Our Services
  • Arboricultural Consultancy

    consultancyArboricultural Consultancy

    Area Custom Tree Service, Inc. has I.S.A. Certified Arborists who are able to provide a range of services for both residential and commercial clients, in order to assist in the management, preservation and renewal of our urban tree forest.

    These services include:

    - Tree management and preservation strategies
    - Tree hazard and risk assessments
    - Arborist and tree survey reports
    - Tree preservation plans
    - Tree selection and establishment recommendations

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  • Tree and Shrub Pruning

    pruning Tree and Shrub Pruning

    For the past 33 years, Area Custom Tree Service, Inc. has provided our clientele with expertly trained staff of tree workers. We are committed to delivering the highest quality in tree and shrub pruning.
    Our primary goals in this process are safety, tree/plant health and aesthetics.

    We provide our employees with specialized equipment and training to help them achieve our company goals.

    We adhere to the most up‐to‐date arboriculture practices – ANSI A300 Pruning Standards, ANSI Z133.1 Safety Standards. When Read More
  • Tree and Stump removal

    Stump removalTree and Stump removal

    We would prefer to preserve trees within our urban environment but there are times when tree removal becomes necessary.   Safety and declining tree health, are the usually reasons for the removal of trees.  

    We take pride in our ability to provide you the safest, most efficient removal operation without any related property damage. 

    When possible, we will utilize our 65‐foot 2 man aerial lift, which can give us a competitive edge over other services. Our experience in large tree removal utilizes advanced technical rigging equipment and sometimes when necessary, the assistance of a crane.  Read More
  • Insect/Disease Management

    diseaseInsect/Disease Management

    Area Custom Tree Service, Inc.  can provide you with a management plan that can help preserve and enhance the health of your trees and shrubs.  Early detection of insect and disease problems are critical in preventing a tree from declining or ending up severely stressed.  Usually trees that show signs of stress, have a combination of factors that are influencing their health. 

    Our experience and knowledge can help you avoid problems that could come from neglect, missed diagnosis or seasonal infestations.

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  • Cabling and Bracing

    cabliingCabling and Bracing

    When trees develop weak or poor structure, remedial care can be carried out to help prevent further damage from occurring.  Sometimes this care comes in the form of special hardware such as cables, braces or rods installed in the tree for support. Recognizing these structural defects are sometimes easy to see and other times takes an experienced eye. 

    Area Custom Tree Service, Inc. have over 33 years under our belt, at evaluating defects and making judgment calls on how to deal with them most effectively.  We offer state‐of‐the‐art cable and bracing systems, which provide dynamic support to reduce the risk of failure. Read More
  • Planting & Transplantation

    plantingPlanting & Transplantation

    When planting, we feel one of the most important factors is matching the right tree or shrub to the proposed planting site.  It’s important to take the time to evaluate this thoroughly so you don’t waste time and money. 

    Area Custom Tree Service, Inc. can assist you in making that important decision.  With our years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, we understand which trees or shrubs might or might not work in your landscape scheme.  We carefully look at the site conditions, design criteria and tree considerations before giving our recommendation of possible selections.  Once a decision has been made, we can help in ... Read More
  • Root Zone Maintenance

    roots maintenaceRoot zone maintenance

    The most significant factor influencing tree or shrub health is the relationship between its roots and the soil. Within our urban environment, managing this relationship sometimes becomes a challenge due to many factors such as:
    1. Root & collar rot due to fungus
    2. Lack of organic layer of soil
    3. Limited root zone area
    4. Irrigation and or drainage problems
    5. Lack of important microorganisms in the soil
    6. Soil compaction and pH
    7. Evasive roots causing damage Read More
  • Fertilization

    All trees and shrubs require vital elements in order for them to grow and thrive.  Nutrient management can influence plant vigor, leaf size and color, susceptibility to certain pests and diseases, and tolerance to environmental stresses. 
    In today’s urban environment, often these essential elements might be depleted due to many factors such as; lack of organic matter in the soil because people regularly rake up the leaves which actually are the food of the tree, maybe over irrigation is causing nitrogen to be leached out of the soil or maybe possible unfavorable soil pH is inhibiting element uptake, etc.

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  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    emergencyArea Custom Tree Service, Inc. provides 24‐hour emergency service. 

    It could be storm related or even good weather conditions but failures sometimes occur with trees, which can at times have devastating effects to your property.  

    With our years of experience, expert staff and complete line of equipment, you will feel confident in hiring us to perform your hazardous tree operation.  Our crews will handle the job in a safe manor, while reducing further risk of damage to  your property.
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Trade and Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Arboriculture
  • Western Chapter ISA
  • TCIA / Tree Care Industry Association
  • California Arborist Association
  • The International Palm Society
  • Palm Society / Northern California Chapter
  • American Horticultural Society
  • California Oak Foundation