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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 Myers tree trimming professionals
Todd B.
Brandon from the The Tree Mann tree service did an excellent job trimming my 2 story tall sea grapes. He was very quick to respond and was very helpful with any concerns that I had. Would recommend highly for any tree trimming you might need done.
The Tree MannThe Tree Mann
Thumbtack Customer
Needed a single tree trimmed. Did it same day. Noah gets a thumbs up!
Noah's Ark Tree ServiceNoah's Ark Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Trim of 120 Ft. of bougainvillea bushes - very well done. Trim of 6 palm trees - well done. On time, professional manner, cleaned up after trimming nicely. I'll certainly use again. NK Dansby
Noah's Ark Tree ServiceNoah's Ark Tree Service
Eric S.
Rashad agreed to come out and give me a quote for a tree trimming and one tree removal. He quoted me a reasonable price and gave me a date and time. On the scheduled day, he text me to reschedule which was no problem. However, he never showed up, and never responded to my calls. What a terrible way to run a business and it showed a lack of professionalism. Shame.
Advanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLCAdvanced Tree Services & Property Maintenance LLC
Rachel B.
Noah’s Ark did an awesome job on our property! What started as a one-day project turned into a two-day project and Noah didn’t ask for a significant amount more. My trees look great and most importantly tamed. He also removed two trees for us and both locations look good. Highly recommend using them doe your tree trimming and removal needs, I have Noah’s number saved in my phone and plan on using him when we need to again.
Noah's Ark Tree ServiceNoah's Ark Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Michelle & Red to trim our 5 coconut palm trees, cut 1 palm down & grind the stump. They did a really nice job, and they trimmed the palms properly. It took 2 trips, but they hauled away all the debris as contracted & promised. They are a nice couple and they did excellent work. They are very enthusiastic and eager to work. We will hire them again in the future and we've already recommended them to neighbors. Thank you Michelle & Red.
All Around Tree & Landscaping SpecialistsAll Around Tree & Landscaping Specialists
Salina m.
Tree demensional transformed my home to a place that had trees threatening our home if the next hurricane came to a home that is safe and has beautiful natural light. They did exactly what they said they would do and more. They communicated very clearly and quickly. They were able to start the job the same week I got a quote. I would have given them 5 stars but they left the tree trimmings on my yard for three days longer than I expected. However, it wasn’t their fault. A machine they needed fell through the cracks and they couldn’t get it in time. They did reach out to tell me about the delay. Overall I am beyond excited about the appearance of my yard and I would use them again in the future.
Tree Dimensional LLCTree Dimensional LLC
Rob J.
A great value! Ryan was courteous, flexible and accommodating. Since we are new to Thumbtack and wanted to play it safe, we checked his work first after trimming a couple of trees before we decided to add more. We were pleased and the work was professional. It was late in the day when we had add ons so the cleanup could not be finished but he came back as promised the next day to finish up. Highly recommend and would avail of their services again.
Pirma Landscaping LLCPirma Landscaping LLC
Jeffery G.
We had a substantial amount of trimming work that needed to be done around our house. We promptly received a competitive estimate from All Around Tree & Landscaping Specialists. Thanks to a scheduling opening, the work was completed more than a week earlier than originally expected. The crew worked nearly all day, and did a tremendous job. With so much foliage removed, we now have plenty of light in our side and back yard to allow for a new lawn to thrive.
All Around Tree & Landscaping SpecialistsAll Around Tree & Landscaping Specialists
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