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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 Sarasota tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Right on time, great price, great job. He can do more than trim trees, too, including lawn service.
darinel service's incdarinel service's inc
Mara H.
They did an amazing job in a record amount of time. We are very please with the tree removal and the trimming. Thank you so much! We will definitely call you again And refer you to our friends.
Wilma M.
We are very happy with what he has done for us, he cut down a 100+ feet tall tree in our back yard that was dead and trimmed the tree in the front that was hanging on the roof of the house, he did an outstanding job, no mess left behind. I highly regiment his services for your next project, no matter what it is, give him a call.
perezvasqueztreeserviceinc(concrete service)perezvasqueztreeserviceinc(concrete service)
Carol b.
Beautiful job. Javier and his crew did a great job trimming my palm trees . His attention to detail and clean up was much appreciated. I absolutely recommend him for any landscaping job!!! Will definitely use him again in the future!!!
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the work done for me. George and his brother came on time and trimmed three of my trees. They did just what I asked and more. They cleaned up everything before they left. I would highly recommend then.
Superak's Landscaping & Property ServicesSuperak's Landscaping & Property Services
Katherine M.
I needed 2 palms and three mature trees trimmed. He did a great job the day after I accepted his quote and left the site cleaner than it was when he started. One of my neighbors was impressed enough to ask for a quote as well.
darinel service's incdarinel service's inc
Leslie L.
Javier almost immediately went out of his way on a Sunday to visit and submit a bid. Then he was able to do the work earlier than we had scheduled. He is extremely courteous and agreed to trim my palms quickly. Based on his answers to my questions, I had expected him to use a truck to reach the tall palms, but he did them by hand and seems to have done a good job; I don't know enough about trimming palms to judge. He refused to trim seed clusters that hung over my yard from a neighbor's trees, saying he's not allowed to do that; others have done this, and no one is presently living in the neighbor's house, so I have no one to contact to get permission for him — but I don't know the rules. I am concerned that these seed pods will fall into my yard, but he may be right. The remaining palm trees look meticulously done. He cleaned up every last bit. I paid him by check. He seems to do an excellent job and is very careful about his work.
Thumbtack Customer
George did an outstanding job trimming a very over grown oak tree. He arrived as promised, did the work in a very professional manner. The estimate he quoted was exactly what he charged. No hidden costs, no pressure to do additional work. He cleaned up when he was done. I am very pleased with his work and will definitely use him again. Vivian H
Superak's Landscaping & Property ServicesSuperak's Landscaping & Property Services
Thumbtack Customer
George came out this morning and trimmed 2 Queen Palms, a Sea Grape, and a Rubber Tree....all of which were getting out of hand! He finished the job very quickly, cleaned up and left the yard looking great. Everything looks better than we expected. He is a great guy and the cost was VERY reasonable. I highly recommend him and we will be using him for all of our work from now on. A++++++++
Superak's Landscaping & Property ServicesSuperak's Landscaping & Property Services
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