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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 Annapolis tree removal services
Monica V.
Had a tree, stump, and fallen branches removed. Very professional and did excellent work. Would hire again!
Esteban tree services LLCEsteban tree services LLC
Christopher F.
This contractor was responsive, punctual, and personable. The tree was removed, and the stump was ground, just as they've stated. My only critique is that the mulch was spread across most of my lawn, but was supposed to have been spread only in the hole from which the tree was removed. Also, the fallen logs left gashes within my lawn.
3J&G Tree Service3J&G Tree Service
Stephen F.
We had a great experience with Independent Tree Care. Steve and his crew removed three large trees from our property. They were on time, very responsive and took great care to not damage the lawn and adjacent flower beds. It was a pleasure working with Steve and his crew and would highly recommend them to others.
Independent tree careIndependent tree care
Ken S.
Very professional. They took out a large tree overhanging my house and made it look easy. They also removed several smaller trees. They cleaned up everything when they finished, in fact my yard was cleaner after they left than when they started I will definitely be using them again. And highly recommend them.
3J&G Tree Service3J&G Tree Service
Ryan H.
I had Promise Land handle tree removal. They did a great job. The area looks great now and it was great working with them. Update: Since I had such a great experience with tree removal I called Promise Land back to get a stone patio done. They did the whole job in under a week and were able to provide great ideas to help keep me in budget and make the project look really great. It really came together beautifully and I couldn't be happier with it. The foundation was really well put together and Leo really had some great insight on how to make the gravel base as strong as possible.
Promise Land Service LLCPromise Land Service LLC
Kim V.
We had a dead tree and one dying in our front yard. With getting our house ready to sell, we needed quick, quality removal after a moving truck knocked a large branch that was dangerously close to falling on our neighbors car. 3J&G (Rosa) and I communicated through Thumb Tack. They sent someone by that evening for an estimate, which I accepted. The next morning, they had a crew out to the house around 7am, and were done & cleaned up by 9 for a reasonable price. Ideally we won’t have many tree removal needs in our new home, but we would definitely hire 3J&G again!!
3J&G Tree Service3J&G Tree Service
Frank A.
Man showed up promptly. We agreed on the estimate and he said an email would be sent with a date for the tree removal. I received no email and was unable to contact Jandres by phone or by message on this site. I think that's called 'ghosting' and it/s annoying. I gave the job to someone else.
Jandres LLCJandres LLC
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