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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 Riverside tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job trimming my trees. Will use again.
Regs Tree ServicesRegs Tree Services
Anand R.
They did a nice job and cleaned up after trimming my 5 palm trees around the pool.
Regs Tree ServicesRegs Tree Services
Peggy B.
Did an excellent job trimming our 20’ palm trees that were looking very shabby. Now they are beautiful giants again swaying in the breeze! Will definitely use them again for the next trimming.
Regs Tree ServicesRegs Tree Services
Rick H.
Had them trim & strip the trunks of a couple 60 foot palm trees. They did a good clean job and were easy to work with.
Alejandro's Tree ServiceAlejandro's Tree Service
Caryn D.
Andres and crew did a great job! This is the second time we’ve hired Reg’s Tree Service to do tree trimming and stump grinding. They were prompt and efficient at a competitive price. We are very happy with the service and will continue to be repeat customers whenever the need arises.
Regs Tree ServicesRegs Tree Services
Thumbtack Customer
Andres and his crew did a great job trimming my tree, we wanted it pretty bald so everything can grow back nice and fresh and he definitely made that happen. The only minor negative thing was that he showed up 40 minutes late, normally that wouldn't be an issue but we had plans to go out of town that day so that delayed us a little bit but nevertheless they got the tree trimmed in a fairly decent time and everything turned out great! Would use Regs Tree and Lawn Service again.
Regs Tree ServicesRegs Tree Services
Sara M.
They did an excellent job and it was done quickly. I will definitely be using them again for all of my tree trimming in the future. And the price was the best out of all the quotes I received.
Regs Tree ServicesRegs Tree Services
Thumbtack Customer
Manny trimmed and shaped five fiscus trees and two smaller trees, and removed one small one that was dying. He and his crew did a great job!!!! They were very fast, and when they were through, evrything was so clean you would not know they had been there. I highly recommend Manny Tree Care. They are professional, fast, and very affordable. We will definitely use them again. Thank you Manny!!!!
Manny's Tree CareManny's Tree Care
Eden H.
This is a top company! Came to my home and gave an estimate the day that I contacted them. Was very communicative about when they had the time to come do the tree removal, tree removal was very quick they got it done the same day and it was a pretty big job, the removal of Three trees and trimming of several more. Accidentally left a root in the ground when they left and came back and took care of it completely the next week when they had an opening in their schedule. Would definitely recommend, and stands behind their work!
R&R Banuelos tree serviceR&R Banuelos tree service
Rachel R.
Erica and her team at Borboa Tree Service just took care of trimming an ancient Chinese Elm tree on our front yard. Erica was quick to respond; and she drove out to our home to give us an estimate on the same day that I inquired. On the scheduled work day, her team was on time and very efficient. We are very pleased with the outcome, and would be happy to recommend their company.
Borboa Tree ServiceBorboa Tree Service
Ashley W.
This company did an amazing jobs trimming my 4 trees. They were responsive, punctual, professional, quick, affordable and provided quality service. I will definitely use them again and I definitely recommend them to others. Thank you again for the quality work!
R&R Banuelos tree serviceR&R Banuelos tree service
Karlita M.
Cesar and his crew took back of our new home’s back yard trees which weren’t taken care of in years. It was a complete full day of work and everything was done in such a professional manner. A great job done. Our trees were trimmed, dead trees were removed, plus a lot more that was done. Our back yard now looks clean, bigger & nice. Also, the pricing was the best we got comparing with a few other people. Thank you Cesar & crew for everything. It was a pleasure working with you.
Cesar’s Tree ServicesCesar’s Tree Services
Zach S.
Cesar and his crew did an amazing job! When I reached out, Cesar came out right away to provide a prompt, hassle free quote for his services without trying to up-sell me on other projects (we have a lot of trees). He came back a couple of days later and did exactly what we asked and MORE! Not only did he trim our desired trees to perfection, he also cleaned up ALL of the leaves in our yard from other trees, what a nice surprise! If you are looking for a courteous, hardworking professional, look no further than Cesar! His pricing is very competitive as well!
Cesar’s Tree ServicesCesar’s Tree Services
Thumbtack Customer
I had two trees needing a trim. Used Thumbtack to find a service. Manny was one of the first to reply. The next morning he was at my house. I told him want I wanted done, he quoted me a price and said he'd be back in the afternoon. By 3 that afternoon the job was completed. Manny was professional, on time, priced right and did a great job! I will be using his service again.
Manny's Tree CareManny's Tree Care
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