Davey Tree Service: Santa Cruz, California Office

As of March 2015, Nature First was acquired by The Davey Tree Expert Company. We are excited to join Davey and will continue to provide top quality service for your property. Our arborists provide tree service in Santa Cruz, California and the surroundng areas.

Trusted Tree Service in Santa Cruz, California

Our arborists know the environment of Santa Cruz, California so well because they reside here. Their goal is to give you a property you’ll be proud to call yours, and they do this through their years of tree service experience in the area.

Featured Tree Services

Our professional staff understands what your yard needs to thrive and will recommend tree services that will help achieve your property goals. Some of the common tree services we perform in Santa Cruz and its surrounding areas include:

Controlling Tree Pests and Diseases

Having a healthy property means caring for it from the inside out. That’s why proactive monitoring and treatment of tree pests and diseases is an integral part of our tree care service.

  • Sudden Oak Death -Sudden Oak Death, or SOD, has caused widespread dieback of a variety of oak species throughout California and Oregon. Homeowners who notice trunk cankers, spots on leaves and shoot dieback should seek assistance from an ISA certified arborist to help protect their landscapes.
  • Aphids - Small, soft-bodied insects commonly found on fruit trees and forge plants, often on the underside of the leaves. Sooty mold fungi and honeydew are common signs of aphid infestation.
  • Borers - Wood-boring insects feed under tree bark, destroying water-and sap-conducting tissues, which causes girdling and branch dieback.
  • Scale Insects - Scale insects are covered by a waxy shell to protect themselves from the environment and can often be overlooked because they blend in with bark and leaves. Yellow, blotchy leaves, premature leaf drop and branch dieback are telltale signs of infestation.

If left untreated, area pests and diseases can cause serious damage to the health and appearance of your trees. Contact a Santa Cruz arborist today if you suspect invasion.

The Davey Tree Advantage

Peace of mind is hard to come by. This is why Davey guarantees your 100% satisfaction with our DaveyCare℠ Client Promise.

Our company is bonded, insured and employs ISA Certified Arborists that are second to none in the industry.

Davey leads the industry in tree care science, supporting our field team with the most passionate scientists and advisors in the industry at The Davey Institute.

Find your local arborist below to discuss your tree care options



The Davey Tree Expert Company 5738 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073

Areas serviced

  • Santa Cruz
  • Aptos
  • Ben Lomond
  • Boulder Creek
  • Capitola
  • Carmel-By-The-Sea
  • Castroville
  • Felton
  • Freedom
  • Hollister
  • Marina
  • Monterey
  • Pacific Grove
  • Pebble Beach
  • Carmel
  • Scotts Valley
  • Soquel
  • Watsonville

Additional Tree Services in Santa Cruz

  • Subsurface Watering

    Our subsurface watering program is designed to improve soil moisture around your trees and shrubs. An injection probe distributes water directly into the root zone, hydrating drought-stressed trees.

  • Landscape Management

    Our team provides a full-range of landscape maintenance services to manage the health and aesthetic appearance of your property.

  • Air Spade

    Many tree problems start at the roots, and left untreated, can lead to tree failure. Certified arborists use air spades to diagnose root problems and remedy root flares. This tool reduces soil compaction while safely unveiling tree roots for arborists’ inspection.

  • Tree Risk Assessment

    Schedule seasonal tree risk assessments to keep your trees and home safe. Certified arborists can identify safety hazards and potential weaknesses earlier. Catching problems early is far cheaper and safer than treating advanced problems later.

  • Fruit Tree Pruning

    Regularly pruning fruit trees helps them bear more, higher quality fruit. Have a Davey expert arborist prune your fruit trees to reap the sweet benefits of a healthier, more productive fruit tree.

  • Palm Tree Pruning

    Pruning palm trees helps your trees grow stronger and stay healthier. Davey assesses your tree’s pruning needs from the removal of unhealthy fronds (leaves) to disease reduction. Pruning also ensures palms better withstand tropical storms and hurricanes.

  • Sudden Oak Death Treatments

    Primarily in California and Oregon, Sudden Oak Death attacks tanoak and oak trees. Look for dead sections of bark on your tree’s trunk or branches, known as cankers, or spots on the leaves. The only way to confirm Sudden Oak Death is to get it tested and treated by a certified arborist.

  • Cabling & Bracing

    Our certified arborist effectively pinpoint weak limbs that need cables and braces to reduce potential risk. Professional installation strengthens weak branches and reduces tree stress caused by weather elements and heavy foliage.

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Davey Tree Service: Santa Cruz, California Office 831.291.5341 5738 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073 As of March 2015, Nature First was acquired by The Davey Tree Expert Company. We are excited to join Davey and will continue to provide top quality service for your property. Our arborists provide tree service in Santa Cruz, California and the surroundng areas.