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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 trimming professionals
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.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Rene B.
Jim Brown Tree Service is excellent! They arrived on time and were very nice to work with. After they trimmed two very large trees and one smaller tree, they picked up all debris --you couldn't even tell they had been there!
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Thumbtack Customer
Jim Brown trimmed some trees in my back and side yard. He did a wonderful job not only trimming but shaping and making the trees look good. He also cleaned up and took everything away. I would recommend Jim to my friends and family and will probably use him again.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
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
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
James came out to my house and did a great job trimming and cutting down trees at my place. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
A Cut Above Tree ServiceA Cut Above Tree Service
Rob D.
I initially hired James because of his very reasonable bid and many positive reviews.I agreed to his bid and waited 3 weeks to get on his schedule to trim a very large Maple.Upon his arrival,he reevaluated the job and immediately recommended to take the tree completely down stating it was " near the end of life".Mind you,3 weeks earlier he had come out and had already assessed and bid my job for tree trimming. I politely declined at that point,stating I just wanted it trimmed. Two hours into the job,I got a call from him saying he could not trim it any more and that it was a "dangerous tree" with lots of rot and that he would just leave my check and not take payment. I'm disappointed in his service because I feel he grossly underbid the job and wanted out on completing it as requested at bidding quote.If there was a question of the tree's structural integrity,he should have mentioned that during the original bid.Now I've lost 3 weeks waiting and will now have to find another tree trimmer and a second opinion.
A Cut Above Tree ServiceA Cut Above Tree Service
Katie W.
James and his crew did everything that he said they would do. They did a great job trimming my shrubs and trees and did a great clean-up job. James is very knowledgeable.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Jim B.
The crew arrived a few moments early, finished a good sized tree trim in just under an hour and left the yard looking much cleaner than before they started. I definitely would hire them again!
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Kathy A.
Jim Brown was the first to respond to my query for a tree trimmer. He came over promptly to assess and give me an estimate, and then delivered great service a day ahead of schedule. My two very old, very large trees hadn't been trimmed and cleared in decades and after his crew's work, I have sunlight in my back yard and a big decrease in fallen leaves and branches and debris. I highly recommend his tree service.
Brown Tree Service llcBrown Tree Service llc
Marie A.
Jim and his crew were prompt, efficient, accommodating, and very in tune with what I wanted and needed done. I would recommend them highly to anyone that needs trees and things trimmed. I was really impressed also, with the clean up they did afterwards.
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
Sam S.
Just wanted to share with you all I had my Elm get a trim today, and I must say very pleased... mostly because of the service I received from "A Cut Above Tree Service" James and his Crew were AWESOME! Proficient, Professional and delivered a very reasonable rate (bid). I will endorse theses folks. Thank You....
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
Jesse F.
I live out of state and needed to find someone to trim my parents apple tree. They responded really quickly and after taking a look at the amount of work made a very great quote and had it taken care of within a week. My parents were thrilled with their work and I was happy to be able to help them out even with living out of state. Thanks Frontier Property!
Frontier Property Care LLCFrontier Property Care LLC
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