The contractors listed below are provided to you by Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council’s Board of Directors. While there may be other contractors on the mountain qualified and capable, our directors have personal experience with the work performance of those listed below. Where licenses are required (tree work, arborists), MRFSC has verified that the contractor’s license is current.  These contractors serve all of the communities between the Crestline area (including Waterman Canyon and Cedarpines Park) and Snow Valley (including Green Valley Lake), regardless of where the contractor is based. [Note - we have added a list of Abatement Contractors for the Big Bear area below]

MRFSC strongly suggests you get an estimate (in writing) from more than one contractor. If you are not able to come to your property to verify the work, we suggest asking for before and after pictures from the contractor. If you have received an abatement notice or citation and have questions about the nature of the abatement work required, contact the agency or entity which issued the notice or citation.  For more info, contact MRFSC toll free (866) 923-3473 or email

Finally, if your experience with one of these contractors is less than satisfactory, please let us know so we may consider revising this list. [Last updated 06-14-2021]

Miscellaneous Abatement 
Tree Work and Yard Work

Cumorah Tree Service
Jim Taylor
PO Box 3071, Lake Arrowhead, California 92352
# 841489
office (909) 336-4637; cell (909) 224-6599


Hammer’s Mountain Services, Inc.
Ron Hammer
PO Box 152, Skyforest, CA 92385
(909) 336-6886 Cell; office (909) 855-6570


JB Industries
Jeff Bixel
PO Box 833, Cedar Glen, CA 92321
(909) 744-8691

RT Tree Care
Ryan Taylor
PO Box 3386, Running Springs, CA 92382
office (909) 867-9636; cell (951) 505-1390


The Tree Guys 
Wesley Ullman
PO Box 776, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
# 1010512, 1004391
(909) 677-9047


Arrowhead Enterprises, Inc.
Vic Leader
PO Box 51, Skyforest, CA 92385
(909) 224-5919 cell; office (909) 336-2758


Absolute Tree Service

Francisco Gomez-Ortega

PO Box 1779, Crestline CA 92325


(909) 338-8703; (909) 586-8150

Tree Work Only

Eric Carter Construction & Tree Service
Eric Carter
PO Box 8214, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341
(909) 867-4466





ISA Certified Arborists


Ian Lindsay
Running Springs, Ca
(909) 273-5046

Nancy Sappington


(310) 562-4904


Registered Professional Foresters


Tim Morin
Forester/Project Developer
Davey Resource Group

RPF #2505

(909) 332-0534

Abatement (yard work) Only

A & M Abatement Services

Anthony Perez

PO Box 386, Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 939-0022 office; (909) 219-1725 cell

Forestry & Fire Recruitment Program

Royal Ramey

(818) 825-4453




Regarding Licensing in California

From the California State licensing Board:
All businesses or individuals who construct or alter any building, highway, road, parking facility,railroad, excavation, or other structure in California must be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) if the total cost (labor and materials) of one or more contracts on the project is $500 or more. Contractors, including subcontractors, specialty contractors, and persons engaged in the business of home improvement (with the exception of joint ventures and projects involving federal funding) must be licensed before submitting bids. Licenses may be issued to individuals, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, or limited liability companies (LLCs). 

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If there is no license listed for a contractor, that individual does not have a license to do work over $500.00.
Abatement Contractors for Big Bear Area

Please note: this is NOT a recommendation list. Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council has no experience with any of these contractors. It is merely providing a list for your reference only. We strongly suggest researching the companies (via Yelp, Home Advisor, etc.) to learn more about their work and performance. We also strongly suggest getting more than one bid (if possible) and, if you are out of the area, requiring before & after photos prior to payment. If you have an abatement notice, compare the pictures before paying. 


Absolute Tree Service – (909) 543-1035 

Beckett Yards – (714) 683-9241 

Estrada’s Construction & Landscaping -

           (909) 725-6755 

Justin Roberts Landscape – (909) 618-4697 

Stalcup Landscape – (909) 866-9696 

TJ’s Weed Abatement – (909) 584-1997 

TSL Landscape – (909) 585-2334