Bay Area Tree Specialists provides professional tree service in Palo Alto, San Jose and the Greater Bay Area that is focused on complete customer satisfaction. All of our tree care services are guaranteed to be 100% successful.

In addition to free estimates, we provide 24-hour emergency service in San Jose and Palo Alto and all Major Bay Area Cities. Our services include:


Tree Services

  • Aesthetic Pruning – Pruning is indeed an essential part of maintaining the aesthetics and health of trees. It involves selectively removing branches and foliage to improve the tree’s structure, appearance, and overall growth. When it comes to pruning for aesthetics, the goal is to enhance the tree’s natural shape and create a visually pleasing appearance. Here are a few key points to keep in mind when pruning trees for aesthetics:

    1. Start by identifying any dead, damaged, or diseased branches. Removing these not only improves the tree’s appearance but also promotes its overall health.

    2. Consider the tree’s natural growth habit and shape. Prune branches that disrupt the desired form or obstruct the tree’s balance. However, avoid excessive pruning, as it can harm the tree and negatively impact its growth.

    3. Maintain a proper distance from buildings, walkways, and powerlines. Prune branches that may pose a risk or interfere with structures, ensuring safety and preventing damage.

    4. Be mindful of the season when pruning. Generally, it’s best to prune during the dormant season (late winter or early spring) as it minimizes stress on the tree. However, some flowering trees may require pruning immediately after they bloom to preserve their flower display.

    5. Use proper pruning techniques, such as making clean cuts just outside the branch collar (swollen area at the base of a branch). Avoid leaving stubs or damaging the branch collar, as this can lead to decay and disease. Remember, it’s always a good idea to consult a certified arborist or a professional tree care service if you’re unsure about pruning techniques or if the tree requires significant work. They can provide expert advice tailored to your specific tree and ensure its long-term health and beauty.

  • Vista Pruning – If you have a beautiful view from your home that is blocked by trees, then vista pruning will open up your view without damaging your trees. Using careful crown reduction and tree thinning, we can effectively open up the view above your trees.
  • Crown Reduction – When a tree has grown too large for your yard or is growing into power lines, crown reduction pruning is needed. Reducing crown size can place physiological stress on a tree if not done properly by expert arborists such as Bay Area Tree Specialists. Contact us for your crown reduction needs.
  • End-weight reduction of trees – When a tree matures, excessive weight at the ends of the branches can cause the limbs to bow down and break. Reducing the weight will help prevent the branches from breaking, damaging the tree, and causing a hazard.
  • Tree Installation – Bay Area Tree Specialists provides professional tree installation services for trees you may have purchased from suppliers. We can install trees safely and properly without causing damage to your property.
  • Large and precarious tree removal – We have skilled certified arborists and the right modern equipment to remove large trees from your property. Whether the tree is still standing, or was blown over in a storm, you can count on us to get rid of your tree safely and completely, without leaving a mess in your yard.
  • Stump Removal – We provide professional services using stump-grinding equipment that can access backyards and gated areas to remove stumps. We can then use the chips and backfill so you can replant on the removal area.
  • Arborist Reports – Before you hire a tree service provider in Palo Alto or in other municipalities, an Arborist Report may be required before the provider undertakes performs tree removal services. Arborist reports document the condition of a tree and note areas of concern. The experts at Bay Area Tree have extensive experience with tree assessment.
  • Root Feeding/Fertilization – Following the recommended guidelines, we can feed nutrients directly to the feeder roots of your trees, shrubs, and evergreens to improve and maintain their health and appearance.
References and photos of previous work available upon request.

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We serve the following areas in California:

Bay Area & Santa Clara County including: San Jose CA, Mt View CA, Cupertino CA, Los Gatos CA, Gilroy CA,Milpitas, Coyote, Mt Hamilton, Alviso, Mountain View CA, Palo Alto, Los Altos, East Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Stanford CA, Blossom Valley, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Monte Vista, Permanente, Campbell, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Redwood Estates, New Almaden, Holy City