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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 Union City tree trimming professionals
Bill L.
Tree Trimming and Stumps Removal Luis and his crew is responsive and super professional. They trimmed my tree and removed 2 stumps in 2 hours. They hauled all trimmings and left the place in great shape. I highly recommend this company and will use again for future needs.
Angele's Tree ServiceAngele's Tree Service
Karen M.
I am very happy with the job done by Juan and his team. They did a great job trimming the trees in my backyard. Will hire them again in future.
Angele's Tree ServiceAngele's Tree Service
Lilianna W.
We have a big tree in front of our house and the branches were started to touch our roof. We were worried that it will damage our roof , we immediately contacted Juan using thumbtack app to take a look at the tree. He immediately responded and scheduled an appointment to take a look at the tree for a quote. We communicated by text and phone. Juan was very responsive and came to look at the tree as scheduled. He gave a fair quote and yesterday 01/12/21 , he spent 3 hours plus to trim the branches, gave the tree a nice shape, and cleaned up. His work was very neat and he was very open to our input on how we wanted the tree to be trimmed. We are very happy with his work and professionalism. He is even more responsive than my own current gardener! Don't hesitate to contact him for your tree needs.
Angele's Tree ServiceAngele's Tree Service
Mike M.
Ramirez Landscaping was absolutely great! Jose responded within minutes of my request. He visited the next day to provide a quote. After we agreed on pricing, he returned the following day with his crew and completed the tree trimming in one day (despite it being the hottest day of the year). They completed everything I asked and more. Were polite, friendly, on-time, quick, and very clean. I highly recommend them for tree trimming and yard maintenance.
Ramirez Landscaping ServiceRamirez Landscaping Service
Carol S.
We highly recommend Guevara Tree Specialists. Kevin was very pleasant to work with from the estimate to project completion. He pruned our three 20 year old fern pines taking out the cross branches and shaping them to grow better in the future. He gets way up into the tree to figure out where to cut. They saved a baby filled bird's nest that was in one of the trees, took away all of the tree trimmings (which was a lot!) and left our back and front yard looking better than when they arrived. I recommend them hands down.
Guevara tree specialistGuevara tree specialist
Varun G.
Kevin did a really great job on our backyard. We had one palm tree that needed to be trimmed and a pine tree that we wanted to get rid of. It was really easy to work with Kevin since the start and he is quick in responding to any questions. He had all the right gears for the job and got the work done in no time. He also cleaned up the area and was very organized. I’ll definitely hire him again for the future projects.
Guevara tree specialistGuevara tree specialist
Frank G.
I met with Juan a few days before the actual job was done, he looked at the job, gave me a quote, I needed to consult with the owner about the price because she is a senior on a fixed income. I called him back and we decided on a price. Unfortunately the day of the job, there was a misunderstanding about what needed to be done. I apparently got the verbage mixed up and asked for a trim instead of a complete cut, which would have cost a little more. Needless to say, the two young men were going to do it anyways after consulting with Juan and were very courteous and professional about it. So on that note .... anyone seeking to have any type of tree work done, be VERY SPECIFIC with the communication and make sure that all parties know EXACTLY what the job is going to be. Would I call or refer Angeles Tree service again? ABSOLUTELY.
Angele's Tree ServiceAngele's Tree Service
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