Arborist (and Other) Referrals

A tree in front of a house

Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa) planted by FUF in Hayes Valley in 1981.

We recommend the following professionals based on our observations, personal knowledge and client feedback. We make no claims about their rates, current certification, licensing and insurance.

Please let our staff know about your experience with any of these professionals. Your feedback will help us keep this list up-to-date.

Tree Care

  • ArborMD, 415-250-2012
    A licensed bonded and insured SF based tree care company that provides free estimates and provides arborist reports & consults, tree preservation plans, technical tree removals, expert tree pruning, root pruning and tree plantings.  Certified Arborist, Certified TreeWorker with ISA.
  • Bartlett Tree Experts, 415-206-0790
    A national company offering scientific tree care, any size tree, including pruning, planting, removal, root pruning and consultations.
  • California Tree Care, Johno Campos, 415-285-2802
    Pruning all size trees, planting, removal, root pruning, consultations.
  • Christopher Campbell Tree Design, 415-239-6100
    Services include structural pruning, tree shaping, crown reduction, young tree training, view pruning, risk & hazard reduction, as well as root pruning, stump grinding, planting, and removal if necessary. As a Certified Arborist and ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, Christopher Campbell Tree Design also provides Arborist Reports, Tree Protection Plans and Consultations.
  • City Trees, Frank Fredericks, 415-626-8535
    Fine pruning small to medium trees, pest diagnosis, root pruning and sidewalk repair, planting.
  • Davey Tree Experts, Nick Crawford, Board Certified Master Arborist, 415-468-9180 x8816
    San Francisco. A national company able to care for and manage any size tree including pruning, planting, removal, root pruning and consultations.
  • Mr. Prune Tree Service, Christopher Ingram, 415-786-5725
    ISA Certified arborist, specializing in aesthetic pruning and all phases of tree care, including planting and structural training of young trees, fruit tree pruning and rehabilitation of abused or neglected trees. Special interest in pruning of Japanese maples and black pines. Consultation services as well.
  • Tree Shapers, Ted Kipping, 415-239-2420
    Pruning all size trees, planting, removal, consultations
  • Trees Company, Christopher Altman, 415-786-0464
    ISA Certified and BA in Visual Art from Bowdoin College. Any size trees. Fine pruning to create layers, increase light and enhance views. Skilled at natural flow pruning, restoration, and shaping. Also available for planting, removals, and landscaping. Reduced rates for fixed-income households and community groups.

Garden Services

A blossoming tree

Magnolia soulangiana in bloom in the Castro.

  • Biosafe Yard and Garden Service, Vernon Pineau, 415-831-1699
    Organic and sustainable gardening, believes in wasting nothing.
  • City College Horticulture Department, 415-239-3236 (Leave message in the general voice message box.)
    You can hire a horticulture student for small garden jobs.
  • Dirty Hoe Landscaping, 415-282-1058
    Fully licensed landscape contractors, pesticide applicators and certified arborist specializing in sustainable small scale garden design, installation and maintenance.
  • Ellyn Shea, Garden Guidance, 415-846-0190
    “Good Advice and a Helping Hand.” Pruning help, planting choices, containers, edibles, natives, houseplants, organic pest control.
  • Mandeville Garden Company, 415-626-6243
    Bay friendly landscape design and build. Also, organic and poison free garden maintenance, with pleasant skilled crew.

Tree Stump Removal and Grinding

When planting a new tree in the same spot, the stump of the previous tree must be ground to a full 2 feet below the surface.

Sidewalk Repairs and CuttingA blossoming tree

Sunset Concrete, 415-584-9605

Consulting and Legal Services

  • Gregory D. Pike, Knox Ricksen LLP, Oakland, 510-285-2500
    Gregory D. Pike has 24 years of experience as a trial lawyer. His practice focuses on representing individuals, corporations and other entities in personal injury, product liability and premise liability litigation. In the premises liability arena, he represents and advises clients involved with tree disputes including actual and potential damages caused by trees, tree cutting, removal, encroachment, and view and boundary disputes.
  • Dennis Yniguez, Tree Decisions, Berkeley, 510-649-9291
    Dennis Yniguez is a Registered Consulting Arborist/Attorney and maintains an arboricultural consulting firm named Tree Decisions in Berkeley, California. In addition, Dennis has served on the faculty of the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Academy for the past eleven years.

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