California license number 1002115
Certified Arborist BBB California Certified Small Business

A Better Tree Service—Serving the Sacramento Valley area since 1998.

With a no pressure approach, we simply present the information needed for you to make an informed decision.

About ABTS

Since 1998, A Better Tree Service, a California Certified Small Business has been serving the Sacramento Valley and surrounding communities. Committed to customer service, our business success we owe to you, our clients. Licensed by the State of California Contractors State License Board, our ISA Certified Arborist is available for consultations and free estimates.

With a no pressure approach, we simply present the information needed to choose the service that best suits your needs. Prompt and professional service by our team is our pledge to each and every client. Our desire is to provide A Better Tree Service to our clients and our community while setting the standard for professional tree care.

As natives of the Sacramento area, Jeff and Michelle Strader began the company with the idea and commitment to enhance and responsibly manage natural environments of the surrounding communities. With a focus on ornamental shrub and tree planting, pruning, bracing, spraying, removal and surgery, the company has expanded to include both residential and commercial landscaping services. Because ABTS is a simple structure, Jeff and Michelle are responsible for many of the operational duties.

ABTS Services

Tree Removal

The decision to remove a tree can often times be a difficult one.  Our Certified Arborist can help in assessing the integrity of the tree from the roots to the upper crown.  Whether your tree is hazardous, damaging property, or you’re making a landscape improvement, our professional staff is prepared with the proper knowledge and equipment to perform a safe and efficient removal. 


Knowledge of the tree species and its genetic predisposition is essential to proper pruning.  Our Certified Arborist can evaluate your pruning needs according to the season and the work to be done.

  • Crown clean out consists of removing dead, broken and diseased branches.  Disease, insects and decay are controlled through this process. 
  • Raising or lifting the lower crown is often needed in order to provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, buildings and various other reasons.
  • Topping is destructive and done out of ignorance creating a potentially hazardous tree in the future.  Let’s reduce the crown instead.
  • Crown reduction is the process of selecting larger, longer branches and removing them in favor of shorter, smaller branches at a lower level.  This process will decrease both height and/or width without damaging the tree
  • Cabling and bracing are methods by which a structurally deficient tree can be surgically repaired by the proper installation of supporting hardware.
  • Stump removal is achieved by mechanical means using a stump grinder.  A stump grinder is a high powered machine with carbide teeth on a rotating steel wheel.  Upon the safe removal of your tree or shrub, we can provide our stump grinding service.  Grinding to a depth of 6-8 inches below grade generally eliminates the stump portion of your tree.  Additional root grinding of visible surface roots can be provided as well.


A Better Tree Services’ Certified Arborist is available for consulting, arborist reports, complete tree inventory reports and tree permitting.

Emergency Tree Service

Emergency tree services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  As an emergency tree service provider, we work directly with insurance companies to take the hassle out of an already stressful situation. 

These are the only folks I'll use for tree trimming and advice. Truly wonderful, honest, respectful, prompt, tidy and professional.

— Nora O.


“...Over all a fantastic service. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Kat F. via Google Reviews

“Can I give more than 5 Stars? We had Jeffery come to our home today and were blown away at the combination of expert arborist knowledge, attention and advice.”

Sean D. via Google Reviews

"What a great team!! They really know their stuff. And we are very particular about our oak tree!!! Thank you so much for the awesome service and for saving our roof too!"

Kristie B. via Google Reviews

"Over the years they have handled our pruning, tree removal, irrigation and minor backyard construction projects with a high degree of professional quality at very reasonable prices.... A Better Tree Service is a great local business; we can't say enough good about them.

Michael S.via Google Reviews

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A Better Tree Service
3117 El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

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