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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.

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.

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 Aurora tree trimming professionals
Sara S.
Adame's Tree Service was quick to respond to my request for a quote, stopped by my house the same day for an estimate, and scheduled my tree trim within 3 business days. They did a fantastic job with trimming and cleanup, and my tree looks so much healthier!
Adame's Tree ServicesAdame's Tree Services
Theresa J.
Awesome!!! Highly recommend. Had two trees removed and will be scheduling to have two trees trimmed. Great company. Extremely knowledgeable.
Green Arbor Masters Llc.Green Arbor Masters Llc.
Bill H.
Tom who owns the company did the tree removal and trimming. He had a helper who cleaned up everything that was taken down. Such a great job by both the removal of the trees, the trimming and the clean up. We are recommending them to our neighbors.
Front Range Forestry Services, LLCFront Range Forestry Services, LLC
Mary A.
Joseph and Co. did a great job. They will be back to do winter trimming of other trees.
Jimenez tree serviceJimenez tree service
Todd S.
I don’t know tree trimming prices from Adam, but the quality of the job performed was of the highest quality. He will be first up with any future tree issues.
Adame's Tree ServicesAdame's Tree Services
Stephanie C.
The Timber Axe group was so wonderful to work with! Garrett was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and did great work trimming my tall tree limbs! TK (owner) runs a great business and is upfront and fair. I definitely recommend Timber Axe, LLC for any tree trimming or removal!
The Timber Axe, LLCThe Timber Axe, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
One tree fell over from the wood. It feel onto another tree that stopped is fall. They also trimmed of two branches from another tree. Quick work, excellent clean up. Would highly recommend. Thanks.
Complimentree ColoradoComplimentree Colorado
Nila H.
Our trees had not been trimmed in forty years. T.K. and Garrett worked tirelessly, safely, and in a skilled manner to trim all our tall trees and bushes. They were professional, competent and very reasonable. T.K. ensured we understood every aspect of the project. We are highly satisfied with the end result of their work.
The Timber Axe, LLCThe Timber Axe, LLC
Brad M.
Alex did a great job on my tree trimming project. Arrived on time, completed project quickly, price was right. Highly recommended.
Leaf Life Tree & Service CompanyLeaf Life Tree & Service Company
Laura N.
Timer Axe did such an awesome job trimming my two trees in the back yard. They communicated quickly with my inquiries, scheduling a quote, and on the day of the project. They were always polite and respectful. They were very knowledgeable and knew what all my tree needed along with what I wanted. Once my trees were trimmed I was so happy with the work they did and how well they cleaned up after themselves. I will be using them again. Thank you!
The Timber Axe, LLCThe Timber Axe, LLC
Steve J.
Very knowledgeable crew. Responsible workers and quality work done. Very impressed and would suggest them to anyone needing tree trimming or removal.
Gems Tree ServicesGems Tree Services
Bill G.
Even in the face of an ice storm Josse came out with his partner and trim my trees first thing in the morning at 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gems Tree ServicesGems Tree Services
Billy M.
TK, Garret and the guys did an awesome job trimming trees and removing 3 large juniper bushes. Left everything clean and tidy. Highly recommend
The Timber Axe, LLCThe Timber Axe, LLC
Kimberlie J.
Gems trees was quick to respond, arrived on time, did a great job not only removing my stump, but also digging deeper so we could easily plant our tree! He also did a great job trimming my very overgrown lilacs!👍🏻
Gems Tree ServicesGems Tree Services
Thumbtack Customer
Wyatt trimmed three bushes, shaped a tall pine tree and thinned out a Linden. All previous reviews are spot on. Wyatt is professional, a perfectionist and absolutely a pleasure to work with.
That Tree Guy LLC.That Tree Guy LLC.
Olga D.
Amadeo and his wife did a great job trimming our trees and bushes around the house. Everything looks neat and clean. We are ready for spring ! 😃Thank you!
Adame's Tree ServicesAdame's Tree Services
Rhonda D.
Brandon and his partner did such a great job trimming my trees! They also are very dog friendly. Great guys. They cleaned up so great after they were done.
Complimentree ColoradoComplimentree Colorado
KARISSA K.
I give them 10 stars. The guys were extremely nice and thorough! They cleaned up every sick of the tree trimmings and hauled it with him. I will 100% be using this company again!
Leaf Life Tree & Service CompanyLeaf Life Tree & Service Company
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon and his team did an amazing job trimming our trees, cleaning up our lawn and removing several bushes - all for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend them!
Above and Beyond Services, LLCAbove and Beyond Services, LLC
Christopher W.
I'd recommend Mike and his crew for tree trimming. I had requested a quote for my main tree, and Mike provided that as well a quotes on three other trees that were on my to-do list. The price was good for all four and they look great. The work was done promptly and my yards cleaned up afterwards. Email communication was a bit rough, but this does not detract from the overall job performance.
Green Arbor Masters Llc.Green Arbor Masters Llc.
Thumbtack Customer
Mario and his crew did a great job for me and I have already recommended them to others and will recommend Arbor Dynamix in the future for anyone with tree trimming needs. THANK YOU Mario and Thumbtack
Arbor DynamixArbor Dynamix
John B.
The guys at the Timber Axe did a great job trimming two trees, communicated well, and did an awesome job cleaning everything up when they were done. Highly recommended and will use again in the future.
The Timber Axe, LLCThe Timber Axe, LLC
Elisabeth P.
Leaf Life is the best trimming service I've ever used. Not only were their prices fair and competitive, they came to my property three separate times to ensure the large maple in my front yard would be ready for the Colorado summer. They are very straightforward and easy to reach, which, in my experience, is a difficult trait to find in a tree trimming service.
Leaf Life Tree & Service CompanyLeaf Life Tree & Service Company
Pam F.
We are very satisfied with the work Madeo and his crew did to trim our trees! First of all, he showed up on time both for the estimate and the job. His price was considerably lower than the other 2 estimates we received. He trimmed each tree as we had discussed during the estimate and even advised that a branch on our elm which had no leaves was actually still green, so we opted to not cut it. They did a fantastic job and cleaned up all the branches cut. I highly recommend them and will absolutely hire them again!
Adame's Tree ServicesAdame's Tree Services
Rebecca W.
Amadeo was very friendly and professional and did a fantastic job! He did an excellent job trimming back my trees and removed everything with a bonus of cleaning up. Thank you Amadeo, I'll be using you in the future and referring people to you.
Adame's Tree ServicesAdame's Tree Services
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