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Prime Buyers Guide Tree Care Services

Find the Best Tree Services in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando

Hiring good tree service companies in the San Fernando Valley is an effective way to open up space in your yard or to simply tidy it up for the upcoming season. Arborists, tree contractors, tree doctors, and tree care companies can diagnose tree disease (such as sudden oak death), trim branches, remove stumps, or perform tree removal services and tree relocation.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best tree care companies in the San Fernando Valley and issues related to hiring them.

Updated July 28, 2014

 The TOP 10 Tree Care Services in the San Fernando Valley CA

Gold Coast Tree Service Inc
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(818) 597-0449
350 Easy Street Unit 11
Simi Valley, CA 93065
State License #721441 (D49)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)

Areas Served: So Cal incl. the San Fernando Valley
Services: tree care services incl. tree pruning, tree trimming, tree planting, tree removal, ...

Astorga Tree Service
(818) 992-6668
8707 Shirley Ave
Northridge, CA 91324

Areas Served: North Hollywood CA, Burbank CA, Van Nuys CA, Studio City CA, Woodland Hills CA

Ace Tree Service Inc
(818) 362-9071
PO Box 921296
Sylmar, CA 91392

Areas Served: Van Nuys CA, Burbank CA, Santa Clarita Valley, Studio City CA, Chatsworth CA, Reseda CA

Trees N Things
(818) 998-1790
9354 Oso Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Areas Served: Chatsworth CA, Studio City CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Santa Clarita CA, Encino CA

Roy Boak Tree Service
(661) 269-1941
27050 Furnivall Ave
Canyon Country, CA 91351

Areas Served: Santa Clarita Valley, Castaic, Santa Clarita CA, Sylmar CA, San Fernando Valley

Urban Tree Care
(818) 897-8897
11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd
Sylmar, CA 91342

Areas Served: Van Nuys CA, Burbank CA, Santa Clarita Valley, Studio City CA, Chatsworth CA, Reseda CA

Pacific West Tree Care Inc
(818) 345-4208
20811 Parthenia St
Canoga Park, CA 91306

Areas Served: Studio City CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Encino CA, Woodland Hills CA, Sylmar CA

Find the Best Tree Services in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando 

Tree services in the San Fernando Valley are required to be licensed by the state of California, such as with the D49 license specifically for tree services which allows them to perform tree pruning, tree removal, stump removal or stump grinding, and tree or limb guying.  

If arborists or tree care contractors in the San Fernando Valley have employees, they're required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection.  If a worker is injured on your property and the tree contractor doesn't have worker's comp, you could be liable to pay for the injuries and your own insurance may not cover that cost.

Tree care companies in the San Fernando Valley are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all tree contractors bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses their client in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls with previous customers, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

After heavy rains or high winds, your trees can suffer. Limbs litter the yard and can get tangled in power lines. Aside from the unattractive appearance and cleanup associated with the aftermath of a storm, there may also be serious dangers involved. Large limbs need to be removed from your roof and anything near power lines must be carefully extracted by a professional.

If you've found yourself in this situation, it's imperative that you contact a local tree service contractor or arborist. With special tree service equipment and thoroughly trained employees, good tree companies can safely remove or trim precariously positioned limbs so you don't have to climb a ladder and risk breaking your neck.

Even without a storm, trees often need trimming or treatment for disease. Again, a professional tree service or certified arborists can help.

Tree Service Companies in the San Fernando Valley Perform Numerous Services

There are many tree-related problems that only professional tree services can remedy. It's usually not advisable to attempt to resolve these issues yourself, particularly with dangerously dangling limbs or anything near power lines. Therefore, services for tree removal or tree trimming are essential.

Before starting any procedures (including emergencies), most tree services assess the situation in its entirety with aerial inspection, hazard evaluation, structural analysis and consultation. Once the situation has been fully inspected, tree surgeons or tree arborists may decide to perform tree shaping, tree trimming, tree pruning, topping, tree transplantation, tree bracing, root zone fertilization, height reductions, crown reductions, tree repair, or hopefully, tree preservation.

The tree services in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando CA can also perform the appropriate forms of vegetation management at your request, such as lot clearing, disease management, stump removal, dead wood removal, ivy removal, blackberry removal, or poison oak removal. Tree services in the San Fernando Valley approach the problem in different manners, including cabling, portable milling, crane service, or climbing spikes, the latter being potentially hazardous to a living tree. You should inquire about these techniques before hiring tree services. If the risk associated with the procedure is minimal, some tree services will even rent some of their equipment for your personal use, such as stump grinders and heavy equipment.

Tree services are also trained to attend to various potentially problematic situations, such as fire road maintenance, regular clearance for fire safety, construction damage prevention, sudden oak death, spraying, weed control, insect and disease suppression, and other preventive maintenance. Tree services throughout the San Fernando Valley will also repair storm damage with removal, limbing, wind damage repair and view restoration. If you're concerned about preserving clippings, some tree services re-use or sell removed vegetation in the form of wood chipping, brush chipping, or firewood. Tree services in the San Fernando Valley usually have an ISA certified tree arborist on staff for reports or consultation, and adhere to tree service industry standards.

Tree Services in the San Fernando Valley are Properly Stocked with the Best Tree Service Equipment

Tree contractors in the San Fernando Valley are equipped with specialized tools to efficiently remove dangerous branches or restore the appearance of overgrowth. They employ pole tree pruners, chainsaws, aerial lifts, chippers, or stump grinders for all of your tree removal needs.

Some Tree Services in the San Fernando Valley Are Much Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Repot lists these tree services in the San Fernando Valley: Gold Coast Tree Service Inc, Ace Tree Service Inc, Trees N Things, Urban Tree Care, Astorga Tree Service, Pacific West Tree Care Inc, Roy Boak Tree Service. Other tree services in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Tree Services in the San Fernando Valley CA 



When it comes to tree services in the San Fernando Valley CA, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of tree contractors you're considering hiring:

• How long have they been providing tree services in the San Fernando Valley? (Different regions have their own unique soil conditions and weather that will effect choices in tree care methods. The length of experience doing tree care in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

• How many tree services have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, tree pruning versus tree removal, etc.?

• Can the tree contractor give you names and numbers of customers who had similar tree services done who you can call as references? (All tree care companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they use tree spikes or do they use lifts? (Spikes might damage living trees you wish to keep.)

• What is their safety record when it comes to tree removal or using cranes to lift trees close to homes?

• Can the tree care company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All tree services in the San Fernando Valley bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• How will they determine pricing?

• Will the tree companies provide a written estimate?

• Will the tree contractor show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All tree care companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• Does the tree contractor provide a written warranty for their labor or for new trees they install?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the tree contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?


When you've chosen the best tree contractors in the San Fernando Valley for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the State of California. (All tree contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)



 

 

Resources About Tree Services in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando 

Licensing & Trade Associations for Tree Services in the San Fernando Valley
AFPO American Forest and Paper Organization (http://www.afandpa.org/)
ASCA American Society of Consulting Arborists (http://www.asca-consultants.org/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CAA California Arborist Association (http://www.cal-arb-association.com/)
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board (http://www.cslb.cs.gov/)
INFC International Network of Forests and Communities (http://www.forestsandcommunities.org/)
ISA International Society of Arboriculture (http://www.isa-arbor.com/)
NTT National Tree Trust (http://www.treetures.com/)
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/)
TCIA Tree Care Industry Association (http://www.natlarb.com/


Media & Web Resources About Tree Care in the San Fernando Valley
Tree Care Industry Magazine
Tree News Magazine
Tree Services Magazine
Western Arborist Magazine



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Tree Care in the San Fernando Valley within the following zip codes:

91326, 91390, 91328, 91310, 91410, 91306, 91470, 91342, 91316, 91351, 91401, 91409, 91602, 91386, 91395, 91343, 91607, 91311, 91327, 91504, 91352, 91372, 91495, 91350, 91411, 91324, 91383, 91344, 91608, 91367, 91325, 91505, 91356, 91496, 91321, 91393, 91615, 91522, 91307, 91333, 91501, 91392, 91354, 91603, 91510, 91365, 91329, 91604, 91330, 91610, 91334, 91426, 91507, 91331, 91355, 91394, 91617, 91408, 91605, 91380, 91396, 91523, 91385, 91371, 91407, 91614, 91403, 91499, 91506, 91416, 91384, 91612, 91346, 91413, 91304, 91404, 91526, 91345, 91611, 91353, 91303, 91308, 91335, 91618, 91402, 91482, 91387, 91606, 91609, 91521, 91508, 91341, 91364, 91616, 91423, 91382, 91322, 91340, 91503, 91601, 91337, 91436, 91405, 91406, 91381, 91412, 91040, 91313, 91357 and 91502

 


 

Trees Agoura Hills CA

Majestic Tree Care Agoura Hills CA 91301

 

 

Trees Arleta CA

Trees By Mary Ann Arleta CA 91331

 

 

Trees Burbank CA

Rock's Tree Service Inc Burbank CA 91506

Duran Tree Service Burbank CA 91506

 

 

Trees Calabasas CA

Valley Crest Tree Care Service Calabasas CA 91302

 

 

Trees Calabasas Hills CA

Above & Beyond Tree Service Inc Calabasas Hills CA 91301

 

 

Trees Canoga Park CA

De Santiago Tree Service Canoga Park CA 91303

Haig's Tree Service Canoga Park CA 91307

Kerry's Tree Service Canoga Park CA 91303

Pacific West Tree Care Inc Canoga Park CA 91306

Precision Tree Service Inc Canoga Park CA 91304

Top Notch Tree Canoga Park CA 91303

Viking Tree Service Canoga Park CA 91303

 

 

 

Trees Canyon Country CA

A-1 Trinity Tree Canyon Country CA 91351

Expert Tree Service Canyon Country CA 91351

Natural Wonder Trees Inc Canyon Country CA 91351

New Western Tree Service Canyon Country CA 91387

Roy Boak Tree Service Canyon Country CA 91351

Urban Tree Care Inc Canyon Country CA 91387

 

 

Trees Castaic CA

Daisies & Fir Trees Castaic CA 91384

 

 

Trees Chatsworth CA

Harold R Brazee Tree Contractor Chatsworth CA 91313

Trees N Things Chatsworth CA 91311

 

 

Trees Granada Hills CA

All Cities Tree Service Granada Hills CA 91344

 

 

Trees Mission Hills CA

San Fernando Valley Tree Service Mission Hills CA 91346

Tony's Tree Service Mission Hills CA 91345

 

 

Trees North Hills CA

Sartain Tree Service North Hills CA 91343

 

 

Trees North Hollywood CA

Arbor Essence North Hollywood CA 91601

Have Saw Will Travel Tree Service North Hollywood CA 91602

Jose's Tree Service North Hollywood CA 91605

National Arbor Service North Hollywood CA 91601

Tree House North Hollywood CA 91601

 

 

Trees Northridge CA

Astorga Tree Service Northridge CA 91324

Majestic Tree Co Northridge CA 91325

Natural Wonders Trees Inc Northridge CA 91325

Pacific Tree Care Northridge CA 91325

Zuniga Tree Service Northridge CA 91324

 

 

Trees Panorama City CA

Jiminez Tree Service Co Panorama City CA 91402

 

 

Trees Reseda CA

Donohoe's Tree Service Reseda CA 91335

Natures Tree Service Reseda CA 91335

Professional Tree Service Reseda CA 91335

Refugio Dorado Tree Service Reseda CA 91335

Riviera Palm Tree Care Reseda CA 91335

Sartain Tree Service Reseda CA 91335

Todd's Natural Tree Experts Reseda CA 91335

 

 

Trees San Fernando CA

Tree Service Kings San Fernando CA 91340

 

 

Trees Santa Clarita CA

A Tip Top Arborists Inc Santa Clarita CA 91390

Amory Tree Care Santa Clarita CA 91351

Commercial Tree Care Santa Clarita CA 91380

 

 

Trees Sherman Oaks CA

A1 Pacific Tree Sherman Oaks CA 91423

Sherman Oaks Tree Service Sherman Oaks CA 91413

Green Leaf Trees Sherman Oaks CA 91403

 

 

Trees Sun Valley CA

Dario Tree Trimming Sun Valley CA 91352

Pacific West Tree Care Inc Sun Valley CA 91352

Xpress Tree Service Sun Valley CA 91352

 

 

Trees Sunland CA

Professional Tree Service Sunland CA 91041

 

 

Trees Sylmar CA

Ace Tree Service Inc Sylmar CA 91392

Dario Tree Trimming Sylmar CA 91342

Forever Green Tree Service Sylmar CA 91342

Hollywood Tree Service Sylmar CA 91342

Land Creations Tree Trimming Sylmar CA 91392

Urban Tree Care Sylmar CA 91342

Valley Tree Service Sylmar CA 91342

 

 

Trees Tarzana CA

Hanover Tree Experts Tarzana CA 91335

J&J Tree Service Tarzana CA 91356

Mr B's Tree Service Tarzana CA 91356

Thrifty Tree Service Inc Tarzana CA 91335

Top Notch Tree Tarzana CA 91356

 

 

Trees Tujunga CA

Anderson Tree Experts Tujunga CA 91042

 

 

Trees Valley Village CA

Tree Pro Valley Village CA 91607

 

 

Trees Van Nuys CA

Conejo Crest Tree Care Van Nuys CA 91406

Donohoe's Tree Service Van Nuys CA 91401

Golden Tree Service Van Nuys CA 91406

Greenland Tree Service Van Nuys CA 91411

John J O'Sullivan Tree Trimming Van Nuys CA 91406

Total Tree Care Van Nuys CA 91406

United Tree Service Van Nuys CA 91406

 

 

Trees West Hills CA

Johnny Sherm's Tree Care West Hills CA 91307

 

 

Trees Woodland Hills CA

Mook's Arbor Systems Woodland Hills CA 91367

Mr Bs Tree Service Woodland Hills CA 91367

NW Tree Service Woodland Hills CA 91303

Tysons Total Tree Service Woodland Hills CA 91367