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Services include full service tree care: consulting, pruning, insect & disease control, fertilizing, soil analysis & therapy, removal, stump grinding, planting & transplanting.
License 879506 |
200 Dillon Avenue, Suite D
Campbell , CA 95008
(408) 827-8933

Serving the Greater Bay Area

24-Hour Emergency Tree Service, Arborist Reports, Corporate, Commercial & Residential Tree Planting, Fine Tree Pruning & Shaping, Tree Fertilization, Removal of Oversized & Hazardous Trees, Tree Cabling & Bracing, Tree Crane...
License 892956 | DCID4088661148
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Why Trust Diamond Certified Tree Service Companies Rated Highest in Quality?

You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a tree service that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified tree maintenance service. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated tree service and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you'll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you'll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

How to Choose
How to Select a Santa Clara County Tree Service

When you first bought a home in Santa Clara County, you were excited about the luscious trees in the landscape design. You knew trees would provide tranquility and seclusion from your neighbors.

However, trees also come with maintenance and care problems including overgrown branches, tree diseases, or insect infestations.

You’ll need a good tree care company in Santa Clara County to help keep your trees safe and thriving. The articles below will help you make a wise decision when choosing which local tree contractor is best for you....

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When you first bought a home in Santa Clara County, you were excited about the luscious trees in the landscape design. You knew trees would provide tranquility and seclusion from your neighbors.

However, trees also come with maintenance and care problems including overgrown branches, tree diseases, or insect infestations.

You’ll need a good tree care company in Santa Clara County to help keep your trees safe and thriving. The articles below will help you make a wise decision when choosing which local tree contractor is best for you.

Considerations When Hiring a Tree Service in Santa Clara County
It is necessary to verify proper licensing, liability insurance, and workers' compensation for any Santa Clara County tree service. It would also be wise to verify their policy with the insurance company yourself.

If you hire a tree service in San Carlos, San Jose, Pacific Heights, Sunnyvale or your area without looking into liability or workers' compensation, you could risk financial ruin. If there were any accident causing property damage or injury to a tree worker at your home, you could easily be held financially responsible.

Santa Clara County tree services should be certified with the International Society of Arboriculture, or ISA. In order to take the ISA certification exam, they must posses a minimum of three years direct tree care experience, or a degree in arboriculture or horticulture.

Remember, if you choose a company without doing the research, it may end up costing you more time and money in the long run.  

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Know What You Want
Before Hiring Tree Services in Santa Clara County

You know you need tree services. But since there are many tree companies out there to choose from, you must be diligent in how you hire a tree service. Ask yourself what kind of business you want performing your tree services in Santa Clara County.

The questions above will help you narrow down your tree care needs and goals....

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You know you need tree services. But since there are many tree companies out there to choose from, you must be diligent in how you hire a tree service. Ask yourself what kind of business you want performing your tree services in Santa Clara County.

The questions above will help you narrow down your tree care needs and goals.

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Guarantee?
  • Do I want a tree service in Santa Clara County that is expertly qualified and experienced?
  • Have I done research on common tree services and what tree work entails?
  • If I am unable to hire a Diamond Certified tree service, do I have time to thoroughly research tree services (which could save time and money in the long run)?
  • Do I have time to check references, confirm licensing, confirm ISA certifications, verify liability insurance and workers' compensation, as well as check for complaints against the company?
  • Do I have the budget for hiring a well qualified tree service in Santa Clara County?

Whether you are in Cupertino, Alviso, Milpitas Santa Clara or another area, you can chose with confidence by using a Diamond Certified tree service.

If you are unable to use a Diamond Certified tree service, this is where you especially must conduct your own research. You first should determine the tree services you need, and then locate a tree service that caters to your needs.

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What to Ask on the Phone
What to Ask Santa Clara County Tree Services on the Phone

Always be very specific about your tree care needs when speaking with tree contractors in Santa Clara County and beyond.

Most tree services will need to see the work prior to give you a quote, so narrowing down your choices through phone interviews will help you decide which tree contractors to invite for on-site estimates.

What should you ask local tree care companies over the phone?

Here are some sample questions:...

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Always be very specific about your tree care needs when speaking with tree contractors in Santa Clara County and beyond.

Most tree services will need to see the work prior to give you a quote, so narrowing down your choices through phone interviews will help you decide which tree contractors to invite for on-site estimates.

What should you ask local tree care companies over the phone?

Here are some sample questions:

  • Has your Santa Clara tree care company attained a Diamond Certified rating and maintained that rating?
  • Are you current on your contractor's license, liability insurance, and workers' compensation (ask for proof)?
  • Are you an ISA Certified Arborist?
  • How long have you maintained your ISA certification?
  • How many years have you worked as an arborist?
  • How knowledgeable and experienced is your tree care staff?
  • In which tree services are you most knowledgeable?
  • Do you have a specialty area in tree services?
  • Will you provide a written estimate of the tree work?
  • Will you allow me to verify your contractor's license, insurance information, and workers' compensation for myself?
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What to Ask in Person
In Person Questions for Tree Services in Santa Clara County

After your phone interviews with tree companies, meet in person with the tree services you are considering. Whether you need tree maintenance, repairing tree storm damage, view restoration, or reducing tree overgrowth, be sure to communicate exactly what you want from a local tree service.

Write down the tree trimmer or arborist's answers to your questions. This is especially true if you have a complex tree problem. And let the tree service know if you will employ an arborist for the long term.

Questions to ask local arborists and tree services in person:...

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After your phone interviews with tree companies, meet in person with the tree services you are considering. Whether you need tree maintenance, repairing tree storm damage, view restoration, or reducing tree overgrowth, be sure to communicate exactly what you want from a local tree service.

Write down the tree trimmer or arborist's answers to your questions. This is especially true if you have a complex tree problem. And let the tree service know if you will employ an arborist for the long term.

Questions to ask local arborists and tree services in person:

  • What tree care equipment do you use when inspecting trees, trimming trees or providing other tree maintenance services?
  • Do you use tree spikes (may cause damage)?
  • How experienced are your employees with working around hazardous electrical wiring?
  • Is clean up included and when will clean up be completed?
  • Will I need to supply water for tree services (a potential hidden cost)?
  • How long will my tree services will take to complete?
  • Will you provide stump grinding after tree removal services?
  • Is there an extra cost for stump grinding service?
  • Do you offer tree storm damage repair in Santa Clara County?
  • Will you have a written contract for my tree care services?
  • What are the contract terms for tree service in Santa Clara County?
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What to Ask References
Questions to Ask Santa Clara County Tree Service References

It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified tree care service because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a tree care service in Santa Clara County, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company....

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It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified tree care service because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a tree care service in Santa Clara County, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company.

Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can’t find a Diamond Certified tree care service company close enough, you’ll have to do careful research. If you call references yourself, make sure to ask for a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid a tree service only offering their happiest customers for references.

Remember though, references provided to you by the tree care company are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That’s because references given to customers from local tree services often favor the company, and are not randomly selected from all their customers.

Here are some questions you can ask tree service references in Santa Clara County to help ensure you're making a wise decision:

  • What tree services were provided?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your satisfaction level with this tree service?
  • What reasons (if any) were you unsatisfied with the tree service?
  • Would you call this company again for tree services in Santa Clara County?
  • Were they friendly and professional through all of your encounters?
  • Did they notify you of any accommodations needed before starting tree work (moving vehicles)?
  • Did they pressure you into tree services you did not want?
  • Were there any hidden costs on your tree service invoice?
  • Did your final cost reflect the estimate you were given? Why or why not?
  • Did the tree company remove debris before they left the premises?
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Review Your Options
Final Questions When Choosing a Tree Service

Review your final tree service companies and make your final selection. When hiring a tree care service in Santa Clara County, consider these additional questions....

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Review your final tree service companies and make your final selection. When hiring a tree care service in Santa Clara County, consider these additional questions.

  • Whether for tree pruning in Palo Alto, tree bracing in Sunnyvale, tree removal in San Jose, or solar enhancement in Milpitas, can you communicate effectively with the company?
  • Has a Santa Clara County tree service pressured you into services you do not want?
  • Has a tree service in Santa Clara County expressed interest in your long-term tree work needs?
  • Are you only seeking a fix to an isolated tree problem (no long-term tree service)?
  • Do you want a full-service tree company or a part-time tree service? (A full-service company will likely be better equipped and trained.)
  • Did you feel they have your best interests in mind?
  • Have you checked tree service liability and insurance, as well as licensing, tree care training, ISA certification, and experience?
  • Are they a Diamond Certified tree service in Santa Clara County?
  • If they are not Diamond Certified, do they have any complaints with the Better Business Bureau?
  • Have you contacted the California Contractor's State Licensing Board (CSLB)?
  • Have you contacted their insurance company for verification of liability for tree services?

If you are reassured with the answers to these questions, make your decision to hire a professional tree service company.

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How to Work With
Tips for Working with Santa Clara County Tree Services

Congratulations on selecting the tree service in Santa Clara County. Know that in the long term, good tree care will be an investment. Make sure you have everything in writing with detailed descriptions of the tree services to be performed.

This will help avoid mistakes due to poor communication. Have them give you a start date and estimated completion date. Have them notify you in advance of any additional costs that were unforeseen in your original estimate....

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Congratulations on selecting the tree service in Santa Clara County. Know that in the long term, good tree care will be an investment. Make sure you have everything in writing with detailed descriptions of the tree services to be performed.

This will help avoid mistakes due to poor communication. Have them give you a start date and estimated completion date. Have them notify you in advance of any additional costs that were unforeseen in your original estimate.

After Hiring a Santa Clara County Tree Service
You received an estimate based on the tree services you asked to have completed. Of course, unforeseen problems may arise. Tell them you must agree to any additional costs prior to completing tree services.

If you haven't already, ask if there is an extra charge for travel to your home. Sign the contract and do a walk-through with the senior contractor before it begins.

How to Ensure Tree Services in Santa Clara County are as Expected
Anticipate extra noise while your tree service is completed. Make sure not to get close while they are completing the work, as this could be unsafe. Ask your arborist what is a safe distance to stay away.

Do not talk to tree service workers if they are in a tree, only when they are on the ground. Make sure to keep any pets out of the way, and keep your windows and doors closed as much as possible.

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Be a Good Customer
How You Can Be A Valued Santa Clara County Tree Service Customer

It is the tree service's responsibility to put in quality work using the best possible techniques. But you play an important role in receiving good professional tree care services.

Here are some simple steps you can take towards being a good customer....

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It is the tree service's responsibility to put in quality work using the best possible techniques. But you play an important role in receiving good professional tree care services.

Here are some simple steps you can take towards being a good customer.

  • Be upfront with the tree service you choose. Let them know how they can fulfill your expectations.
  • Reiterate your understanding of the agreement for tree services. Most problems with professional tree services occur because of a breakdown in communication.
  • When working with your tree service in Santa Clara, ask if you should call to check on the progress of your tree work.
  • Be sure your contractor has a phone number where they can reach you while they’re performing tree services.
  • When your contractor calls you, always return calls promptly to keep your tree work on schedule.
  • Remember that being polite and keeping a friendly smile will go a long way!
  • Pay for your tree care work promptly.

So why would you want to be a good customer? Everyone appreciates a pleasant customer. This is no different for tree services in Santa Clara County.

Tree care professionals appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Having a positive attitude as a customer sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship.

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Check the Work
Check Tree Services Against the Invoice

Always make sure to check everything in your tree care contract was completed to your satisfaction. Compare the line items on the invoice to the actual work that you had done.

A complete invoice for tree care services should include the following:...

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Always make sure to check everything in your tree care contract was completed to your satisfaction. Compare the line items on the invoice to the actual work that you had done.

A complete invoice for tree care services should include the following:

  • The tree company's name, address, telephone number, and their license number at minimum.
  • An itemized list of all tree work performed, and specific descriptions of the work done.
  • A break-down of cost for labor and materials.
  • The invoice should ideally include a start date, estimated completion date and possibly a guaranteed end date. There may be a clause for some delays that are excusable such as inclement weather.
  • If they offer a satisfaction guarantee, has the Tree Service been completed to your 100% satisfaction?
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Written Warranties
Written Guarantees for Tree Care in Santa Clara County

If your tree contractor offered you warranties for tree services, they should be willing to provide them to you in writing for your records.

For your protection, all written guarantees should include the following information:...

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If your tree contractor offered you warranties for tree services, they should be willing to provide them to you in writing for your records.

For your protection, all written guarantees should include the following information:

  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
  • The tree contractor’s name and physical address.
  • What products and services are covered.
  • All limitations and exclusions.
  • If the warranties are transferable to the new owner if you sell your home.
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Top 10 Requests
Popular Requests for Santa Clara Tree Companies

Chances are you are unsure what tree services you require of tree care companies in Santa Clara County.

Here are some common tree care services and common tree problems where professional tree companies and certified arborists can assist:

Tree Bracing and Tree Cabling
Helps to provide extra support to strengthen a tree that may be weak and have limbs that may break. Without correcting a specific tree weakness, you may risk injury or property damage. This is especially problematic when there are storms....

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Chances are you are unsure what tree services you require of tree care companies in Santa Clara County.

Here are some common tree care services and common tree problems where professional tree companies and certified arborists can assist:

Tree Bracing and Tree Cabling
Helps to provide extra support to strengthen a tree that may be weak and have limbs that may break. Without correcting a specific tree weakness, you may risk injury or property damage. This is especially problematic when there are storms.

Dead Branches in Trees
A common tree issue which should be removed to increase tree health. This will also avoid property damage and injury, as dead branches are more susceptible to storm damage. You don't want a dead tree limb or dead tree branch to fall on a car, break a window, or cause other structural damage.

Diseases in Trees
Often times tree disease is the result of a deficiency of nutrition in trees. Tree disease can range from leaf discoloration, to excess bark peeling, to insect infestations.

Leaning Tree Repair
If your tall tree leans at a noticeable angle, this could be a hazard if there are strong winds during storms. Leaning trees should be corrected by a professional tree service to avoid property damage or personal injuries.

Mushroom or Fungus Growth in Trees
This can happen around the base of the tree, which is a sign of tree decay. There is rotting wood in roots of trees, which means your tree is dying. A well trained arborist can assess your tree and recommend a solution.

Preventative Tree Care
Trees need proper light, pruning, and food to help it achieve a pleasing tree shape and to live longer. This includes tree fertilizers, which will increase the overall health and nutrition of your trees. There are many organic and conventional fertilizers for trees that your Santa Clara County Tree Service can provide.

Raised Earth Around Base of Tree
This can mean your tree is beginning to uproot from the ground. This could be dangerous if a strong storm came through to further uproot your tree. Many of us have seen photos of a tree that crashed on a vehicle or a tree that fell on a house.

Solar Enhancement Services
Solar Enhancement completed by professional arborists in Santa Clara County will ensure there is sufficient light for solar panels to function adequately. If your home has solar panels, you may see improved solar functionality by reducing the amount of shade from nearby trees.

Tree Planting Services
Perhaps you wish to plant decorative trees, fruit trees or citrus trees. Either way, consulting a professional tree service will assist you with tree planting in Santa Clara County.

View Restoration
This can include tree thinning, which creates beautiful filtered views by removing dead wood on trees. They may also perform “windowing” which creates additional open space, similar to a window's function in your home.

 

Products Used By Good Tree Care Services in Santa Clara County
Your Santa Clara County tree care professional may use a number of different products and tools to care for your trees. Here are a few things to expect they may use when performing tree care services.

Climbing Line or Climbing Rope
These should meet all ANSI safety standards, and will assist a professional arborist with safely climbing trees.

Tree Fertilizer
Fertilizer and other tree health products may be used in preventative tree care.

Professional Chainsaws and Other Professional Tree Equipment
Chainsaws are often used by tree contractors to trim trees, clear utility line areas, or for other tree shaping and tree pruning.

Electric Pole Chainsaw
These are used as an alternate way for trimming trees. Instead of climbing a ladder to the top of your tree, chainsaw in hand

Rigging Line
Not to be confused with a climbing rope, this assists tree stability by connecting them to stationary objects.

Tree Cabling Tools
This is a very specialized tree service skill, which requires the use of eye lags, extra strength cable, and bracing equipment such as a course threaded rod.

Tree Saver Straps
These should be used when a tree rigging line is put into place. They will help avoid damage to bark while tree work is being performed.

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If Things Go Wrong
The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee

Diamond Certified tree care contractors are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the arborist or tree trimming company you hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138....

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Diamond Certified tree care contractors are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the arborist or tree trimming company you hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Ending Conflict with a Tree Service in Santa Clara County
Hopefully your tree services will go smoothly and you will not have any conflicts. If a problem should arise between you and the tree service you chose, here are some tips.

  • Determine what the specific problem is with your tree service. Speak with the senior contractor when an issue first arises.
  • Remember to be polite, even when you are discontent with your tree service.
  • Explain the problem in detail and know how you would like it resolved (within reason).
  • Tree photographs may be useful if a tree service damaged your trees (may need before and after photos).
  • Know your rights as a consumer. If your issues are not resolved in a timely manner, consult the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Familiarize yourself laws that pertain to contractors and tree services in Santa Clara County.
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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Tree Care Terms
Professional tree trimming, tree pruning and tree clean up services.
Tree removal and fallen tree cleanup services including stump grinding and wood chipping. Photo: Treemasters (2012)

Following are some common terms used in the tree service industry. This will help you when talking to a local arborist or tree service who is using industry terms you may not know.

ANSI 3000
American National Standards Institute, the national organization that sets standards for tree trimmers, tree services and arborists.

ANSI Z133.1
American National Standards Institute safety standard for tree care....

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Following are some common terms used in the tree service industry. This will help you when talking to a local arborist or tree service who is using industry terms you may not know.

ANSI 3000
American National Standards Institute, the national organization that sets standards for tree trimmers, tree services and arborists.

ANSI Z133.1
American National Standards Institute safety standard for tree care.

antitranspirant
A chemical that is applied to cut back water loss through stems and leaves on trees.

Also known as antidesiccants

arborist
The cultivation and management of trees which focuses on the health and safety of trees.

Also known as: Arboriculture

backfill
Refilling a hole around the roots with dirt, often happens during transplanting.

bark
The protective outer layer on trunks, branches and twigs.

bracing
Creating extra support for a tree with structural defects by limiting movement of tree branches using steel cables, wire rods, and clamps.

branch
The division of a stem, or a secondary stem, attached to a primary part of the tree.

bolting
The use of a ¼ inc threaded steel, used to support cracked, splitting, or debilitated joints of a tree.

buttress root
A large root that forms at ground level of a tree.

cabling
A method of structural support for weak tree joints. An extra strength cable is used to support the tree. There is a hole drilled into each main branch, into which a two eye-bolts are used to help keep a tree from splitting apart. Often preferable to bracing or used in conjunction with tree bracing.

canopy
The top or crown of a tree, which is formed by all the branches and leaves together.

canopy raising
Used to assist in creating a symmetrical tree by taking away lower lateral limbs.

crown
All branches and foliage of a tree above the ground

crown thinning
Removing selected tree branches in order to facilitate sunlight penetration and reducing weight of strained branches.

crown restoration
Used to renew health and structure to a damaged tree

deadwood
Removal of dying, diseased, or already dead branches.

deciduous
Trees or shrubs that shed their leaves seasonally.

drop cut
A second cut in a three-cut procedure of take away a branch.

eye lags
Screws thread eye bolts used in cabling and bracing.

Also known as: eye bolts

hardiness
A tree or other plant's ability to tolerate cold or warm temperatures.

lateral root
A root that extends off of the main root.

liability
Having the legal responsibility for financial costs related with cost to repair casualty.

mature tree
A tree that has reached about 3/4 of its full growth.

pesticide (conventional)
Created for destroying or repelling a pest. Synthetic or man-made chemicals. Can be damaging to the soil.

pesticide (organic)
Less refined, naturally occurring products that often contain natural resistance to insects and other pests. Generally less harmful to people and the environment.

plant health care
A tree maintenance system that aims to be preventative or proactive in tree care. Includes fertilization, protection from tree diseases or tree infestation troubles, and ensuring satisfactory water and soil conditions.

Also known as: tree maintenance

stump grinding
A power tool with high-speed disk that rotates in order to chip a stump into smaller pieces for removal.

Also known as: stump cutter

tree pruning
Removing certain branches, roots, or buds of a tree. Used to maintain or improve health of trees, improving flower or fruit output, and helping them become more aesthetically pleasing.

Also known as: tree trimming

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ About Tree Care Services

Q: Why Choose a Diamond Certified tree service?...

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Q: Why Choose a Diamond Certified tree service?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a tree service with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only local tree services rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified tree contractor

Q: Why should I commit extra effort into tree care?
A: Trees have long been valued for their aesthetically pleasing qualities, which in turn can increase the value of your home. Trees can increase your home's worth by up to 25%, depending on placement, health, size of trees, and variety. You should protect your trees with proper tree care services.

Q: Do I really need to water trees?
A: For the most part, trees need to be watered more often when they are young and growing. However, this changes if you are having drought conditions in your area. With normal rainfall levels, the main exception to this would be trees that were not suitable for your local environment.

Q: What does pruning do for trees?
A: It helps your trees stay healthier, especially as young trees grow and mature. It promotes good branch structure, that could otherwise lead to an early death of your tree.

Q: Do arborists prune trees to specific standards?
A: All arborists should follow the “ANSI A300 – part 1 pruning” standard. Ask your tree service if they always use this standard for tree pruning.

Q: What is pruning paint for trees, and is it still needed?

A: This is an out-dated procedure that used to be suggested for sealing cuts on a freshly pruned tree. Research by the US Forest Service has debunked the need for this “wound dressing”, and showed it actually was contrary to the best interests of the trees. You can even harm your trees with too much moisture.

Q: What is the best time of year to prune trees?
A: Most arborists would agree that you can prune most trees at any time it is needed. Although some trees are more likely to need pruning at the turn of different seasons such as summer of fall.

Q: Do I really need to fertilize my trees?
A: Most trees need fertilization at some point in their lives. In the forest, there are natural circumstances such as animal waste, leaves and other plant material falling to the forest floor, and other decomposition that recycles itself. Mulching is one way to help fertilize a tree, but a plant health care program from a certified arborist is best. A certified arborist can make the best determinations based on your local environment and the ground where your trees grow. This will help your trees have the best health.

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Consumer Agencies
Agencies and Associations for Tree Trimming Services

American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) (http://www.asca-consultants.org/)  
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (http://www.bbb.com/
California Arborist Association (CAA) (http://www.cal-arb-association.com/)...

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American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) (http://www.asca-consultants.org/)  
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (http://www.bbb.com/
California Arborist Association (CAA) (http://www.cal-arb-association.com/)

Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) (http://www.cslb.cs.gov/)
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) (http://www.isa-arbor.com/
Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) (http://www.natlarb.com/
Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA) (http://www.wcisa.net/)

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Industry Information
Santa Clara County Tree Services Information
Popular Types of TreesTypes of Tree Services Available in Santa Clara County Cities Served Zip Codes Served
cedar treestree pruningAlviso
Blossom Valley
Campbell
Coyote
Cupertino
East Palo Alto
Gilroy
Holy City
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Milpitas
Monte Sereno
Monte Vista
Morgan Hill
Mountain View
Mt Hamilton
New Almaden
Palo Alto
Permanente
Redwood Estates
San Jose
San Martin
Santa Clara
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birch treesornamental tree pruning
maple treesdead tree removal
cypress treestree stump removal
juniper treestree transplanting
magnolia treestree fertilizing
palm treestree maintenance
orange treestree landscaping services
ficus treescitrus tree pruning
Japanese maple treesseasonal tree care
olive treestree stump grinding
ash treestree disease treatment
ornamental treestree identification
flowering treestree pest control services
cherry treestree thinning
dogwood treestree restoration
willow treestree surgery
pine treestree disease diagnosis
lemon treestree cutting
apple treestree planting
fig treestree limb removal
oak treesfruit tree pruning
eucalyptus treestree felling
plum treesemergency tree services