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McRae's Tree Service
4.8
from 191 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 337 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
Verified review

Efficient team included Chris, my main contact. That was very reassuring because I knew that what I had communicated and agreed to was going to get done. They trimmed a brunch of tree/shrubs growing into my backyard from the neighbors. It looks tons better, although the neighbors yard remains a jungle. Out front, they did a great job trimming a large tree. Chris also gave me advice about replanting the root bound dirt patch below the tree. I'm hopeful that with the improved light from the major trim and added soil (which Chris assured me would not hurt the roots) I will be able to once again enjoy my front yard's aesthetic. Highly knowledgeable, very friendly, very responsive. I'm keeping this number to use these guys next time!

Jose Torres
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
Verified review

He installed one palm tree and about 600sf of ground cover.

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Rainforest Tree Service Inc
4.9
from 120 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Ron P.
Verified review

Alfonso did a great job trimming our Pepper tree. He came out and gave me a very fair estimate and told me when he thought he could do it. He said he would contact me and verify that time, which he did. He came out at the agreed upon time and trimmed the tree and cleaned everything up afterward. I would recommend Alfonso for any tree service you are considering.

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon K.
Verified review

I just had Chris Mingo of Chris Home Improvement clear out my back yard of dead shrubs and plants, a couple trees and miscellaneous junk that had accumulated over the years. Chris and his crew worked non-stop for one and a half days and even took two additional items to the dump for us. He trimmed up the trees and shrubs we were keeping. They had a huge job ahead of them and just got to work and kept at it until they were done. They came prepared with saws, clippers, chain saws, shovels and brooms and a huge truck, complete with orange traffic cones. They swept down all sidewalks and patios before they left. I am really happy with his work.

  • 13 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis L.
Verified review

Chad did a professional job in a timely manner. The job was for a fence and he even removed an old tree. You might say he is full service.

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie L.
Verified review

I hired Jose from Custom Construction to clean up and haul away a mass quantity of debris from a backyard that had been untouched for a little over 2 years. He also trimmed back an overgrowth of acacia trees. Jose and his crew did a wonderful job at a reasonable price. I will definitely be hiring him again in the future.

Evaristo tree service
4.4
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Troy R.
Verified review

They were late (truck trouble) and I kept calling every 1/2 hour to check status. Then it started to rain and we thought we would have to reschedule. During our last conversation he said 2:00 and he got here at 2:15. I asked about the rain and he said "what rain?" Lol!!! Our tree was easily 50 ft. +!!! There were 3 guys total, and they were done AND cleaned up in less than 3 hours!!!!!! WE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!!!! WHO CARES IF HE WAS LATE!!! PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS, EFFICIENT. Price comparison was ...... Other tree svcs $$$$ vs Evaristo Tree Svc $$. We would use him again!!!

John Landscape
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa W.
Verified review

We had our entire yard cleaned up, weeded, bushes and trees trimmed. He came by quickly after our request and gave us a very competitive quote and then came back within a few days to complete the job. Everything we asked for was completely and our yard looks the best it has since we bought it. We will definitely be using them in the future.

  • 17 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
Verified review

Glenn delivered a great job at a very good price. He's an artist with a chainsaw and the tree has never looked better. Clean up was excellent...he left our yard loking better than when arrived.

  • 16 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Terrell L.
Verified review

Came by at 11:30am and provided a quote, by 5:00pm my tree was gone.

R & R Services
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
William Z.
Verified review

Fantastic experience with R&R. Ricardo was very responsive and flexible with dates and times. The day of the trimming, R&R rolled up with his crew (4) which in included the chipper and the actual tree trimmer (Efrain) at 8:00 am sharp. I was impressed how Efrain climbed up into each tree and carefully selected and trimmed each branch to the way we agreed upon. The crew was careful not to disturb the rest of the landscape and vehicles near the job. I highly recommend R&R for their knowledge, work ethics and price.

Arbor Artistry Tree Service
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Randy L.
Verified review

Kevin and his crew were outstanding. We had several large old dead and diseased trees that needed to come down. This was a very technical and labor intensive job that took two full days. They worked safely, made sure that they were meeting our needs, and left the job complete and cleaned up to a very high standard. I will have them back for more tree work in the future and highly recommend them to all who want quality tree service, a fair and honest price, and a safe conscientious work crew.

Charlie Company
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Martha C.
Verified review

Juan was AMAZING to say the least! Our backyard was in a very poor state, looked like a jungle! Juan's team took out all the weeds, cut down the two trees we had and cemented our whole back yard, it looks like a new house! He said it would take three days do complete the job and he really took less than two and a half. His prices are very affordable and his team is very professional. Definitely would hire him again.

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Brian L. Humble
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Jan T.
Verified review

Brian did an excellent job trimming and topping my trees. I have had other trimmers who did not do a thorough job, and my birches were struggling. Brian was on time, cleaned everything up, his prices are great, and he left me a very happy customer!

JSJ Services
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

Just had a fantastic experience with JSJ Services. They trimmed my ficus tree from a messy mop of overgrown branches and berries into a beautiful tree with dappled sunlight coming through. They also cut back my Angel Trumpet tree. They did a first rate job, were on time, respectful, and left the site cleaner than they found it. I've asked them to quote more projects as I'd love to work with them again.

Superior Tree Service
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rese F.
Verified review

Small project-one tree-provided picture—got quote-fair price-scheduled for next day—arrived on time- very personal guy—cut tree-cleared stump-cleaned up—-Great job!! Will use again!

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Lucas Lemcke Tree Service
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Leticia C.
Verified review

Lucas did a great job with the tree removal we needed! He’s very professional, shows up as promised, and stayed in communication with me. I am already planning on hiring him a second time.

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary R.
Verified review

Finally someone who listened to us and was knowledgable about our situation. He was in the middle in terms of pricing, but, on the high end in terms of quality and reliability. We trusted him, and it also helped that after removing some diseased trees, he would plant the new ones for us. When we asked other tree trimmers about planting, they said no, just wanted to cut trees. JJ's is full service. We will definitely be using him in the future!

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Joseph Descans Tree Service
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Rob W.
Verified review

After I was introduced to Joseph and his tree company, I had him do one job for me. After that, he did all of my tree work! And as a former Grounds Manager at Point Loma College, that was a lot of work!

  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Judy L C.
Verified review

Everything about our landscaping project was five star. Russell had an extraordinary vision for a very mundane piece of dry dirt with aged, ugly foliage. The result is a slice of paradise complete with extras for the senses such as lovely fragrances and beauty for the eyes and peace for the soul. Another plus was the project was done on time and any changes were explained - all of which only added to rather than detracted from the original concept. We have wholeheartedly recommended Bowman Plant and Tree Care Specialists to all our neighbors and friends and are very willing to continue to do so. We could NOT be any happier with our lovely landscaping and thank our lucky stars to have found Bowman's.

Pro Trees
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine V.
Verified review

Theron and his crew were top notch! They were there as scheduled, professional, kept everything very neat and were very helpful and creative on working out the best way to access the area in my yard to remove old and large trees. Theron was great on his communication too. I would highly recommend them!!!

Q & A

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 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 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.

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 cut down a massive tree?

If you have to remove a big, beautiful tree from your property, you’ll definitely need an arborist. Cutting down a massive tree without the proper tools or training can lead to major property damage or injury. A huge tree may need to be removed if it is diseased or dying and poses a safety risk, has suffered a blow from a storm and isn’t safe, or is growing into your home, your home’s foundation, your septic system, or your power lines. Removal costs for such large trees will depend on the tree’s height, diameter, and relative safety and accessibility, as well as whether you also need the felled tree and stump removed. The bare minimum for removal of a tree over 75 or 80 feet would be $1,000. This may not include tree quartering and removal or stump grinding. Stump grinding ranges on average from $2 to $4 per inch of the stump’s diameter. There is no set price as each situation is unique, so it’s always best to have an arborist give you a quote and detail exactly which services are included in the price.

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