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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 Colorado Springs tree removal services
Katie L.
We used Gems Tree Service to remove a large dead tree that was located in a tricky spot in our alley, with power lines nearby. They responded very quickly to all communication, gave us a reasonable quote, and did the work professionally and quickly. We will definitely use them for all tree trimming or removal in the future.
Gems Tree Service LLCGems Tree Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The tree & stump removal was done in a professional manner. Justin and his crew were very accommodating, timely and courteous. They removed fencing even before starting the job. It was amazing to watch their performance in the trees! My only suggestion to the customer is to ask initially what date the stump removal will be scheduled. I guess I'm the only one that doesn't know that both do not happen in the same day. They have separate and bulky equipment for each specific job. They removed a pesky west side elm that was extremely tall and had spread out several trees from the initial tree trunk. I feel very confident hiring Vasbyt Tree Tech in future to take care of my tree maintenance. I contacted several other tree services who didn't have the courtesy to get back with me. Customer service is what it's all about!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Cathy S.
Survival Tree removed an 80ft pine tree from my front yard that had blown over in a wind storm. They cut up the tree, removed the stump and cleaned up all the debris. I was extremely pleased with their work and the price I paid for everything they did was less than all the other estimates (4) I received.
Survival Tree ServiceSurvival Tree Service
Steven K.
Reached out on Thumbtack -- very prompt response and they were able to remove a tree for me much more quickly than I anticipated. Very professional, efficient, friendly, and very reasonable pricing. If you need tree removal services Mack's is a no brainer.
Mack's Tree CareMack's Tree Care
Mario A.
Chris & Team were tasked with removal of 2 trees and pruning of 1. One of the two removed was in a very precarious spot, sandwiched between 2 homes and power lines. Not easy when dealing with a 50ft + tree that arched over my roof. The team effortlessly and without damage to property took care of what needed to be done with excellence. Definitely, should not hesitate when looking for someone to Trim or Remove trees and call Mack's Tree Care. FYI, he gets back to you promptly and pricing is more than fair.
Mack's Tree CareMack's Tree Care
Lynnette R.
Couldn’t be happier. I needed a tree removed that grew huge in a very short timeframe. Justin and his crew were out within 48 hours for a free estimate, and I hired them on the spot. Justin even threw in removal of a couple smaller trees for the same price.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Brooke S.
We have been so impressed with Justin and his crew. Justin came over to give us a quote on the removal of two Siberian elm trees. While he was at our home he removed a lilac stump. He saves us hours and hours that day! When he removed the Siberian Elms from our yard he arrived earlier than expected but worked quickly and throughly with a few other members of his crew. He removed both trees without leaving a trace of a branch or twig. Justin has been incredibly responsive and considerate. His quote was also significantly more reasonable than other quotes we received. I highly recommend using Vasbyt tree tech for any tree removal needs you may have.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Thumbtack Customer
I had several trees that were close to my house removed. The job was completed even before the scheduled time. The trees were cut down and cleaned up. Great job!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Gina P.
Justin has extensive knowledge of trees, property line rules (if neighbor's branches cross over into your yard), and whether a tree can be saved. My neighbor wanted my tree cut down (I didn't), so Justin removed only the dead and overhanging branches. Tree was saved and neighbor was pleased!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Angela S.
They responded quickly to my work project by coming out and giving me a very affordable quote on tree removal and trimming.
Gems Tree Service LLCGems Tree Service LLC
Jim H.
During the “cyclone bomb” weather in Colorado Springs, early March 2019, my 50-plus foot spruce tree toppled/uprooted and fell across My neighbor’s property lines. I scheduled tree service during this weather event. Since the circumstance was not life/house damaging-critical, we scheduled tree removal two-weeks hence. (He came early.) I specifically asked him to coordinate his tree-removal activities with my neighbor. He did that, quieting a very aggressive response. He quickly removed the tree, very professionally ...and he exceeded my every expectation. My hat’s off to Justin (specifically) and his crew for doing this work. Would I use his service again? ABSOLUTELY!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Pat H.
Hard working, friendly and prompt. Removed and cleaned up after taking down the tree then came back to drill out the stump. Well done! Thank you!
Mack's Tree CareMack's Tree Care
Christina K.
He did even more than we expected. We had huge bushes removed, the roots chopped up, a tree removed, and the rest trimmed up. He cleaned up thoroughly and hauled everything away. It looks great and at a reasonable price.
Survival Tree ServiceSurvival Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Team cut large tree branches that were over my house. They did an excellent job always careful to do no damage to house as branches were removed
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Derek w.
Reilly and his wife did a great quality job removing all of our trees. They explained everything before they did it and was very punctual and professional. They will be my go to tree service in the future and also for my neighbors. Thanks for a great job Reilly it was a pleasure doing business with you
Dogwood Tree Services, LLC.Dogwood Tree Services, LLC.
Timothy D.
Hired John to remove a medium size tree that was leaning over my neighbors driveway, clean all the gutters, and remove a years worth of tree branches and leaves from the back yard. John gave us a fair price and completed everything beyond our expectations. We definitely plan to hire John again for some other projects that we need completed. It has been a great relief to find someone dependable and with a great work ethic.
John TylerJohn Tyler
Tanya P.
The company was extremely professional and kept their word on timeline and cleanliness. I would receive them to anyone. Thanks I had been dreading removal of my huge tree in the back yard.
Mack's Tree CareMack's Tree Care
Thumbtack Customer
Justin and his team removed two very tall/large cottonwood trees which were very close to structures. They did an outstanding job, professional, knowledgeable, safe and very tidy! The team works so well together, it seems like they were born doing it. I would recommend them for any tree project, large or small!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Thumbtack Customer
Justin responded quickly with a reasonable estimate for my tree removal effort after the south Colo Spgs wind storm. He provided professional advice and followed through with excellent, detailed work and great clean-up. Thanks!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Michael D.
I had a tree limb damaged in a snow storm that was dangling dangerously above our house. Justin and his crew arrived promptly and worked efficiently and safely to remove the limb. On top of that, they were exceptionally nice people to work with and reasonably priced. Tricky problem solved. Thank you.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Philip M.
Absolutely wonderful to work with! Was out to give a free estimate within a few days of my job request, was incredibly reasonable on the rates for the job and schedule-wise just happened to be able to remove my problem tree the same day! Would absolutely recommend and will be my first go-to for work in the future!
Mack's Tree CareMack's Tree Care
Thumbtack Customer
We found Damon through our initial use of Thumbtack. Damon was one of five contractors responding to our request for tree removal service. After meeting with each contractor (all of whom are quality folks) Damon stood out to us. Not only did Damon offer an extremely reasonable quote, he was as advertised: responsive to communications, prompt regarding visits, honest and open minded, thorough when performing work, and went above and beyond when cleaning up after the job was complete. We have finally found an honest and dependable inidividual who we can count on for future chores and tasks. THANK YOU Damon!!!
Wolverine NatureScapes LLCWolverine NatureScapes LLC
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