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Q & A

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 Mount Pleasant tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Great work on a big project (13 trees removed and lots of trimming). Only complaint is a few days of not showing up.
Palmetto ProsPalmetto Pros
Brandon M.
Amazing job! I will hire Josh again for all of my tree work. I originally asked for a quote on trimming a few trees, but was so pleased with the communication and reasonable pricing that I had him take down a large dead tree and do some additional trimming way up in another tree. Josh was extremely personable, polite and responsive all throughout the process. He did excellent work, at a very reasonable rate, and went out of his way to make sure he was meeting expectations. He cleaned up so well afterwards that you would never had known he was here. I could not be more pleased.
Weston Tree & Lawn LLCWeston Tree & Lawn LLC
William H.
We asked 4 tree companies for a quote to remove 2 trees. Received the quotes in an emails. Palmetto Pros quote amount was so low I called them to ask if the quote was for 1 tree or both trees. Their quote was for both trees and was hundreds of dollars less than the three other quotes we received from other companies. We hired them on the spot. They removed both trees, clean the area and worked professionally. A few weeks later we decided to have our 70 Palmetto trees trimmed. We asked 4 trees companies for quotes and again Palmetto Pros came in with lowest bid. The job was completed quickly. Trimming the 70 trees in only one and a half days but also cleaned the area so well that you would not know any tree work was even performed. When we need tree work done in the future we will be sure to to ask Palmetto Pros for a quote. This is the best tree company we have used in the 26 years I have been working here. Highly recommend this company. Sincerely, Bill William H. Weatherford Patriots Point 40 Patriots Point Rd Landside Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 www.patriotspoint.org
Palmetto ProsPalmetto Pros
Zachary C.
Greg and his team provide A+ service. They’ve pruned palm trees, trimmed 4 more trees, power washed, helped plant in the backyard without ask, and laid down pawn straw. Greg’s work is well done, quick and clean. I’ll continue to work with Greg and look forward to many more projects.
Lopez Lawn Service LLCLopez Lawn Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I had a large tree that needed to be removed as well as a crepe myrtle that needed to be trimmed. The pricing was better than two other quotes I got and the work was done quickly and efficiently. I rarely write reviews but was so impressed with Andrew and his team, I felt compelled to make sure others knew how good of a job he did. Thank you Andrew!!
Bottom 2 Top Tree ServiceBottom 2 Top Tree Service
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