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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 Saint Paul tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Gold Leaf Tree service did an excellent job trimming our trees. They were on time and did a very good job.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Mike K.
Needed some trimming done on our tree and they were prompt, courteous and professional. Really appreciate the help and they even helped dispose of my neighbors‘ tree trimmings. Will definitely put their card in my file for future work. Thanks!
Twins G Tree ServiceTwins G Tree Service
Julie P.
Trimmed several large trees, one tree removed and brush cleared. Very knowledgeable, made great recommendations, efficient and thorough clean up.
Vital Tree Service LLCVital Tree Service LLC
James H.
Extremely hard working guys. Alex trimmed my Maple tree and it looks amazing!
Primo Tree Experts, LLCPrimo Tree Experts, LLC
Kim F.
We had some very large trees trimmed and an evergreen tree removed—very reasonable pricing and fantastic service! They did the job quickly and efficiently! Will use them again!
Vital Tree Service LLCVital Tree Service LLC
Stacey D.
Did an excellent job of trimming trees in my yard. They were punctual and performed the agreed upon job.
Twins G Tree ServiceTwins G Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Tony did a great job trimming several trees and taking down one tree for me. He was prompt and professional in keeping me informed of his schedule and of handling the job.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Jen C.
They were super helpful. Efficient and got job done quickly. Really happy with our tree trim job
Renstrom Tree ServiceRenstrom Tree Service
Justin G.
Friendly crew that arrived early and worked for several hours until the job was completed. Had them remove several large trees, trim three large trees and haul away large piles of old tree limbs. Will hire them again!
Twins G Tree ServiceTwins G Tree Service
Pamela I.
Had 2 large trees trimmed, shrubs trimmed/shaped (multiple) and one removed. Very reasonable price, efficient, thorough clean-up. Even asked for a non-estimated service to be tacked on (hanging ropes for a tree swing) which was done cheerfully and free of charge. I would hire them back for future needs.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had several tree trimmers give us a quote. All of them said " we can start tomorrow ". None of them mentioned how unsafe it was to trim the trees due to bugs. When Tony came to look at the trees he mentioned it is not recommended to trim until the first frost. Due to bugs. He really made the effort for the care of the trees. His quote was reasonable. The work they did was amazing! Clean up was outstanding! We will be using him and his crew for years to come.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony did an amazing job trimming a Maple Tree near and house and near power lines in our yard. We had a few delays due to weather, but Tony was wonderful at communicating when the trimming would have to be delayed and rescheduling the job. In the end, he did a great job trimming the tree and cleaning up the mess afterwards. He even left some wood for us. I would definitely recommend Tony and his crew!
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Richard J.
Very nice work lifting and trimming our very large willow tree. Uniformed, knowledgeable and professional workers that also cleaned up extremely well afterwards. Highly recommend them for any tree service needed.
Twins G Tree ServiceTwins G Tree Service
Lori H.
They did a great job of taking down a smaller tree, trimming and cleaning up afterwards. I will definitely use them again as needed.
Above Ground Tree ServiceAbove Ground Tree Service
Ramy S.
Good quality work and came on time and completed the job quickly and the right way. I will be hiring him again for future tree trimming.
Vital Tree Service LLCVital Tree Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Needed tree trimming and some other yard maintenance done. Exceeded every expectation I had. I have a new contact for life.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nic came out same day to trim our tree that had fallen. Great group of guys that worked hard and had a great attitude.
Nic's Works LLC Tree ServiceNic's Works LLC Tree Service
Steve H.
They came when they said they would -- promptly. They checked with me on the job before they left and willingly trimmed a bit more, cleaned up, and the tree looks good!
Vital Tree Service LLCVital Tree Service LLC
Gaurang S.
Called Tree G to trim a tree which was touching the house. A representative came first and gave an estimate of $200. A date and time was scheduled but the crew-7 was 1 hour late. I requested the representative to include 2 low lying branches in their initial quote of $200 but he increased the price to $250. However, I am satisfied with trimming and cleanup. Indeed, I would hire them again.
Twins G Tree ServiceTwins G Tree Service
Keegan V.
These guys were awesome. They confirmed with me before they started the job, and they were quick in trimming the tree and cleaning up. I'll definitely be choosing these guys again in the future.
Twins G Tree ServiceTwins G Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Took down a medium-sized apple tree and trimmed 2 other trees. Tony was able to get the work completed immediately after I gave him the greenlight, which was excellent! Pricing was reasonable and he was very easy to work with. Would definitely hire again.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was great! He responded extremely fast to my request for tree trimming and was able to complete my project within days of coming out to give me a free estimate.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was absolutely fabulous to work with. They showed up when expected and cleaned up everything when they were done! Absolutely headache FREE. He and his team came out to our home to remove 3 large pine trees, 4 stumps and trim up a large maple that was threatening our roof. Tony is an trained Arborist and was the only professional who warned us that our original trimming "plan" could have actually killed the tree! (Since it was one of the main limbs...and due to the time of year.) He proposed a different trimming option and have now maintained a beautiful tree in our yard. His services were very affordable and in line with other quotes we got while actually being far under 1 or two other bidders.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony and his helpers did an excellent jot trimming trees and removing shrubs and cleaning up afterwards. Altho he was more expensive than the other two bids I received, he was by far the most professional and trustworthy. I would definitely use Gold Leaf Tree Services again.
GOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLCGOLD LEAF TREE SERVICES LLC
Marianne M.
We hired Picture Perfect Tree to trim some trees in the yard that were overgrown. Some of the branches were dead and constantly falling. They explained everything in great detail. When it came time to do the work, they did an amazing job. Super friendly, great to work with. I'd recommend them any time.
Picture Perfect TreePicture Perfect Tree
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