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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was great! The tree trimming did not take very long, and our tree was trimmed exactly the way we wanted!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Jenn M.
Trimmed the big trees
Four Season Clean Ups LLCFour Season Clean Ups 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
Thumbtack Customer
Trimmed trees and did a great job.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The job was to top and trim a huge eucalyptus tree that would constantly drop branches during any type of wind storm. Sam and team showed up, topped out the tree at the desired height, trimmed around the tree to bring it into proportion, cleaned up and hauled away the cuttings. They did a fantastic job and will be used for all our tree trimming tasks in the future.
Radley's Tree ServiceRadley's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job trimming my palm tree....
R.L Landscaping & Maintenance LLCR.L Landscaping & Maintenance LLC
Joshua F.
Did an amazing and quick job of trimming my palm trees.
Umbrella LandcareUmbrella Landcare
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
Richard H.
Andrew came over and did a great job trimming our two palm trees on his own. It only took him about an hour to trim the trees and clean everything up and it looks really good.
AJ the ArboristAJ the Arborist
Dina M.
Bob and Al's Tree service was one of the best I've hired. They were prompt, listened to me on what I wanted for my trees to be trimmed. I preferred to have a light trim as others have over trimmed and put my trees into shock. Bob explained how trees need a percentage of their foliage left to be able to collect the sunlight and be healthy. Loved the job and their fee was very reasonable. I will use them again.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thomas L.
Jared trimmed back a huge ficus in my front yard that I've been struggling to find someone to trim back. Most tree services have recommended "topping" the tree which feels wrong and destructive to me and Jared recommend against this. He helped me understand how to best treat the tree to keep it healthy but still safe and manageable. And of course he trimmed it back! I'll definitely have him return in the fall to keep the tree maintained. Thanks!
Tree GuardiansTree Guardians
Thumbtack Customer
Needed a few trees trimmed and a bush taken down. Did an amazing job
Numero Uno Tree and PalmsNumero Uno Tree and Palms
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
Joshua C.
Quick turnaround and asked for advice on how best to trim up a tree. The result was fantastic.
Sonora bandSonora band
Katherine D.
Daniel did a great job with tree trimming and removal. I definitely recommend him!
Danny's LandscapingDanny's Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Great job trimming my trees and hauled away the mess! Super reasonable prices as well.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Job was to trim my mulberry trees and rose bushes. They did an excellent job, and they also fed the roses. Will definitely hire again (two tall palm trees, in June).
Radley's Tree ServiceRadley's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Came to house same day and finished the job quickly. Best trim these trees have ever had.
Luis LandscapingLuis Landscaping
Chanda A.
Got the tree trimmed the next day. They sent the pictures while on site and the whole experience was hassle free
Best West Tree CompanyBest West Tree Company
Thumbtack Customer
I live in Tucson and rent a house in Phoenix that needed a tree trimmed. They were able to come the very next day and trim a Palm tree in the front yard at a very reasonable rate. They sent me pictures on my phone of the before and after. They did an incredible job! Thanks for your hard work!
S and C Tree ServiceS and C Tree Service
Mario V.
They did a great job trimming my Mesquite tree. They were very nice and quick and cleaned up well.
Sonora bandSonora band
Loen R.
Did a great job getting rid our our tree stumps. Was on time, polite, and did excellent work. Even the clean up was impressive. Would hire him for tree trimming too.
Green Desert Stump GrindingGreen Desert Stump Grinding
Marcia C.
The bros trimmed the tree to my specifications and did yard clean up and weed kill to my satisfaction. Jose and his brother were very friendly and thorough. I would recommend them to any one who needs yard work and tree trimming. Thank you amazing bros for doing such a great job.
amazing bros tree servicesamazing bros tree services
Thumbtack Customer
Bob and his assistant Vincent arrive within the time frame stated and had the tree trimmed in a short amount of time.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Palm Tree Trim, arrived same day, did a great job, very reasonable price, would hire again.
Four Season Clean Ups LLCFour Season Clean Ups LLC
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