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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 Port Saint Lucie tree trimming professionals
Patrick L.
He did a great job trimming my two palm trees and clean up after he finished would highly recommend him
Oakley Tree TrimmingOakley Tree Trimming
Linda C.
I had 5 palm trees trim. They did a good job and clean up. The cost was 200. I would hire them again.
DS Multi ServicesDS Multi Services
Allan R.
Blake provided 5-star service on all counts. He was punctual, professional, and he charged reasonable rates. I asked him to cut back the invasive Brazilian Pepper trees that had grown over our fence, and then to trim the mango tree that had grown out of control over the past year. Blake worked quickly, moved all the cuttings to street side, and left our back yard looking 100% better. I highly recommend Blake for all your tree trimming needs.
Oakley Tree TrimmingOakley Tree Trimming
Thumbtack Customer
Scott's a professional, hard worker--trimmed up my oak tree, north fork pine & cut down a dying Palm. I recommend his work! Eileen D
H2 Professional ServicesH2 Professional Services
Darryl S.
Rick was very professional and priced competitively. We had a couple of weather related delays but he was thorough in the tree trimming requested and cleaned up / hauled away all debris. My backyard looks wonderful! I plan to continue to use his services for my tree maintenance needs.
Herndon Landscape Group LLCHerndon Landscape Group LLC
Nadine T.
Jay came out when he said he would, explained everything that he would do to trim the oak trees in our backyard and gave us an excellent price. Jay was professional and courteous even when I took out my stress on him (and my mother). He did the job by himself and he works clean. He even sent me before and after photos while I was at work. I highly recommend Jay for when you need your trees trimmed😀
Jays Personal Touch Tree ServiceJays Personal Touch Tree Service
Maria L.
Jay arrived on time. Quoted us a very fair price, did the job and cleaned up. Cut down three trees. Trimmed one in the front. I would definitely use him and recommend him to others. Excellent work!
Jays Personal Touch Tree ServiceJays Personal Touch Tree Service
Shannon C.
Wes responded quickly for an estimate, and had the best price for tree removal. He removed and did stump grinding for my 2 oak trees. One was huge and close to the house. The other was really tall too. He communicated with me throughout the whole process, keeping me updated and explaining what was happening via text. I was very happy with the work he did and had him do some trimming of the palms out front and remove a pepper tree from the back yard. would definitely recommend him for his service.
Big Boars Tree ServiceBig Boars Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was hard working, professional and good to his word. He arrived when he said he would and did more that was asked of him. His price was very reasonable for the amount that had to be done. I will hire him again in the near future to trim and remove more trees.
H2 Professional ServicesH2 Professional Services
Amy T.
After introductory emails and my initial phone call, Jay came out that day to provide me with an overview and price for the job that he could assist me with. The following day he came back and he trimmed and thinned (within only 2 hours and a storm rolling in) making my Oak tree look healthy again. I will recommend his friendly and professional service to my neighbors.
Jays Personal Touch Tree ServiceJays Personal Touch Tree Service
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