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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

Is it worth it to hire a professional tree trimming service?

Hiring a professional tree trimming service near you can be worth the cost. This job requires the use of specialized equipment and involves a high degree of risk for inexperienced operators.

Safety is a major reason why you might want to avoid performing this task yourself. Another factor is time. Tree trimming services have their own equipment and tools that allow them to finish the job quickly. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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 Sacramento tree trimming professionals
Robert M.
Did exactly as I asked and provided me with information about my tree and reassured it was proper to trim the tree. Thank you for the outstanding job!
Always Green Lawn & Tree ServiceAlways Green Lawn & Tree Service
Anthony K.
Work was clean and professional, These guys know trees, My tree Had several limbs over my fence, to neighbors property's They were able to trim them without Going in there yard. Great work. Call City of Trees . Highly RECOMMENDED!!!!
City of TreesCity of Trees
Katy A.
Excellent communication throughout the process. They did a great job with trimming 5 large trees. Would definitely hire again.
On The Way Tree ServiceOn The Way Tree Service
Scott S.
Guzman tree service was great! They did an excellent job trimming my trees. The price was great, the were right on time, very responsive and did a very thorough job. I will definitely hire them again.
Guzman trees servicesGuzman trees services
Cynthia M.
Rusbelt Landscape,specifically Ismael Cortez was very prompt and professional in responding to and acting on my needs. I had 4 large trees that needed either trimmed or removal. Ismael displayed confidence and assurance in getting the job done. I am very happy with the work so far; have to see how my trees respond to the trims..
Rusbelt LandscapeRusbelt Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was very responsive. Trimmed, shaped, and removed the misletoe from 4 trees in my front yard. Great job, would recommend!
Always Green Lawn & Tree ServiceAlways Green Lawn & Tree Service
Lloyd B.
Had 2 trees trimmed. They did a good job. Also cleaned up any leaves and branches that fell in my neighbors yard.
City of TreesCity of Trees
Thumbtack Customer
Hired J & E to trim a tree and roses in the front yard of my new home. They did an awesome job, trim is great looks tidy and tree still is beautiful, limbs not butchered like a few of the gardners did at my old house! Great communication, finished job within a few days of request. Highly recommended and would use again, thank you!!
J & E ServicesJ & E Services
Alisha C.
I have two tall queen palm trees that needed to be trimmed and some attention. They came out for an estimate and explained every detail. The prices were affordable and the trees look great. I will definitely use their services in the future
City of TreesCity of Trees
Rayna B.
Ulises and his co-worker arrived early. They were polite and professional. Ulises promised me a good deal and he didn't disappoint. I have a huge oak tree that was in desperate need of a good trim. They cut and trimmed it up perfectly annnnd cleaned up the entire mess. They even left me larger pieces for fireplace wood. I'm very pleased with Guzman Tree trimming services. I'd definitely use them again! Thank you guys!
Guzman trees servicesGuzman trees services
Michelle B.
Overall great experience with Guzman Tree Services. We hired them to trim the tree in our front yard and they were able to get it done quickly. They were responsive, professional, and punctual. I would hire them again if needed.
Guzman trees servicesGuzman trees services
Jessica C.
On The Way Tree Service was amazing! They were so responsive from the very beginning and let us know ahead of time when they were available. They even showed up early after a previous job and got to us way in advance. They worked fast and did an excellent job trimming all of the trees around the house. They even educated us a little bit on trimming certain trees during the winter to keep the tree alive. Our backyard looks so much cleaner now thanks to them. Will definitely be reaching out again in the winter time. Thank you!
On The Way Tree ServiceOn The Way Tree Service
Kimberly A.
I was so impressed with his attention to detail and professionalism. He will be the first person I call when I need more trees trimmed/removed.
Guzman trees servicesGuzman trees services
Mark F.
Kevin with Always Green Tree Service responded and provided an estimate quickly, at a time the worked for my schedule. The work was scheduled and completed on time, trees are beautifully trimmed and the debris was cleared. Excellent service, I highly recommend and will use again next year.
Always Green Lawn & Tree ServiceAlways Green Lawn & Tree Service
Jennifer A.
I was really impressed! They came out to look at the trees on Saturday and was able to get them trimmed on Tuesday because there was a cancellation. They did a great job with a number of trees that were getting all over my roof. I would definitely hire again!
City of TreesCity of Trees
Darcie H.
My 20+ foot Fruitless Mulberry tree now is perfectly trimmed and safe in my backyard. On the way did a fantastic job. I highly recommend them!
On The Way Tree ServiceOn The Way Tree Service
Christine L.
Kevin & Team did a great job removing a fallen branch & trimming trees in my yard! Very easy to work with, responsive & affordable. Would hire again in a minute!
Always Green Lawn & Tree ServiceAlways Green Lawn & Tree Service
Brandi E.
I have spent the better part of a year searching out for a company to trim my trees. Very happy to say I have found a keeper! City of Trees is a great company that provides high quality work quickly. Our trees were more than overgrown but they have shaped up nicely maintained the great views from inside our home.
City of TreesCity of Trees
Raymond C.
Jesus has a thorough knowledge of trees and trimming. He was very professional. He and his team were very efficient. They worked hard, got the job completed in a quite reasonable time and cleaned up all the trimmings. The price for the job was very good and competitive. We intend to call them to come back when we need more work done. If you need any tree work done, call them. You'll be glad you did.
A-1 Prestige Tree ServiceA-1 Prestige Tree Service
Marisela m.
I can’t say enough about City of Trees. They were responsive, professional, competitively priced, and did the job right the first time! They removed a dead white birch tree, ground the stump to ground level, removed all debris and left a clean landscape ready to install new planting. I plan to hire them to trim overgrown trees on another project in the fall. From here on in they will be my “go to” firm to care for my trees given the care with which they treated me, my trees and my property! Thank you Brandon, Charlie and Cliff for an exceptional job (in 106 degree temps no less)!
City of TreesCity of Trees
Robert F.
Angel did a magnificent job trimming my ornamental plum tree. He was on time, very professional and thorough. After completing the job his clean-up was great, there wasn't a thing left to do, he even put back the stuff he had to move. To boot, his price was excellent. I highly recommend this On The Way Tree Service.
On The Way Tree ServiceOn The Way Tree Service
Mark F.
Kevin with Always Green Tree Service was quick to respond with an estimate, arrived promptly to do an on site evaluation, then scheduled and completed the job the following week. I was updated throughout the process and the trees were expertly trimmed with all debris cleared and removed. I am very satidfied with the job, will hire Always Green again next year. Highly recommend.
Always Green Lawn & Tree ServiceAlways Green Lawn & Tree Service
Ernest L. P.
The team was excellent! I have had an overgrown palm tree in my yard for so long and I couldn't quite get a handle on it. This expert team came in and gave me fantastic service. My patio looks great with the tree trimmed back and having another removed. The service was fast and they respected my property, leaving it looking better than when they came.
On The Way Tree ServiceOn The Way Tree Service
Jeb L.
Jesus and his crew were amazing and the pricing was fair. He is a straight shooter and knows what he’s doing. They cut down 6 trees, trimmed two and hauled it all away. Taking down the 6 trees seemed tricky as they were all on the fence line and near our homes. Everything went smoothly. Cleaned up nicely after it was all done. Highly recommend!
A-1 Prestige Tree ServiceA-1 Prestige Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Jose came out and looked at my job. It was to trim back a large red oak tree in my backyard and shape up some other trees. He said that he was busy doing work in the Bay Area and could not get to it for 2-3 weeks. He said that he would reach out to another tree company and have them call me for a quote. I has been a week and I have not heard from anyone. This has been disappointing to say the least.
Coast line tree serviceCoast line tree service
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