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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

Is it worth it to hire a professional tree trimming service?

Hiring a professional tree trimming service near you can be worth the cost. This job requires the use of specialized equipment and involves a high degree of risk for inexperienced operators.

Safety is a major reason why you might want to avoid performing this task yourself. Another factor is time. Tree trimming services have their own equipment and tools that allow them to finish the job quickly. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Tampa tree trimming professionals
Shirley G.
If you are looking for a great tree trimming service that is efficient, cost effective, and professional look no further. Albert and Ellis landscaping did an excellent job for us trimming 2 Live oak trees and 6 palm trees and hauling away and cleaning our yard of the debris.
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Anita s.
The owner was quick to respond and the tree trimming work was very well done.
Briscoe Brothers lawn careBriscoe Brothers lawn care
Bryan M.
I came into the office, the trees were trimmed and look great. Thanks.
Professional Landscape Design and MaintenanceProfessional Landscape Design and Maintenance
Kiana W.
Had several trees trimmed. The workers were punctual and provided the service as expected.
Bay Area landscape & trees LLCBay Area landscape & trees LLC
Julie A.
Anthony did a really great job trimming our trees, highly recommend!
Amplified Property Services, LLCAmplified Property Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Palm trees trimmed. They were quick, reliable, and cleaned up the mess appropriately.
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Mary C.
They were awesome!! My trees were trimmed and look beautiful! Will definitely hire again
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Linda N.
I've had trees trimmed and the Tampa area for about 20 years. This was by far the best experience and the best value. The whole team is very courteous , does a great job shaping the trees and cleans up like no other tree trimming service I've had before. I would definitely hire them again!
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Greg C.
There crew did a great job on trimming the trees I would definitely recommend them
Professional Landscape Design and MaintenanceProfessional Landscape Design and Maintenance
Shirley G.
Great communication, professional, fair price, and they did an excellent job trimming our palm trees and shrub oak trees. Would hire them again!
Saydelis R.
Great job on my palm trees for great price! And great quote for my bigger trees that I need to trim in the New Year. Would recommend.
Fla Lawn CareFla Lawn Care
Moraima C.
Best price in town and they did it quick. Will use them going forward for all my tree trimming and removal.
Antonio CabreraAntonio Cabrera
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio came and trimmed my front yard trees. He did a professional and above all a clean job!
Antonio CabreraAntonio Cabrera
Wendy n.
Safety First did an excellent job trimming the tree branches coming from my neighbors Oak Tree. Mr Perez provided communication from start to finish, he was on time and very professional. After finishing the job they cleaned up all of the debris and leaves, I can't tell you how much that was appreciated! I will use Safety First for any future trims, not only did they trim the trees they cut up and stacked my firewood holder with quality firewood to burn in the firepit!
Safety first tree services Inc.Safety first tree services Inc.
Kelly T.
Matt did an awesome job trimming our palms trees and our oak tree! He was professional, great with communication, and got the job done quickly! Would definitely recommend him to others.
Moore Cuts Florida, LLCMoore Cuts Florida, LLC
Nicole B.
They came the same day! I was very please with how quickly they were able to remove the tree trimmings. Thank you!
JW Green Scape LLCJW Green Scape LLC
David M.
Great tree trimming service extremely professional provided a true Hurricane cut to my palms absolutely nailed it Job well Done would highly recommend using this tree trimming service I know you will be extremely satisfied as I’am . A perfect 10 out of 10 really great services very much appreciated
Safety first tree services Inc.Safety first tree services Inc.
Patricia T.
I would recommend All American Tree Service to anyone looking to have tree service done. We had an oak tree that needed to be trimmed. We got an estimate, and the work was completed the same week to our 100% satisfaction. The All American crew were courteous, professional, and friendly. And our oak tree looks beautiful!
All American Tree ServiceAll American Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Aaron & his crew came out and did all the tree trimming and removal that we had discussed earlier. I decided to change which tree was removed and they did it along with extra trimming. They cleaned up and still completed everything I had requested and what I added all in one day! Thanks for job well done.
Dillon's Tree ServicesDillon's Tree Services
Adam N.
He did a very nice job and exactly what he said. I would recommend him for your tree trimming services.
Antonio CabreraAntonio Cabrera
Frank L.
Great value for money, Leandro did a really good job trimming 11 palm trees if different heights in no time. Highly recommended!!
Safety first tree services Inc.Safety first tree services Inc.
Dan O.
We had a tree trimmed around a pole. The guys were very efficient, professional, and polite. We will call on them for future work! Thanks!
HC LandscapingHC Landscaping
Rich L.
Did a great job removing a tree and trimming palms. Arrived on time and completely cleaned up after. 10/10 would use again
HC LandscapingHC Landscaping
Oscar M.
Very positive experience, I needed some Palm Trees trimmed, the work done was excellent and my property was left in much better shape than when they left. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Albert and Ellis Landscaping Tree Service again.
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Nia G.
Jesse’s service and expertise is excellent. He was on time and straight forward with his assessment and he was able to provide tree trimming services right on the spot. Highly recommend!
JW Green Scape LLCJW Green Scape LLC
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