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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.

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 Elk Grove tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
trim around and top of tree
Mercado's Tree ServiceMercado's Tree Service
Jaime C.
Very responsive. So happy we went with Guzman Tree Service. We had a tree removed and another one trimmed. We will definitely be using for all of our tree needs. A+
Guzman trees servicesGuzman trees services
Thumbtack Customer
I didn't even need to be home for John to do the trimming of my tree and he accepts credit cards, which is convenient. There was no debris left in the yard and the tree still looks great!
Mercado's Tree ServiceMercado's Tree Service
Lynsey M.
Very quick to respond and get the job done. They trimmed a ton off of my tree and cleaned it all up nicely when they were finished.
Guzman trees servicesGuzman trees services
Elaine S.
They did a great job on my trees. They were on time, did excellent work, and left my yard the cleanest it has ever been! I appreciate the work ethic of the employees and the professionalism this company exhibited. I would highly recommend them for your tree trimming needs.
Jenn R.
John and his team are very professional and friendly. They showed up on time, were very responsive by text and through Thumbtack, and gave me a competitive price on the removal of a 60 foot Liquidambar tree. They worked fast and even did a great job with the cleanup. I'd definitely use John and his team again for future tree trimming/removal needs.
Mercado's Tree ServiceMercado's Tree Service
Scott C.
Max and his team did a fantastic job trimming our tree and removing another. His ongoing communication was fantastic and quality of the work requested and corresponding cleanup was great. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Maximum Lawn and Tree ServicesMaximum Lawn and Tree Services
Cheryl S.
After hiring MTS and several attempted contacts, I never heard from anyone. After almost 2 weeks of attempting, I hired Scotts Tree trimming who came the following day, was less expensive and am I extremely please with the results.
Mercado's Tree ServiceMercado's Tree Service
Joe S.
Had two large trees removed/stump grinded along with a 50’ foot palm trimmed and shaped. Dave and crew were exceptional. I could not be happier with my experience, met and exceeded expectations. From start to job completion 5 stars, will definitely hire again.
Rick P.
The tree in my front yard needed a major trim. Brandon and his team worked quickly and professionally. One major plus is that he consulted me on what I wanted at both the beginning and toward the end of the project. The result was that I could not be happier with how it looks and how it will look over time. I learned later that Brandon's professionalism so impressed my neighbor that he is going to have Brandon remove his tree in his yard.
Topline tree service  & land clearing companyTopline tree service & land clearing company
Thumbtack Customer
John was quick to respond with a quote and worked with me on a great deal for my two trees that needed trimming. He was able to schedule something a few days later which was great. He did a good job and cleaned up after. The only thing is that they used my green waste bucket for the small pieces when I needed that space for other yard work I was doing so I had to wait on that. Other than that, it was a great experience and I'd hire him again for any tree services needed.
Mercado's Tree ServiceMercado's Tree Service
Jeanna W.
They were professional, skilled in their field, and did an amazing job!! And they cleaned up all the debris and hauled it away. Plus, they were able to accommodate my rush schedule as my trees were in dire need of trimming before the hectic winds, which may have caused some damage to my house. I'd hire them again.
On The Way Tree ServiceOn The Way Tree Service
Matt H.
Dave came out for a free estimate earlier this week. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We scheduled the job for today and he showed up with his guys on time. They spent the day here, took out several trees, trimmed several more. They left our place cleaner than it was when they showed up. Dave even spent a little time playing some catch with my son and showing him how to throw a few pitches. Professional, friendly, clean and personable. And they did a great job!
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