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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 trimming professionals
Megan C.
Jay was friendly and knowledgeable, price to trim several oak trees was reasonable.
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Ronald F.
Tom trimmed our palm tree quickly and cleaned up quickly afterwards. Great price, too! Will use him for all of our tree-trimming needs. He is a certified arborist so he told us right away that our tree needed some fertilizer. Appreciated the expert advice. We would be very disappointed if the tree died.
Plantshouse LLC Tree & Landscape ServicesPlantshouse LLC Tree & Landscape Services
Thumbtack Customer
I live out of state and it's always a concern to hire a contractor from afar. Joseph had an excellent way of describing over the phone precisely what the tree needed and how he would trim it. I arrived in town after the work was done and was very happy with the job Joseph's team did. The trim the tree as described and cleaned up after all was done. Joseph made sure the tree was trimmed in a way to preserve the integrity of the very large Grand Oak. I plan to have him return in the near future to trim my other tree in the back yard.
Flawless ArboristFlawless Arborist
Steven P.
Jay and his crew did an awesome job trimming my large oak tree and taking out some of my other trees on my property. Highly recommended if you want a great job at a fair price
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Maria C.
Flawless Arborist trimmed 4 palm trees of mine quickly and beautifully. They are quick to respond and professional. I would hire them again.
Flawless ArboristFlawless Arborist
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
Evie S.
Adam and his crew were awesome! He came out to give me an estimate for a large oak tree to be trimmed and gave me a fair quote. He actually had a prior cancellation and did the work that same day! He even trimmed up one of my magnolia trees next to the oak! Very efficient and cleaned up everything well:).I would definitely recommend this company for any lawn service you are needing!
Lawn & Tree SalonLawn & Tree Salon
Kevin B.
He thoroughly explained the work and the estimate and trimmed my two large oak trees very well, all within one morning. I'd definitely use Flawless Arborist again.
Flawless ArboristFlawless Arborist
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
Frankie h.
First time using Thumbtack. Albert and Ellis Landscaping was the only company to get back to me in a timely manner and follow through. I was extremely pleased with how quickly they were able to put us on their schedule and complete the work. We were not only pleased with their work, but with their prices, as well. We will definitely be hiring them again for our future palm tree trimming.
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
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