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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

How much does it cost to trim a tree?

The national price range for tree trimming is $270-$450. 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.

Reviews for Des Moines tree removal services
Ellen C.
They removed a tree with professionalism at a good value.
Mallard Tree ServiceMallard Tree Service
Trey N.
My first time using Thumbtack and I had an excellent experience. Ryan came out on a Saturday Memorial weekend and gave me a reasonable quote to remove a large locust tree. They came back 4 days later removed the tree, the stump, and cleaned up as expected.
Tree SpecialistsTree Specialists
David B.
Howard Tree Service was incredibly responsive and flexible with the timeframe for removing three trees . Provided multiple options and a fair estimate. Will be saving his number and referring to friends and family. He’s also a veteran and one heck of a hard worker!
Howard Tree CareHoward Tree Care
Monica S.
Responded quickly, got me on the schedule and did great work. Removed the tree and didn't leave even a smidge of debris behind. Thanks much!
Jason's Tree ServiceJason's Tree Service
Barbara W.
Highly recommend. Ryan responded quickly and pricing was fair and they were punctual. They removed a walnut tree close to my house, which was tricky. Excellent job.
Tree SpecialistsTree Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
The job was tree and branch removal and trimming. All elements of the job were completed as directed at a very reasonable price. I didn't see anything that needed improvement.
Adam's Tree and Concrete Service
Thumbtack Customer
Fair price, good communication and quick service for a very difficult tree removal overhanging my house. I plan on calling him back again for another challenging project. I own chain saws and have felled many a tree but this job needed a boom truck.
Tree SpecialistsTree Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
Adam was great! He was here when he said he would be, no hidden fees, removed the tree as agreed and hauled away the mess. Will use him again in the future.
Adam's Tree and Concrete Service
Heather C.
After having 4 different companies come out to my home Howard Tree Care was by far the best. In price and professional in their manner. After pressing accept on thumbtack Howard Tree Care called me within 24 hr to set up a time and date for the removal of my tree. Howard Tree Care came right when they said they would and did a great job even cleaning up around the site. I would have no problem recommending too many one.
Howard Tree CareHoward Tree Care
Mardelle A.
Would highly recommend Howard Tree Care, came to see what the job involved, gave me quote. Came in and did the work and removed all of the wood. You will not be sorry . Thank you Josh great job.
Howard Tree CareHoward Tree Care
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan Young and his crew took out a 40'+ dead/dying black cherry tree that was splitting and slightly overhanging my neighbor's home. He was prompt, careful not to destroy my yard (they used a bucket truck), and made sure that I was pleased with their work before leaving. Also, the lowest quote I received. Will definitely use Ryan for any future tree trimming/removal.
Tree SpecialistsTree Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
Joshua and his crew removed two big walnut trees from our backyard, and we couldn't be happier. They showed up on time and wasted no time getting to work, were fair in their price, and left us with a clean yard. We plan on hiring them again and would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Howard Tree CareHoward Tree Care
Thumbtack Customer
Well I thought they were going to do the job the week after the 4th of July. But they had to changed their schedules around for some reason & to my surprise they did the job today. I was watching my granddaughter play softball when my wife called to say they were starting the job today & that by the time my Granddaughter's 2nd game would start the tree would be down & about done. So between games I went home to see how they were doing. To my surprise the tree was complete down & the truck was all loaded with the limbs. Ryan was finishing cutting the stub & they were done. This was no small burch tree well over 40 feet tall. All there was left to do was haul it away & come back for a final clean up. If your looking for someone to remove, trim or whatever you want done for yard work, then look no further. They know what they are doing, they are very knowledgeable friendly to work with & one of the most important part is the price. Which is very reasonable considering what is all involved from start to finish. I highly recommen them & there's no one else that I will ever use from here going forward. Thanks Ryan for an outstanding job well done.
Tree SpecialistsTree Specialists
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