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Best Tree Services in Santa Barbara

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Santa Barbara Tree Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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252 San Nicolas Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Why choose this provider?

Honeybee Tree Care Inc. is a Santa Barbara-based company serving property owners throughout the local metro area. It offers pruning services for a wide variety of tree species, such as oaks, palms, and fruit trees. Its staff sets up protective coverings on exterior spaces, such as pools, when performing pruning services. The company also offers tree removal and stump grinding services. Owner Jeffrey Stark has been working in the tree care industry for over a decade.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (5)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

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126 N Nopal St, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Why choose this provider?

Montecito Tree Care serves residential and commercial clients in and around the Santa Barbara area. It offers a range of tree care services, including tree removal, pruning, trimming, and installation. It also performs brush chipping, wood splitting, stump removal, and deep root feeding and helps clients maintain their trees, prevent tree decay, and improve their property's curb appeal. The company is a member of various organizations, such as the International Society of Arboriculture and the Tree Care Industry Association.

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4.9
Yelp
4.9 / 5 (18)
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)

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308 Palm Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Why choose this provider?

Established in 2007, Branch Out Tree Care is a family-operated business serving property owners in and around Santa Barbara. Its professionals are equipped with over 40 years of tree work experience and equipment to handle various tree trimming and maintenance projects. Their skills also extend to stump grinding and complex tree removal work. Chris Newton, the company's owner and founder, is an ISA-certified arborist who has been in the tree care industry for over 15 years.

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4.0
Yelp
3.7 / 5 (28)
Google
4.5 / 5 (10)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (3)

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PO Box 6092, Santa Barbara, CA 93160

Why choose this provider?

Established in 1972, Peterson's Tree Care, Inc., caters to homeowners within the Santa Barbara area. In addition to standard crewmen, its team has an ISA Certified Tree Worker and two ISA Certified Arborists. It follows ANSI standards when handling tasks such as tree removal and stump grinding. It also covers wood chipping, vegetation hauling, and tree transplanting. Additionally, the company provides arborist consultation, fertilization, and plant healthcare services. It also serves customers in Summerland, Goleta, and Carpinteria.

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4.2
Yelp
4.1 / 5 (14)
Google
4.4 / 5 (7)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

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228 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Why choose this provider?

Nick's Tree Service is a local company that provides tree care solutions for clients in Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. The company's arborist, Nick Gosnell, has been in the industry for 14 years. He is a third-generation tree care expert who stays updated with the latest ISA regulations and scientific studies in the field of arboriculture. He performs a range of tree-related services, such as diagnosis and treatment, tree removal, tree risk management, urban forestry, tree protection, and stump grinding.

Reputation:

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4.9
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (26)
Google
4.2 / 5 (5)

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5.0
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1056 El Centro Street, Ojai, CA 93023

Why choose this provider?

Arbor Artist Inc., is a locally-owned company delivering tree services to clients in Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. The company conducts consultations to understand the client's objectives and the specifications of the project. It handles tree trimming, artistic pruning, thinning and lacing, stump grinding, and weed abatement. The company offers fruit tree pruning, landscape and planting, yard cleanup and hauling, hedge trimming, and tree removal. Firewood and wood chips are also available for selling and delivery.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    The health of the trees on your property is more important than you might think. They provide curb appeal to your home; their roots prevent erosion on your property, and overall, having healthy trees guarantees that your family can enjoy them for life.

    Trimming, pruning, removing pests and diseases, and other tree care services are critical to protecting the trees around your home. When you need tree care, should you hire a tree service company or an arborist? The answer depends on what you're looking for. If you need a basic service such as seasonal trimming, a tree service without an arborist on staff can handle it, but for anything that needs an expert touch, finding a certified arborist is key.
  • Can a landscaper perform tree services?

    Some landscapers may offer this service, but most won’t. Tree trimming and other large lawn services require specific credentials, special equipment, and the correct insurance to cover risks to the workers. Your safest option is to hire a fully licensed, certified tree service professional.

  • How often should trees be trimmed?

    Different trees have different pruning schedules. Young trees need to be shaped more frequently than mature trees. Plan on having a full professional pruning done every two years on younger trees. Mature trees should be trimmed every three to five years. Fruit-bearing trees need to be cut back annually in order to encourage the best production of fruit, while some evergreens can go as many as seven years before needing to be trimmed.

  • What do tree service companies do?

    Tree service companies are trained to care for trees. They handle anything from trimming trees to removing dead limbs, cutting them down and removal, clearing brush, and other services that serve the health of the trees and the needs of their customers.

  • What is an arborist?

    An arborist is a tree expert with special training and education in the care and nutrition of trees and other woody plants. Unlike tree service companies, arborists can do things like perform surgery to remove diseased parts of trees and advise on the right nutrient mix in a tree's soil.

  • How long does a stump removal take?

    The time varies depending on the size and depth of the stump. Most stumps can be completely removed in 30 minutes to two hours.

  • Is stump grinding necessary after a tree removal?

    It isn’t necessary to have a stump ground down. However, if you don’t have this service done, you’ll be left with a stump in your yard, as a tree can’t be cut down flush with the level of the grass. Stump grinders are heavy-duty machinery — don’t attempt it yourself. Call a tree service expert instead if you have stumps in your yard.

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