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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

How much does it cost to trim a tree?

The national price range for tree trimming is $270-$450. 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 remove a tree stump?

Once you have a tree cut down, you’ll probably want to remove the tree stump as well. You may want the stump removed for aesthetics, the tree stump could be diseased, you might want to prevent regrowth, or you may find the roots are causing problems and need to be removed. Tree removal costs don’t always include the cost to grind out or dig out a tree stump after the tree has been felled and the trunk removed. The national average cost for stump removal ranges from $150 to $200. There are two main methods for dealing with tree stumps. In grinding, pros use a chipping machine to grind away the above-level tree stump until it sits just below the soil surface. Tree stump removal entails lifting the entire root ball of a tree out of the soil. Removing the stump will leave a hole in the ground and also take more time, labor and money than stump grinding. Here are some examples of average tree stump removal costs:

  • Stump grinding: $2-$4 per inch.
  • Tree stump removal: average of $60-$350.

The final price will depend on the stump’s size, condition, location and condition of the soil around it.

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.

Reviews for Los Angeles tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Johnny was very professional and knowledgeable about tree trimming. His staff was curious and worked diligently on my tree. They did an excellent job of trimming my 25 foot citrus tree. They also did a good job in cleaning up the debris. I will hire Johnny's Company (Inovation) again for my next tree trimming.
SM Brothers LandscapeSM Brothers Landscape
Rene M.
Tree trimming is an art and EZ has it down!
Easy Does It Tree ServiceEasy Does It Tree Service
Robert L.
Really did an excellent job trimming my trees and hedges. I would recommend them for any tree cutting needs.
Greens tree & landscaping careGreens tree & landscaping care
Melinda M.
Humberto and his team did a great job skillfully trimming (not hacking!) a large oak tree in our yard and several side trees. It looks great!
Greens tree & landscaping careGreens tree & landscaping care
Thumbtack Customer
Torre's Tree Trimming was amazing! Professional, expert advise, great price, punctual, a perfect job on our 80 foot pine tree. Thank you Raymundo!!!
Black Wolf Tree Service.Black Wolf Tree Service.
Richon T.
All in 2 Tree Service trimmed my neglected tree in my backyard, cleaned up all of the debris, hauled it all away. I received a quote on Saturday. They stated that they would come on Tuesday morning to do the work. Tuesday morning, they arrived at the proposed time, trimmed the tree as requested, and exceeded all expectations. I’d definitely recommend their services and will keep them in mind for my next yard project.
All in 2 Tree ServiceAll in 2 Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Trimming of pepper tree that was out of control. Job done to my satisfaction, all branches and leaves hauled away, and blower used on driveway.
Black Wolf Tree Service.Black Wolf Tree Service.
Jeani B.
The job of trimming my persimmon tree was done quickly and professionally and they did a great job cleaning up. I’ll definitely hire them again!
Easy Does It Tree ServiceEasy Does It Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
I posted on Thumbtack to have someone trim my palm tree. Johnny had the lowest bid and he and his workers did a great job and they did a solid job cleaning up as well. My tree looks much better!
SM Brothers LandscapeSM Brothers Landscape
Tom G.
Excellent work. I had them trim three trees - Safeway did a GREAT job and ended up doing more trees under the same amount that was quoted. Profession, clean, punctual - everything was 100% perfect. THANK YOU! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Safeway Tree Service Inc.Safeway Tree Service Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Arnulfo did a terrific job. He works diligently, efficiently and thoroughly. I highly recommend him to anyone needing to trim their trees!! Outstanding work and clean up. :) !
Godoys Tree TrimmingGodoys Tree Trimming
Tom B.
Great communication, worked with our budget and got the job done. Trimmed 3 large trees, removed 4 medium and 4 small trees. Only quibble: damage to some outdoor lighting and a decorative feature but given size of project and speed of execution, not a huge deal. Would hire again.
Greens tree & landscaping careGreens tree & landscaping care
Taylor R.
I am very happy with the results of this project. Arnulfo was quick to reply to my post and kept up with the communication throughout. I would recommend him to anyone else looking for tree trimming services.
Godoys Tree TrimmingGodoys Tree Trimming
Thumbtack Customer
Arnulfo was great. Fair price and he and his crew were very professional. They arrived on time, trimmed an overgrown tree in our backyard and cleaned up everything. I would highly recommend his services.
Godoys Tree TrimmingGodoys Tree Trimming
Joycelyn C.
Torres's came out and gave me a reasonable great quote and came back on the day that we book the appointment and did and excellent job of cutting & trimming the palm trees and he cleans up after he's done great job i really appreciate it----Thanks
Black Wolf Tree Service.Black Wolf Tree Service.
Ryan F.
I ended up hiring Humberto to trim a large tree in our backyard and property line. He and his team did a great job, were professional and courteous and ended up being a great value. Would definitely hire them again for future projects.
Greens tree & landscaping careGreens tree & landscaping care
Thumbtack Customer
I have a Morton Bay Fig tree that had not been trimmed for about 5 years. I was a little skeptical of the quote he gave me. But the results were amazing! Im so pleased with his professionalism and work. I will use him and reccomend him in the future.
Nery's Tree Service & HaulingNery's Tree Service & Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
The guys at Torres Tree Trimming and Remival were awesome. They arrived on time on the scheduled time. They were great communicators. The job was done perfectly and I even hired them on the spot for another project that they also did exactly the way I wanted it to be done. I would highly recommend them!
Black Wolf Tree Service.Black Wolf Tree Service.
Marta S.
Super fast reply. To speed up the process (I wanted to take care of my palm tree asap) I provided to them a picture and based on that, they gave me an estimate. They were able to accomodate my schedule by coming the following date in the morning. Prior our appointment, they sent me a written estimate, which I agreed. Came on time, did their job (trimming a palm tree located in my front yard) and cleaned up after that. They were polite and courteous. I will hired them gain. Thank you so much guys!!!
Easy Does It Tree ServiceEasy Does It Tree Service
Sergio G.
Highly recommend Ortega’s Tree Service. Entire experience from their initial quick response, free estimate, scheduling and completed job were fantastic !!! And their price for the work was significantly lower than another over priced company. They are very experienced and great guys. Luis and his son came and gave me the estimate and his brother Carlos along with two team members came out to do the amazing job. And it was a big one since I have over 15 large mature trees at my home and they were all very overgrown and in need of trimming and topping. Also amazing watching these guys work. They are like acrobats climbing up and around these trees and artists in the way they pruned everything based on our discussion. They listen to what you want and also make professional recommendations. I will definitely be going to them for all future work.
Ortega's Jr Tree ServiceOrtega's Jr Tree Service
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