Best Arbor Service: Fast, frugal tree wrangling
The Forestree Company
Druids and other dendrophiles take note: If you love that tree, but it's time for a trim -- or, sniff, an extraction -- Forestree is the place to turn. Staffed by two ISA-certified arborists, the company can prune, shape, remove trees, and more. On-site estimates are free, fast, and accurate, and Forestree's prices are frugal. Removing a twenty-foot cedar was under $600; removing a smaller tree (such as a bottlebrush -- even one tangled up in power lines) a mere $200. The Forestree fellers work fast, too. A swarm of workers magically appears, scrambles up your tree like squirrels, and quickly starts the deconstruction process. A crew can whittle down a tree in an hour or so and turn it into chips (which are used for landscaping and mulch), clean up the mess, and motor away. An important honor: Bay Area Consumers Checkbook gave Forestree a high-quality rating.