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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 Melbourne tree trimming professionals
Bradd S.
Need some Trees trimmed, the correct way? These are your guys. They are exactly what you would hope for in a tree trimming or really any contractor. They are on time and don't mess around with pricing or quoting. These are the types other contractors should emulate to be like.
Angel Oak Arbor CareAngel Oak Arbor Care
Teresa H.
Did a great job trimming our very large out of control Oak tree.
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Steven H.
Priority was timely, and professional. I recommend them for your tree removal / trimming project.
Priority Tree ServicePriority Tree Service
Jodie H.
Friendly, showed on time, and did a great job trimming my trees. Excellent value for the money.
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Thumbtack Customer
Tree trim on two trees. We agreed on a price of $200 for two trees, a significant discount from $300 due to us being in the military. I took the day off work, and they never showed up.
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Judy C.
Brian and his team did an excellent job. They trimmed our trees , cleaned up all the debris and blew our driveway and sidewalk. They charged a reasonable price and I would highly recommend him to anyone. We will call him again in the future for any tree trimming needs.
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
Bryan S.
did a great job trimming the trees by our pool. i would definitely use again. A+++++ Service.
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
Ryan C.
5 stars all around. Fantastic work @ at an excellent price. We had a Holly tree removed, a larger tree trimmed, bushes hedged, etc. Will certainly be using Brian & team going forward! A+
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan did a great job trimming the palm tree and cleaned up well afterwards. Would certainly recommend him to anyone.
Sea of Green Lawns and LandscapeSea of Green Lawns and Landscape
Steven S.
Called CMS, spoke with Isabel. She came to look at the trees that needed trimming same day I called. Quoted, and job was scheduled for Saturday morning the April 29th. Isabel called at noon on Friday the 28th, and the trimming, cutting and cleanup/removal of debris was done a day early. Great family to know, price was very fair, and the work done was professional, well done, with emphasis on safety as they cut and trimmed high up on ladders. Highly recommended.
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan responded immediately and after I sent him a photo of the tree, he sent me an estimate, which I accepted. He scheduled the job for 3 days later, and showed up as promised. The 3 men worked with no breaks until the job was done, cleaned up the area expertly, and hauled away the old tree.(this was scheduled as a tree trimming due to my mistake, it was actually a tree removal). I was so pleased with the Sea of Green workers and their professionalism, that I tipped them. I will definitely hire Sea of Green for any future yard or tree jobs. Ryan is honest and easy to work with.
Sea of Green Lawns and LandscapeSea of Green Lawns and Landscape
LaToya H.
Brian and his team did an awesome job! I’m am please with the service and will be contacting him next year for my trimming. They all were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. They cleaned up after themselves and was able to add two oak trees in my yard to the job.
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff, owner and operator of his company was quick to respond. I have 3 Queen Palm Trees and 1 Bottle Brush Tree that needed trimming. He arrived when he said he would to give me a quote today and explained in detail how he will trim each Palm Tree and preserve the integrity of the Bottle Brush Tree as a Licensed Arborist. He scheduled a time to bring his crew back tomorrow with me and given his professionalism, courtesy,timing, qualifications and rates, I am already satisfied. I am sure when the job is complete tomorrow I will be just as impressed as my husband and I was today. I happily leave my review before the work is completed because I am confident in his skills. I live in a retirement community and will certainly be recommending him to the community. As I have already referred him to a neighbor due to his obvious knowledge today.
Priority Tree ServicePriority Tree Service
David H.
Nate and his team did a fantastic job on tree trimming and landscaping. These guys go over and above what’s expected. They arrived ahead of schedule, worked hard, and asked multiple times if there was anything else I wanted them to do. Give them a call. You won’t be disappointed.
Nate's Lawn and Landscaping ServiceNate's Lawn and Landscaping Service
Thumbtack Customer
I was so fortunate to have found this company. CMS Tree Services did an awesome job. I had many palms and and trees and they were able to finish the job quickly, and cleaned up nicely. My trees were shaped perfectly and they look great. It makes such a difference when everything is so fresh cut. They are very knowledgeable and answered all my questions, friendly, trustworthy, and the price was right. You don't have to look any further. Their number is now programmed in my phone and I will be using them from now on for all my trimming. It's nice to have a company you can trust.
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Stephony R.
Jay responded to my Thumbtack yard work request, requested a call, we briefly discussed what I needed done, and he was able to come out the next day to assess and give me a quote. We hired Jay on the spot! He was very professional and responsive. He did a great job shaping and trimming all of our various hedges around our home as well as tidy up two very overgrown palm tree clusters. We also had a 20+ foot tall palm tree that was killed in a storm earlier this year and when asked if he could cut it down, he gave us a very reasonable number, chopped it down, and hauled away all the debris from all the work done around the house. Very affordable services and a nice person to work with! We will definitely be using Jay again in the future!!
Jays Personal Touch Tree ServiceJays Personal Touch Tree Service
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