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Prime Buyers Guide Tree Care Services

Find the Best Tree Services in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond


Hiring good tree service companies in Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County and issues related to hiring them.



Updated December 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Tree Care Services in Contra Costa County CA

West Tree
(925) 680-8733
5275 Olive Dr
Concord, CA 94521

Areas Served: Moraga CA,Orinda CA,Lafayette CA,San Ramon CA,Alamo CA,Diablo CA,Concord CA,Walnut ...
Services: local tree care company for tree bracing, tree pruning, tree trimming

Atlas Tree Services
(925) 687-3631
150 Medburn St
Concord, CA 94520

Areas Served: Contra Costa incl. Orinda CA,Lafeyette CA,Moraga CA,Pleasant Hill CA,San Ramon CA
Services: tree transplantation,tree bracing,tree shaping,tree topping, tree pruning, tree care

Traverso Tree Service
(925) 930-7901
3354 Freeman Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Areas Served: Pleasant Hill CA,Concord CA,Lafayette CA,Alamo CA,Danville CA,San Ramon CA,Richmond CA
Services: tree bracing, tree care, tree shaping, tree pruning, tree topping, tree relocation

Hamilton Tree Service
(925) 228-1010
PO Box 5927
Concord, CA 94524

Areas Served: Walnut Creek CA,Richmond CA,El Cerrito CA,El Sobrante CA,Pinole CA,Martinez CA,...
Services: tree service contractors for tree care incl. trimming, pruning, tree care

Reliable Tree Experts
(925) 284-4522
PO Box 802
Lafayette, CA 94549

Areas Served: San Ramon CA,Danville CA,Walnut Creek CA,Diablo CA,Concord CA,Richmond CA,Contra Costa
Services: tree trimming, pruning, topping, shaping, tree relocation, tree removal, tree care

Davey Tree & Shrub Care
(925) 855-9974
500 Deerwood Pl
San Ramon, CA 94583

Areas Served: Walnut Creek, Richmond CA, Pittsburg, San Ramon, Concord CA, Pleasant Hill, Antioch
Services: tree services & tree care incl. pruning, trimming, topping, shaping

Find the Best Tree Services in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond 

Tree services in Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County usually have an ISA certified tree arborist on staff for reports or consultation, and adhere to tree service industry standards.

Tree Services in Contra Costa County are Properly Stocked with the Best Tree Service Equipment

Tree contractors in Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County Are Much Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Repot lists these tree services in Contra Costa County: Davey Tree & Shrub Care, West Tree, Hamilton Tree Service, Traverso Tree Service, Reliable Tree Experts, Atlas Tree Services, Tree Wise, No Nonsense Horticultural Services, Paul's Tree Service, Mattioda Tree Services. Other tree services in Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond CA that might still be in business include: Jeff's Tree Service, Bartlett Tree Experts. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Tree Care Services in Contra Costa County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.



Questions To Ask Tree Services in Contra Costa County CA 

When it comes to tree services in Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County? (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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond 

Licensing & Trade Associations for Tree Services in Contra Costa County
AFPO American Forest and Paper Organization (
ASCA American Society of Consulting Arborists (
BBB Better Business Bureau (
CAA California Arborist Association (
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board (
Diamond Certified
INFC International Network of Forests and Communities (
ISA International Society of Arboriculture (
NTT National Tree Trust (
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service (
TCIA Tree Care Industry Association (

Media & Web Resources About Tree Care in Contra Costa County
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 Contra Costa County within the following zip codes:

94513, 94583, 94803, 94523, 94519, 94561, 94598, 94549, 94572, 94530, 94582, 94547, 94525, 94509, 94801, 94563, 94514, 94805, 94564, 94528, 94596, 94802, 94526, 94553, 94569, 94565, 94808, 94548, 94517, 94516, 94804, 94518, 94556, 94575, 94527, 94511, 94524, 94521, 94520, 94506, 94807, 94570, 94595, 94820, 94597, 94522, 94806, 94531, 94507 and 94850





Tree Care Alamo CA

Ed's Tree Service Alamo CA 94507

Tree Care Antioch CA

Ed's Tree Service Antioch CA 94531
Evergreen Tree Care Antioch CA 94531
Greenleaf Forestry Antioch CA 94509


Tree Care Brentwood CA

Davey Tree Expert Co Brentwood CA 94513
Green Terra Tree Brentwood CA 94513
Willow Tree Garden Brentwood CA 94513


Tree Care Clayton CA

Arborist Waraner Tree Experts Clayton CA 94517

Tree Care Concord CA

Bartlett Tree Experts Concord CA 94518
BLS Contractors Concord CA 94520
Ed's Tree Service Concord CA 94519
Environmental Home & Garden Concord CA 94520
Hamilton Tree Service Concord CA 94524
Hardway Concord CA 94524
Paul's Tree Service Concord CA 94521
Ponderosa Tree Service Concord CA 94521
Quality Tree Care Concord CA 94522
Stone Tree Concord CA 94521
Stumps No More Concord CA 94518
Tree Care of California Concord CA 94521

Tree Care Crockett CA

Stephen Batchelder Consulting Crockett CA 94525

Tree Care Danville CA

Alamo Tree & Stump Service Danville CA 94526
Best Pest Control & Tree Service Danville CA 94526
Ed's Tree Service Danville CA 94506
Elite Tree Service Danville CA 94506
Paul's Tree Service Danville CA 94526
Tree Wise Danville CA 94526

Tree Care Discovery Bay CA

Palmist Discovery Bay CA 94505


Tree Care Dublin CA

Davey Tree & Shrub Care Dublin CA 94568


Tree Care El Cerrito CA

Joe Amttioda El Cerrito CA 94530
State Tree Expert El Cerrito CA 94530


Tree Care El Sobrante CA

Bay Area Tree Care El Sobrante CA 94803
Contra Coasta Tree & Stump El Sobrante CA 94803


Tree Care Lafayette CA

Ed's Tree Service Lafayette CA 94549
McCreary Tree Service Lafayette CA 94549
Reliable Tree Experts Lafayette CA 94549
West Coast Tree Lafayette CA 94549

Tree Care Martinez CA

N&N Tree Service Martinez CA 94553
Nachtrieb & Kymer Tree Care Martinez CA 94553
National Tree & Garden Co Martinez CA 94553

Tree Care Moraga CA

Advance Tree Service Inc Moraga CA 94570
B&H Tree Service Inc Moraga CA 94570
Ed's Tree Service Moraga CA 94556


Tree Care Oakley CA

A Dorado Gil Rodriguez Tree Oakley CA 94561
JC Tree Oakley CA 94561
Valley Oaks Tree Service Oakley CA 94561


Tree Care Orinda CA

Arbor Products Orinda CA 94563
Orinda Blue Pines Tree Service Orinda CA 94563
Trees Plus Orinda CA 94563

Tree Care Pinole CA

Sun Dance Tree Experts Pinole CA 94564


Tree Care Pleasant Hill CA

Atlas Tree Service Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Jack's Tree Service Pleasant Hill CA 94523

Tree Care Richmond CA

M & M Tree Service Richmond CA 94804
Mattioda Tree Service Richmond CA 94804


Tree Care San Pablo CA

Gonzalez Tree Service San Pablo CA 94806

Tree Care San Ramon CA

Jeff's Tree Service San Ramon CA 94583

Tree Care Walnut Creek CA

Diablos Tree Service Inc Walnut Creek CA 94597
Ed's Tree Service Walnut Creek CA 94596
Traverso Tree Service Walnut Creek CA 94595