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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 New Orleans tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Scott made sure I received the exact service I was looking where it came to trimming my tree the way I wanted it.
Scott's Stump RemovalScott's Stump Removal
Sidonie V.
We had several trees trimmed for the first time and Terry was very patient.. Took his time with what we wanted cut and where... Holly tops look great as does the palm tree, magnolia and maple.. very happy.
Terry V Bleker Historical Home RestorationsTerry V Bleker Historical Home Restorations
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Terry to trim my oak tree and take out a few trees I my yard. He was extremely efficient and did an excellent job. I have no complaints. From the time I contacted him to the finish was less than 24 hours. Quite remarkable.
Terry V Bleker Historical Home RestorationsTerry V Bleker Historical Home Restorations
Thumbtack Customer
The company had to reschedule due to another job that took too long, but their communication was good. They did an excellent job, with knowledge of the proper way to trim our old sweet olive trees.
Risk Tree ServiceRisk Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Great service! We just bought our home in New Orleans. Previous owner had neglected the backyard a lot. It looked like a jungle. Bryce trimmed all the trees, removed the dead stuff of palm trees, picked up all the trash and debris... It looks fantastic now! And for a good price. Clear and fast communication. Will call again. Highly recommended.
Arbor Pro Tree and Lawn MaintenanceArbor Pro Tree and Lawn Maintenance
Tami D.
These guys are great! Did a great job of trimming back several palm trees, and did an awesome job of cleaning up afterwards. Asked me several times, how I wanted things trimmed, to make sure it was what I wanted - they have a personal touch. Took time to clean up and even took a net and cleaned the pool. Everything looks great! They were a great crew, that works well together - could hear them laughing and chatting. Would/will hire again!
Risk Tree ServiceRisk Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
The job was complex. Tree's on the sidewalk in a historic district that needed paperwork from the city, two tree's in one neighbor's house and one in another. They ended up even working a side contract with out neighbor. If it wasn't for a few communication issues because they were busy that week. I would give them 5 stars. Still waiting get one tree trimmed but they have apologized 1,000 times and I expect it all to get taken care of but that can make you nervous when you have already paid someone in full and are still waiting for something to get done on their time. Overall I would use these guys again and expect issues we had to not be the norm. They definitely appear to want make the entire experience flawless.
Risk Tree ServiceRisk Tree Service
Judy B.
Terry responded quickly to my inquiry. I was on a tight schedule imposed by my homeowner's insurer. On one day we agreed on the scope of the work, the next day we signed a contract. The following day, he brought plenty of employees/family members to finish the job that day. During the project we found an unanticipated piece of extra work. We were surprised to learn that one tree was dead. He removed it without changing the price even though it was unanticipated, and he was only planning to trim it. I am really pleased with the work and the price. I am having him perform work on another of my properties.
Terry V Bleker Historical Home RestorationsTerry V Bleker Historical Home Restorations
Chris L.
I was looking on Thumbtack for a company to trim a live oak in my front yard and remove two smaller trees from my back yard. Terry responded to my search and request the same day, and he was exceptionally easy to work with. Terry is very friendly and proffessional, definitely aiming to please the customer. He was flexible in setting up our appointment and then with scheduling the work itself. Terry was also flexible with my requests as the scope of that job increased a bit. He kept me up to date on the timeframe for getting the work started and done, and made sure he had enough people here to complete the work within the abbreviated timeframe I had available that day. Even when a portion of the work could not be done according to our agreement (a stump that had to be grinded instead of dug out), Terry was proactive in both finding and scheduling someone who could come and complete the grinding task for us, while also negotiating a fair price for the additional work. Terry and his crew (including son Justin) were communicative, prompt, negotiated a very fair price, flexible in scheduling and adding tasks, and above all else aimed to please. I am very happy with the work they did for me. Hire them.
Terry V Bleker Historical Home RestorationsTerry V Bleker Historical Home Restorations
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