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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 Raleigh tree removal services
Ingrid C.
Carl was responsive, courteous and did a fantastic job at removing a fallen tree and at a tree stump grinding and removal. Great value Hire this guy!
Stump Grinding ProStump Grinding Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Great work. Fully and quickly removed 3 midsize trees.
Parrish Tree ServiceParrish Tree Service
Laura C.
Great price and quick, clean work. They did a great job removing a very large tree. Thanks!
Gonzalez Tree Care IncGonzalez Tree Care Inc
Tim M.
Evin and co. were very friendly and responsive. They arrived on time and completed the tree removal very quickly. I feel much more at ease with the tree gone as it was leaning over our house.
Guzman Brothers Tree Services, LLCGuzman Brothers Tree Services, LLC
Christine L.
Jaime was very responsive and did a wonderful job removing a large tree branch that was hanging over our house.
Thumbtack Customer
Jared Brown was excellent! He thoughtfully discussed the project with me, had some great suggestions, did an outstanding job of strategic tree limb removal, trimming and shaping trees and bushes, and was a joy to work with.
Brown's Arbor CareBrown's Arbor Care
Lindsey D.
Johny quickly responded and was the most reasonable of several quotes for tree removal. Will definitely use Arborist 1 for future needs!
Aborist 1 Tree ServiceAborist 1 Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Rick was a pleasure to work with and his crew did a great job at removing a huge mess of trees left from Hurricane Matthew.
Construction Solutions Integrations LLCConstruction Solutions Integrations LLC
Kathleen F.
So very prompt and professional. All tree debris removed. They far exceeded my expectations! Will definitely call them again!
Tree men services LLCTree men services LLC
Natalie W.
Libo did a great job removing a tree from our yard. He was quick to respond to the project and came the very next day for removal. He was understanding when he arrived and the tree was much larger than the pictures I took. He even made recommendations for other landscaping projects on our to do list. Would definitely hire them again.
Garcia's landscapeGarcia's landscape
Christopher S.
They are very professional and efficient. I highly recommend them for any tree removal. Even with hurricane Florence coming they brought down the trees in advance so I didn’t have to worry during the storm. Clean up was quick and clean.
Tree men services LLCTree men services LLC
Jennifer Y.
Loved everything about this company, didn't end up using them this time but will if I need trees removed in the future and will recommend them for others.
Guzman Brothers Tree Services, LLCGuzman Brothers Tree Services, LLC
Jennifer D.
I found Parrish Tree Service on Thumbtack after a fair-sized tree fell over on our screened porch. They came out on a Sunday and gave a reasonable estimate, then showed up when agreed and got the tree down. They are professionals with professional tree removal equipment. They did not have a lot of space to work with and figured out a way to get the tree down safely. I hope we don’t have any more tree problems, but if we do they’ll be the first people I call.
Parrish Tree ServiceParrish Tree Service
David W.
Wesley and his team were friendly and professional. The work done was outstanding. I would definitely recommend him for any tree trimming/removal needs.
Wesley's Tree ServiceWesley's Tree Service
Jessica K.
James & his associate did an amazing job removing a tree that fell on my home during a storm. Very quick response and best price amongst many other companies. They were very professional and very thorough when removing the tree to avoid further damage. They even took a look at my gutters & roof while up there to let me know if there was any other damage caused by the tree. Clean up was impeccable, my yard looked better than it did before the tree fell. They were very friendly and I will definitely be recommending them to others and using their services in the future.
Triple J Tree ServiceTriple J Tree Service
Matt G.
We were very pleased with the work provided by Innovations Tree Service. They were very professional, and flexible with the schedule. They removed a dead tree from our backyard, and also ground the stump down. It looks great! I would definitely hire them again.
Peter F.
Very happy with Peraza’s services. They were easy to communicate with and showed up to my property on time. They were able to safely remove numerous large branches from my oak tree without using spikes. Neither my house nor my neighbors was damaged. They also removed several large shrubs and small trees as well as grinding down a very large stump. Overall, the value was unbeatable. It was obviously hard work.
Peraza´s  tree servicePeraza´s tree service
Jantzen H.
Did an awesome job on removing limbs off of homes structure all around the home. High branches in places. Also cleaned up canopy of multiple trees. Would recommend
Aborist 1 Tree ServiceAborist 1 Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt, was easy to communicate with, he even came to our house to give us an estimate on 3 tree removals the same day i posted on thumbtack. Would hire again!
Jeff F.
These guys did a fantastic job with the trees/branches I wanted removed. Very diligent and professional. Actually hired them for a second job after the first one was complete. Thanks again!!
Tree men services LLCTree men services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John is excellent to work with! He is extremely professional and takes pride in his work. He responds in a very timely manner and is easy to talk with. He is the only contractor who pointed out concern with possible underground wiring before removal of the trees and what he needed to do to make sure where wires could be for my safety with no possible damage to my house. His pricing was extremely fair. I highly recommend him for any tree removal or landscaping needs.
Destra First   -Solutions in Earth ManagementDestra First -Solutions in Earth Management
Mary H.
Can’t say enough good things about these guys. I contacted them on Sunday and they were able to take down a tall pine on Wednesday (before the hurricane). Response was immediate, they showed up right on time, and I also got another estimate and they were well under. Ground was too wet to bring in the skid steer so tree is on the ground but not removed. Hopefully it won’t rain forever and ground will dry at some point but I will update review again after tree has been removed.
Tree men services LLCTree men services LLC
Danielle H.
So happy we decided to go with this company. We were quoted prices from a few others, and theirs was the most reasonable. Not only that, they were very responsive through messenger whenever we had a question. They were also very punctual and professional. When they said they’d be here at 8:30am to start, they were literally here at 8:29 on the dot. They got in and out in 3.5 hrs or so for one tree and removing some overgrowth. We will definitely be going with this company again if we need more trees removed down the road.
Aborist 1 Tree ServiceAborist 1 Tree Service
Ml k.
Excellent first experience with Tree men services. They responded in a professional and timely manner to first inquiry, and maintained great communication throughout the process. Work was completed in a professional manner, and they did a great job pruning/thinning/removing dead wood from a very large oak tree. Provided proof of insurance upon request. Were respectful of our's and neighbors properties. Very satisfied with the job.
Tree men services LLCTree men services LLC
Johnny H.
I've use Jaime before and as expected he gave me a reasonable quote to remove a 40 ft tree that's been uprooted due to the recent heavy rain. This was my rental property and it's on the other side of town, he came the next day and cut down the tree with minimal impact to the fence. I couldn't ask for better or faster service. Thanks Jaime!!!
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