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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.

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 Milwaukie tree trimming professionals
Matta G.
Trimmed our tree really well and provided the best bid.
Quality Performance Tree ServiceQuality Performance Tree Service
Grant B.
Excellent work and efficiency! Will be using again for tree trimming/hauling.
Arbol Life Tree Service LLCArbol Life Tree Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They removed 2 large trees and trimmed up some in the back yard. They did a great job with the removal and trimming along with cleaning up all the tree debris. We will use them again for any future projects.
Anderson Landscape MaintenanceAnderson Landscape Maintenance
Brian H.
Great job trimming the tree, and they worked with me to get it done on an abbreviated timeline
Anderson Landscape MaintenanceAnderson Landscape Maintenance
Sheree s.
Quick response to my request, were right on time, and did a great job trimming the birch tree. I would highly recommend Arbol for other trim jobs.
Arbol Life Tree Service LLCArbol Life Tree Service LLC
Jessie B.
Everyone was very responsive, professional and helpful. They did a great job trimming and removing several of our trees.
Joe Grab Tree ServiceJoe Grab Tree Service
Barbara L.
Vista Tree Service is a small family business. John climbs the trees himself and takes care of the trees as if they were his children. He provided excellent service and provided great advice on what would be the best way to trim the trees. I have him lined up for two more tree projects.
Vista Tree Service LLCVista Tree Service LLC
Morgan D.
Vista Tree Service got back to me in a timely fashion, gave me a very reasonable quote for some tree trimming, and did a great job. I recommend his services!
Vista Tree Service LLCVista Tree Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John is very knowledgable and passionate about trees. He did an amazing job thinning and trimming an old fir in our yard, trimmed branches around the wires and took out a maple tree. The cost of this job was very very reasonable. We plan to hire John soon for another project. Thank you!
Vista Tree Service LLCVista Tree Service LLC
Alex S.
These guys were great! They trimmed my hedges and removed a tree, cleaned up and were professional. Will use again!
Arbol Life Tree Service LLCArbol Life Tree Service LLC
Susan E.
The crew came, worked safely, and very efficiently on my large tree trimming. We discussed what was needed and that is what was done. Very pleased.
Joe Grab Tree ServiceJoe Grab Tree Service
Casi P.
Great job. They helped trimmed my tree so I could get more light to my solar panels without having to cut the entire tree done. I am so grateful. Quick response and great value!
NW Tree WorkNW Tree Work
Justin W.
They did a wonderful job trimming a tree that was hanging over the fence line on my property. Easy to work with, easy to schedule, communicative estimates. Highly recommend.
Ash Tree EnterprisesAsh Tree Enterprises
Stacey D.
NW Tree Work really seemed to be passionate about what they do. From start to finish, bid, work, and clean up it was just a few days. They were on time very curtious to us and our neighbors. We had a very large cherry trimmed in our back yard. It was not the easiest place to get to but they did a fantastic job! It looks better than expected! In addition we had two medium sized trees trimmed in the front yard. They look so much better! Lots of compliments from neighbors. When we need tree work done in the future we will be calling NW Tree Work. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing tree work of any kind done!
NW Tree WorkNW Tree Work
Preston P.
Devon came out and did a great job trimming a tall fir tree near our home. Awesome value and punctual service. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone.
Ash Tree EnterprisesAsh Tree Enterprises
Nick M.
Dave and team trimmed some trees back from my house, trimmed some large hedges, and cleaned my concrete patio. They even introduced me to a new tool that I can use to clear the weeds out of gravel. Great to work with, prompt, professional, would hire again.
Anderson Landscape MaintenanceAnderson Landscape Maintenance
Tal Z.
John and team did a great job trimming back two huge trees in my backyard. They were able to accommodate my schedule and did an amazing job cleaning up after themselves.
NW Tree WorkNW Tree Work
Tara M.
Ramiro and crew did a great job removinf arbor vitae that were in bad shape as well as trimming back trees/bushes frkm me neighbors yard that were pushing over in to my fence.
Squirrel LandscapeSquirrel Landscape
Abby m.
Did an excellent job trimming 3 trees. They asked feedback on the job as they were progressing, did a good clean up, for a very reasonable price. Julian is very personable and good communicator. I will hire again.
Arbol Life Tree Service LLCArbol Life Tree Service LLC
Tim D.
Jason was awesome. He responded quickly, showed up when he said he would, gave a competitive bid, and did a fantastic job of trimming trees and removing bushes. I was especially pleased with how he kept the shape of the trees and made sure everything was aesthetically pleasing. Would hire again without hesitation.
Stump Doctor LLCStump Doctor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John was very responsive and arrived exactly when he said he was. Our tree was properly trimmed and after he was done, his clean-up was immaculate. Definitely plan on using his services again.
NW Tree WorkNW Tree Work
Kim c.
I had three giant trees that needed trimming. I got 3 bids. I chose Ash Tree Enterprises because they responded the quickest, came out the next day to look at the trees, and their quote was the most competitive. I am so glad I chose them. The owner, Devon, checked in with me throughout the job as he completed each tree, and I was able to give feedback as to whether I needed a few more branches removed. The cleanup was exceptional, even tiny little bits of tree were raked up and disposed of. I plan on using their services again to remove a dead tree on my property. Exceptional quality, professionalism, knowledge, price and punctuality!
Ash Tree EnterprisesAsh Tree Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Mike's tree trimming is beyond reproach. Mike delivered impeccable service with no gotchas. He is a true Edward Scissorhands! Mike artfully re-sculpted my overburdened tree canopy and made it beautiful and so much more functional. Now I can play sports with my daughter in our small side yard. Thanks Mike.
Mike's Pruning & Tree Care LLC. CCB#209478Mike's Pruning & Tree Care LLC. CCB#209478
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Anderson Landscape to do a bundle of projects at our house: power-washing, trimming of a big laurel hedge, and trimming some dead wood out of a big tree. They did a great job with all aspects and started and finished exactly as planned. Also, the team was very professional and communicative as they confirmed the details of the job. I would hire them again for sure.
Anderson Landscape MaintenanceAnderson Landscape Maintenance
Jenny R.
Jason was great! He arrived early for the estimate and then was able to complete my job right then (on a Sunday!). He was friendly and honest/fair with pricing. I will use him for all my tree & trimming needs in the future. Thanks Jason!
Stump Doctor LLCStump Doctor LLC
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