Experienced Tree Care Specialist in Portola Valley, CA
Providing the Portola Valley Area with Professional Tree Care Since 1977
Since 1977, Neck of the Woods has performed professional tree care and arboriculture services in Portola Valley and across the Bay area. I'm a tree care specialist dedicated to excellence in the field of arboriculture. As an Arborist I strive to maintain and beautify the world around us whether it be residential or commercial property or the towns we live in.
I am highly qualified in the care of your valuable trees and shrubs with knowledge of the most up-to-date advances and proven age-old techniques, and educated and trained in maintaining your landscape and to help you preserve the aesthetic and ecological value of your trees and shrubs.
Tree Care From the Ground Up
- Expert Emergency Tree Removal
- Expert Hazardous Tree Removal
- Expert Crane and Rigging Tree Removal
- Expert Hazard Evaluation and Abatement
- Expert Selective Thinning and Artistic Pruning
(Heritage Oak Trees to Japanese Maples)
- Logging and Wood Milling
- Expert Tree Risk Assessment
- Expert Tree Selection and Tree Planting
- Expert Cabling and Bracing
- Arborist Reports and Tree Permit Applications
- Tree Protection Guidelines
- Tree Protection Zone Installation
Portola Valley Tree Trimming, Pruning, and Thinning Services
My primary emphasis is to maintain a tree's natural form while trying to obtain the objective for pruning. I carefully select where to make each cut then carefully execute that task, resulting in a very aesthetically pleasing specimen. Tree species susceptible to pests and diseases should be pruned at the proper time of the year so they're not predisposed to infestation or infection.
The American National Standards Institute ANSI A300 (part 1) Pruning is the current standard for the tree care industry. Trees physiologically respond differently to various pruning techniques. Incorrect pruning can last a lifetime and promote hazardous growth and can even shorten a trees life expectancy. Improper cuts can cause irreparable damage, creating a hazardous tree with decay and weak attachment of new growth. Your trees are an asset to your property and they contribute to our surrounding environment.
Tree Planting & Shrub Selection
A tree properly planted is the perfect beginning of a growing investment. There are many things taken into account before a tree is planted. A few things to consider are:
- the water requirements needed to ensure optimal growth or preventing decay from too much moisture in the soil.
- trees staked appropriately to develop a better trunk taper and root systems, enabling them to withstand adverse weather conditions after stakes are removed.
Selection of an acceptable tree from a nursery requires expert knowledge and I am very meticulous about selecting trees as they represent my effort and an eye for aesthetics for years to come. I work with clients to select an appropriate tree species that will enhance the new location selected by taking into consideration the existing landscape and structures, the esthetics, color scheme, form and leaf appearance, the desired effects of shade, screening, sound barrier, wind block, etc.
Hear what our clients have to say!
"I have been very pleased with work and service of this company. The owner, Eddie, is very knowledgeable, punctual, reasonably priced, and knows what he is doing. Many years ago, he had to put a huge bolt in one of my trees because it was splitting. Now, 10 years later, you can't even see where the bolt is and the tree is as healthy as can be. He has periodically trimmed many of my trees, ground out stumps, and done other landscaping and I have always been pleased. I have referred him to many neighbors and friends and I always get positive feedback. I would recommend him." Lainey H. from Redwood City, CA
"I needed several trees trimmed and three removed, including a too-large Oak growing between my house's foundation and my neighbor's. Like a true professional, Eddie showed up on time to give me an estimate and we agreed on a price and scheduled a day for the work to be done... I can not recommend Eddie and Neck of the Woods highly enough - they tell you what they will do, show up when they say they will and get the job done as professionally as possible. Great Job!!" Ferris L from Redwood City, CA
For comprehensive tree care services, call Neck of the Woods today or fill out our online form to request an estimate!