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Tree Services Colombus, OH - 13 Best Local Experts

The Master Arborist Awards and below list is about promoting the Top Rated Tree Service in Columbus, OH, 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 2021 winner.

We took into consideration:

Years of experience, number of reviews and average score.

Taking a mathematical approach (see formula used below results) we gave each local tree service a score.

Other minimum criteria to qualify include:

20 reviews
5 years in business
2 sources of customers reviews.

(E.g. Google review and Yelp, but most have 3 – 4 sources.)

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CompanyDetailsAvg. RatingGTQ scorePlace

calander small grey Est. 1984

Clock small grey 36 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

4.53

1,519

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calander small grey Est. 1967

Clock small grey 53 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

7.93

1,301

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calander small grey Est. 1970

Clock small grey 50 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

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Reviews: 82

8.70

449

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calander small grey Est. 1990

Clock small grey 30 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

6.60

322

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calander small grey Est. 2009

Clock small grey 11 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

3.73

173

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calander small grey Est. 2004

Clock small grey 16 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

3.65

164

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calander small grey Est. 1907

Clock small grey 113 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

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Reviews: 8

4.30

59

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calander small grey Est. 2005

Clock small grey 15 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

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Reviews: 40

3.65

31

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calander small grey Est. 2003

Clock small grey 17 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

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Reviews: 17

3.75

15

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calander small grey Est. 1992

Clock small grey 28 years in business

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

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Reviews: 11

2.45

11

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How much does it cost to remove a tree in Columbus?

The price starts from $100 for a small tree and goes to $1,150 for a large one. The average cost of removing a tree is $570.

There are a few factors that affect the cost of tree removal in the city of Columbus which include the following.

  • Size of your tree
  • Access to the tree
  • Tree services provider
  • Time of year
  • Type of tree
  • Location of property
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What is the cost of trimming a tree in Columbus?

The cost of trimming a tree in Columbus starts from $100 per tree. This is for a small tree. It then goes up to around $680 for a large tree. The average cost is $323 per tree.

The cost of tree trimming just like removal is also affected by a few factors which include the following.

  • Location of your property
  • Type of tree
  • Size of the tree
  • Number of branches
  • Accessibility.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree on my property in Columbus?

No.

The city of Columbus does not require a permit for someone to remove a tree dead or healthy on private property.

However, it is required that you hire a certified tree service company to make sure that the right work is done. It is hence the responsibility of the tree service company to make sure that all the debris is cleared.

The tree service company should be insured and licensed. The same case for any arborists contracted to do the work.

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Do I need to a permit to trim trees in Columbus?

In the same case as tree removal, the city of Columbus does not require a permit when working on trees on private property. You do not need a permit to trim your trees. All you have to do is make sure that the work is done by a professional to avoid any accidents or other issues.

In cases where you are trimming your trees to clear the way for power lines, then you must engage the power company to make sure the work is done in the right manner.

Columbus Street tree removal

Removal of street trees in Columbus without a permit is illegal. However, there are cases under which street trees are removed.

Street trees can be removed by residents by obtaining a permit from the city council or by the council.

A street tree will only be removed under the following conditions.

  • Either partially dead or dead tree
  • Dying tree that is already a hazard and no other remedy appropriate
  • In case work improvement is required but will render the tree hazard or kill it.
  • A tree with dangerous structural problems
  • If the tree interferes with the health of other desirable trees
  • In case a tree is infected or diseased in any dangerous manner
  • The tree aesthetic value is low to a level that its removal will improve the site’s view
  • When there is an approved development going on close to the tree and will interfere with its health.

Charter Oaks Tree & Landscape

4.53

(666)
Charter Oaks Tree& Landscape have a state of the art website. They offer full-service tree maintenance, landscape maintenance and emergency services for Central Ohio. You can contact them to receive a free estimate.... Read more >

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 36 years in business

Lawn Doctor-Columbus

7.93

(221)
Lawn Doctors will help you to create a green, healthy and weed-free lawn. They offer personalized service and fair prices. They offer a no obligation consultation which allows them to get an idea of your unique needs and which of their lawn care services... Read more >will best benefit your property.

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 53 years in business

Eddie’s Tree Service

8.70

(82)
Eddie’s Tree Service is a family-operated business which will offer unparalleled tree expertise and know how, high-quality workmanship, fast and dependable services and reasonable services. They also offer 24-hour emergency services and are open 7 days a week.... Read more >

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 50 years in business

Whole Tree Care by Trapper’s Tree Service

6.60

(116)
Whole Tree Care by Trapper’s Tree Service have more than two decades of experience and will provide you will licensed and high-quality tree care. Services that they offer include: trimming and preservation, fertilization and vertical mulching, structural inspection... Read more >and corrective measures (cabling and bracing), tree removal, crane and bobcat service and 24/7 emergency response. They offer free estimates.

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 30 years in business

All City Stump Grinding

3.73

(302)
All City stump grinding will aim to free up space on your property which you can use to plant another tree, grass or clear the space for future construction projects. Their crew use professional grade equipment which stands up to the stubborn base of a tree.... Read more >They have a Vermeer 8C52 74 horsepower diesel Stump Cutter and a Vermeer sSC252 30 horsepower gas Stump Cutter.

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 11 years in business

Joseph Tree Service

3.65

(200)
Joseph Tree Service will be able to help you with maintaining your trees. They will be able to assist with stump grinding, tree removal, tree trimming or plant health care. They started their business in order to provide the people of Columbus, Ohio with professional, honest and ... Read more >expert-level tree care. They were founded in the year 2004 by firefighter brothers who had a passion for climbing trees.

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 16 years in business

Bartlett Tree Experts

4.67

(8)
With more than 113 years in the business, Bartlett Tree Experts are one of the oldest hands in the game. You can make an appointment via their website. There is also experts advice and resources... Read more > which you can view by visiting their website. They offer a wide range and diversity of services relating to tree care and management.

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 113 years in business

Columbus Tree Service

3.65

(40)
Columbus Tree Service specializes in tree trimming, tree removal, hazardous trees, stump grinding and storm response. They are family operated and have more than 15-years of industry experience. ... Read more > You can view samples of their work on their website to get a better idea of what they offer.

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 15 years in business

Excellent Arborist Tree Company

3.75

(17)
Excellent Arborist Tree Company have more than 20-years of experience in the industry and are able to assist with tree removal, tree trimming and stump grinding. They also offer storm ... Read more >damage clean-ups and bush and shrub services. They have a 30 second video on their website which you can watch to learn more about them.

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 17 years in business

Blockeye Stumps

2.45

(11)
Buckeye Stumps regard no job as being to big or too small. They can grind any stump size. You can call them or email them your address to get a free estimate. They use a Rayco Super rg50 4×4 with a blade attachment to push the chips back into the hole.... Read more >

location small grey Serve Tampa, FL

Clock small grey 28 years in business

Who qualified to make the list?

To qualify to make the list, you 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.

We feel that years in operation is a big factor as it speaks volumes about the competence of the business as a whole. A lot of the businesses on the list have been in business for 10 years or more.

GTQ rating formula

The GoTreeQuotes rating is a mathematical formula that takes into account the number for years in business, the number of reviews, as well as the average score.

We believe the provenance of a company and the number of reviews, is just as important as the average score. Just as long as that average score does not dip too much below the 4.0 mark.

The formula used:

Years in business X number of reviews / 1000  X  Average score = GTQ rating

Example:

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 and most precise way to do things.

Below are some more details on the companies in order as they appear on the list above.

FAQ’s

Yes. Cutting down your trees during winter will be way cheaper than any other time of the year. The first thing is that during winter many trees have shed off their leaves. As a result, the amount of work required is significantly low. However, this is not the only reason.

During winter, the number of outdoor activities reduces significantly. As a result, tree services also reduce. This leaves tree services companies with no work to do. To gain demand, these companies are willing to reduce their prices. You can save as much as 25% of tree removal costs by doing it during winter.

For some trees, you have to while for others you can leave them the way they are. It all depends on the type of roots your tree has and how close it is to the house foundation. If your tree has invasive roots, then it is okay to remove them. However, check whether it is at a safe distance or not first. A safe distance is 10 ft. from the house foundation to the outer edge of a tree trunk. If the distance reduces below this, there are high chances that the roots will destroy your house foundation and you should remove the tree.

You have to follow certain steps to make sure that you appropriately select the right tree service company. The first step is by doing a search on the internet to see some of the companies around your area. Once you find a list of the companies, the next step is to check their reviews. Make sure that you do not go for a company with less than 3-star reviews. Make sure that their high-star reviews are many. Then check their background information. By using ABN lookup you will find it easy to know about company name and type of services. Any company that has changed its name recently is a no-go zone. Make sure the company is in operation. Whatever company you select, make sure you check their insurance details and arborist certificates.

Yes. You may prune your neighbor’s tree only if the branches are overhanging on your property. Only prune the overhanging branches and make sure that you return them to your neighbor. Make sure that you also do not violate your local council TPO. However, you cannot remove your neighbor’s tree without their consent.

Yes. But not all cases of tree removal. A home owner’s insurance policy will only cover tree removal in cases where the tree has fallen as a result of natural causes such as a storm or the tree has been dead for a long time. In other cases, where the tree is totally healthy, then you have to take care of the costs yourself.

Ben McInerney
Author: Ben McInerney - Ben is a qualified arborist with 15 plus years of industry experience in Arboriculture. He ran a successful tree service before turning to writing and publishing. Ben is dedicated to providing users with the most accurate up-to-date information on everything trees.