“I have known Miguel and been using his services for almost 20 years, since we first moved into our north Berkeley home. Our yard already had many trees. But most had been poorly pruned and cared for over the years. With his assistant, we decided which ones to remove and which to keep. Miguel then did such a beautiful job of pruning the remaining trees that all the neighbors kept asking for his name and phone number. Today our entire block relies on Terra Petra Gardens to maintain our trees and gardens. When he and his workers show up in the neighborhood, so many people come around to ask him work on their yards too, that it is almost like having a block party”
- Bob Ng. Berkeley
“We have used Miguel Ceja and Terra Petra Gardens to trim our trees every year for over a decade. He does terrific work – our trees have grown in beautiful, and his crew always takes care of our property and leaves things neat and clean.”
- LLana DeBare & Sam Schuchat Rockridge (Oakland)
“We had Miguel Ceja do some work on our garden a few years back and we couldn’t be more pleased. He also pruned back a huge tree in our back yard and did a wonderful job. We couldn’t be more pleased with his work and would recommend him unequivocally”.
- Harry Fung
“Dear Miguel, I am pleased to give you this letter of recommendation. You have been my “go to” guy for stonework, tree trimming, garden projects and related carpentry for many years. Your work at our Piedmont home has always been first rate and at a consistently modest price.”
- Walter M. Schey
“Miguel does beautiful work, he cares about every little detail, in my hillside lot. He created a redwood fence around the property. I did not have an architect or even a concept. I just let Miguel do what he thought best. I now have a fence/arbor that provides a home for a twenty-foot ancient rose tree that was buried in a mass of trees and brush, all the neighbors comment on the artistry involved in the construction. Miguel and his crew have also done a few retaining wall projects for me. He always uses high quality materials, solves the problem, does the job quickly and cleans up fastidiously. I must mention how much Miguel loves trees. He can make a tree that is ready for the compost heap look like an arboretum specimen. I think he is a “tree whisperer”!
- Cindy Gessele
”Miguel has worked for us for 25 years. He is honest and knowledgeable about gardens, the care of plants and trees. Stonework and yard maintenance. He can create beautiful landscapes and is efficient and reliable. We recommend him very highly.”
- Coni and Tom Wallace
“Each year Miguel pays us a visit in late winter, assesses the condition and growth pattern of our trees and bushes, invites our thoughts and priorities and suggests a pruning plan. We agree on scope and cost, and he proceeds to execute the plan in the time and manner he proposed. At the end, we have beautified new environment. We have worked with other gardeners, but Miguel stands out as one with a particularly artistic and skillful touch.”
- Steven Mullerheim