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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to cut a tree down?

When you’re ready to have a tree on your property come down, it’s time to call an arborist. The national average price range for tree-trimming costs is $270-$450. Tree removal costs can vary based on the height, diameter, location and health of the tree, and on whether you want to remove the stump. Height plays a major role in tree removal costs. Small trees, no more than 30 feet tall, are usually thinner in diameter and easier and safer for an arborist to manage. Removal of a small tree can cost anywhere from under $150 to over $450. Removal of medium-height trees, from 30 feet to 60 feet tall, could cost anywhere between $150 and $850 or more. Tall trees, typically 60 feet to 80 feet tall, may start at $500 or cost more than $1,000 to cut down. As the height and diameter increase, so does the cost.

Location is critical, too. Removing a tree in an open space is quicker and presents fewer obstacles than removing a tree that is growing flush to your house. Arborists can assess your tree and provide you with quotes based on the variables involved. For example, removing a medium-size hackberry tree that was growing too close to a home — the roots were damaging the home’s foundation — cost $1,500. This price included rope-down, house protection, tree quartering and stacking, and stump removal.

How much does it cost to trim a tree?

The national price range for tree trimming ranges anywhere from $75-$1,000. Tree trimming is often done by a professional arborist who is trained to safely trim and prune trees for both the health of the tree and the safety of the residents and their property. Trying to do your own tree trimming is not advisable unless you have the proper know-how. Tree trimming companies may charge an hourly rate for their services. The hourly rate may be higher or lower for different trees to reflect the relative safety measures, skill, equipment or people power needed to handle the job. For this reason, most tree services provide free estimates.

One example of an hourly rate for professional tree trimming services is $150 per hour. Costs may be under $100 or could be higher than $300 per hour, depending on variables such as proximity to buildings, health of the tree, height and diameter of the tree, and type of tree trimming desired. Geography and regional cost of living and regional costs to do business will also play a role in your tree removal costs.

Is it worth it to hire a professional tree trimming service?

Hiring a professional tree trimming service near you can be worth the cost. This job requires the use of specialized equipment and involves a high degree of risk for inexperienced operators.

Safety is a major reason why you might want to avoid performing this task yourself. Another factor is time. Tree trimming services have their own equipment and tools that allow them to finish the job quickly. 

How much does it cost to remove a fallen tree?

If you need to have a tree cut down, have you planned what will happen next? Arborists often charge an additional fee to quarter and remove the fallen tree from your property, so anticipate this as part of your tree removal costs. You can elect to have the wood cut for use in your fireplace, or you may prefer to have it hauled away completely.

Tree removal costs may vary based on the height and the width of the felled tree. Size affects the labor required for removal, which will be reflected in the cost. For example, a tree service company may charge an additional $100-$120 to haul away the pieces of a felled tree. The service may cost as little as $75 in some regions and more than $150 in others. Regional labor rates, the cost of living and the cost to do business in your area will be reflected in your tree removal cost.

What is tree trimming vs. tree pruning?

The difference between tree trimming and tree pruning comes down to the intention and strategy in the two methods. Pruning often refers to the removal of branches deemed unnecessary or hazardous, and this process helps stimulate growth. Tree trimming focuses on removing overgrown branches. But this process can also help the tree receive more moisture and light. 

A professional might recommend pruning and trimming at different times of year to stimulate growth or leverage the tree’s dormant period to slow new sprouting.

If a neighbor's tree falls on my property, who is responsible for removal?

The rules for liability when a neighbor's tree falls on your property may depend on the unique details of the situation. A common outcome is that the homeowner pays for the damage and removal. Homeowners insurance may cover a tree that fell into your yard from a wind storm. Check your local laws and insurance policy to find out.

What do tree removal companies do with the wood?

Downed trees can have a number of different end destinations. The tree removal company may use it as firewood to sell to customers, or they may send it through a wood chipper to turn it into mulch. The tree may also wind up in a green landfill or biomass power plant. Alternatively, it could go to a lumber or chip mill. 

How do you remove roots after tree removal?

Getting rid of tree roots can be tricky. There are methods for getting roots out yourself, but the labor involved will take several hours and is quite intensive. For this reason, it’s best to hire a pro to remove stumps and roots. 

Who is responsible for cutting overhanging tree branches?

You should check your local laws to determine who is responsible for cutting overhanging tree branches on your property. If possible, make an agreement with your neighbor(s) on who is responsible to trim back tree branches that cross property lines.

What are the advantages of cutting trees?

There are several advantages to responsible tree cutting. As trees age and stop producing seeds, cutting them down can prevent them from falling on valuable property like homes and cars. Additionally, cutting trees allows more sunlight to reach smaller trees below, giving them the opportunity to grow. And pruning your trees can help promote growth.

Reviews for Gilbert tree trimming professionals
Vernon P.
Handled tree trimming and cleanup efficiently
Green Earth TreesGreen Earth Trees
Amber C.
Trimmed 2 large Sissoo trees. Thank you!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I only had one tree to trim. Travis was there on time, trimmed the tree and cleaned up everything. He did a great job. I will definitely call him again. Great job!
Palm SquadPalm Squad
Thumbtack Customer
I usually do my own tree trimming, but one ficus in my back yard has gotten to tall for me to trim with my 6 ft ladder. Bob came out right on time, and had the tree trimmed, and trimmings out of my yard in an hour. This job usually takes me 3-4 hrs to do. Well worth it, Bob and Al's tree care are real professionals.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Alex and his crew trimmed two larges trees. They did exactly what I wanted and the trees look great!
Outdoor solutionsOutdoor solutions
Mike L.
Mayscape Tree Trimmers did an incredible job trimming back our neighbors tall Ficus tree and our citrus trees. They are pros at what they do and also are really nice people to work with. I definitely plan on having them help me again the next time I need our trees trimmed.
Mayscape Tree TrimmersMayscape Tree Trimmers
Thumbtack Customer
I paid them extra to trim additional trees while they were there.
Lunas lawn care and stuccoLunas lawn care and stucco
Keyausha K.
Dan was on time and did great work trimming and skimming my palm trees.
The Felling Three LLCThe Felling Three LLC
Haocheng Z.
Arrived on time and trimmed my tree well. Will call them next time.
Four Season Clean Ups LLCFour Season Clean Ups LLC
Roland B.
Angel and his team at Ops Tree & Lawn were quick to respond and did an amazing job trimming our overgrown front yard tree. They gave it a good annual maintenance type of trim and they were careful not to over-trim it which is great. I would for sure recommend them to anyone in need of same/similar types of service.
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
Michael G.
The tree was quickly and professionally trimmed to my spec. Project finished and cleaned very well!
Palm SquadPalm Squad
Mark L.
Didn't waste any time they got right at it trimming the tree out. Nick and his crew were done fast and it's great. If you got trees to be trimmed thinned out looked after or even cut down these are the guys to do it. I highly recommend this company if you want the job done right. Go with tree daddy.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Lawrence H.
Couldn't of asked for a better tree trim. Night and day. Wonderful cleanup as well. Thank you!
Changos TreesChangos Trees
Judy G.
Op did all that they promised but more. They weren't happy with the look of the trees that they pruned. So they went back and trimmed more making the trees look awesome. Excellent work!
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
Daryl S.
Great service and I’ve been trimming this tree for years and these guys did the best job of anyone I’ve hired. I will is them for all my trees from now on.
Best West Tree Company LLCBest West Tree Company LLC
Justin P.
Travis gave me good price showed up and did a great job for me ..id recommend them to anyone and everybody that needs there palm tree or any tree trimmed
Palm SquadPalm Squad
Thumbtack Customer
They showed up on time, had the work completed quickly and cleaned up everything to where you couldn't tell that they had just trimmed a beast of a palm tree. Excellent service and very easy to deal with. I will definitely be passing their name around to anyone who needs their palm trees trimmed!
Palm SquadPalm Squad
Jerry S.
Exceeded expectations!! Will definitely be using service in the future, can not go wrong with choosing this company for tree trimming service!!
Changos TreesChangos Trees
Christian K.
Adrian was awesome. He even cleaned up all the debris that was present, not just from the trees that were trimmed
Villa Lawn ServiceVilla Lawn Service
Michael E.
Best West Tree Company did an amazing job trimming my 4 palm trees. I reached out to learn more about tree trimming processing. Having just moved to Arizona, this process was completely new to me. They not only answered all the questions that I had but gave me an amazing price AND they came out that same day and got all of them done. They also made sure to skim my pool and clean up all spare branches and clippings that fell off during the process. Highly recommend working with them. I'll continue to use them for routine tree trimming and maintenance!
Best West Tree Company LLCBest West Tree Company LLC
Vujos B.
Great service, value and quality of work. Had one palm tree removed and few others trimmed. Spot of the removed palm tree is clean as it was never there. Great work, would recommend to anyone.
Desert Willow landscapeDesert Willow landscape
Thumbtack Customer
Guys were fast and efficient, they trimmed the tree as asked and removed all of the debris. I would use them again!
Palm SquadPalm Squad
Blake H.
Great work at a great price. Very happy with the work and care taken with my palm trees. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing quick and reliable tree trimming services. Thanks Flores Landscaping!
Hugo’s tree trimming services LLCHugo’s tree trimming services LLC
Dennis W.
These guys were fantastic...They were quick to respond and were able to come out within two days...They trimmed two very tall palm trees, cleaned everything up (even skimmed my pool) within an hour...All at a fraction of what regular tree trimming businesses were charging...Will definitely be hiring these guys again!!!
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
Thumbtack Customer
I honestly hated the tree outside the front of my house. Now that Palm Squad came I love my new tree. Thank you Travis! Such hard work and amazing results. WE will be using you for all our future tree trimming needs.
Palm SquadPalm Squad
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