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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 Palm Bay tree trimming professionals
Rafael D.
They responded to my request within twenty minutes of our talk. Made recommendation to save the tree & provided options to heal it. Instead of cutting the tree we opt to trim it as well. It is cheaper to go this route and ended saving the tree. Thank You
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Thumbtack Customer
Written palm trim was trimmed up great! We're even flexible and gave me a quote on the spot to remove a part of a tree that was damaging the house, then removed it right then! Great service, great people, great prices!
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Delisa M.
After John was done trimming my Queen Palm trees they looked awesome. The job was very professionally done and I was extremely satisfied
Cutting Edge LandscapingCutting Edge Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff and his crew came to trim and cleanup 4 Queen palms, which are too tall for myself to trim. They were all professional, polite and thorough. I plan to use Jeff's tree service again and highly recommend them.
Priority Tree ServicePriority Tree Service
Richard L.
Did a fantastic tree trim on 2 palm trees.Had wood chipper cleared all branches from site. Will hire again. Thank you Brian
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
Dianne G.
Excellent!!! Would highly recommend this company for tree removal or trimming. Very professional and great communication skills. Reasonable and fair with invoice for the quality work. Thank you!
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Thumbtack Customer
I had two trees trimmed and an very old bush with deep roots removed. They were very professional and friendly. Awesome job! I would definately hire them again.
Jenkins Prop. Maint. Inc, DBA Jenkins Tree ServiceJenkins Prop. Maint. Inc, DBA Jenkins Tree Service
Hester D.
Got some trees trimmed off of a rental property before a hurricane. They did a great job and had a super competitive price. William sent me tons of before and after pics and was super professional. Will definitely be calling him back for some other jobs when there isn't an imminent storm.
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Belle t.
I contacted Brian in the morning and by the afternoon he was at my home with his crew. They was polite and did a wonderful job in trimming my over grown oak tree and removing huge cactus as well as small palm tree on the side of my home. I have used his services twice now and price has been reasonable. I will continue to use him for all my future needs around my property. I must add, I am attempting to start a garden and he has been full of information. I highly recommend his services!
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I would not reccomend this company. The work was done over a month ago. During their trimming, they dropped a large tree limb on my roof and damaged my gutter (see photo below during a rain storm). I was told numerous times they would be over to fix it. They never showed, did not text, and did not answer my phone calls. I had the contractor who built my carport give me a quote on fixing. I sent the information to the company, and received a rude text back stating that it was too much, they probably under-charged me for the job, and should have been sending me an additional invoice. An overall unsatisfactory experience. I should have used Alpine Tree Service as they did a wonderful job on my other trees, but they were on vacation.
CMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt SolCMS TREE SERVICES/ Cornerstone Mgmt Sol
Evan W.
Absolutely outstanding. Brian and his crew removed 3 large trees and trimmed a branch from above my pool enclosure. His prices are excellent and everything went smoothly. I watched these experts at work and feel great about money well spent. They had all the right equipment and machinery to do the job safely and cleanly. They did such a good job at my place, Brian was hired on the spot by 3 of my neighbors. This is our guy now.
Brian McWilliams Inc.Brian McWilliams Inc.
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