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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

How much does it cost to trim a tree?

The national price range for tree trimming is $270-$450. 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.

Reviews for Buffalo tree removal services
Dan C.
Larry and his crew did a great job. They removed the tree and the mess. I would definitely hire him again.
Trusted Tree ServicesTrusted Tree Services
Nick D.
Tom has done a couple of projects for me including tree trimming and tree removal. Tom and his team are responsive, punctual, professional and honest. They take the time to explain the job and make sure that you are happy with the work before they leave. I highly recommend Tom and his team.
Landscape for lessLandscape for less
Karen T.
I had Buffalo Earthworks give me a quote to remove a very large limb that came off my tree plus trimming of both large maple trees in my backyard. Their quote was very fair and they were able to fit me in the next day. They were fantastic!! They took all the tree remnants and had a wood chipper on site to dispose of them. They then cleaned up and it looks like they were never here except for the well manicured trees. Thank you! I highly recommend them and will definitely use them in the future!
Buffalo Earthworks, LLCBuffalo Earthworks, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Prestige Lawn Service to trim and thin two trees in our yard. Brandon was a pleasure to work with. He involved me in the process and gave recommdations as he went along to ensure we were both pleased with the results. His response to the request was quick and the job was completed the following week. He was polite, courteous, offered a fair price, and removed all the debris. I would definitely use his company again.
Prestige Lawn Care of WNYPrestige Lawn Care of WNY
Kathleen S.
To begin with, professionalism . Mike was very polite,responsive , fair priced, respectful of my input/ideas and concerns. His crew arrived on time and Mike was first one out of the truck with tools in hand and went right to work, side by side with his team. Trimmed a very shaggy tree in front of the house to create a picture perfect, beautiful transformation ! Also trimmed up an overgrown shrub to perfectly balance the landscape. Removed and ground down an tired, miss shaped
V&M Tree  Services IncV&M Tree Services Inc
Maggie M.
I contacted Larry to get an estimate to remove a pine, trim up trees in the back, remove a large section of our old silver maple that was dangerous, remove 3 old lilac bushes as well as remove 5 extremely large bushes in the front yard that had probably been in the ground for 40 years. Larry came the next morning for the estimate and his price was extremely reasonable. I did not hesitate to hire him because of other past good reviews on his work. He was able to schedule our work for the next day and he and his crew got the entire job done in one day. While the work was being done, Larry and his guys were efficient and courteous. They had to leave at one point during the day to get other equipment, but Larry immediately let me know that they were leaving to get other equipment and when they would be back so I didn't have to worry that the crew had just up and left. He and his guys worked all day long and got the entire job done. Additionally, they did a bang-up clean up job. I had a large silver maple removed a few years ago and I was cleaning up wood chips for months. Larry and his guys got every branch, stick and all the wood chips from stump grinding cleaned up. They didn't leave any missed piles of sticks or debris. Based on their work, promptness, courteousness and thorough clean up, I decided to hire Larry again to help with top soil and grass seeding when the weather permits in a few weeks. I am very excited on getting my new plants and landscaping together now that all this work has been done. Thanks Larry!
Trusted Tree ServicesTrusted Tree Services
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