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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 Colorado Springs tree trimming professionals
Tess B.
They did a great job trimming my tree and cleaning up!
Mack's Tree CareMack's Tree Care
Gary T.
Excellent work. Our trees look much better than before. They did exactly what was needed and provided advice on how to better trim my trees.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Christine C.
We were expecting to wait weeks to get our tree trimmed, but Justin at Vasbyt Tree Tech was there in just a few days and done in less than an hour. Our tree looks great! I highly recommend Vasbyt Tree Tech.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Thumbtack Customer
Could not have been more pleased with Justin's trimming job on two Maple Trees. We plan to use him as our tree expert from now on.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Heather K.
Did an amazing job trimming the tree on the side of my house. He went above and beyond what he had quoted and made the tree looks great and safe
Peak Tree ServicePeak Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Justin and crew did an excellent job trimming the trees in our yard and cleaning up fallen branches. Prompt and professional.
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
Thumbtack Customer
We did not hire anyone for the original job but had another tree trimming job at a different address. Owner Justin Williford and his team did a great job trimming several large branches of a huge Siberian Elm. Very professional and a pleasure to work with. We recommend Justin and Vasbyt Tree Tech very highly!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Thumbtack Customer
They trimmed an enormous maple tree in the downtown area for me. They did a great job, the tree looks fabulous. They were efficient and friendly. And, did a great clean up. I will definitely use them again.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Mic M.
Justin and the rest of the Vasbyt Tree Tech team was outstanding. We asked them to take down two nearly dead massive trees and to trim up a few others. They did so with ease, dropping both trees cleanly and safely between houses without damage. The team was prompt, cleaned up after the trims, and even offered to leave some of the mulch with us for our garden. Don't hesitate to give Justin a call - he'll do a great job!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
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
Justin and his crew came in a timely manner and did an excellent job trimming our trees and bushes at a house we recently bought. I highly recommend him and his team for any landscaping job. His knowledge of trees and shrubs was refreshing.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Thumbtack Customer
Trimmed my trees quick and without problems. Was very professional and cleaned up very well. Was priced very reasonable and will do business with agsin. Highly recommend
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Davis M.
Adam and his team did a great job. Were there early and very thorough in his work. Highly recommend him to anyone that needs tree trimming work.
Centennial tree careCentennial tree care
John T.
John did exactly what I asked him to do, I will be using his services in the future when I need to have more tree trimming done.
John TylerJohn Tyler
Justin L.
Had two trees taken down and one trimmed. They did a good job and stacked the wood well so I can transport it to a family member with a wood burning stove.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Kris J.
Justin did a fantastic job! He came out quickly and was more knowledgeable than anyone else. He took out a willow in my back yard and then trimmed up the other trees on my property. I will definitely be using him next time I need tree work done!
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Tiffany A.
Justin knew 10 times more about trees than anyone else I had come out to look at them. He told us our options and helped us make an informed decision and expertly trimmed the very tall trees with a super friendly crew. They cleaned up perfectly and the trees look great. It's obvious he has passion for his work, which goes a long way.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Chris S.
Hard working team who get a lot done in a very short time. Even clean up their mess after the job is complete. I highly recommend them if you need any tree cutting or trimming.
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
Alegra S.
Good communication and prompt responses. Justin was able to fit me into the schedule quickly, which I appreciated. My trees were cut/trimmed to my liking and I was satisfied with the clean up. Would recommend this company to others.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
Alicia C.
Don at Peak Tree Service was very prompt with his response to my Thumbtack inquiry, we quickly scheduled an appointment for him to evaluate the project, and he gave me a quote on the spot. We mainly just wanted to focus on broken branches from the winter and potentially dangerous branches over our roof and our neighbor's house. The large tree in our backyard had probably never been trimmed prior to us moving in. Not only did Don take care of the items we originally discussed, but he put extra energy into trimming a lot of excess dead and heavy branches that were desperately in need of a trim. Then he went above and beyond to clear out our gutters while he was on the roof. And he never asked for extra fees to do so. Our neighbors also ended up hiring him to clear out some of their own tree debris too. We will definitely use Peak Tree Service for our next project. Thanks again Don!
Peak Tree ServicePeak Tree Service
Rob Q.
I was more than pleased with the response, ready to work, competitive price, job finished in a timely manner, with excellent cleanup and disposal. I highly recommend damon for anyone needing to have tree trimming work done. R. Quirk.
Wolverine NatureScapes LLCWolverine NatureScapes LLC
Thumbtack Customer
After a few weeks now, I am still so upset how my trees were "trimmed." I had an appt with Justin and he came a day early unbeknownst to me and proceeded to cut off branch after branch of my trees. We had planned to meet him and explain what we wanted done in our yard. My beautiful perfect specimen of a tree is now half a tree with the branches completely cut off so it's not like it can even grow back. It looks ridiculous and I'm sick about it. One of the only branches left has a big gash in it so we'll see if it makes it. I really loved this tree and now it's ruined. We just wanted a few branches trimmed away from the house but he took them completely off! Plus, we got to pay over $100 for that. If you hire him, make sure he keeps your appointment.
Vasbyt Tree TechVasbyt Tree Tech
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
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