Hi, I was lucky enough to run into a really good tree pruner/trimmer who also does general heavy-duty yard work (such as digging out trees, moving dirt, etc.). His rates are extremely reasonable due to the bad economy. His name is Daniel Martinez and his phone is 408-449-2102.
Yesterday he thinned out my massive redwood trees--a very difficult job--and they look wonderful. Daniel has always been on time and never strays from his estimate. He leaves the job site incredibly clean.