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Tree Services Miami, FL - 7 Best Tree Arborists Reviewed

The Master Arborist Awards and below list is about promoting the Top Rated Tree Service in Tampa, Florida and taking the guesswork out of hiring.

We took into consideration:

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:

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

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

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calander small grey Est. 2003

Clock small grey 17 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

4.95

207

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calander small grey Est. 2001

Clock small grey 19 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

4.95

133

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calander small grey Est. 1998

Clock small grey 22 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

4.33

103

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calander small grey Est. 2006

Clock small grey 14 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

4.55

101

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calander small grey Est. 2004

Clock small grey 16 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

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Reviews: 63

4.68

47

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calander small grey Est. 2006

Clock small grey 14 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

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Reviews: 62

4.50

39

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calander small grey Est. 1985

Clock small grey 35 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

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Reviews: 24

4.47

38

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calander small grey Est. 2005

Clock small grey 15 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

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Reviews: 38

4.90

28

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calander small grey Est. 2003

Clock small grey 17 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

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Reviews: 31

5.00

26

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calander small grey Est. 2015

Clock small grey 5 years in business

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

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Reviews: 21

5.00

5

finalist dark fate2

How much will it cost me to remove a tree in Miami?

One thing to note is that there is no fixed cost of tree removal in Miami, Florida

The average cost of tree removal around Miami is around $503.

The prices range from $200 to $750 depending on various factors.

The main determinant factors are the size of the tree and its accessibility. You will always pay higher for a large tree as compared to small ones. In cases where there is little access to your tree by being in the backyard or any other area without good access, you will also pay more.

Other factors that affect the cost of tree removal that you should know about include:

  • Tree service company
  • Tree species
  • Time of the year
  • Obstacles around e.g. power lines

One of the easiest things to do to cut the cost of removal is to make sure that there is good access to the tree. Also, make sure that you choose your tree service company wisely.

Do I need a permit to trim my trees in Miami, FL?

No.

Unlike tree removal or relocation, you are not required to obtain a permit to trim trees. However, you have to meet certain conditions when doing it.

The process should be according to American National Standards (ANSI) A-300 that cover tree care work.

Activities such as excessive pruning which is pruning above 25% of the tree canopy and other harmful activities such as excess cutting of roots or use of chemicals can be a violation.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree in Miami Dade county?

Yes. Under the following conditions.

Miami county tree programs require a permit for the removal of the following trees.

  1. Those within areas designated as Natural Forest Communities
  2. Trees in wetlands
  3. Mangroves
  4. Trees protected by the Miami-Dade county
  5. Trees growing on county streets and county-owned land
  6. Trees in the municipal jurisdictions and do not have any protection ordinance of their own

Check the list of municipalities and their tree ordinances.

Are there exemptions?

Yes.

Here is a list of the exempts

https://library.municode.com/fl/miami_-_dade_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIICOOR_CH24ENPRBIBAENDEAQPACOARBIBAENENTRFUENENLAPR_ARTIVNABIENREPEPRREDRSYSTMA_DIV2TRPRPR

How much does it cost to apply for a tree removal permit?

When you are making an application for a permit for tree removal you will pay from $63 onwards depending on other factors. The Miami county fees vary depending on factors such as zoning property and inspection. Here is a list of inspection and application fees

Does the permit expire?

Yes. A tree removal permit in Miami, Florida will expire after one year upon issuance. However, it is possible to renew the permit through the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department. You have to make sure do it before expiry and pay the renewal fee.

What is an After-the-Fact Permit?

It is also referred to as an ATF permit. It is an After-the-Fact tree removal permit that is required for any trees already removed or destroyed effectively within the county. However, the application costs double than the normal one even in cost per tree.

What is the cost of trimming a tree in the city of Miami?

Tree trimming just like removal is affected by several factors. However, the main factors are the size of the tree, species and how much trimming is required.

However, the cost of trimming a tree in Miami starts from around $150 per tree.

What are Prohibited Plants in Miami?

The county of Miami-Dade has several plants that are considered prohibited. These are plants that are either non-native or exotic, growing outside their natural range. As a result, they take up a new habitat either through landscape or agricultural purposes. In the process, they can pose a danger to the current eco-system since there is no way of controlling them as it could be the case where they’re growing in their natural habitat.

Such plants can easily monopolize resources, displace wildlife or out-compete current native plants.

The government restricts the propagation of such plants and encourages their elimination.

Check the list of prohibited plants before planting your trees.

Prohibited Plants in Miami

Big Dawg’s Tree Services

4.93

(247)
Big Dawg’s tree services is one of Miami’s oldest and highest rated tree services. They brag about outstanding work ethic, competitive prices and their customer satisfaction level speaks for itself with an average of 4.95. Providing complete tree services across Miami Dade and Broward County... Read more >Big Dawg’s have a 24/7 emergency service for storm damage and fallen trees. Being fully licenced and certified arborists, as well as full insurance, Big Dawg’s is a fast and dependable service and the top-rated in Miami.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 17 years in business

Sunshine Tree Trimming

4.95

(141)
Established in 1995, Sunshine Tree Trimming claims to be the best tree trimming company in Miami with an average rating of 4.95. They specialize in tree trimming, hazardous tree trimming, tree removal, tree relocation, stump grinding, land clearing, landscaping, lawn maintenance... Read more > irrigation and landscape lighting in order to improve the presentation of your yard. They are licensed and insured, serving the communities of Miami, South Miami, North Miami, South Beach, Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles, Surfside, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, El Portal, Miami Lakes, Miami Gardens, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, Biscayne Park, Gables By The Sea, Coco Plum, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 19 years in business

One Two Tree

4.33

(108)
One Two Tree proudly service South Florida. They are able to assist with Lawn Care, Pest Control and Ornamental Tree and Shrub Care. They claim to utilize the most eco-friendly specialized methods when it comes to their business which has not changed even with the demand for services such as Pest Control and Lawn Care. ... Read more >Their commitment to industry knowledge allows them to apply this to specific needs in South Florida, from ornamental tree care to liquid fertilizers for proper turf health.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 22 years in business

Big Ron’s Tree Service

4.55

(158)
Big Ron’s Tree Service is a certified arborist and carries $1 million in liability insurance. Services that they offer include Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Tree Installation, Debris Removal, Tree Risk Management Assessment and Tree Permit Services. They have four arborists... Read more >on staff and work with several other ISA certified arborists in the small professional community. They claim to educate their employees on the best techniques as they are continually being updated as new research becomes available.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 14 years in business

True Tree Service

4.63

(64)
Centrally located in Miami, True Tree Services is prepared to service the greater Dade area with ease. They are able to assist with Tree Care, Grounds Care and Water Management. ... Read more > They are ISA certified and also specialize in tropical arboriculture. They have done extensive work in the Keys, central and west Florida and throughout the Caribbean.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 16 years in business

Jireh Tree Services

4.62

(62)
Jireh Tree Services has been offering tree removal, tree planting and tree trimming services for thousands of residents yards in the Miami, Florida area. Their staff collectively have more than 30 years of experience with tree care and removal. They claim to be certain that they can handle any tree removal or tree trimming job, no matter how big or small.... Read more >They add that they arrive on time for scheduled appointments and immediately for emergencies, guided by a certified arborist. They are familiar with plenty of tree types which ensures that they are taking care of the job with the right tools and in the right way.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 14 years in business

Native Tree Service

4.47

(24)
Since opening nearly 35 years ago, Native Tree Service claims to have established a foothold in the community. They are able to work on high-end residential properties and well-known commercial properties in South Florida. They are a member of both the Tree Care Industry Association and International Society of Arboriculture. They are licensed and fully insured. ... Read more >Services which they offer include tree trimming, tree removal, proper pruning, mangrove trimming, restoration pruning, stump grinding, stump removal, hedge trimming, palm trimming, mulching, organic fertilization, land clearing, commercial landscaping, field mowing, commercial mowing, large property maintenance, debris removal, certified arborist consultation, emergency service and tree risk assessment.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 35 years in business

Prestige Tree Care

4.90

(51)
The arborists at Prestigious Tree Care are specialists who are dedicated to the care of individual trees. They come well equipped for all projects to work safely with trees. They provide proper maintenance for trees. ... Read more >Services that they offer include landscape designing and installation, proper pruning, removals and stump grinding, debris removal and consultation services for both residential and commercial areas.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 13 years in business

All Dade Tree Services.INC

4.90

(38)
All Dade Tree Services states that they are able to handle any size project without losing care and attention to detail. Their company is fully licensed and insured and is owned and operated by the owners. They make sure that all jobs are done correctly and as agreed.... Read more >They further add that they guarantee customer satisfaction. Services that they offer include tree trimming, canopy reduction, tree removal, hedge trimming, landscaping, stump grinding, root pruning, fertilization, debris removal and hurricane preparation.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 15 years in business

Affordable Tree Service

5.00

(31)
Affordable tree service specialize in tree removal, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump removal, stump grinding, and palm tree trimming. They are a full-service tree care company that provides South Florida with professional tree trimming and tree removal services. ... Read more >They have years of experience in professional tree trimming and tree removal services and also offer yearly maintenance plans for residential and commercial properties.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 17 years in business

J.A Roman Tree Service

3.27

(7)
J.A Roman Tree Service is an established arborist service orientated company with more than 20 years of experience in South Florida. They are certified and licensed to work in South Florida including Kendall, South Miami, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and the Pinecrest area. ... Read more >Services which they offer include tree trimming, tree removal, debris removal, stump grinding, precision tree trimming, tree and shrub fertilization, whitefly control, diagnosis of tree and shrub deficiencies and emergency services which include a quick and efficient disaster response.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 16 years in business

Bouie and Bouie

5.00

(21)
With more than a decade of experience, making customers happy is the top priority of Bouie and Bouie. They offer contractual as well as non-contractual services to their customers and are able to do jobs such ... Read more >as tree trimming, tree stump removal, stump grinding, demolition of the property. The equipment inventory allows them to do whatever is necessary in order to make customers happy.

location small grey Serve Miami, FL

Clock small grey 5 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 business on the list have been in business for 10 years or more.

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GTQ rating formula

The GoTreeQuotes rating is a mathematical formula which takes into account the number for year 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.

Miami, Florida law on trimming your neighbour’s tree

Yes, you are allowed to trim your neighbour’s tree overhanging on your property. However, you have to follow set guidelines.

You have to make sure you only trim limbs or branches that are extending on your property line.

Make sure that you only trim up to the property line.

In case the work will require access to your neighbour’s property or destroy the tree it is prohibited.

FAQ’s

The average cost of tree removal is $871, while the average cost of tree trimming is $433. These numbers will vary greatly depending on the size of your tree(s) and what work needs to be done. Trees in hard to access properties will cost more to remove than a tree in a front yard with easy access. Please view our tree removal cost guide for more details.

Arborist can perform a wide variety of services including tree removal, tree trimming, palm trimming. root pruning, risk and hazard assessment and treatment of disease. That can also provide written arborist reports to present to council for tree removal permit applications.

If you ask a tree service 95% of the time they would be happy to give you the wood chips that were created from your tree being removed. Most of the time tree services struggle to get rid of them. Larger companies will store them and sell them on for a profit, but very few. Others give them to landscape suppliers free, who then sell them to the public.

This will depend on the size of the tree being trimmed, the number of branches you would like to remove and the location of the tree on your property. The average price for tree trimming is $433, but for palm tree trimming it’s $75. You will need to get a quote from your local tree service to get an accurate price.

This can cost anywhere from $100 – $500 depending on the size of the stump. The most time consuming part of stump removal is getting rid of the timber shavings created in the stump removal process. A lot of the time you can negotiate with your local tree service about leaving the shavings for a reduced price.

This will totally depend on the company you use, some companies offer their services on finance and others don’t, so if you need a finance option always check first before going ahead with the work.

You will need to check individual policies but as a general rule, the answer is no. If the tree has fallen and caused damage, then the tree removal is most likely covered, but you cannot claim for a tree that is still standing.

Fifty feet is usually classed as a medium tree and will set you back around seven hundred dollars depending on the type of tree and difficulty of the removal. Online you can find various tree removal calculators that can give you an idea of the price based on the details of the tree.

It is possible, but you are going to be hard pressed to get it done free. If the tree has comes down in a storm for example, your insurance will cover it. If you have a desirable Palm tree like a Date Palm, you might be able to get a company to come out and remove it for free as they can then sell it on. For 99.9% of cases, you will need to pay a tree cutting service to remove your tree.

Tree services and their workers are on on minimum wage, so there is not a huge obligation to tip. Tree services also charge like a wounded bull, so adding a tip on top based on a percentage of the price is just going to add insult to injury. Feel free to tip what you like, but it is not really expected.

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.