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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. 

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.

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 Poway tree trimming professionals
Felipe G.
Hector and his crew were awesome. They were on time, very knowledgeable about how to trim Oak, Pine, Palm, and Pepper trees. Hector was so good that the job grew from two tree removals to 5 removals and 7 trims. Great value for sure. He is now my go to tree trimming team.
Hector Rodriguez TREE CAREHector Rodriguez TREE CARE
Kris N.
I requested several bids from different contractors to trim my trees in the Poway area. I have 8 full grown trees, plus 7 eucayptus trees along one side of my house, and 5 palm trees on my property (two of which are easily over 40 ft. tall). I hired Bernie because he is licensed and bonded, is knowledeable and experienced, and he offered me the most reasonable bid, overall, to do the work. Bernie brought in his crew and they worked for over 6 hours on a hot 93 degree Saturday to trim and clean-up all of my trees. Not only was their work outstanding, they did a great job of cleaning up my property before they finished. I would definitely recommend Bernie and his crew for tree trimming and other landscaping work!!
Evaristo tree serviceEvaristo tree service
Russ S.
You want tree trimming done quick and right at a fair price, look no further. Very happy with the results and will use in the future.
Rainforest Tree Service IncRainforest Tree Service Inc
Thumbtack Customer
James and John did an excellent job and I am very pleased with the results. Laan's Tree Care prices are very reasonable, and I will call them again when I need to have my trees trimmed.
LTC Forestry, Inc.LTC Forestry, Inc.
Amy G.
Scott is a fantastic, honest guy who charged a reasonable price and is knowledgeable of differing needs for trimming trees. In my case I had him remove our old, beloved Satsuma. He was thorough with cleanup afterwards. I would hire him again and I am recommending him to my friends.
Superior Tree ServiceSuperior Tree Service
Abhijit Y.
Alfonso provided a very reasonable estimate to trim 5 palm trees right here on Thumbtack, just based off of pictures I had uploaded. That made this whole process so much more stress free. He arrived with his crew on time and did a very professional job leaving the trees looking clean and hauling away all the debris. His crew was supposed to clean debris that had fallen over the fence onto my neighbors backyard but forgot to do it. The neighbor was furious to see debris on his new outdoor furniture. Having said that, I applaud Alfonso’s professionalism in apologizing and returning the very next morning to clean the neighbor’s area of all the debris and dust from the trimmings. I will definitely hire him again and recommend to anyone thats looking for value for money and professional outcomes.
GM Tree Service & LandscapingGM Tree Service & Landscaping
Jeremy H.
I connected with R&R Services for having three of our palm trees cleaned up and I am AMAZED. I got home from work and not only were the palm tress trimmed to perfection, the yard was cleaned up our two of our neighbors came over and commented on the speed and professionalism of their crew. Ricardo (my point of contact) was great to work with and I will never use or recommend anyone other than R&R Services to anyone I know. I am already talking about uses their services AGAIN for other landscaping projects. My wife and I are more than 100% please from start to finish. If you are considering using anyone on this app or in San Diego you MUST us this company. Fast, professional and worth every penny. I hope they get flooded with business because the service I got was way beyond what I expected and exceeded all expectations!!!!
R  R ServicesR R Services
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