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When is the best time of year to trim trees in Phoenix?

In Phoenix, the best time of year to trim deciduous trees is typically in the winter. This is when most trees are dormant and they no longer have any foliage, which makes it easier for the professional to make informed cuts to shape the tree.

However, there are times when you’ll need to prune or trim your tree at different times. For example, if your tree is damaged, dying or infected (or if it’s a safety hazard), trim your tree as soon as possible. You may also need to trim certain tree species at different times throughout the year. 

Always consult with an expert to determine when you should get your trees trimmed and pruned. Contact the best tree trimming professionals in Phoenix today.

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.

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.

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 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. 

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 Phoenix tree removal services
Heather o.
Tree daddy removed a dead tree, quick and clean.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Quick to respond, quick to act in removing the tree as well as trimming palm trees.
Radley's Tree ServiceRadley's Tree Service
Michael M.
I was very worried about removing such a large tree in close proximity to my house, the cinder block wall and the neighbors house. Ops Tree Service arrived when they said, removed this and several other nuisance trees in a safe and professional manner, talked with the neighbors, removed all the debris for a competitive price, even throwing in trimming our palm and orange tree after the removals.
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
Jim P.
Job done satisfactorily. Trees and stumps removed.
Sonora bandSonora band
Andrea G.
Great job trimming our trees and removing one. I could tell they really cared about their work and the trees.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Reyna Q.
best tree trimming ive ever seen i thought i was going to have to remove my trees but anthony brought it back to life
Changos TreesChangos Trees
Thumbtack Customer
A large tree came down across my residential power line taking it down and blocking the city alley. Sam responded same day to take a look and came out to remove the tree when he said he would. With other damage to deal with, the tree removal was the easiest thanks to Sam and his crew.
Radley's Tree ServiceRadley's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
I had a huge 50 year old mesquite tree I needed removed. Bob and his son did an excellent job cutting down the tree and removing the trimmings. It was a big job on a hot day. Also as promised, they came back and ground down the stump about a month later. They did a great job for a reasonable price. I highly recommend them for any tree trimming or removal projects.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Sam was incredibly helpful in assessing the needs for the large pine tree I had removed. He contacted me immediately with a quote for the project. He and his team arrived punctually when they said they would. They were extremely professional and did an amazing job. They removed the tree and ground down the stump and you can't even tell there used to be an established tree there. I was incredibly satisfied with the great job they did. I will be recommending them for all future tree removal services and pass the word on to all my friends and neighbors.
Radley's Tree ServiceRadley's Tree Service
Mitch W.
Mr. Reyes did an excellent job removing my trees. I had two small trees that he cut down, removed, and cleaned up in about an hour. He went above and beyond my expectations. Trustworthy and well worth the hire.
Arnol's lawn services and irrigationArnol's lawn services and irrigation
Katherine D.
Daniel did a great job with tree trimming and removal. I definitely recommend him!
Danny's Tree & LandscapingDanny's Tree & Landscaping
Laura S.
Danny and his team were incredibly nice, professional, and at a very reasonable price! I would absolutely hire him again for any tree/place removal in the future! (They cut down a huge pine tree and removed a huge bougainvillea, and did an amazing job)
Danny's Tree & LandscapingDanny's Tree & Landscaping
John P.
Ops tree service did an excellent job! They removed a large tree, ground the stump, and removed the surface roots in a very skillful and efficient manner. They were careful not to damage any of the surrounding masonry and cleaned up everything afterwards - all for a very reasonable price.
Ops tree & lawn care proOps tree & lawn care pro
John G.
Start to finish this was a fantastic job. We had a gigantic, ugly tree in our front yard that looked like it was starting to die. From the photos I posted on Thumbtack, Brett was able to tell me the tree species, evaluate the health, explain why the tree had gotten to the place it had, and provided me with a quote for removal. The actual removal was incredibly smooth. Within a few days of posting on Thumbtack, Brett was at my house and ready to remove the tree. By the end of the morning the tree was gone, the stump was ground, and the area and debris had been cleaned up and removed. I was especially impressed with the way that they took care to protect my property, placing plywood to protect windows from stray debris, and taking extra time to remove limbs that could fall onto my house or property. They did a great job, and I highly recommend.
Einboden & Sons - Trees, Landscaping and much m...Einboden & Sons - Trees, Landscaping and much m...
Thumbtack Customer
Bob removed a 20 foot tree from my front yard. He arrived on time, did a great job, cleaned up the work area even cleaner than it originally was. I would recommend him to anyone who needs tree removal. Completely satisified
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Jason B.
Lumber Jacked was very responsive and made quick work of the tree I wanted removed. Now the yard is much more open and you can’t tell a tree was ever there. Very pleased.
Green Earth TreesGreen Earth Trees
Steve M.
Great guys did a great job. Very careful not to disturb neighbors newly planted trees that were close to the tree that they removed. Great value. Cleaned the property well after completion.
Ascending Tree CareAscending Tree Care
Thumbtack Customer
He responded fast ,the price was very good ,cleaned the whole area where the tree was removed ,, Great Job !!
Radley's Tree ServiceRadley's Tree Service
Chandara I.
Best prices in town! Removed 3 huge pine trees, 3 palm trees and several shrubs. Cleaned up nicely. Even worked when it was around 115 out. Hard workers.
Sonora bandSonora band
Debora S.
Eric and his crew did a fantastic job on removing our tree. He was responsive to messages, prompt, and very efficient!
Tree Trimming & RemovalTree Trimming & Removal
Brian C.
Danny did a great job removing a huge pine tree and super tall palm tree. They took great care working next to the house and cleaned up everything very well. They were fast and efficient.
Danny's Tree & LandscapingDanny's Tree & Landscaping
Eric G.
Trimmed 3 palm trees, removed a dead palo verde, and cleaned everything up. Professional and prompt. Would hire again.
Gamblin's Contracting & Tree ServiceGamblin's Contracting & Tree Service
Bria G.
They removed our 2 large sissoo trees. They were very knowledgeable and fast in the removal process. They filed the stump so well that it can no longer be seen. They cleaned everything afterwards and left no mess! Definitely recommend!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Steven P.
Danny removed a huge mesquite tree from my backyard and also grinded up the stump. His work was great and for a low price.
Danny's Tree & LandscapingDanny's Tree & Landscaping
Al V.
Danny was the first one to contact us which is a plus, and the price for a palm tree removal was in the middle, but we liked how he came across on the bid visit. The site was cleaned up and the tree is gone! We would use him again.
Danny's Tree & LandscapingDanny's Tree & Landscaping
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