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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Mesa tree trimming professionals
Amanda P.
Angel and his crew showed up and took care of our big trim tree tree trimming project in
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
Thumbtack Customer
Alex did a great job trimming several Palo Verde trees we have on our property. The trees were trimmed and clean-up was done in a timely manner. I would recommend Alex for future tree trimmings.
Outside SolutionsOutside Solutions
Alex B.
Tree Guardians were extremely quick to respond, did a great job trimming my palm trees, and were punctual. Jared also gave me advice on when the best time to trim the palm trees is and gave me a quote on my olive trees that also need a trim. I will definitely be contacting them again the future.
Tree GuardiansTree Guardians
Thumbtack Customer
Crew did a great job trimming and shaping 5 trees.
Numero Uno Tree and PalmsNumero Uno Tree and Palms
Steve B.
TreeDaddy recently trimmed a 40 foot Sissoo tree in my front yard. The tree had been previously trimmed but the company did not do the best job. They also removed a dead Queen Palm in the front yard as well. The guys did an awesome job trimming up the Sissoo. The were able to leave the shade of the tree intact but were able to take the height up and thin the tree out a bit. It looks amazing! I am also very impressed with the removal of the Queen Palm. The tree had been there for 20 years and now you cannot even tell a tree was present! It was neat, clean and perfect. I would absolutely hire TreeDaddy for any of my trimming and tree needs in the future!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Timothy F.
Excellent tree trimming work performed, very affordable, and the communication is great.
Four Season Clean Ups LLCFour Season Clean Ups LLC
Ashley H.
Nathan responded quickly to my request for tree trimming. He was on time and very professional. I had 3 trees trimmed and he did an excellent job at a great price. I will definitely be using him again in the future.
Pro Flo ServicesPro Flo Services
Melissa m.
Excellent work at an affordable price. Highly recommended for any tree trimming needs
APM DevelopmentAPM Development
Joan S.
Bob and his crew came on time, trimmed 2 trees in a quick workmanlike manner, cleaned up my yard and were done in 90 minutes. They did an excellent job on trimming 2 large trees and I would highly recommend them.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Cliff W.
Came and trimmed my tree back at an extremely reasonable price. Afterwards, the tree looked great and not just hacked all the way back like a lot of landscapers.
APM DevelopmentAPM Development
Thumbtack Customer
Bob arrived on time and professionally pruned and thinned out the two trees. He and his help cleaned up all tree trimmings. They were done in 2 hours and my trees have never looked better !
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Brandon S.
Within less than 24 hours they were out to the house and palms trees trimmed. Nice job!
Best West Tree Company LLCBest West Tree Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
That guy were very prompt, & did an excellant job. They cleaned up all the areas where they trimmed the trees & bushes, They did a great job trimming the bushes, Thanks guys!!!
Numero Uno Tree and PalmsNumero Uno Tree and Palms
Devin E.
They did a great job trimming up my Grapefruit tree while letting it keep its natural shape.
Green Earth TreesGreen Earth Trees
Thumbtack Customer
Alex trimmed our Jacaranda tree and removed a stump from an old tree. He was very polite and willing to please. He did an outstanding job. We would recommend him highly. .
Outside SolutionsOutside Solutions
Tina W.
Angel was hired to trim our 40 foot palm trees. He was responsive to all emails I sent him. Before starting the job, he explained in detail how he would trim the trees. He protected the plants growing underneath them, and was careful not to damage our house or fence while trimming. Once finished, he showed me the completed job making sure I was satisfied.
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Jason W.
Jared is excellent and was easy to work with. I will call him again when my trees need trimming next season
Tree GuardiansTree Guardians
Alex B.
They did great work at my house trimming 4 Olive trees and 3 palm trees. They were extremely responsive via text and accepted Venmo/Zelle. I’ll be hiring them again in the future.
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
Thumbtack Customer
Unfortunately, they had to reschedule our first visit because of time but when they did come the 2nd visit they did a good job trimming the trees and even cleaned up all the leaves on the ground that was already there before the trimming.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Melissa B.
Best West has trimmed my trees and bushes twice now. They were on time, very reasonably priced, and did an outstanding job. I will definitely call on them any time I need tree work done.
Best West Tree Company LLCBest West Tree Company LLC
Alexandra G.
We hired Dylan and the Lumber Jacked Tree Service team to thin out and trim a tree in our yard that was hanging over our neighbors driveway and the sidewalk. Dylan and his team did a phenomenal job and has the tree looking better than it has in years! Thank you Dylan!
Green Earth TreesGreen Earth Trees
Debbie K.
Devin did a great job trimming my fruit trees and taking out a pecan tree. I’m impressed with Devins knowledge about trees, his work ethics and his professionalism. He was very polite & had good pricing. I would definitely have him return again.
Gamblin's Contracting & Tree ServiceGamblin's Contracting & Tree Service
Barb S.
He gave me a quote right away and we made appointment . Work was done absolutely professional my tree looks amazing and everything was cleaned up afterwards. I will definitely call him again if I need my tree trimmed.
Affordable Stump and Tree ServiceAffordable Stump and Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Bob was there on time, trimmed the tree quickly, and did a great job cleaning up. He was also reasonably priced. I would definitely hire him again.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
John H.
Will use again. Trimmed 3 very large Ficus trees, started early and completed by noon. Hauled away all limbs and cleaned yard and parking area.
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
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