The Master Arborist Awards and below list is about promoting the Top Rated Tree Service in Bakersfield, California and taking the guesswork out of hiring.
We want you the customer to easily find the 10 local tree services most likely to give a great service at reasonable prices.
There are a few ways we could have compiled this list.
Instead of taking the traditional route of getting residents to vote (which is usually just friends of the business owner voting), we decided to use all online customer reviews and use those along with other metrics to calculate the 2020 winner.
Years of experience, number of reviews and average score.
Taking a mathematical approach (see the formula used below results) we gave each local tree service a score.
Other minimum criteria to qualify include:
5 years in business
2 sources of customer reviews.
(E.g. Google review and Yelp, but most have 3 – 4 sources.)
|Company||Details||Avg. Rating||GTQ score||Place|
Serve Tampa, FL
76 years in business
Serve Tampa, FL
24 years in business
Serve Tampa, FL
12 years in business
Serve Tampa, FL
5 years in business
An average of $625 per tree. The price range for tree removal starts from $200 to as high as $1200 for the large trees. It is crucial to note that these prices are determined by several factors.
The two main factors that affect the cost of tree removal in Bakersfield are the size and access to the tree. A giant tree cost more than a small one due to the time spent and equipment required during removal.
The ease of access to the tree will determine the amount of time spent by the company. If it is difficult to access the tree, it will cost more. Other factors affecting the cost include;
By removing your trees at the right time of the year, you can easily lower the cost of removal. Winter is the best time to remove trees in Bakersfield. This is because, during this period, very few activities are going on; hence there is a low demand for services. Companies are forced to lower the cost of service.
However, you have to know under which circumstance a permit is not required and when it is required.
You will need a permit in case you want to remove a protected tree.
You do not need to obtain a permit to remove your own tree in the city of Bakersfield.
The cost of trimming a tree in Bakersfield starts at $200. This is a price that can go up to as high as $700. Several factors determine it.
The main factors are the size of the tree and the number of branches. The higher the number of branches, the higher the cost of trimming. However, there are other factors such as time of the year and tree species that can significantly affect trimming costs.
Finding the right company for tree trimming can make a huge difference in terms of the cost.
That is the work of the city authority to do inspections, trim or remove trees where deemed necessary.
Any work done on trees on public places, streets, or parkways, is done by the local authority through the authorization of the director in charge.
The inspect can inspect trees or shrubs growing along the streets, parkways or in a park around the city to ascertain whether they are a danger or hazard to the public. In case the trees are impelling traffic vision can also be a cause for trimming or removal. If the director finds any trees or parts necessary for removal or trimming, he/she will authorize the process.
Bakersfield has very clear rules and regulations on what should happen on any privately owned tree that become a hazard to the public. They dictate the following.
No commercial contractors are allowed to do any work on trees on public streets or parks without a permit from the city council. The contractor shall obtain a permit from the council after paying a fee determined by the council. It is called an encroachment permit.
Growing or permitting the growing of the following trees is considered illegal in the city of Bakersfield. They include;
The city authority requires all owners of real estates to cultivate, maintain and take care of any plants, shrubs, or trees growing immediately adjacent to their respective properties. However, the work is subject to supervision by the director.
Stump removal is not as costly as tree removal. The cost is determined by the size of the stump—i.e. diameter. The price is between $75 and $255.
However, in a case where the cost is per linear inch of the trunk, the cost will be between $3.30 and $3.72 per inch.
According to California laws, any limbs, foliage, or branches that are overhanging another neighbor’s property, are considered a nuisance. In such cases, you are free to trim such branches.
However, the work should be done with care to make sure that no damage is done to the actual tree. The waste obtained from the process should be returned to the owner since they are the owner’s property.
In case of accidental damages, the damages can be settled indiscretion by the court.
To qualify to make the above list, the company needed to have a minimum of 20 reviews total across a minimum of 2 different platforms. This can be Google, Facebook, Yelp, Yellow Pages, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, or any other 3rd party review platform.
Curated reviews taken on personal websites were not counted.
The company needed to be in business for a minimum of 5 years and have a minimum average score of 4.0 or higher.
We feel that years in business is a big factor as it speaks volumes about their experience and competence as a whole. A lot of the business on the list have been in business for 10 years or more.
The GoTreeQuotes rating is a mathematical formula that takes into account the number for year in business, the number of reviews, as well as the average score.
Years in business X number of reviews / 1000 X Average score = GTQ rating
17 x 247/ 1000 x 4.95 = 208
Taking into account all three performance indicators of a business gives us a pretty accurate look at the overall satisfaction of customers while the tree service has been operating.
We found this to be the fairest way to do things for the companies and customers using the list to help them choose a local tree service.
On average, the cost of removing a tree is $890. However, this is not how much you will pay for your tree. This is because there are several factors that affect the cost of tree removal. In addition, this average just takes into account an average. Tree heights can vary from 15ft to as high as 80 ft or more. This will greatly affect how much it will cost you.
The best way to know how much it will cost to remove your tree is by getting 3 different quotes from different companies. You can also get the cost per tree size here for more details.
It all depends on the type of tree you have. Some trees are easy to sell while others you won’t get anyone interested in buying. Remember that you will pay for removal services.
If you are lucky to have a good variety of palm tree such as Date palm, you can get a landscaping company to buy it, and they will sell later. Other cases are if you have a tree with exotic timber. In such a case you may get someone interested in buying it.
For a totally healthy tree, your insurance will not cover its removal expenses. However, for a tree that is dangerous by leaning, or falling, the insurance company will take care of removal expenses.
For many councils, you will need approval while for others you can remove any tree without an issue. However, you have to make sure that you take all precautions. That is by checking the rules and regulations set in place by your local council. If you realize that your tree is not protected by the council or consider significant, then you can remove it without approval. For the rest, protected ones, you will need a permit.
Yes. Outdoor services such as landscaping, lawn care, and tree maintenance are seasonal. As a result, during a period like a winter, very little is going on. This leads to a fluctuation in prices. In winter specifically, tree service companies are left with very little work. To gain something, they are forced to lower their prices. If you can wait until winter, it is better.