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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 Temecula tree trimming professionals
Alexandra S.
Refs tree service came out to trim a palm tree we haven’t trimmed in a long time. We were able to schedule fast and the tree came out beautiful! Thank you!
Regs Tree ServicesRegs Tree Services
Thumbtack Customer
Did an outstanding job hauling away or trimmed tree limbs, a new service they are offering.
LTC Forestry, Inc.LTC Forestry, Inc.
Charles h.
Showed up early, but, technically right on time. Very friendly and courteous. He didn’t try to oversell me and stuck to the original estimate. His work quality was fantastic and he truly has an eye for tree care. He even cut a few trees that weren’t originally slated to be trimmed but he wanted to clear a few dead limbs. I highly recommend his service for your tree trimming needs!!
David’s Tree CareDavid’s Tree Care
Jessica P.
I was scheduled for tree trimming service. He didn’t show up nor did he call or message. If I didn’t reach out I doubt he would’ve apologized for wasting my time. I would not recommend!!!
Abe's Palm Tree ServiceAbe's Palm Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
The team from Artistic Solutions arrived on time and wasted no time getting the pepper trees trimmed and they look amazing. Elias and his crew moved to the back of the property and removed 17 old cottonwood trees and ground the stumps out in about 3 hours without stopping. Everything was cleaned up with only the mulch left which I requested. I will use them for all my tree and landscaping needs. On time, great work and great price equals a great customer experience. Thank you!
Artistic Solutions LandscapingArtistic Solutions Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
James Laan the owner and two other guys came to trim up our palm tree. They were on time and went right to work got the job done and cleaned up after. I have no complaints... I would recommend this company to everyone.. :)
LTC Forestry, Inc.LTC Forestry, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I was impressed with James' degree of professionalism throughout! I received the courtesy of a phone call to let me know something had interfered with my appointment time. We rescheduled the time for a bit later in the day & everything worked out fine. James even included a mini-trim for 2 very small trees at no additional charge. As things occasionally happen, a garden ornament was broken, & I was told about it & offered a price adjustment. That shows integrity.
LTC Forestry, Inc.LTC Forestry, Inc.
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