San Mateo

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