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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 Boise tree removal services
Irene M.
Trees/stumps removal Trimming of other trees and bushes Removal of twigs and branches. Very professional job. Appreciate Jim and his crew for doing an awesome job.
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Thumbtack Customer
I had a tree stump needing removed and a dead tree to be removed (and hauled away). Caleb stopped by and got it done in such a timely and professional manner! Would definitely recommend!
Against the Grain Construction & Tree RemovalAgainst the Grain Construction & Tree Removal
Neta N.
The quote appointment was within one day of my online request. Within minutes the Arborist found a critical issue with one of my trees. He went over to the tree put his hand on section of bark and removed it to reveal a large split in the tree. When they removed the tree there was a big hollow spot in the middle. It appears I was a wind storm away from the tree falling on my home, another tree or my fence. I also had two other trees trimmed. The trimmers were like nature's artist. They knew exactly what to trim and what should stay. I went from having the most overgrown trees to the best looking trees on my street. They removed everything including the stump from the tree that was removed. It looked great when they were finished. I would definitely recommend A Cut Above Tree Service.
A Cut Above Tree ServiceA Cut Above Tree Service
Taylor H.
We had a great experience with Brown Tree Service! When I called on a Thursday they came out the following Tuesday, so fast and the tree removal looks amazing! The Brown Tree Service team, was extremely respectful and did an amazing job. I would highly recommend them! If I had anymore trees to remove, they would be the guys I would call!
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Amber B.
Very professional and promptly fixed a sprinkler head that was damaged during tree removal.
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Faith H.
Jim did outstanding, fast and reasonably-priced tree removal work for us. Highly recommend!
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Monica T.
Good experience with Jim Brown Tree Service. Removed 2 large trees from company parking lot. On time, quick and clean! Priced right. Will use them again.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Thumbtack Customer
I had Jim Brown tree service come out yesterday and trim 3 big trees and remove and stumpgrind a third, the guy in the tree that Jim was directing moved around the tree with such skill even with the snow coming down. Jim was right there working with his crew and made sure everything went right and nothing was overlooked. My trees are trimmed exactly like I wanted and my yard looks better then ever. not 1 single issue from start to finish with this company. I'm very impressed with Jim Brown tree service. I have already referred him to my sister and co worker.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Thumbtack Customer
Jim removed a large tree from my property. Jim was professional and had the job done before I knew it. Hire Jim if you want fast, professional, frienldy service.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Thumbtack Customer
He removed a huge Elm tree from a very tight space in my back yard! He did a fantastic job and I would only choose him for future jobs!
Against the Grain Construction & Tree RemovalAgainst the Grain Construction & Tree Removal
Megan S.
Excellent experience! I had a tree blow over that needed quick removal and Jim was first to respond and able to get to my project the next day. Team was fast and professional and cleaned up very nicely after they were done.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Thumbtack Customer
Super fast, friendly, professional, yet personal service! Caleb came out the same day to give us a quote on removing a 40+ foot tall dead pine tree from our yard, and his price was great! He came out the very next day with his team and did the job safely and efficiently. We highly recommend him and will be using Against the Grain for our tree-trimming needs in the future.
Against the Grain Construction & Tree RemovalAgainst the Grain Construction & Tree Removal
Debbie P.
We found this company through Thumbtack, on a late Sunday afternoon. The storm that afternoon knocked down a large tree limb from one of the trees in our backyard. James responded very quickly to our post, and with every reply we sent, he responded very quickly. We had planned on getting a few quotes, but his professionalism and BBB rating made us choose him without getting any further quotes. His team came earlier than we were expecting to remove the downed limb, work was exceptional,and we were quite impressed. They will be coming back in a few weeks to unfortunately take the remaining tree down.
A Cut Above Tree ServiceA Cut Above Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
James and his crew did a fantastic job removing a giant old Globe Willow and they planted an Autumn Purple Ash (a large one) in my front yard. They will be coming back to trim some trees in my backyard. They were very professional and at the same time friendly. Strong hard workers. I'm very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend them!
A Cut Above Tree ServiceA Cut Above Tree Service
Terri H.
One word description....phenomenal! I absolutely cannot be any more pleased. This job was not easy, I had two trees, very close together, approx. 35 and 42 foot tall as well as a mass of neglected and overgrown shrubs to be removed. GONE! One day, cleaned up, on budget, done! Crew was polite and friendly. I will definitely use his company again.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Thumbtack Customer
I have to say I did not realize that a tree service could be so professional and skilled at what they do, and to be so efficient. I had called around to have a couple trees removed and it was looking like I was going to have to spend between $1200. and $1400. on my project, I contacted thumbtack and asked a couple of people if they had a hourly rate ( some would not even answer the question) which seemed pretty odd. Jim Brown said it would be $250. per hour and included everything involved with the removal. I had him come out and look at the job and he guaranteed me it would not take more then 3 and half hours. He did the job yesterday and it took him 3 hours with his skilled workers and amazing equipment. When he was done he said it was $750. I was so thankfull he saved me over $400. that I wanted to pay him $1000. he said (no its ok)....?, and excepted $900. and said merry Christmas to me and my family. I don't know if he was just in the holiday spirit or what but he has made me a new customer. I'm still in awe of this guy and his knowledge and skill. thank you Jim Brown tree service
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