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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 Decatur tree removal services
Jessie D.
The Red Maple Tree Service Group did an excellent job removing a tree in my front yard as well as pruning the surrounding trees. I definitely recommend hiring them.
Red Maple tree servicesRed Maple tree services
Leslie S.
I would highly recommend Eddy’s Tree Service to anyone! They went above and beyond the scope of the job at an extremely reasonable price. The team was professional and friendly. We had a very large tree and a smaller tree removed, as well as several large limbs removed from other trees in the yard. We are extremely pleased with the end result and will ONLY call Eddy’s if we ever need tree or landscaping services in the future. 5+stars!!
Eddy’s Tree Service & Landscaping!Eddy’s Tree Service & Landscaping!
Mike M.
They were outstanding. Came by in the morning to give a quote and a few hours later we're back ready to remove the trees. Everything was gone and cleaned in about 45 mins. Extremely easy to work with and will definitely call when I need more trees and stumps removed.
Red Maple tree servicesRed Maple tree services
Will V.
Provided competitive quote for 1 large tree removal. Crew did a good job. Would recommend
North Star Tree ServiceNorth Star Tree Service
Derek M.
Great company that did a fantastic job removing trees and pruning. Highly recommend. Very prompt and courteous.
Red Maple tree servicesRed Maple tree services
Alex M.
Great experience. Eddy was friendly and punctual when he gave the estimate. His crew showed up and got my tree removed in remarkable time. Great attention to detail. After the tree was removed they cleaned up all the debris and made my lawn look better than when they arrived
Eddy’s Tree Service & Landscaping!Eddy’s Tree Service & Landscaping!
Elizabeth A.
Did an amazing job removing our trees! Was very punctual and fast. I will definitely be using their services again.
Owl Tree ExpertsOwl Tree Experts
Kevin A.
Oliver and his team did an excellent job with removal of our Tree and grinding the stumps for a very good price
All Steps Covered tree serviceAll Steps Covered tree service
Nathan b.
Jo and team did a great job on our sweet gum tree removal. Best price we were quoted too. Will definitely use him again!
Jo SartyJo Sarty
Candice M.
I had a tree leaning over my house and another with branches over the roof. Polo came out and gave me a great price to remove the leaning and trim the second tree. He was very personable and didnt try and pressure me at all. I came home to a beautiful sight! The removed everything and my yard looks great! I will defintely use them again. Thanks so much
“America Tree Service”“America Tree Service”
Thumbtack Customer
Marcus and his wife arrived early, worked swiftly and efficiently, and did a fantastic job! They will be my first call any time I need a fallen tree removed again!
FMB Construction Services, LLCFMB Construction Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Darius and all the crew at 3-G Trees, Tereso, Oscar, Freddie, are consummate professionals. This is my second time hiring them for a job because they are superb! Darius provided me with an expert consultation on the trees I needed removed, and those I need not worry about, which saved me quite a bit of money. The crew handled the job of cutting six trees expertly. They also went above and beyond to prune limbs to ensure my family's safety, and they cleaned the yard immaculately. I recommend 3-G Trees highly and warmly; indeed, I have recommended them to my neighbors. 3-G Trees is simply the best!
“America Tree Service”“America Tree Service”
Danielle R.
I hired Red Oak Tree service to remove a fallen tree in my backyard after my Property Mangement company tried to cost me an arm and a leg. Not only were they quick to respond to my inquiry. They promptly sent me a quote, text me when they were on-site and even provided requested photos. I highly recommend them and I will actively recommend them to anyone in need of tree service. Thank you ROT service for being so amazing!
Red Oak Tree serviceRed Oak Tree service
Jeffrey H.
Just Wow! The Owl team is awesome. They came in and took care of our tree removal fast and professionally. Good communication and they take pride in their work. I will definitely use them again in the future and will recommend them to anyone.
Owl Tree ExpertsOwl Tree Experts
Jordan E.
Israel and his team did a great job. We had about 4 small trees removed, several shrubs trimmed back and limbs trimmed that were hanging over the house. I would definitely recommend them.
MX TREE PROS LLCMX TREE PROS LLC
Zackary V.
Robert and the team were a delight to work with. Throughout the course of the job (tree and limb removal), they had me come and check on their work to ensure satisfaction and make sure all of my expectations were met. I couldn't recommend a better group of guys to work with!
Xterior Pros, Inc.Xterior Pros, Inc.
Kristen R.
Scott and his crew did an awesome job! They came out and got all of the trimming and removal done quickly. They were also great about cleaning up the debris and even blew off the driveway when they were done. We will definitely be calling them again when we need more tree work done!
Scott's TreewurkScott's Treewurk
Thomas N.
Highly recommend this company. Came in with some equipment, in and out within 3 hours. Removed 2 very large trees, at an amazing price. Will is probably one of the best people I've ever met, very knowledgeable, easy-going, not a hard seller. Will probably give them some more business come the spring when I need to level out the land and plant some seed!
North Star Tree ServiceNorth Star Tree Service
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