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When is the best time of year to trim trees in Atlanta?

While spring and summer are popular times to do yard work, the best time of year to trim deciduous trees in Atlanta is the wintertime, before the trees start actively growing.

If you prune trees too early, you may risk removing dormant buds before they’ve had a chance to blossom in the spring. Winter is also ideal because many trees are dormant and you limit the possibility that you’ll spread fungal diseases. 

However, if your branches are dead, it may be best to trim your tree as soon as possible. Dead branches can invite diseases and insects. Also, tree trimming is not a one-size-fits-all process — some trees may need to be pruned or trimmed at different times of the year.

Consult with a professional to determine the best time to prune or trim your trees. Contact the best tree trimming professionals in Atlanta to get started.

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.

Reviews for Atlanta tree removal services
Raquel N.
He came out and remove three trees at an affordable price and did a great job. Hiring him for more tree removal soon. Thank you again
Leon Tree ServiceLeon Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly, quick and affordable. Had multiple trees removed and they took great care to avoid damaging the yard. Would hire again. Note that tree removal does not include stump removal so make sure you get a quote for that as well.
Moon's Tree Service & LandscapingMoon's Tree Service & Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Performed tree removal and clean up as described for the price quoted.
AM House Solutions,LLCAM House Solutions,LLC
Simone D.
From the estimate to the completion of the task they did a fabulous job in communication, pricing and the work itself. They took care of the fallen tree, removal of a dead limb from a tree and the removal of another tree. They cleaned up all of the debris and left the yard in great condition. Will definitely use them again if needed.
Leon Tree ServiceLeon Tree Service
Dexter S.
Excellent experience at a fair price. He showed when promised for the estimate and completed the project as scheduled. Called him back for more trees to be removed and he came back, provided the quote and removed the trees within a couple days!
“America Tree Service”“America Tree Service”
Trehvis f.
Ruben and his team removed a tree in our back yard that was leaning and hanging over our back deck and the back of our home. My wife and I were nervous considering we never had a tree removed and this being our first house. Yet, Leon Tree Service cleared the tree and stump. We will continue to use their services. The Fosters
Leon Tree ServiceLeon Tree Service
Randy c.
I recommend this company. Their service was great good price and they cleaned up when they finished. Had 3 trees removed and 5 big trees trimmed back.
Eddy’s Tree Service & Landscaping!Eddy’s Tree Service & Landscaping!
Michelle A.
Awesome work! I would recommend Ken and his crew to anyone in need of tree removal!!
Kens Essential Tree service & LandscapingKens Essential Tree service & Landscaping
Carolyn S.
Darius and his crew did a fantastic job of removing a dead tree that was hanging over the neighbor's house. They took care of the bushes below the tree that belonged to the neighbor too. Darius was on time for the initial quote and on time for the job too. We originally needed one tree removed and others trimmed, but he noticed we had a second dead tree and the city arborist confirmed it. They cleaned up the yard afterward and it looked fantastic. Will tell everyone about how great and reasonably priced 3-G Trees is.
“America Tree Service”“America Tree Service”
Tony P.
They were able to come out quickly to provide and quote and remove a large tree. Great work. Thanks!
Life's Tree DoctorLife's Tree Doctor
Terry C.
Edys did a great job with removing the trees off from the outdoor patio roof. Cleared a clean path.
Edy’s Tree ServiceEdy’s Tree Service
Patricia M.
Red Oak did a good job, trees down, removed. Appreciate the good service at a good price. Recommend!!
Red Oak Tree serviceRed Oak Tree service
Howard C.
Robert and Xterior Pros did a fantastic job with tree trimming and debris removal. The crew was professional and knowledgeable. I would use them again and highly recommend them for tree trimming or gutter cleaning.
Xterior Pros, Inc.Xterior Pros, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did a great job! removed the trees we needed gone and trimmed up two 4 story trees. He gave us the best price from 5 quotes and was very professional.
Moon's Tree Service & LandscapingMoon's Tree Service & Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Darius was prompt and quick. The tree was removed within one day which was a blessing for us. Thank you so much!
“America Tree Service”“America Tree Service”
Shawn b.
Great work, great value, gave me honest tips on my landscaping and future tree removal needs. Highly recommend!
Life's Tree DoctorLife's Tree Doctor
Nadine R.
Rudy and his team were wonderful...they cut down several backyard trees and performed a lot of tree limb pruning (in 2 separate instances). Tree limbs were in the way of some serious power lines going to the house. They cleaned up really nicely too! They were fast and efficient! I highly recommend Rudy and his team for tree removal and pruning.
Owl Tree ExpertsOwl Tree Experts
Jeffrey A.
We hired them to remove about 9 trees in our back yard. Their crew did an excellent job and completed it in two days! I will hire them again when I need more tree work done.
“America Tree Service”“America Tree Service”
Thumbtack Customer
Jose removed two trees, Gave me a fare quote, Was prompt and professional Did the job right and cleaned up the debris Did a great job I'd use him again and recommend him to anyone looking for tree service.
Moon's Tree Service & LandscapingMoon's Tree Service & Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Scott's Treewurk is an excellent company which I would highly recommend and would use again... Scott was very knowledgeable in his field and gave me some great advice on the best way to handle the trees removal. Also, I had one tree that was located near a power line which Scott contacted the power company himself to have the line removed and replaced after the trees were taking down...I had several trees taken down and one large tree trimmed for a fair price and the guys did a fantastic job cleaning up after the service was completed... Like I mentioned before I would highly recommend this company.
Scott's TreewurkScott's Treewurk
John L.
Plus One showed up on time and removed the tree. I was pleased that they cut low to the ground as I did not pay for stump removal. I was not on site and did not get a chance to meet Cleo but was pleased with the way they left the yard.
Plus One Tree Service IncPlus One Tree Service Inc
Michelle O.
Edy’s crew did a great job removing several huge trees that fell in our yard during a storm. They even chopped some of it for firewood.
Edy’s Tree ServiceEdy’s Tree Service
Derrick R.
Francisco was amazing! He was very meticulous and planned out how to remove a difficult placed tree. He made sure the yard was free of all tree clutter afterwards and lowered his pricing due to COVID-19. I definitely recommend this business!
Tree Prunning SpecialistTree Prunning Specialist
Sandra S.
I was very impressed with the work by MX Tree Pros. They were very punctual and removed the fallen tree the same day we spoke. They cleaned up everything at the end unlike other contractors I have worked with. I highly recommend them!!
MX TREE PROS LLCMX TREE PROS LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and his team did a very nice job. They arrived on time, and carefully performed the tree and limb removal. I will be calling them for future jobs.
Moon's Tree Service & LandscapingMoon's Tree Service & Landscaping
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