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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Nashville tree trimming professionals
Lauren H.
They did a great job trimming our trees.
D and A Tip Top Tree Service LLCD and A Tip Top Tree Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent work done trimming my trees. Thank you!
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Angelica S.
Very professional large team that trimmed our trees in a timely manner.
JB Tree Service LLC.JB Tree Service LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Completed the job as promised. was courteous and professional. Understands the right way to trim trees.
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Jason T.
Great service at a reasonable price. These guys know their trees. I've definitely found my arborist for any future tree trimming, and/or cutting needs.
TN Tree Preservation LLCTN Tree Preservation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent job on trimming two trees, one in a difficult location, and a thorough clean-up.
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Jay A.
Alex was very responsive and the least expensive of the three bids I received. The trees look great and I would recommend him to anyone needing tree trimming.
L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...
Branden F.
Very happy with their work to trim up several trees and cut down one tree that grew too close to the house. Quick response to get estimate and turn around to get work done. Would highly recommend for tree services.
Red woodpecker tree service.Red woodpecker tree service.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired this company for tree and shrub trimming. The main tree, a maple, is a mature tree, which had become misshapen due to other tree trimmers not taking the time and interest that L.A. Professional Tree Service demonstrated. The owner, Alex, and his employee cautiously and carefully trimmed the tree, with me watching. I found Alex to have very good vision, but he wanted me to watch to ensure that he and his employee did exactly what I wanted. They DID. (In trimming the tree, they came upon a baby bird which had just hatched and moving, showed it to me, and THEY suggested they tape it back to its home!) Also in their shrub and vine trimming, they were exceedingly careful - but efficient - and it was clear they are experts in their field. Their intrinsic and extrinsic quality compels me to recommend them to everyone I know. Their price is quite reasonable, and I will definitely use this company again. Kathryn Huddleston, PhD., published author in quality and customer care genres.
L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...
Thumbtack Customer
Job involved taking down a very large leaning white pine that was diseased. Then trimming a large maple tree that had gotten too heavy and was starting to break limbs. The next step was to trim and thin at least a dozen large hackberry trees that served as a fence row between Edwin Warner park and our property. Next part of job was to take down two yoshina cherry trees and trim four others of dead limbs. All waste was chipped and we kept some of that for use as mulch after it ages and dries out.
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Kelley B.
John arrived early and ready to start! He did a great job and I'll definitely use him for tree trimming.
Eric E.
From start to finish, it was a great experience with L.A. Professional Tree Service! The cost was reasonable and they did an excellent job trimming 2 large trees in my front yard. I would definitely hire them again.
L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...
Tim B.
D and A were great. The crew was professional and did a great job trimming our gigantic 40ft tree. Would not hesitate to hire again
D and A Tip Top Tree Service LLCD and A Tip Top Tree Service LLC
Erin B.
Able to provide same day service. Did exactly as we requested with trimming our tall trees. Great service at a competitive price
Mike E.
Jared & crew did an exceptional job trimming my 6 evergreen trees today. Very professional, timely & a joy to work with. I HIGHLY recommend them. I will be calling Landscape Giants back for all of my tree services in the future.
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Michael D.
Trimmed the trees and shrubs in my front yard. Very thorough, cleaned up after. I would recommend them to anyone needing landscaping services.
Miguel‘s landscapingMiguel‘s landscaping
David S.
Miguel did an anxious job. He removed 4 25 ft trees and stumps, also trimmed back way overgrown hedges. I highly recommend.
Miguel‘s landscapingMiguel‘s landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Trimmed a single tree at a rental property of mine. I never needed to be present. Sent me a picture of the finished work. Good price. Would hire again.
L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...
Thumbtack Customer
Jared did a great job removing a large dying tree and trimming another tree in my background. He was very responsive to the original request, competitive pricing, great work and cleanup all in a timely manner. I would high recommend his service.
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Thumbtack Customer
We seemed Mr. Alex and Lauren's help with a fallen tree. We also had many other trees that had not been trimmed for many years. Alex and his team helped immediately for with the broken limb, and were quick, professional, and honest about their advice.
L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...L.A. Professional Tree Service, Shrub & Landsca...
Robert J.
Jared and Tree Giants did an excellent job removing one giant hackberry tree and trimming three others. His estimate was good, he was very communicative, showed up on time, and cleaned up well. Way more professional than some of the other estimates/companies we dealt with.
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Christina W.
We cut down a bunch of vines and dead trees out of our backyard, and he came and cleaned all of it up for us super quickly! He used his wood chipper and hauled it all away. He is professional and reasonably priced! We will use him again for our tree trimming needs.
Thumbtack Customer
We had Landscape Giants out to trim and remove several different trees around our home. They were prompt, courteous, professional, and the job was done quickly and beautifully. I definitely recommend them!
Tree GiantsTree Giants
Lauren G.
Did great work when they showed up. I asked them to cut down a tree, grind out the stump, and trim 2 other trees back. They never did the stump grinding- saying that they would come back in a few days. But they never did. Very upset that I still have a stump in my back yard.
Hernandez lawncareHernandez lawncare
Thumbtack Customer
Needed a tree and shrub removed as well as some trimming of three trees that we wanted to keep in good health. They were very quick to contact me which based upon other companies i asked for quotes from (not thumbtack recommended companies) was not the case. Came out that day for an estimate and were able to complete the work in a reasonable timeframe (~1 week from estimate date). The guys were all friendly and professional and did a great job with our trees. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing work done.
Falling Timbers Tree ServicesFalling Timbers Tree Services
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