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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

When is the best time of year to trim trees in DC?

Generally, the best time to trim deciduous trees in DC is the late fall or winter. However, this may vary with the species. But for most trees, the late fall or early winter is ideal because the tree is dormant and there’s less risk for disease or insect infestation.

Keep in mind you should trim your tree if it's damaged or if it's a safety hazard — no matter what time of year it is. 

Chat with an expert to confirm the best time for pruning your trees. Contact the best tree trimming professionals in DC today.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

How much does it cost to trim a tree?

The national price range for tree trimming is $270-$450. 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.

Reviews for Washington tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Super fast and thorough. Trimmed a large tree in our front yard, and it looks great!
Lauren S.
Very professional and efficient! This team knows how to cutdown and trim trees 🌲. Great price too!
Lynda L.
Except experience My trees were professionally Trimmed all the debris was removed and the area was left immaculate
Lucas Tree & LandscapingLucas Tree & Landscaping
Highly recommend TA Tree Service. They did an excellent job trimming the under carriage while keeping the beauty of the tree. Very professional and cleaned up after the job. Very satisfied.
YA Tree Service IncYA Tree Service Inc
Lillie T.
Sean did a fantastic job of cutting back an overgrown fig tree and trimming and redirecting the growth pattern of a weeping Blu Atlas evergreen.
Johnson & Sons Landscaping LLC.Johnson & Sons Landscaping LLC.
Alfred N.
Great communication and scheduling ease. Crew was exceptionally professional and trimmed my trees with surgical precision to ensure healthy growth. Would hire again and would definitely recommend.
Rios-Osorio's Services Inc.Rios-Osorio's Services Inc.
Lovie J.
The tree trimming work was fine but at the end of the job he tried to change the price on me that he had quoted when he showed up for the estimate. Not professional at all!
The three American boys tree serviceThe three American boys tree service
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio did an excellent job trimming my Holly tree and hauling away the debris. He is a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. Thanks so much! CP Chase
Matt O.
Oscar and his team did quality work at a good price. He always responded to questions quickly, arrived on time, and left our large tree looking very nice despite significant trimming.
Superior Landscaping & Tree ServicesSuperior Landscaping & Tree Services
Kaela S.
Jose was wonderful to work with. He came out within hours of our request. His tree trimming was flawless. And he even cleared our gutters without asking! We would recommend him 100%
jose tree servicejose tree service
Alex S.
Oscar and his team trimmed an enormous tree in my backyard that had been bugging me for years. They had the job done less than 24 hours after I initially contacted them- quality work!
Jandres LLCJandres LLC
Veronika Z.
Edwin helped me trim two trees. We had to sort out an initial misunderstanding on the scope of the job but in the end everything worked out and I am happy with the outcome. I would not hesitate to hire him for another job.
Edwin’s Tree and Garden LLCEdwin’s Tree and Garden LLC
Alfred N.
Hired Mr. Lopez after speaking with 4 other tree trimming companies. Lopez Tree Service was more than 20% cheaper than any of the other providers and the job that was done was truly excellent. We had two trees which perished and needed them gone to avoid having a safety issue (falling branches etc). He came over and gave me an estimate that same evening. What I really liked about him is that he told me that one of the trees I wanted to cut down wasn't actually dead yet. That's they type of honesty that I appreciate! Gracias, Marvin! Would 100% recommend.
Monica M.
Moises and his crew were fantastic! They showed up for the quote appointment and job when they said they would. They did the job as agreed upon and trimmed trees that were becoming a nuisance. I also appreciated that they did the work safely and that they swept my neighbors' deck--which was littered with debris--before they left.
The three American boys tree serviceThe three American boys tree service
Talia S.
Marvin came out and provided a reasonable estimate and we set a time to trim trees. I asked to see his insurance paperwork to confirm he had insurance because my trees are over electrical lines and by my house so I want to ensure the company doing the job is licensed and insured. The night before Marvin and his crew were supposed to come trim my trees, he texted me making up a strange excuse why he couldn’t come. I followed up and he explained his insurance had “expired.” Marvin promised to provide me with confirmation once the paperwork went through again. I followed up twice and he vaguely agreed to come out but never confirmed a time. It appears that either his company is not actually licensed and insured or something is fishy because he was very responsive until I insisted that he show me his insurance paperwork. If you have a project that is tricky and you need someone insured and licensed to complete it, be careful!
Michael P.
These guys were great. Right on time at 8:30 AM and got right to work trimming and properly pruning my 25ft Crape Myrtle and were very accommodating when I asked them to cut down one large bush as well. They did a great job with the tree and and also cleaned up the yard and alley behind my house. Looks better than when they arrived :) Highly recommend them.
Cabrera LandscapingCabrera Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first time using Thumbtack, and Guillermo exceeded all expectations. We needed some tree trimming done following a storm. Guillermo arrived promptly to give an estimate, quoted a very fair price, and was clearly knowledgeable about the work. He stayed in touch with me to schedule the service, arrived on time to do the work, and cleaned everything up before leaving. He was a pleasure to do business with, and I have already passed his card to a friend who needs similar work done.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
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