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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 Tampa tree trimming professionals
Marian M.
He was friendly and responsive working on tree trim estimate
South Tampa Lawn & TreeSouth Tampa Lawn & Tree
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
Bryan M.
I came into the office, the trees were trimmed and look great. Thanks.
Professional Landscape Design and MaintenanceProfessional Landscape Design and Maintenance
Travis K.
Extremely happy with South Tampa Lawn and Tree. I hired them for tree trimming. Excellent work. Will hire them again!!!!
South Tampa Lawn & TreeSouth Tampa Lawn & Tree
Thumbtack Customer
Palm trees trimmed. They were quick, reliable, and cleaned up the mess appropriately.
Albert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree ServiceAlbert & Ellis Landscaping & Tree Service
Jason N.
These guys did an excellent job trimming about 5 very tall trees and for a great price. Our pool is getting sun now! They also went above and beyond at no charge to remove a couple of small trees and trimmed up a tree in the front yard (again at no charge). Will definitely be recommending their service to friends. Thanks!
South Tampa Lawn & TreeSouth Tampa Lawn & Tree
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
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
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
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
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!
3RD GEN3RD GEN
Thumbtack Customer
I called South Tampa Lawn & Tree to trim 2 palm trees, The trees are quite tall and have berry stalks which are annoying and messy. They responded within an hour and came out to give me an estimate. We agreed on the work to be done and they came back and completed the job the same day. They are professional, courteous, and hard working. I will call them again for more tree trimming work in my yard. Their prices are very reasonable.
South Tampa Lawn & TreeSouth Tampa Lawn & Tree
Randy H.
Joe and his team were quick to respond with a quote and did an incredible job trimming our trees. We had a very challenging oak above our pool cage that took patience and skill to trim without damaging the screens. I would highly recommend South Tampa lawn & tree.
South Tampa Lawn & TreeSouth Tampa Lawn & Tree
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio came and trimmed my front yard trees. He did a professional and above all a clean job!
Antonio CabreraAntonio Cabrera
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
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
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Joseph and his team were a total pleasure to work with and did a great job for us, fast and efficient. They worked over the weekend to clear out some trees, clean up our palm, and trim some of our oaks. Our yard looks fantastic! I would highly recommend Flawless Arborist to anyone who needs trees taken out or trimmed.
Flawless ArboristFlawless Arborist
William C.
Returned call and came next day. Was on time and completed tree trimming as requested. I would use again and recommend to my neighbors/associates.
We Care Tree Care LaWe Care Tree Care La
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
Thumbtack Customer
Quick to come out after called, fast service, professional, and less expensive than expected. Tree trimming was wonderful and just as quoted on the phone.
Savary Discount Tree ServiceSavary Discount Tree Service
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
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