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Q & A

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.

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.

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 Surprise tree trimming professionals
Janelle Y.
They have good knowledge of how to care for trees. Didn’t just hack off offending branches. Neatly trimmed and cleaned up. Hauled away the trimmings.
Green Earth TreesGreen Earth Trees
Thumbtack Customer
Bob was right on time, did the trimming and hauled it away and made it look like a whole new tree. Will be using again!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Angela K.
Highly recommend. Had 3 large trees needing a large amount of trimming. Everything looked great when the job was complete.
Best West Tree CompanyBest West Tree Company
Mike G.
Daniel and his partner did a great job for a reasonable price which he stuck to in comparison to previous companies on thumbtack I hired and received quotes from just to trim or remove my tree . Hard worker, did a great cleanup after the removal process was done! I highly recommend him for any tree trim/removals.
Danny's LandscapingDanny's Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding tree trimming job, Bob is very friendly & cut my trees exactly to my specification. Can't say enough Good things ! I will be having Bob return for another Job in the Future. Great old school values !!!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hard working young man. Asked me specific questions about how I wanted the trees trimmed. Cleaned up everything. Can't even tell there were 2 trees removed in their former spots. Would recommend Danny.
Danny's LandscapingDanny's Landscaping
Kimberly M.
Jesus did an amazing job trimming our totally overgrown, front yard mesquite tree. He gave us a fair price, was on time and did a great job with the clean up of all the trimmings. We would definitely hire him again in the future!!!!
Jesus CarrilloJesus Carrillo
Thumbtack Customer
Trees in my front yard were trimmed very nicely. Great price and flexibility! I LOVED that I didn't need to be home for service. Will use again!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Jesus to trim our big elm tree in our front yard and he trimmed it exactly how I wanted it. He was able to thin it out so its not as full. He was on time, the job didnt take long at all and the price was very reasonable. I would hire him again in the future.
Jesus CarrilloJesus Carrillo
Thumbtack Customer
Had Bob come out and trim a large tree in my front yard. He arrive at the schedule time ready to work. He completed the work very quickly and did an outstanding job. Our tree looks so much better. Really opens up the view to the house. I would definitely hire him again.
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Judy L.
Dennis and his Crew were extremely Professional and I felt very comfortable hanging out with them while they were trimming the two Palm trees. I will Definitely have Dennis and his Crew come to our home again when it's time to trim our front yard. I would Definitely recommend Dennis and his Crew 💯% !
Viridescent Landscaping LLCViridescent Landscaping LLC
Kevin B.
They trimmed the trees and bushes, fixed irrigation line, and did a great job with the cleanup. All at a reasonable price and at the time we agreed upon. I would definitely recommend getting an estimate from them. I will hire them again.
Miguel's Yard ServiceMiguel's Yard Service
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service trimming our hugely over grown mesquite tree, hauling away the debris as well as cleaning area after. Bob was on-time, friendly, efficient and gave us the best bid! Would use his service again in the future :)
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
Chris K.
Dylan and his team showed up on time and did an excellent job trimming my trees and front yard bushes. He even took the time to walk me through his work and discussed how to better care for my trees in the future. The work was done quickly and price was very reasonable. He also did a great job on the cleanup and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a landscaper.
Green Earth TreesGreen Earth Trees
Thumbtack Customer
Bob did an excellent job trimming my fruit and ficus trees. He was true to his quote and arrived within the time promised. Bob completed the job quickly and was very friendly. I would definitely recommend him and am sure I will be using him for my future landscaping needs!
Tree Daddy LLCTree Daddy LLC
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