Below is a list of the top voted tree services in Miami for 2020. One of the most importing factors for customers when choosing a tree company is the previous customer reviews.
We decided to take a bit more of a mathematical approach when deciding on the winners for this year.
You see some reviews hold more weight than others. Facebook reviews are renowned for being filled with reviews from friends, but that being said there are a lot of legitimate reviews on that platform.
|Company||Details||Avg. Rating||GTQ score||Place|
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, Angies 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.
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
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 procise way to do things.
Below are some more details on the companies in order as they appear on the list above.
Do I need a permit for tree removal in San Francisco?
Tree protection legislation has some specific laws regarding the removal of trees on private property in San Francisco. They state that trees are classed in 2 x categories:
- Protected tree
- Street trees
A tree on private property is classified significant if any portion of its trunk is within 10 feet of the public right of way and if one of the following three conditions are true:
- The tree has a DBH of over 1 foot
- Is over 20 feet tall; or
- Has a canopy in excess of 15 feet in width.
The “public right of way” means the street area where cars travel.
If a tree is a significant tree, then it cannot be removed without obtaining a tree removal permit first.
You will need to lodge an application with the Director of the Department of Public Works.
Online form application: Tree removal permit application San Francisco
How much does an application cost?
Tree removal applications in San Francisco don’t come cheap. Below is a breakdown of prices:
|1 – 3 Trees||(non-construction related)||$348|
|1 – 3 Trees||(Construction or development)||$701|
|4 – 9 Trees||$933|
|10 + Trees||$1,402|
The above payments are non-refundable and do not guarantee approval.
Tree Removal Guidelines and Permitting Process
Once you submit the tree removal application a Sand Franscisco Public Works arborist will come out to visit the site and evaluate the trees in question.
If approval for removal is granted, it will be posted for a period of 30 days. If there is an objection to the tree’s removal a public hearing will be held.
The same is true if the council denies approval. You can opt for a public hearing to have your case herd.
The decision will ultimately come down to the Director of San Francisco Public Works.
If you want to improve your chances of approval, get a Certified arborist to provide you with a report on the current condition of the tree. The recommendations of an independent arborist weigh heavy on the outcome of the approval process.
You can find a certified arborist in San Francisco by using free service. Click here to get started.
Download: Tree removal application form
Download: Tree protection legislation
Can I trim a street tree in San Fransciso?
No, as of July 1 2016, residents voted to pass a new law (Proposition E) which transfers the responsibity of street tree maintenance back to the city.
Due to a budget crisis in 2006, responsibility was passed onto homeowners which meant the rules of tree maintenance such as minimum clearance for the road and foot paths remained the same, but it has to be paid for by the property owner.
This has now been amended and switched back to the city.
You can request the trimming or removal of a street tree if you feel the tree is a hazard or even if it is growing over your property. The city will then send out a tree crew to take care of the trimming free of charge.
How much is tree removal in San Francisco?
The cost of tree removal in San Francisco is higher than in other cities simply due to the cost of living for tree services. It’s all relative.
The average price is $871, but the real range is anywhere from $325 to $6,950.
Some of the things that dictate the cost of tree removal are:
- Time of year
- Size of tree
- Number of branches
- Trunk diameter
- Tree species
- Company doing the job
- Obstacles around tree
How can I save?
To save money on tree removal in San Francisco, I suggest you focus on the things you can control.
Time of year – Few people know this but tree services price jobs depending on how much work they have on. If you are booked out for a month in advance, you have now worries of paying the bills. In winter there are far fewer requests for tree removal and the same number of companies doing the work.
Look at this graph of searches for the keyword: “tree removal” in San Francisco” on Google trends.
By requesting quotes for tree removal in winter you will find yourself in a stronger bargaining position and on the right side of the supply and demand forces.
You can save an average of 25% off the price of tree removal in winter as companies bid lower prices to win work and see them through the winter.
Give good access – A tree in the backyard of a property can cost up to 100% more (double) than a tree of the same size in a front yard.
The ability of a tree service in San Francisco to get their heavy machinery such as mulching machine and cherry picker right up the tree will have a large baring on price.
Trees in backyards with poor access require more workers to drag the tree piece by piece to the street for chipping.
It takes twice as long and will cost you twice as much.
Do everything you can to give the tree contractor better access such as removing panels of fence or even a neighbours fence to give them better access.
Use this free service – Go Tree Quotes matches you with the best local tree services as voted by 1000’s of previous users. With our mathematical formula you are guaranteed to get the best the local industry has to offer as far as price and quality of service are concerned.
To get started, just scroll to the top of the page and fill in your Zip code. Answer a few simple questions about your tree job to get bids from local tree services
Cost of fallen tree removal
Fallen trees always cost a lot less to remove than standing ones.
The most time consuming part of tree removal is getting it on the ground without creaking anything. If the tree has already fallen (and broken things) the clean-up process is relatively straightforward and cheap.
You can expect the pay 50% the price of a tree of the same size that is still standing.
Greener Bay Landscaping Inc.
Greener Bay Landscaping is a company that was founded several years ago. The company has been working on four major sector which include tree services, lawn care, landscaping and masonry. As a result, they have positioned themselves as the best company to do more than tree services at a go. They serve both commercial and residential properties around San Francisco. The company has a good reputation and has received many positive reviews from their previous customers.
Serve Tampa, FL
20 years in business
The Urban Arborist
The Urban Arborist is a company that specializes in urban tree services around San Francisco Bay Area. The company is licensed and makes use of certified arborists to provide the best services to their customers. In additional, they offer a variety of services for commercial, municipality and residential properties. Other services you can get from the company include tree planting, bracing and cabling, landscaping, and diagnosis. They have already worked on over 600 projects in San Francisco.
Serve Tampa, FL
15 years in business
M & M Tree Service
It is a company that has been in the tree service industry for more than two decades. As a result, they are product of quality services and they have gathered themselves approval from many customers. The company is licensed and its workers are certified and insured. One of the things that make them stand out is their affordable rates. They offer tree pruning, trimming, lot clearing, stump grinding, removal view restoration and emergency response work. Through their website you can get free estimates.
Serve Tampa, FL
40 years in business
Friends of the Urban Forest
Friends of the urban forest is a company that focuses on urban forest and trees. As a result, they take care of sidewalk gardens and street trees within San Francisco. One of their main mission is to bring the community together with the goal of improving urban forest through planting of trees. They have been able to plant 60,000 trees plus. Their services include greening, education, advocacy and community engagement.
Serve Tampa, FL
39 years in business
What makes Arborist now stand out is the fact that they deal with so much more other than the standard tree services. The company provides their services across San Francisco for both residential and commercial properties. The best part is that you get tree care services which entail aesthetics, safety and health. The company can also provide landscaping services, planting, consulting and design, furniture and wood design as well as wood milling.
Serve Tampa, FL
13 years in business
Evergreen Tree & Gardening Service
Evergreen tree and gardening is a company that has been in operation in San Francisco for more than 10 years and they have created a name for themselves through quality service provision. The company is reputable for using the best equipment to ensure maneuvers in all areas when carrying out their work, They serve both commercial and residential areas. The company offers all kinds of tree services as well as gardening and landscaping. For someone looking for a company to do a combination of landscaping and tree work, this is the company to go for.
Serve Tampa, FL
12 years in business
Christopher Campbell Tree Design
As a tree service company, Christopher Campbell is a company whose main goal is to take care and manage urban trees. As a result, they have become very popular in urban areas all around San Francisco. The company has a good team of arborists that offer consultation services and reports. You can also get information on how to protect your trees from the company. Their other services include tree removal, risk assessment, estimates, diagnosis and treatment, estimates, and community work.
Serve Tampa, FL
20 years in business
Bay View Tree Service
If you are in San Francisco and you are looking for a company with experienced arborists and workers then Bay View tree services is a good choice for you. The company believes in improving a tree’s health as well as aesthetics. As a result, their services include aesthetic pruning, milling, planting, tree removal, shrub work and emergency services. The company is reputable and that is seen from the reviews left by their previous customers.
Serve Tampa, FL
8 years in business
The average cost of tree removal is $871, while the average cost of tree trimming is $433.
These number will vary greatly depending on the size of your tree(s) and what work needs to be done. The real range is anywhere from $250 right up to $4,900.
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.
Adelaide Councils are fairly relaxed when it comes to tree removal laws. There is a good chance you can remove your tree without approval. You will need to fist check the Tree Preservation Order for your local council. If your tree is not considered significant and is not protected you may remove it.
Tree removal and pruning is tricky to quote just by a description. Depending on the size of the tree and difficulty to remove, the price will fluctuate up or down. An on-site inspection is needed to make sure you are given a fair price and the tree service is prepared on the day with the correct machinery.
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 dedicating to providing users with the most accurate up to date information on everything trees.