Palo Alto's Top-Rated Arborist
Professional Tree Service in Palo Alto Since 1977
Since 1977, Neck of the Woods has performed professional arborist and arboriculture services in Palo Alto 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.
Why Hire a Certified Arborist?
Certified Arborists must keep abreast of new technology by attending seminars and reviewing the latest publications to obtain continuing educational units ( CEUs ) and recertification is required every three years, requiring 30 CEUs within each three year period. As an arborist, my knowledge and experience, along with state of the art equipment, allow me to perform a variety of arboriculture services safely and efficiently. Preserve the beauty that surrounds you and put your landscape in professional hands with the services of an award-winning certified arborist.
- 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
Tree Risk Assessment & Removal Service
Tree risk should be assessed by an experienced arborist. As an ISA Certified Arborist since 1993, I have knowledge and experience in tree risk assessment and make recommendations for tree risk abatement. I provide tree hazard evaluations, tree hazard abatement and tree risk assessments for obtaining tree removal permits, and I am also familiar with meeting the criteria of local towns, cities and the County of San Mateo. A tree risk assessment will identify structural defects and recommend an abatement procedure to minimize a potential of failure where damage could occur to people, property, and utilities, including obstructing traffic of roadways and railways.
We handle all aspects of tree removal from a tree hazard evaluation and a tree risk assessment to arborist reports and obtaining tree removal permits. Tree removal may be necessary to abate a hazardous condition. Trees in decline, diseased or structurally unsound may need to be removed before they're completely dead for the safety of the climber and the surrounding area. A high-risk tree may have potential of failure from a portion of the tree or a risk of the entire tree failure. Risk factors are greater in urban areas where property damage can occur and high-risk trees can also be life threatening.
Palo Alto 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.
"Had trees removed, stumps grinded and a tree pruned along with planting replacement trees. Eddie, the owner & primary tree trimmer, and his crew did an excellent job in completing the work. An Arborist report was provided and submitted which was required for a permit for one of the trees for the permit. Very good suggestions were given on replacement trees. The price was very competitive and with the added value of Eddie's overall knowledge as an Arborist, this made it even more of a value for the price.
The job site was thoroughly cleaned and left looking very attractive. Overall provided much better tree service due to his knowledge, workmanship and price than the other two tree service companies I have used in past."Philip K. from Redwood City, CA
Contact Neck of the Woods today for a consultation with a certified arborist!