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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 Clearwater tree removal services
Thumbtack Customer
Dillon's Tree Services did an excellent job at my new home. They trimmed a giant live oak in the front yard and knew all the restrictions to observe, removed 2 small trees and even removed trunks that were intertwined in a chain link fence. Outstanding job.
Dillon's Tree ServicesDillon's Tree Services
Raymond F.
I would highly recommend Briscoe Brothers for anyone getting work done. We had a huge oak tree overhanging a pool enclosure, a fence, and our roof. We were concerned about the screens getting damaged. They removed the tree without a single puncture in the screens. John, the owner, should set up bleachers and charge admission on his tree removals because his climber is amazing! Professional, prompt, friendly, and cleaned up everything and removed all the debris.
Briscoe Brothers lawn careBriscoe Brothers lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
Great crew, very nice and professional. My son specially likes spidey :). They did great job on the tree removal as well as stump grinding.
Dillon's Tree ServicesDillon's Tree Services
Maria R.
We had a great experience with this company. They worked on 8 oak trees for us, including 2 removals and did a great job. I will definitely use them in the future and recommend them highly.
ABC 1-2-Tree, Inc.ABC 1-2-Tree, Inc.
Stuart R.
Matthew had a full days work for him and his team. We had a very large and old oak which has had all the dead wood removed plus 5 other trees now appear smarter and will hopefully be healthier after their trimmings.
Moore Cuts Florida, LLCMoore Cuts Florida, LLC
Lisa M.
Antonio was very nice. His personality and knowledge of the job was what sold us. He did a fast wonderful job and my yard looks very inviting now. I highly recommend calling him if you need some trees cut down and stumps removed.
Antonio CabreraAntonio Cabrera
Christina M.
Thank you for your great service! We hired Sustainable for a large palm removal and they were able to make it out within a few days and had the tree out and the entire area cleaned up in less than an hour! Thanks again and we look forward to working with you all in the future!
Sustainable Tree CareSustainable Tree Care
Elyse V.
We have old trees near my house. Some had thick branches that had died and could fall on a car or on someone walking through the yard. One of my avocado trees which I planted had grown very tall, but was all dead at the top after the hurricane. I called Tom Luke – Plantshouse Garden Design & Landscaping– and he was just wonderful! He got his aerial lift into my narrow driveway and cut a branch from a large tree that hung over my car. He cut off dead branches from an oak in my back yard and cut the avocado way down so it could revive. He was wonderful to have around: calm, friendly. You could see he knew what he was doing! Branches were brought to the street and picked up the same day (was I lucky)! My house is safe now and my trees will flourish. I want others to know that removing damaged or dead branches prevents insects and decay from entering your trees. When you cut off one branch, you allow another branch to grow! I can see that from another avocado that got torn in half from the hurricane. It now has branches sprouted all up and down its trunk! Tom was great. Have him help you with your trees too!
Plantshouse LLC Tree & Landscape ServicesPlantshouse LLC Tree & Landscape Services
David B.
We needed deadwood removed from several oak trees in our yard as well as a fishtail palm that needed some serious help with several dead or dying canes. We always check Thumbtack because we have always had great luck with finding the best professionals and this time was no exception. Joe contacted us right away and wanted to come out on the weekend to look at the work we needed to be done. He came out when promised and listened to what we wanted and then explained the work that needed to be done for our job to be safe. His price was good and we decided to let Flawless Arborist do the work. They showed up on time and ready to work. I have to say that the job they did was flawless. They did end up cutting a huge co-dependent stem out of our huge live oak tree and it looks so much better and is much safer now. They left our property better than they found it and even blew the leaves out of our gutters while on the roof! I spoke with Joe about leaving wood that was suitable for our fire pit and they actually cut up the appropriate size branches and stacked them neatly. Flawless Arborist definitely went above and beyond our expectations and will be our go-to tree service in the future. Thank you so much for a job well done!
Flawless ArboristFlawless Arborist
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