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We are a Residential and commercial complete tree care company. We are the leader in Plant Healthcare and provide all other tree services throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough & Pasco County.

Our Tree Services

Tree Pruning

We follow industry standards and our pruning is performed based on the most recent scientific research.

Plant Health Care For Trees

Help increase the life expectancy of trees by learning about proper care, fertilization & soil management.

Tree Removal

Most people don’t realize that if the stump looks big above ground it is generally much more impressive below the surface.​

Certified Professionals

We have 7 ISA Certified Arborists on staff. Our staff follows all industry standards and preform all our work following the most recent scientific research. Maintaining ethical guidelines and tree preservation is our top priority.

Safety First

We perform all tree services with safety in mind at all times. One of our primary goals when accessing your trees is to increase the safety to your home, to your family, to your business and to the broad public.


Plant Healthcare

24hr Emergency Tree Service

Cabling & Bracing

Drought Services

Hazardous Tree Removal

Lightning Protection

Root Pruning

Stump Removal


Tree Fertilization

Tree Planting

Tree Inventory

Tree Removal

Tree Pruning

Tree Trimming

Tree Protection

Tree Analysis & Diagnosis

Tree Structure Evaluation


If you are within an incorporated city in Pinellas, the permit price may be different for each city. If you are not in an incorporated city, the tree permit costs are as follows:

  • Residential Tree Permit – Owner is pulling – $50.00, but if the tree is completely dead it is $18.00.
  • Residential Tree Permit – O’Neils is pulling – $75.00.
  • Commercial Tree Permit – $250.00.

(permit prices do change, so always check with Pinellas county before you pull the permit)

If you live in Pinellas county, there are no permits required for tree pruning only for tree removals. O’Neil’s will apply for, secure and pay for any standard residential permits. We have seen condominium units able to have trees permitted for removal on this basis. But ultimately the City in which you live has wide discretion, whether it be because of the size of your property and whatever their criteria currently are, to decide to require a commercial permit. This permit is much more, usually around $450, and would become an extra cost for you. We know the personnel in the tree permitting department at numerous cities in Pinellas county and we will do what we could to secure the permit as cheaply as possible.

The number, approved species and size of the trees that would need to be planted (if any) is up to the City of Clearwater and they determine this at the time of the permitting. If replacements are required, O’Neil’s can give you an estimate for replacement once this information is known. Additionally, the city has the discretion to require “mitigation fees” to make up for the loss of the tree to the city. These fees are used by the city to replenish the number of trees within the given city. We would do what we can to minimize the amount of these fees for you, but should they be required, and you still decide to remove the tree, the mitigation fees would become an additional cost for the customer.

If the city says it must stay, this would nullify the contract and of course we wouldn’t expect anyone to pay for that. If the city says the tree has to stay, O’Neil’s can draw up a separate new addendum for reduction pruning (which would reduce the hazardousness 

The expert source for the opinions in the estimate is those of the owner, Mr. Apollo O’Neil. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, a certificate kept current by continuing education courses. ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) is the internationally recognized credentialing organization, headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. If you provide us with a fax number, he can fax you his certificates and licenses. You can also go to the official ISA website at www.isa-arbor.comto learn more about the organization and its activities. Just click on the “Enter the ISA website” tab. For certification confirmation, click on the third top green tab “Certification”, then click on the left column “Verify an ISA Certification”, then simplest is to click on “By Name” (it takes a little while to process) and then type in the exact spelling with apostrophe; O’Neil (this takes a little time to process) and then scan down to O’Neil, Apollo. You can also search by his Certification ID which is FL-6102B.

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We have worked with many amazing individuals and groups in the Tampa Bay area. 

We were very pleased with the work O’Neil’s Tree Service did for us, and we were very impressed with how well the different phases of the work were coordinated.
Very pleased with the work of your men. Please tell them so–they were knowledgeable, accommodating, wanted to do a good job–and did.
I can undoubtedly say that the service provided by Apollo and his crew exceeded all expectations. My neighbor was so impressed that he hired O’Neil’s Tree Service to perform work on some of his properties
Apollo O’Neil and his crew removed 5 decaying trees from my property. A large Elm was in a difficult place overhanging a pond. They did a great job and it was interesting to see the teamwork involved.
Mission Statement


To strive to set the standard for tree care and arboricultural work based on the most current science and techniques.

To practice integrity and professionalism everyday with the most highly trained staff of any tree care company in the State of Florida.

To educate everyone we meet about the importance of proper arboricultural work to promote the understanding of it and to improve the care of trees in our community.

To increase the awareness, love, passion and respect for one of Earth’s most valuable resources.

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