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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.  

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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for San Diego tree trimming professionals
Merryl C.
tree trimming was great
R  R ServicesR R Services
Nicholas P.
Working with Superior Tree Service was great. We had them trim 7 palm trees for us which were well overdue for trim. The trees look great and Superior Tree Service handled all the clean up and hauled away all the trimmings. Couldn't be happier and we will definitely use again!
Superior Tree ServiceSuperior Tree Service
Diana D.
Joseph did a wonderful job trimming the trees. There was a magnolia tree, lemon tree, pomegranate tree and bougainvillea bush. All turned out great, shaped and trimmed beautifully He was on time, professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend him!!
Joseph Descans Tree ServiceJoseph Descans Tree Service
William B.
Rainforest did a great job. They removed one pine tree, trimmed one small leaf tree, and trimmed several branches from large pine tree. The cost was reasonable. There equipment was modern and in good condition. Would highly recommend Rainforest.
Rainforest Tree Service IncRainforest Tree Service Inc
Ed S.
Excellent job. Prompt, professional, and trees trimmed nicely.
Brian L. HumbleBrian L. Humble
Steve m.
Chinese Elm tree trim - Lucas and his crew did an excellent job trimming my large tree. Great job shaping, trimming and cleaning up after. Would definitely use them again and recommend to others. Thanks again to Lucas and his crew.
Lucas Lemcke Tree ServiceLucas Lemcke Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Pro-Tree trimming was good. Con-The rest of job was lacking!
Evaristo tree serviceEvaristo tree service
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job of trimming my palm tree that had not been trimmed in many years. Quick, good and very efficient.
McRae's Tree ServiceMcRae's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Small job. Trimming of two young trees. Careful work and excellent outcome.
McRae's Tree ServiceMcRae's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Trimmed large Chinese elm and jacaranda trees. The results were outstanding. I recommend Laan's tree care to anyone who is looking for a truly professional job!
LTC Forestry, Inc.LTC Forestry, Inc.
Gar M.
Two men from Evaristo Tree Service trimmed six 40 foot palm trees and cut one palm tree down plus excellent job cleaning up afterwards and they did all that in about two hours.
Evaristo tree serviceEvaristo tree service
Thumbtack Customer
Alphonso did an excellent job removing 4 very tall palm trees for us and trimming our other trees. We were originally only going to trim but decided when he arrived that we should remove some dying trees for safety and he was able to accommodate us even though that wasn't the original plan. He is friendly and fair, and is an amazing at climbing trees! I will be using his service exclusively going forward and would recommend him to anyone who needs tree service.
Rainforest Tree Service IncRainforest Tree Service Inc
Sue P.
R R services offered me a competitive price for the tree trimming. We were satisfied with their work.
R  R ServicesR R Services
Thumbtack Customer
Had a pine tree shaped and trimmed. Chris was on time and did a great job. Very personal and thoughtful.
McRae's Tree ServiceMcRae's Tree Service
Elizabeth H.
Great job thinning my huge hibiscus and trimming several other trees. Will hire them again.
Rainforest Tree Service IncRainforest Tree Service Inc
Amy B.
They have palm tree trimming down to an art! The “tree climber” cut the dead palms quickly and then swung from tree to tree like Tarzan! They also covered our pool to keep it clean. (Much appreciated)! They were organized and left the yard clean. The price was very fair!
GM Tree Service & LandscapingGM Tree Service & Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel and his team were professional and did a great job trimming trees, removing unwanted trees and shrubs and cleaning up the area. His bid was competitive and he was prompt and courteous.
Artistic Solutions LandscapingArtistic Solutions Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
They trimmed trees in my yard and did a great job cleaning up. Very satisfied and will use them again.
McRae's Tree ServiceMcRae's Tree Service
Jessica T.
Jason was responsive, professional, and knowledgeable throughout the process to trim and remove several large trees in our yard. The price was affordable and the job efficient/well done. We will definitely be using this company for our regular trimming.
JSJ ServicesJSJ Services
Thumbtack Customer
Have never hired anyone to trim my fruit trees before. He was available right away, fairly priced, quick, and knew his stuff. Even treated our trees and educated us on a few things.
LTC Forestry, Inc.LTC Forestry, Inc.
Lindsay J.
We contacted McRae's Tree Service about trimming 4 trees and removing a birds of paradise and bougainvillea. We obtained a few quotes for the service, and were immediately impressed with McRae's professionalism and reasonable quote. Chris and his crew did an excellent job! Our trees look beautiful and you can't even tell where the two plants used to be. It's like they were never there. We are very satisfied with the service we received from McRae's, and would definitely hire them again in the future when our trees need trimming.
McRae's Tree ServiceMcRae's Tree Service
Judith H.
I highly recommend Rainforest Tree Service. Alfonso responded quickly with a very reasonable quote. He trimmed and shaped my trees beautifully and did a thorough clean-up job. I'll definitely use him again.
Rainforest Tree Service IncRainforest Tree Service Inc
Thumbtack Customer
The tireless McRae crew was fabulous! Trees were trimmed efficiently AND with artistry, bamboo was brought back to a working order, and the palms are happier than ever.
McRae's Tree ServiceMcRae's Tree Service
Daniel D.
Absolutely pleased with the job GM Tree Service did. Arrived promptly; did a great job, and cleaned up so well afterwards that it looked like they were never there. Would recommend them unreservedly for any tree trimming work.
GM Tree Service & LandscapingGM Tree Service & Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
We had 8 trees trimmed and it looks great. They showed up exactly as scheduled and quickly finished the job, cleanng and hauling everything. Definitely recommend
McRae's Tree ServiceMcRae's Tree Service
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