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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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Troy tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Had a great experience with Mr. Maple Tree Service. They responded immediately to my request and were out a few days after with a quote that was extremely reasonable to trim two trees. After they were hired they were back a few days later and did a great job trimming the trees. Would highly recommend and would use them again.
Mr Maple Tree Service : JOSE BERRIOSMr Maple Tree Service : JOSE BERRIOS
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and his crew did a phenomenal job for us! We originally only wanted to trim a few trees, but the quote he provided was so reasonable, we decided to remove the trees instead. He was able to fit us in the following day after we contacted him, and his crew showed up promptly. They worked efficiently, and the clean up was exceptional. I highly recommend them if you are considering tree trimming services.
Mr Maple Tree Service : JOSE BERRIOSMr Maple Tree Service : JOSE BERRIOS
Gladson R.
One of the best Tree trimmer I have found. Very professional, easy to approach and very high safety consciousness. Did a clean job without any hassle. I will recommend to anybody this company. Price was very affordable. They were on time, completed the job on time . In fact our neighbor saw the job they did and ask them to carry out their tree trimming as well. They are going to trim bushes in our yard again next week. G. Remos
Dunn Right Tree serviceDunn Right Tree service
Stephen B.
I have been trying to get my tree down since January. A neighbor was having trees removed and I tried to hire that guy, 4 months later and they stopped responding. A friend told me about Thumbtack and I posted my project. Majestic was the fastest to respond and got back to me within minutes. They came to my house that Saturday to go over the price. They quoted me a great price for my tree removal and then got me a quote for a tree in the back yard that needed trimming. They were a huge help. Once I agreed, they told me when they would call to setup my day. They called let me know what day they would for sure be out and came and took it down. I had one tree removed and one tree trimmed. I would not hesitate to call them again or recommend them for any of my needs.
Michael D.
There really aren’t enough good things I can say about Roberto and his crew at Jr. Tree Service. I hired Jr. Tree Service to remove three extremely large trees from my property located in a rather urban area. Two of the trees were located rather close to my house (and really needed to come down) while the third was absolutely massive at more than 5ft in diameter. Roberto was quick to arrive and provide a free quote for the work that was needed and got to work a few days later. The trees were taken down quickly, without any issues and – most importantly – without any damage to my home. I’ve never seen a tree service crew work so fast! All the tree limbs were run through the chipper, and the trunks were hauled off with virtually no trace of any tree remnants left behind on my property at all! A few days later, Roberto returned to grind the three stumps – and several additional stumps that were over and above the three trees his crew had removed – and he left the area nice and flat for re-sodding with new grass. I couldn’t be happier with the work Roberto and his crew performed at my place and have already recommended him to several friends and neighbors who are also looking for tree trimming/removal services. I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to contact Jr. Tree Services again in the future.
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