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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.

Is it worth it to hire a professional tree trimming service?

Hiring a professional tree trimming service near you can be worth the cost. This job requires the use of specialized equipment and involves a high degree of risk for inexperienced operators.

Safety is a major reason why you might want to avoid performing this task yourself. Another factor is time. Tree trimming services have their own equipment and tools that allow them to finish the job quickly. 

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.

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. 

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 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 Mint Hill tree trimming professionals
Sylvia S.
The trimming of trees was handled quickly. No problem with the work.
Triad Tree TrimmersTriad Tree Trimmers
Paul S.
Excellent. I had one tree removed and five trees trimmed. Done and cleaned up in three hours
Amada Tree Services , INC .Amada Tree Services , INC .
Ardeshir R.
They came and trimmed the two trees on the front yard in a very nice way
Triad Tree TrimmersTriad Tree Trimmers
Maria A.
I needed 2-3 large trees trimmed back, there were overgrown branches right over my roof and all over my windows. It was time-sensitive and Robert got my job done on time. Fixed the issue and my trees look so much better! They cleaned up very thoroughly afterwards, you really can't tell there was any sort of tree trimming. So, I didn't have to worry about clean up, and my yard looks great. Will definitely hire again for future tree trimming.
Cantaras tree serviceCantaras tree service
Melissa G.
They did an excellent job trimming our trees. The trees look great, they cleaned up everything and were incredibly polite. I highly recommend them. They were the BEST value by far.
Presto Landscape & Tree ServicesPresto Landscape & Tree Services
Sam J.
Jim did an awesome job!! We are very satisfied with his work. Terrific prices!! Professional and efficient. Jim removed tree branches that were hanging over my deck roof and siding from 2 large trees in my back yard he trimmed all low branches and trimmed 2 trees in my front lawn also. I definitely recommend Jagged Lawn and Landscaping!!
Jagger Lawn and LandscapingJagger Lawn and Landscaping
Mercedes D.
Other guys wanted me to tell them what to trim, but these guys helped me understand what the trees needed!
Golden Boys Tree ServiceGolden Boys Tree Service
Dwayne S.
The guys did a great job on trimming my trees and bushes. I would most definitely recommend using this company.
Healthy Leaf LandscapingHealthy Leaf Landscaping
Kimberly D.
They showed up on time which is very important to me. All the tree and brush trimming was done as requested. They were also able to trim down a tree trunk that was left after a previous project. Now my crazy dog can no longer climb it and jump over the fence. And they cleared all cuttings. It was a very good experience.
B.N.C Trees sevice.B.N.C Trees sevice.
Nazmul Z.
Triad Tree trimming came in short notice and done the job. He was professional and understood my job over the phone. He did all the trimming of trees, bushes, de-rooted few sick rose plants and cleaned up driveways and lawns. They also hauled away all the branches. The house looked it just had a hair cut😀.
Triad Tree TrimmersTriad Tree Trimmers
Ranz R.
They were responsive and was able to do the job well. I will definitely call again and have some trees trimmed and stumps removed. Thanks!
Hernandez  tree services LLCHernandez tree services LLC
Jarail S.
Awesome job by the guys at Amada Tree Services Inc. Great value and quick work! Chopped down a few trees , got rind of some stumps and trimmed some trees. When they finished they hauled away all the debris and cleaned the areas! I would definitely recommend and hire again!
Amada Tree Services , INC .Amada Tree Services , INC .
Karin G.
Rob was great to work with and provided honest advice. He easily could have agreed to do some work I proposed but explained why trimming one of the trees instead of cutting it down would be better to protect the overall health of the tree next to it. He also talked me out of trimming my Leyland Cypress hedges. In the end he cut one large tree down, along with several smaller ones and took care of some big holly bushes that took over my front walk. He’s very knowledgeable about trees and a down to earth, honest person. I would highly recommend him for tree work!
Cantaras tree serviceCantaras tree service
Sharon S.
Awesome job!!! Price was reasonable and they did a great job trimming the tree. They were quick to respond and cleaned up. Definitely recommend and will use again. Thanks 😊
Triad Tree TrimmersTriad Tree Trimmers
India S.
Excellent and professional work. They removed two trees and trimmed two others and did a great job. It only took them one day and they also delivered the mulch trimmings to a neighbor down the street that asked about them. I would recommend this company to everyone.
Amada Tree Services , INC .Amada Tree Services , INC .
Emily C.
This team was so wonderful! They were very careful. One large tree was only 5 feet from our house. One other tree was 1 foot from our deck. They also did many stumps around our property. I will be calling them again to trim our trees for future maintenance. I highly recommend these guys!
Hernandez  tree services LLCHernandez tree services LLC
Alvin W.
I am thoroughly pleased with the tree trimming. The work was done quickly and precisely as I wanted. I will definitely use New England Hardscapes & Landscapes again for future projects.
New England Hardscapes & LandscapesNew England Hardscapes & Landscapes
Emily L.
This crew was amazing! They gave us a great quote, communicated well every step of the way and did a fantastic job. We needed many trees trimmed and some taken down completely. They worked fast and accurately to complete the job in less than 1/2 a day. They cleaned up so well you can’t tell anything was cut. They cared about how the trimmed trees looked and sculpted them into more natural shapes. I will definitely hire them again for any tree work I have and also will recommend them to everyone! Thanks again!
Maya Tree ServiceMaya Tree Service
Cat D.
I would check responsiveness and punctuality if I could check all five items about working with Triad Tree Trimmers. Having had to cut and trim many trees over the years, finding a reliable company can be challenging. Very satisfied customer and I highly recommend them.
Triad Tree TrimmersTriad Tree Trimmers
Stacia J.
Jim did a great job pressure washing and trimming the tree at my home. He was prompt in his service and very professional. I look forward to using him again. Thanks,
Jagger Lawn and LandscapingJagger Lawn and Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
One dead cracked tree cut down and cut up. Trimming of trees near roof, leaves blown off the roof and a large dead limb cut off another tree for a great price and good service. Ryan and Michelle were great to work with and very quick to respond to emails. We will happily have them back in the future for more jobs on our propertyz
All Around Tree & Landscaping SpecialistsAll Around Tree & Landscaping Specialists
Scott S.
No one wants to pay a lot for anything. Considering the tree I needed to have trimmed and what these guys had to do to make it happen I would say it was money well spent!
Triad Tree TrimmersTriad Tree Trimmers
James M.
Needed urgent tree trimming ahead of hurricane because crape myrtle was scraping against my house. I loaded to Thumbtack @ 7:30a, and Amada arrived by 9a and finished by 10:30a.
Amada Tree Services , INC .Amada Tree Services , INC .
Joe B.
Very professional and a great value. Showed up on time and quickly got the job done. Had some branches trimmed from a tree and was very pleased with the work. Will call again for additional services.
Hernandez  tree services LLCHernandez tree services LLC
Robyn B.
Robert Cantara of Cantaras Tree Service answered my request for a quote within 15 minutes. He arrived the next day to quote me for some tree trimming. A week later he arrived, completed the job perfectly and spent additional time cleaning up the limbs and debris in the yard. I 100% recommend him. He’s fair, hard-working, and very knowledgeable about trees.
Cantaras tree serviceCantaras tree service
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