There’s only one way to do tree removal easily and quickly in a big city like Oakland. You should hire a professional tree service that knows the area and the trees in it. An Oakland tree service has the equipment, the expert employees and the experience to do the job right the first time.
They can completely get rid of the tree and make sure the trunk has been hauled away. The city and most garbage companies will not haul dead trees away. A service will so you can get that mess out of your yard as quickly as possible.
More importantly a professional company will ensure that the entire tree is removed. They can grind down the stump so that there will be nothing left and you can plant another tree or other plants where the stump was. You never have to know that ugly old elm was there in the first place.
A reputable tree service will advertise online and in the phone book. They will not go door to door looking for business or hang around the Home Depot parking lot looking for work. That guy with the old truck who bangs on your door or grabs you at the parking lot maybe cheap but guess what if he does any damage by improperly downing a tree guess who will be liable? You are that’s who. He’ll probably jump in the truck and drive away leaving you to clean up the mess and pay the bills.
A professional tree service is bonded and insured so that any damage caused will be paid for. More likely they aren’t likely to cause any damage in Oakland tree removal because they are professionals.