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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 Fort Lauderdale tree trimming professionals
Ben B.
Great job trimming my palm trees and grinding down a neglected date palm!
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Chris P.
Will use them again did exactly what I wanted For tree trimming and in the future for furniture removal *****
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Akilah A.
They were able to work with my schedule and get my tree trimmed asap. They were very responsive and professional.
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Samuel B.
Great work on the tree trimming job. I had a few minor areas that I wanted additional trimming, and this company worked with me so that I received exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend.
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Ingrid T.
Rashard was great! He and his team were very responsive and knowledgeable. Needed a tree removed from new home and he also assessed the rest of our trees and gave us great recommendations. Will definitely be calling him back for our tree trimming and landscaping needs!
Advanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLCAdvanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It's hard to find people that do what they say they are going to do and do it. I had about 10 trees that needed serious trimming. Tony and his crew came in an trimmed all of them in 1 day. They were polite and professional. Cleaned up nicely. All around great crew. I am definitely calling Tony and his crew back when my trees need another trim. Gave his cards to my neighbors.
Life's Tree DoctorLife's Tree Doctor
Michael R.
Howard was responsive, timely and did a good job. I would recommend him to others who need tree trimming and landscape help.
RT Movers tree trimming & removalRT Movers tree trimming & removal
Thumbtack Customer
Tony came to trim my 50ft palm tree and remove the coconuts. He did a wonderful job both quickly and for a great price.
Life's Tree DoctorLife's Tree Doctor
Allen D.
Rashard showed up on time for consultation and then later the crew showed within the agreed upon time frame to do some light tree trimming. They also offered advice and follow up on tree removal and some future design ideas. I will work with them in the future.
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Tricia C.
Very prompt in setting up appointment. Guys worked hard to make our trees trimmed and beautiful. They were perfectionist and made sure I was happy before they left.
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Amy R.
This company did a great job on our tree trimming. They listened to what we requested and did a great job. They cleaned up everything afterwards. Would highly recommend!!!!
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Betsy C.
Alex did a great job trimming two large trees in my back yard. He was very cordial, punctual and responsive to texts and emails. He kept me updated with the progress of the job at all times. The trees look great!! I would for sure recommend Alex to friends & family.
Lemon Lime Landscaping, LLCLemon Lime Landscaping, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was great .. Very professional, did an excellent job and did not leave until everything was picked up and cleaned .. Highly recommend him for your tree trimming services ... Great guys he and AL
Life's Tree DoctorLife's Tree Doctor
David L.
Hired coconuts for college to trim two trees hanging over my house and a coconut palm full of coconuts. They were quick, good value, and the best part was extremely clean. They raked and removed all debris. Highly recommend!
C4C TREE AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCEC4C TREE AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Thumbtack Customer
Had tree trimming done on 12-5-15. Came out the day after speaking with them and offered a fair price for the job. Had a copy of current insurance which for me was big as there's A LOT of fraud here in Florida. The job was done well from trimming to cleanup. Would use them again. Nice guys also. Thank you gents, much appreciated.
Life's Tree DoctorLife's Tree Doctor
Michael H.
Hired advanced to trim my trees in advance of hurricane season, I must say it was a big job they did a fantastic job Rashard and his crew were very polite and professional, the job was done within my wishes they will be hired again
Advanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLCAdvanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job for us for a fair price. Trimmed several trees, fertalized our palm for us & cleaned up nicely afterwards. We have had others quote us higher prices & they offered no cleanup afterwards. Give these guys a call.
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Thumbtack Customer
Anthony was great to work with! He and his team did an awesome job trimming a 30ft tree in the backyard and removing some bushes. They were fast and did the job well. Also cleaned up and hauled away the debris. I recommend them and will use them again.
Life's Tree DoctorLife's Tree Doctor
Celia C.
They were great! Showed up on time & had a great team! Good dispositions. The two trees I had trimmed we’re done beautifully. They cleaned up great! I was very happy with them! Thanks for all your work! Will call again next time!!
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Mary B.
This is a great company! I was able to get a quote the same day I reached out and within a few days they came out to trim our trees! Not only did they do an amazing job but communicated with me the whole time and were right on time! I highly recommend this company!
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Conny D.
Alex and his team did an amazing job trimming a very tall tree. Working with Alex was a pleasure. He was very professional and responsive the entire time as we planned the project. They worked with us to fit us in their schedule within a few days to align with our bulk pick up. They did a very good job of safely cutting the tree and cleaning up after. I will be using Alex and his team for all my jobs in the future!
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David J.
Everything was perfect by this tree trimming expert. He responded to my original contact within minutes of reaching out to him. Follow-up communication was good. Arrived on time maybe even a little early. Did all the work that was expected. Cleaned up all the debris that was left no residual clean up on my part. Job well done.
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Jason M.
D&D did an excellent job. I had gotten an estimate from another company, that was frankly ridiculous, D&D estimate was fair and the quality and speed of the job was great. Dell was able to start the job the same day. He showed up with the right equipment and got the job done fast. If you need tree trimming and haul away, this is the company you need to hire.
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Thumbtack Customer
I would definitely hire these guys again and I’m sure we will as the trees fill out! First our communication was very fast which was great! Then our appointment was for 11 am and they showed up right on time, perfect. I also liked that they quoted me right over the phone and the price was exactly what they stated.They didn’t try to upcharge once they got here. The work was so good and efficient that we ended up asking them to trim up our palms once they finished removing my two trees and stumps. Looking forward to working with them again in the future.
Advanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLCAdvanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic service! D&D waste removal quoted me a great price for the trimming of 2 trees in my backyard (one near a power line) but that didn't take away from their professionalism and great customer service. They were able to accommodate the fact I wouldn't be home and took care of the project very quickly while I was at work. The work site was left pristine with no trash and debris left over. I would highly recommend them.
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