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Prime Buyers Guide Tree Care Services

Find the Best Tree Services in Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina

Hiring good tree service companies in the San Gabriel 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 Gabriel Valley and issues related to hiring them.

Updated July 28, 2014

 The TOP 10 Tree Care Services in the San Gabriel 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 Gabriel Valley & Pasadena CA
Services: tree care services incl. tree pruning, tree trimming, tree planting, tree removal, ...

RE Miller Tree Service
(626) 796-3600
75 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107

Areas Served: San Gabriel Valley, Pomona Valley, Pasadena CA, West Covina CA, Alhambra CA, El Monte CA

Finch Tree Service
(626) 286-2716
PO Box 907
San Gabriel, CA 91778

Areas Served: Pomona Valley, San Dimas CA, La Verne CA, Claremont CA, Diamond Bar CA, San Gabriel ...

Western Arborists
(626) 963-1171
PO Box 188
Glendora, CA 91740

Areas Served: Hacienda Heights CA, Pasadena CA, Diamond Bar CA, West Covina CA, El Monte CA, La ...

San Marino Tree Care
(626) 795-8200
751 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

Areas Served: Pasadena CA, Alhambra CA, La Canada Flintridge CA, La Verne CA, El Monte CA, Walnut ...

Canada Tree Care & Service
(818) 952-4036
PO Box 1267
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012

Areas Served: West Covina CA, Pasadena CA, Pomona CA, Glendora CA, El Monte CA, Diamond Bar CA, La ...

Find the Best Tree Services in Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina 

Tree services in the San Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel Valley are Properly Stocked with the Best Tree Service Equipment

Tree contractors in the San Gabriel 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 Gabriel Valley Are Much Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Repot lists these tree services in the San Gabriel Valley: Gold Coast Tree Service Inc, Finch Tree Service, Western Arborists, RE Miller Tree Service, San Marino Tree Care, Canada Tree Care & Service. Other tree services in Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Tree Services in the San Gabriel Valley CA 



When it comes to tree services in the San Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina 

Licensing & Trade Associations for Tree Services in the San Gabriel 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 Gabriel 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 Gabriel Valley within the following zip codes:

91118, 91006, 91203, 90604, 91105, 91740, 91803, 91711, 91780, 91801, 91001, 91021, 91066, 91772, 91765, 91222, 91114, 91778, 90601, 91107, 90610, 91110, 91802, 91733, 91189, 91124, 91769, 91747, 91009, 91117, 91109, 91788, 91789, 91012, 90602, 91305, 91102, 91756, 91042, 91199, 91017, 91744, 91023, 90609, 91896, 91899, 91205, 91031, 91077, 91182, 91208, 91129, 91746, 91210, 91121, 91734, 91731, 91722, 91214, 90603, 91723, 91008, 91206, 91309, 91768, 91773, 91041, 91221, 91771, 91108, 91795, 91020, 91749, 91702, 91804, 91007, 90606, 91770, 91706, 91188, 91025, 91791, 90605, 91043, 91106, 91016, 91748, 90607, 91046, 91745, 91790, 91766, 91792, 90608, 91797, 91003, 91750, 91714, 91123, 91732, 91754, 91010, 91204, 91030, 91224, 91716, 91793, 91104, 91202, 91209, 91225, 91767, 91024, 91741, 91735, 91116, 91755, 91125, 91185, 91126, 91184, 91201, 91776, 91207, 91775, 91011, 91226, 91103, 91724, 91115 and 91101

 

 

 


Trees Altadena CA

Complete Tree Service Altadena CA 91001

Norman Brothers Tree Service Altadena CA 91001

SP Tree Service Altadena CA 91001

Soria's Tree Service Altadena CA 91001

 

 

Trees Arcadia CA

Big Tree Inc Arcadia CA 91006

 

 

Trees Azusa CA

Tree Maintenance Inc Azusa CA 91702

State Tree Service Azusa CA 91702

 

 

Trees Baldwin Park CA

Glendora Tree Surgery Baldwin Park CA 91706

Brea Tree Service Baldwin Park CA 91706

 

 

Trees Covina CA

Acorn Tree Service Covina CA 91723

Artistic Touch Tree Experts Covina CA 91724

Mills Tree Service Covina CA 91722

Pete's Tree Service Covina CA 91724

 

 

Trees Glendora CA

A-1 Tree Service Glendora CA 91741

Western Arborists Glendora CA 91740

Eagle Tree Service Glendora CA 91741

 

 

Trees La Canada Flintridge CA

Alexander Tree Service La Canada Flintridge CA 91012

Canada Tree Care & Service La Canada Flintridge CA 91012

Flintridge Tree Care La Canada Flintridge CA 91012

Riteway Tree Service La Canada Flintridge CA 91011

 

 

Trees La Crescenta CA

Senna Tree Co La Crescenta CA 91214

 

 

Trees La Puente CA

Hector Salas Tree Service La Puente CA 91747

Shades of Green Tree Care La Puente CA 91746

 

 

 

Trees Monrovia CA

Woody's Tree Service Monrovia CA 91016

 

 

Trees Pasadena CA

CO Arborists Pasadena CA 91107

Crown Oaks Tree Care Pasadena CA 91115

Miller Crane Tree Removal Pasadena CA 91107

Pasadenda Tree Service Pasadena CA 91117

RE Miller Tree Service Pasadena CA 91107

San Marino Tree Care Pasadena CA 91107

San Marino Tree Care Pasadena CA 91103

 

 

Trees Pomona CA

Tom Day Tree Service Pomona CA 91769

JBS Tree Care Inc Pomona CA 91766

 

 

Trees Rosemead CA

Evans Tree Service Rosemead CA 91770

Frank's Tree Service Rosemead CA 91770

 

 

Trees San Gabriel CA

Beverly Hills Tree Service San Gabriel CA 91776

Finch Tree Service San Gabriel CA 91778

 

 

Trees Sierra Madre CA

Gary Anderson Tree Service Sierra Madre CA 91024

 

 

Trees South Pasadena CA

Heritage Tree Care South Pasadena CA 91030

 

 

Trees Temple City CA

Harnisch Crane Tree Removal Temple City CA 91780

Harnisch Tree Care Temple City CA 91780

Ward Tree Service Temple City CA 91780

 

 

Trees Walnut CA

Tropical Tree Service Inc Walnut CA 91788

Tree Island USA Inc Walnut CA 91789

 

 

Trees West Covina CA

Glendora Tree Surgery West Covina CA 91790

Nature's Tree Service West Covina CA 91791

Ready Willing & Able Tree West Covina CA 91790

Special Tree Service West Covina CA 91790