Testimonials

See what over 100 wonderful customers say about us:

kristin s.

This company was recommended to my by an arborist (an actual, certified arborist) who was consulting on our trees but no longer provided tree trimming services.

The group was knowledgeable about each species of tree and appropriate methods for pruning.  They arrived promptly, did a beautiful job of trimming the trees and cleaned up everything.

Highly recommend.  They may, perhaps, be may be a bit more expensive than others but absolutely worth it if you value your trees!  It was definitely worth it for me.

kristin s.
San Francisco, CA

Todd W.

I contacted Alex Llamas from Sexy Trees to do some tree and brush work in my small Berkeley yard. We had a medium height magnolia tree which needed thinning, an unruly bottlebrush bush that required shaping, an aging Santa Rosa plum tree who needed some dead branches removed and an out of control bougainvillea that was, well, out of control. Alex quoted a very reasonable price and sent his team over. I could not be happier with their work.

His crew arrived on time, they were friendly, efficient, and cleaned up all of the scattered leaves, twigs and branches. And did I mention their work was outstanding? The magnolia hasn’t looked this good/healthy in years and my backyard once again has sunlight for our raised garden beds.

If you are looking for excellent arbor work, please do yourself a favor and contact Sexy Trees. Thanks Alex and crew!

Todd W.
Berkeley, CA

p o.

Alex is amazing. He followed up with me many times and was very flexible about coming to  clear my fallen tree. He immediately responded in less than two hours to come out the same day. When we finally connected he was very knowledgeable about the type of trees we have and gave an extremely reasonable  and competitive quote. I will call him
again and definite  recommend.  Although my Gardner ended up clearing the tree  before Alex came without me asking!

p o.
San Jose, CA

Sara C.

This review is for Alex who is amazing and extremely helpful.  I really appreciate your kindness today with the tree issue and taking your time in evaluating the situation.  If you ever need a referral, please let me know!  Thank you again for going above and beyond!!  This is the person you want to trim your trees!

Sara C.
Walnut Creek, CA

Louis F.

Work was completed professionally, on time and on budget.
We have utilized their services a number of times and it is always done correctly by courteous workers, for the amount quoted and with no mess left behind.

Louis F.
Lafayette, CA

Georgia S.

Great work for a very good price. Friendly and dependable.
You won’t be disappointed!!

Georgia S.
Danville, CA

Brian A.

We had Alex come by to provide an estimate on 2 large Oak Trees that were located at our new home.  These Oak trees were in such bad shape we originally called Alex to see if it was best to cut the oak trees down.  Alex showed up to our meeting on time and gave professional analysis of the trees and their health.  After taking the time to understand our family and our backyard vision he recommended a good pruning of the trees instead of taking them out.  We are very glad that we took his recommendation.  His crew showed up as promised, took care of the job to perfection, and left the place as clean as he arrived.  Our trees look awesome as he stated they would and we found his pricing to be very reasonable.  We are very happy with sexytrees.com and would only use them in the future.

Brian A.
Clayton, CA

Lisa H.

A+ customer service – Alex showed up on time and was extremely courteous and professional. Alex was very honest and upfront and stated that due to the size, proximity, and and other items he would not be able to provide a competitive bid, and recommended another vendor on site. He took it one step further to take multiple pictures of my tree and text it to the other vendor – I don’t know many proprietors that go to that length to help someone that they are not going to be able to service – a true professional!

Lisa H.
Lafayette, CA

Lauren M.

Alex and his crew are extremely knowledgeable and professional. I know I can always count on Alex to answer any questions I have and gladly refer him to all of my clients. It is so nice to have found a true professional in a industry with so few good options. I would highly recommend Sexy Trees to anyone for all of your arborist needs, you will not be disappointed!

Lauren M.
San Francisco, CA

Eazflo Z.

We had 3 bids on a tree project. Alex was the cheapest and most knowledgeable. He noted several things the others did not mention including an infestation in part of the tree!! We have an appointment and I look forward to getting the work completed!

Eazflo Z.
Solano County, CA

Mary Y.

Excellent service and quality of work.  We have used Sexy Trees for both our home and my mother in laws over the past few years and they never disappoint.  Alex is personable and knows what he is doing.  He is reliable and had competitive quotes.  Well worth and will use again next time we need.

Mary Y.
Concord, CA

Zohreh M.

We needed a dead tree removed from our front yard, along with removal of large broken branches.

The responsiveness was fantastic. I got my questions answered quickly and they knew exactly what I needed. The service alone was outstanding but the time it took to get it done was remarkable.

They were friendly, efficient and very cost effective. I highly recommend them.

Zohreh M.
San Francisco, CA

T G.

We have engaged Alex and his team a few times over the last couple of years. He cut down a large tree after a heavy storm, and we have used him during the summer season to assess and extend the life of our other mature trees.  We live in the Northgate area of Walnut Creek.  Alex has always been super responsive and very knowledgeable about the trees in this area.  His team has consistently done a top notch job and they are very courteous, professional, and they clean up after the work is done. Before we discovered SexyTrees, we had used a couple of other tree services and Alex does a much better job. Highly recommend.

T G.
Walnut Creek, CA

Pamela F.

I have hired Alex and his team for two projects so far and I will definitely be using them again.  Alex is an arborist and is very knowledgeable about trees.  He provides thoughtful​ advice and was very reasonably priced.  He provides detailed written estimates of the work and takes pictures of the trees so you know exactly what will be done and the pricing.  Alex brought in a large team that allows him to get the work done quickly and efficiently.  He is very punctual and his team members are very hard working and polite.  They even cleaned up after the work was done.  I contacted Alex on the date of the work and wanted to make several changes, and he accommodated​ my requests and was very understanding and flexible.  I have used Bartlett’s and other tree services before but I will be hiring SexyTrees.com from now on.

Pamela F.
Alamo, CA

Yazmin L.

Massive SHOUT OUT to sexytrees.com Alex & his top-notch crew for “sexifying”  my Sycamore tree!   Check out the before & after pictures!   My property value just shot up about $10K!   You only get this level of tree beautification from hiring a Certified Arborist.  Make sure you only call Alex to work on your trees!

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Yazmin L.
Concord, CA

Yazmin L.

I requested mulch for my garden.  Alex showed up the next day and delivered about 4 cubic yards.  I asked him to leave his entire truck load (10 cubic yards), (because it smelled so piney, cedary and nice) and he did. I’ve been spreading the mulch throughout my entire home for the past 3 weeks.  It is incredible how much nicer the yard looks with fresh mulch spread throughout the entire landscape. I also read that if I put down two inches of mulch, weeds wouldn’t grow, in addition, to the roots of my trees and plants having a layer of insulation and moisture retention.  Win all around for everyone, me and my yard, and the plants!

Yazmin L.
Concord, CA

Becky B.

Alex and his crew are totally clutch. I lagged on the removal/trimming of the silver dollar eucalyptus in my condominium’s back area to  less than 24 hours before the ‘storm of the decade.’ If this tree falls, it would likely capsize th’ condo. And mar my gorgeous creek! #procrastination.

I called Llamas Tree Service at 10:30. Alex came over, saw my situation, suggested he hack off a handful of limbs at their crotches, and THEN HE DID IT. All before 3:30. He also placated and charmed my anxious neighbor. High Five. Super professional. I can not report on the pricing considering I acquired no other estimates. I’ll will contact them again for the total removal of the tree. I recommend.

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Becky B.
Walnut Creek, CA

James K.

Excellent at remove trees and stumps. They are on my call list when I need to remove more trees in the future.

James K.
Walnut Creek, CA

Gary C.

I have three Bradford pear trees that had grown out of my control.  I needed someone to give them a trimming and restore them to a state which I could do light trimming in the future.  Looking for someone to take on the task, I searched Yelp for a reliable recommended tree expert.  I found that Sexytrees.com had an excellent five star rating from previous customers so I contacted Alex Llamas, the owner. We set up an appointment and he came out to my house on the time and date as scheduled to assess the situation.

Alex is an arborist and immediately knew the name of my trees.  He pointed out which larger limbs were in danger of splitting off from the tree trunks in the future if they were not removed during the trimming.  Alex is a very easy going personable guy and after talking with him I felt confident that he would do a very good job.

Once Alex and his crew arrived as scheduled and got in motion, I was impressed with the agile tree climbers and the way they used their ropes and saws as they moved up and about from limb to limb.  The ground crew was just as impressive as they immediately gathered the fallen limbs and branches and carted them off to their chipper which was in my driveway. Branches that had fallen over my fence and onto my neighbor’s yard they also gathered for the chipper.  I knew they did a good cleanup there also, because I did not get any complaints from my neighbor after the job was complete. I liked the fact that as the trimming was taking place, one of the ground crew members had a laser light which he gave to me to point out anything on the trees which I wanted removed in addition to what they had removed already.

In conclusion, if you are looking for professional people to work on your trees that do an excellent job including cleanup, I highly recommend Alex and his wonderful crew at Sexytrees.com.  They are a great team !  Yes, my trees look a lot more sexy now.  I hear my neighbors whistling.

Gary C.
Berkeley, CA

Jeff N.

I highly recommend Alex and his team. The trees in my backyard were out of control and I really had no idea what to do. I found sexytrees.com and was impressed by their reviews. I was able to make an appointment for that same week and was so happy with the whole experience. Alex and his team showed up on time and ready to work. They were able to remove an old tree that was causing problems to the surrounding ground and make the rest of my backyard look SO much cleaner. These guys really know what they are doing and were able to make my yard beautiful again. I will definitely be using them again.

Jeff N.
Brentwood, CA

Victor N.

As the Maintenance Manager for a local Property Management Company I feel compelled to provide some feedback for Llamas Tree Service.

Alex is always available and is the fastest at processing bids.  His work ethic is second to none and his professionalism is exceptional.
I would say the ONE thing that separates Llamas Tree Service from everyone else is the fact that Alex is honest and will not try to up-sell you or recommend something that is not needed to benefit his bottom line.

Victor N.
San Lorenzo, CA

Denise M.

The name of this company does not reflect the service level of this company .  We had several redwoods, and birch trees that need to be expertly trimmed.  Alex and his crew were great, polite and professional.  I highly recommend  using their expertise on any tree situation you might have .

Denise M.
Alamo, CA

Jon J.

Sexy Trees!

When we purchased our home last summer I was taken by the eclectic collection of trees that inhabited the property.  The Siberian Elms, Valley Oaks, Ash, Pine and a massive Mulberry tree that had been providing shade were beautiful, but they had been relatively untouched for years.

After the battery of El Niño storms that blew through this winter started to take down dead branches in droves, it was time to get a professional in to assess the trees and thin them out.  I called three outfits for quotes and I went with the final bid – Llamas Tree Service.

It was obvious to me right from the start that Alex Llamas truly loves what he does.  I was impressed with his knowledge of the many types of trees and the characteristics of each.  I was even more impressed with his concern for their well being.  While the other quotes I received reflected the “cut and dried” trimming I was requesting, Alex’s approach differed in that his goal was to enhance the natural beauty and overall health of each tree.  He assured me that I would see the results I wanted, and that I would have “Sexy Trees!”

Alex and his crew showed up on time and got to work.  The team was very conscientious and were efficient in their tasks.  Ceasar, Vicente, Alfredo and Manuel tackled the project as if it were their own.  The chipper was used only when needed and cleanup was done prior to departure each day.  The trees turned out better than I had expected, and I can now see Alex’s vision.

Overall, I am extremely happy with Llamas Tree Service!  The 5-Star rating is much deserved and Alex and his crew will come highly recommended.

Not only do I have an arborist I can count on, I truly do have “Sexy Trees!”

Jon J.
Walnut Creek, CA

Sofia H.

Knowledgable, honest, efficient, easy going, and fantastic! Alex provides the best service  in the Bay Area! He removed several trees from my property a couple of weeks ago. He provided a fair estimate right away and he finished the work right on time!
Usually, I do not recommend people,but I gave his phone number to a couple of friends and they were very happy as well 🙂 If all my service providers were as good as Llamas Tree Service, my life will be so much easier!
If you need help with any tree related issue, he is your man!

Sofia H.
Walnut Creek, CA

Kate K.

This review is long over due! I met Alex about a year ago and heard him talk to a group regarding tree maintenance, health, and removal. I was very impressed by his knowledge not only of how different trees need to be taken care of and his ability to identify different types of trees, but also his ability to explain how certain trees effect one another.

A few months following meeting Alex, my mom was looking for someone to remove a couple of trees. I referred her to a friend of my boss, because I had known him far longer. After we called 2-3 times, he never responded.

I asked my mom to trust me once more and to give Alex a call. She called him early one morning and not only did he answer immediately, he offered to be at the house within half an hour. He showed up to the house quickly, listened to our concerns, made suggestions and within a few days the trees were removed. Alex and his team did a great job, kept the site clean and at my moms request left the chips from the tree and large logs for use in the garden.

I highly recommend Alex – He really knows what he is doing when it comes to trees! A true Arborist!

Kate K.
Danville, CA

Karyne B.

We have multiple trees on our property that have a lot of sentimental value, so  when selecting our arborist we did our research. Alex has a lot of knowledge about trees and is always continuing his education on Arboriculture. Before trimming we walked around the property with Alex as he examined each tree. We talked about the best situation for the trees health along with what would be ascetically pleasing to the eye.  When on site and in action he and his crew exuded extreme professionalism and safety. I would recommend alex, and am very pleased in the way the trees are growing in.
Thanks Alex and crew!

Karyne B.
Walnut Creek, CA

Reina C.

I would recommend Llamas Tree Service, they are very friendly, professional and punctual. They were quick and efficient and very helpful. 5stars!!!

Reina C.
San Bruno, CA

Denise R.

We have 5 palm trees in our backyard that my husband has wanted to have trimmed and skinned for several years because they drop debris into our pool.  So, I decided to have it done for him as a birthday gift. I set-up bids from three tree companies in our area. Two of them were about the same amount, but I chose Llamas Tree Service because they were the only ones who said that they would cover our pool.

Alex and his crew arrived on time and took the time to put a big tarp over our pool. The first day, they trimmed all of the dead palm branches off the trees. These palm trees are about 30 feet tall, so their work is not easy! They cleaned everything up when they were finished. The trees looked great!

Since my husband also wanted the palms skinned, too, Alex and crew came back a second day.  The skinning is a much more labor-intensive job and it took almost the entire day. His guys were hanging from ropes and on ladders very high up working with very sharp knives to get the outer layer of palm branch ends that cover the trees off. It seems very dangerous, but his guys handled the task like the professionals they are! They also put a tarp over the pool for this part of the job and even skimmed the pool for some straggling debris when they cleaned up! (His guys also saved a neighbor’s dog who was being attacked by a coyote when they arrived!)

I would highly recommend Llamas Tree Service to anyone who needs work done on their trees.  They were friendly, prompt, clean, reliable and reasonably-priced. Thank you, Llamas Tree Service!

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Denise R.
Danville, CA

June C.

Llamas Tree Service gets high marks across the board: Prompt response; great communication; fabulous work; and reasonable price. After living in the Oakland Hills for 13 years on a large property with trees in all shapes and sizes, I have finally found my permanent tree guys!!!

June C.
Oakland, CA

Edward L.

Alex is honest, knowledgeable, and does great  work.  One of our favorite people who have worked on our house.  Thanks!

Edward L.
San Diego, CA

Brittney J.

I have used Alex twice to work on my trees at my home. Alex is exceptional. He is punctual, always on time, communication is very thorough, from planning to execution. He is extremley professional and knows his stuff! I just had him trim a very large tree in my backyard and clean up 4 other smaller trees. I was very impressed. Trees looked great, the yard was thoroughly cleaned up. I never knew he and his crew were there. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone looking for a professional arborist. Out of all the contractors ive hired through the years, Alex and his company have really stood out. Llamas Tree Service is quality. I will always use him in the future. Thanks again.  Jordan and Brittney.

Brittney J.
Tacoma, WA

Michael M.

Had Llamas Tree Service return to do a stump removal of the tree I had hired them to cut  down over a month ago. Same exact service as expected! On time, Courteous, Quick and Efficient work. Alex is very polite, and very professional. The perfect mix of skill and customer service. A+++

Michael M.
Martinez, CA

Michael M.

Alex and his team were very accommodating and worked very hard. Alex really knows what he is doing when it comes to your tree needs. He came out on time for our initial estimates and was very honest and extremely easy to work with.  His team was very courteous and efficient. Very fair pricing! A++ will call him again.

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Michael M.
Martinez, CA

Christopher W.

I first found Alex (Llamas Tree Service) through the ISA (International Society of Aboriculture).  Alex is both a certified arborist and is also qualified for tree risk assessment.  I cross referenced his company with Yelp and saw all 5 star reviews and decided to give him a call.  His receptionist team picked up immediately, reached out to Alex and informed me he was in the area and if was available he could give me a free site assessment (going rate is about $200).  I scheduled him immediately and he was a great to work with.  Called to inform my tenant he was on his way and gave me a call after to report his findings, backing it up with info sheets and pictures.  Great service all around.  Thank you, Alex!

Christopher W.
Truckee, CA

julie r.

Good quality work, good attitude and communication, good crew and fair price –
I would definitely recommend Alex to friends and family!

julie r.
Alamo, CA

Elena S.

Excellent service!  Timely, efficient and impeccable cleanup job.  Very professional in the way they shaped the tree and didn’t just start hacking.  Can’t say enough good things about LIamas Tree Service. Alex is very honest, easy going, professional and punctual.  He returned my call right away, showed up for the appointment a few minutes early, gave a very valuable recommendations, and left me with a fair estimate.  Also, Alex provided a very clear instructions to his team and returned to check the final product.  My tree looks beautiful!

We are return and forever customers. We also feel great about recommending them to clients, with all confidence.  Try them once, you will be calling them back through the years.

Elena S.
Walnut Creek, CA

Malaney R.

Alex and his crew are fantastic! I had seven different estimates on two huge pine trees on our property that needed to be removed due to beetles. Within the first few minutes before he even gave me a price, I knew he was our guy. He was honest and straightforward. His crew was very efficient on the day of the removal and made sure to clean up after. I will for sure be calling him in the future for any tree related services. He is also a certified arboriculturist, so he knows his stuff!

Malaney R.
Green Valley, CA

Jane S.

Alex gave a fair estimate of the work to be carried out on our oak tree. The team arrived promptly as promised and worked hard trimming the branches but leaving the tree with it’s natural shape. They also made a good job of clean-up.  Alex came to view the tree and yard soon after his crew left to ensure that we were pleased with the work that had been done.
A good experience.

Jane S.
Walnut Creek, CA

Brooke M.

Very happy with Alex, his crew and the work they completed. We had 6 very large Redwoods in serious need of a clean up and they turned out great. I would certainly use them again and would recommend them.

Brooke M.
Miami Beach, FL

Jacob K.

Thanks Alex, our pineapple palms never looked better!  Professional service, great price, highly recommend.

Jacob K.
Concord, CA

Jon S.

Can’t say enough things about Llamas Tree Service. We had an enormous redwood tree fall on our fence line. I called and Alex was there within an hour. His quote was fair and the tree literally disappeared by the end of the next day. I never met these guys before this week, and thanks to Yelp we found a great service!

Jon S.
Walnut Creek, CA

Kimberly B.

Alex and his crew were amazing to work with. They took down three huge redwoods, some fruit trees, a super tall skinny palm tree, and ripped out 40 years of ivy – no easy task. Alex was incredibly responsive and present throughout the process. His crew was courteous and made sure to protect as much of our yard as possible given the destruction that was happening! Alex went above and beyond, recommending someone to rebuild our fence, and even saved some of the redwood for us to use as a hobby project. I would recommend his services in a heartbeat, you will not be disappointed!

Kimberly B.
Walnut Creek, CA

Melanie P.

these guys are great!

my sycamore tree looks beautiful!  better than ever!

Melanie P.
San Ramon, CA

Sonia S.

I had a great experience with Llama Trees.  Alex did a great job at completing the tasks. He was also very flexible and willing to come back to make minor adjustments that were over the top. We had asked him to cut bushes and big tree trunks.  Everything turned out well done!  I would definitely recommend Llamas Trees!

Sonia S.
Walnut Creek, CA

Coles H.

I am very pleased with the tree work that Alex and his team completed recently.  The team arrived on time and worked all day.  The work included the trimming of two fruitless mulberry trees, the removal and stump grinding of an large ash tree that was breaking up my concrete driveway, the shaping of a 25ft oak tree and the removal of a 20ft privet tree.  The work that was done was excellent and completed in one day.  My yards were left in very good shape, cleaned up including all of the rain gutters which were completely full of leaves and tree branches, and the price was very competitive.  I would hire them again.

Coles H.
Walnut Creek, CA

Vincent P.

Llamas Tree Service did a great job thinning our oak tree to raise the canopy over our driveway. It looked great without looking like someone trimmed the tree. He also helped us with a large tree limb that fell from our very large Diadara cedar tree in our backyard. The limb fell and filled our entire backyard and we needed it removed and the tree inspected to make sure it wasn’t more of a problem than a heavy limb coming down on a windy day. They were able to come out very quickly, inspect the tree as well as the other cedar in the backyard and give me and estimate right away AND he would take care of it that day! I called two other local companies and they couldn’t even come out to look at it for a week and then the work would be scheduled after that. Llamas Tree Service saved the day! They were done in several hours, the yard was clean when they were done and he sent me a photo of the clear yard so I could see they finished since I was out of town. They prices also seemed fair.  I would definitely  recommend them.

Vincent P.
Oakland, CA

Robin M.

Alex and his guys arrived as promised and did a wonderful job trimming my redwood trees including opening up a view I hadn’t seen in years! They worked quickly and removed the debris. A very pleasant experience. I highly recommend them for their work, professionalism and “can do” attitude.

Robin M.
Berkeley, CA