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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 Southfield tree trimming professionals
Shalonda B.
Junior Tree Service did a wonderful job trimming my trees. They knew exactly what to do. My trees look so much better and they trimmed all the limbs away from my power lines.
JUNIOR TREE SERVICEJUNIOR TREE SERVICE
Thumbtack Customer
Tree Trimming of a large Maple Tree. Price was very reasonable, job was done well, with clean up after, arrived at stated time, very professional and pleasant to work with.
Mr Maple Tree Service : JOSE BERRIOSMr Maple Tree Service : JOSE BERRIOS
Denise T.
Roberto and his tree trimmers are professional precise and get the work done quickly and efficiently. I would recommend them regardless if it’s light trimming or a major tree to be cut down either way they do it outstanding job.
JUNIOR TREE SERVICEJUNIOR TREE SERVICE
Thumbtack Customer
Andy and his crew cut down and removed a diseased maple tree located next to the power lines in my back yard quickly and efficiently. I will definitely contact Andy when I need tree trimming or removal services in the future.
Spartan Tree Care LLCSpartan Tree Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ambient lawn service went above and beyond on the tree trimming job and I couldn't be more pleased. The crew was professional, timely, and knew exactly what was needed and how to do it. I would definitely recommend the company!
Landscape & ConstructionLandscape & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Roberto what a great guy he is. I received such outstanding service from one of the best tree services in town...He cut/ trim trees in and around my yard, he cleaned up after he finish. also call me very fast when I e-mail him/and came to my home gave me a good price and did all the work ...Mr. Gomez did a superb job. give him a call. I will have hime cut my sister trees down later this month.
JUNIOR TREE SERVICEJUNIOR TREE SERVICE
Darin F.
I had several proposals and Spartan stood out right away because of how thoroughly they reviewed my property and carefully made recommendations. They would have been very competitive in price for the smaller project I had envisioned but I selected them based on their expertise and ability to advice me on a broader list of issues I had with a very wooded lot. I had just purchased the house and didn't realize that I had a very large dead tree within striking distance of the house. They wrapped that into the project very affordably along with some other pruning and trimming that was needed. In the end, these guys really delivered. A whole crew was onsite when they said they would be. They completed on time, cleaned up well, and checked in with me a few times during the process to make sure I was happy. I can't recommend them highly enough both for their competitive pricing but also their knowledge and expertise.
Spartan Tree Care LLCSpartan Tree Care LLC
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