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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 Trotwood tree removal services
Thumbtack Customer
I had a tree at our business that needed to be removed asap. They came out with in a day, removed the tree and at a great price. Did an amazing job,friendly workers and it looks like a tree was never there. I'll totally be calling them for all of my tree needs!! Thanks again L&L Lands!!
L&L Lands LLCL&L Lands LLC
Wendell K.
The work performed by Monster Timber Tree Service was thorough and priced fairly. Trees were felled and removed as agreed.
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Claudia K.
Sonny, came out and had the tree removed the next day. I’m very happy.
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Rachael F.
They were able to quote me and remove the tree same day! He came to me to pick up the payment which was very nice.
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
I had City Pro out to bid a single tree removal. They were very nice and professional! The quote was much higher than i had expected but, they were very open on what exactly they were going to do which included them planting a small tree and putting in mulch, ect... They did offer to just cut out the tree at the budget i wanted to go with however we talked about other jobs i wanted done in my yard and we came up witha GREAT price for the entire package! I had multiple stumps taken out, tree trimming, a full tree removal and a small tree planted, mulched, and decorative rocks and it looks FANTASTIC! I will be working with them again on future projects!
City Pro Services Ltd.City Pro Services Ltd.
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent. Prompt work. They did a fantastic job removing a problem tree from my property, far exceeding my expectations. The area was cleaned up tidily afterward, and there was no evidence the tree was ever there. Their price was also lower than all the other vendors I spoke with. I would definitely call them again for future tree work.
Woodlands Tree Care LLCWoodlands Tree Care LLC
Lisa B.
They cut down a huge Ash tree that was in our front yard. No accidents happened. Very good at what they do!! Removed the stump also. Fair priced. Professional.
CDC ContractingCDC Contracting
Dawn D.
We contacted Sonny to remove two dead trees. These were large trees and up against a wooden fence. Not only did they not touch the fence, but no tree debris also landed in our neighbor's yards. The team of four was professional, quick, and polite. They did not leave trash in the yard at the end (bottles, etc) and they cleaned up ALL the debris from the trees. They even bought topsoil and grass seed to fix two small holes that the stumps created when crashing from the tops of the trees. These guys are on our cell phones now for future work.
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys. Came in with a super price removed a very large (50 year old) ash tree and even left a couple slabs to make some outdoor garden tables.
CDC ContractingCDC Contracting
Kelly S.
These guys are great! They're very knowledgeable and they explained and discussed their recommendations with us every step of the way. They worked quickly and were able to remove and trim several trees all in one day!
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Angel m.
Sonny and his team were great. He was quick to respond for a quote, work was completed quickly and they did quality work. We even added some work while they were here and they got it done very fast. Great guys, very polite and professional. We will definitely use them again. (big dead Tree removed, giant tree trimmed up beautifully, other trees trimmed away from roofline and fence)
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
The company was quick to respond and has great communication. We agreed on a price early evening one day and they were out the next day to remove the tree. I would definitely use them again if needed.
City Pro Services Ltd.City Pro Services Ltd.
Charles C.
Great work and great crew!! Could not be happier with quality of work and quality of people at Monster. These guys absolutely know what they are doing and you can tell, they really love the trees (see photo, even the tree is smiling...LOL). They removed a a couple large trees and trimmed up several others and everything looks great. They actually did a little more than we discussed, because Sonny wanted everything to look perfect. Icing on the cake is that they are very competitive on price too. Thanks guys and we’ll definitely be calling you next time we need more tree work!
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Pete B.
These guys were very professional and did a fantastic job removing two trees and trimming a third. They responded to my messages quickly and performed exactly as I expected. Their price was very fair. I would hire them again.
Brenda D.
They removed a big tree from my front yard the same day I called them. Lucas was great to work with. Did everything they said they would do. Very responsive and professional. Cleaned up everything when they were finished
L&L Lands LLCL&L Lands LLC
Paul C.
I had the remains of a dead tree I needed removed, and didn't have the equipment to do it. They contacted me over the phone within a day, gave me a realistic quote, came by within an hour (they were in the area), and made short work of it.
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Bob I.
Lucas and the L&L Lands crew did a great job removing a MASSIVE tree from my yard and trimming another. I live in the city and there was logistics with DP&L, AT&T and temporary fence removal, which Lucas took care of coordinating all of it! The crew was professional, fun to talk to and did a great job. I would hire L&L Lands again no doubt.
L&L Lands LLCL&L Lands LLC
Ryan M.
Amazing experience and company. They did the job the very next day and cleaned up our whole front yard. Tree gone. Very friendly, courteous, and professional. They went out of their way to take care of their customers. He even offered to buy soil to fill in dents in our yard. They showed up on time and prepared and finished the job in one day. (very large tree was removed). Very happy with their work.
Ryan M.
I contacted the company to remove a tree from out front yard. We set up a date to remove the tree (December 21, 2018). The day to remove the tree, they didn't show up. I contacted the company and asked where they were and was told the climber had an appointment. We rescheduled. They didn't show up. We rescheduled a third time because I am gracious and understanding of life issues. The date was set for the 2nd of January 2018: they again didn't show up. Around noon that day I was contacted and told that would not be able to make it. We needed a tree cut down ASAP. The company did not respect our time and need and instead delayed our project by more than two weeks. I then opted to find another company. I informed them of my decision. He was very polite and understanding. The new company charged $50 more than Monster Timber and did the job the next day very well. 4 stars for politeness, 1 star for not respecting their customer's time, 1 star for not showing up and not contacting the customer for changes in the schedule Please show more consideration and respect for your customers. Keep a schedule.
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Lynn A.
Let’s talk about quick responsiveness, same day service, and going above & beyond! Monster Timber Tree Service made my day! I received an estimate, got the work started 2 1/2 hrs later and the tree/stump was removed before dusk! They even got rid of some extra branches for me that were growing in my fence area! These guys were kind, professional, and did great quality work! I’m grateful for the Thumbtack app indeed and highly recommend this business to anyone seeking these types of services now or in the future. You will not be disappointed! :-)
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Tammara F.
Amazing service!!! Could give them 100 stars if i could. The guys were great at their job, very responsive and professional. They kept reaching out to us and kept great communication with us and definitely had the best prices all around. They gave us a quote and even got started on the job same day! They got the job done in 2 days and Made sure to clean up the extra mess around the yard. We will definitely have them back out next year to help with our other trees in our yard! Great service and professionalism! Our walnut tree was very tall and dead! We had a lot of walnuts in our yard falling on the house and near our power line. Not only did they cut down the tree but they also cleaned up the extra walnuts in our yard (which they didn’t have to do) and hauled away everything else. The pictures don’t do justice of how bad our tree was before but now we don’t ever have to worry about the walnut tree. Next year we will have them back out for stump removal!
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
Hayli J.
Just incredible! Quick and quality work! Outstanding crew! Fair price! I could go on and on about Bobby and his team. Bobby gives you a 1 hour window for appointments, he and his team keep those times. Communication is great. We had 7 trees removed and roughly 8 additional stumps made flush in prep for there stump removal guy. The yard was returned to near perfect condition (totally unreasonable to assume every wood chip would be gone). We have more projects and we will for sure be using CDC Contracting!
CDC ContractingCDC Contracting
Kate m.
Wow! This crew blows all others out of the water. I had a few other trees taken down , that was, good BUT they did not do as I asked. Cut the wood up so I can handle it.(58 yr old female, about 105 lbs) Now with MONSTER (Sonny) They not only cut the wood up in sizes I can handle with ease, they stacked it as well, cleared all the other debris. I only know work was done because the limbs that needed removed are gone, all else is as before they arrived. I cannot recommend them enough.
Monster Timber Tree ServiceMonster Timber Tree Service
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