Ted Safford Arborist

4.8

(74) Verified Reviews

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Sunday
Open All Day
Monday
Open All Day
Tuesday
Open All Day
Wednesday
Open All Day
Thursday
Open All Day
Friday
Open All Day
Saturday
Open All Day

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San Diego, CA 92117

Description

Certified arborist with more than 30 years of hands- on experience with San Diego's trees. He was certified as an arborist by the International Society of Arborculture in 1992, is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborist & has experience testifying as an expert witness. The business, Certified Arborcare, is licensed by the State of California (#923924) & carries workman's comp & general liability insurance. Certificate of insurance can be provided upon request....

Verified Reviews

4.8

(74) Verified Reviews

Ratings Distribution

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Rating Details

Price

4.6

Professionalism

4.8

Punctuality

4.9

Quality

4.9

Resposiveness

4.9
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4.0

10/09/2020

Tree trimming was acceptable but careless with plants around olive tree. Was guaranteed pots would be moved. Was not done. Branches on plumeria chopped off Poor service

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Trimmed and laced two trees

CATEGORY tree service

COST $1,425

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/06/2020

5.0

09/17/2018

Very well. They suggested improvements and went beyond the expected work because it was better for the yard and remaining trees.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Trees and stumps removed, trim and improve the health of an ailing lemon tree.

CATEGORY tree service

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/17/2018

5.0

07/20/2017

Excellent aborist! He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and thorough. He took his time explaining EVERYTHING that needed to be done, tree by tree. Because of pricing, I decided to go with another company, but all of the information I received from Ted ended up being accurate. If you want exceptional service and knowledge, I would definitely recommend him.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Hired for consultation.

CATEGORY tree service

COST $65

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/20/2015

5.0

05/10/2017

Ted came to estimate and check them out. The following day Tim came with a crew and took care of it. I thought the price was a tad steep, but they gave A plus service, so I cannot complain.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We had fruit trees that needed shaping and trimming.

CATEGORY tree service

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/10/2017

5.0

04/18/2017

Very smoothly. Ted Safford is very knowledgeable about trees of all kinds. Work was done quickly and efficiently. Yard was left in neat, clean condition. Highly recommend!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Tree trimming and removal.

CATEGORY tree service

COST $1,600

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/08/2017

5.0

03/27/2017

Excellent work. I've used them for years. They are very careful about protecting other plants around where they work. Very knowledgeable of trees and recommend best solution when part of a tree was not lookin well. They clean up after the work and haul it all away. Highly recommend this family owned business.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Laced a huge ficus tree and trimmed a honeysuckle bush.

CATEGORY tree service

COST $1,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 01/26/2017

5.0

02/20/2017

I'm very pleased with the work on the trees and the great clean-up.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Trees properly pruned or trimmed.

CATEGORY tree service

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 01/10/2017

5.0

09/19/2016

They did a great job. Competitive price. Seemed to be very safety conscious. Got the job done in a single day with a large crew. Cleaned up well. Friendly and courteous. No damage to anything except one buried sprinkler line they could not see. I'd hire them again without question.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We needed 4 large Eucalyptus trees taken down, and a large amount of smaller stuff that I had cut removed.

CATEGORY tree service

COST $4,100

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/11/2016

1.0

09/21/2015

We've been using Ted's tree service for years and we've always been very pleased with him.  Both Ted and his son have always been professional and very personable. So around the middle of August I started trying to contact them to have my Canary Island Palm tree trimmed back.  After approximately 3 calls I did finally reach Ted.  He explained that he was camping at the time and would return my cal...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Nothing!

CATEGORY tree service

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/20/2014

5.0

07/09/2015

We have them come in every couple of years. I've been using this company for about eight years now. They seem to have both a love of and respect for trees. They just have a good aesthetic sense. They don't believe in topping trees and a lot of things that you see in the area because they feel it's bad for the trees and can tell you why. So they're just very knowledgeable. We just can trust them. W...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The tree guy that I use is Ted Safford.

CATEGORY tree service

COST $450

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/09/2013

Services Offered

Tree-Pruning, Removal, Planting. Stump Grinding. Consulting.

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General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Payment Options
Check, Financing
Senior Discount
5%
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
No