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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 San Antonio tree trimming professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Tree trimming & yard maintenance
LightHouse Tree ServiceLightHouse Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Removal of dead tree and trimming and removal of dead parts on other trees.
Texas Hill Country Trees LLCTexas Hill Country Trees LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The tree cutting was done perfectly, but we were not satisfied with the trimming of another tree.
Southwest Tree CareSouthwest Tree Care
Ken b.
Great work on the tree trim. Professional, convenient, good timing. Trees look great!
O.C.S. Tree SvcO.C.S. Tree Svc
Thumbtack Customer
Luna's Tree Service did an excellent job trimming our large oak tree. They were on time, trimmed the tree perfectly, and cleaned up and hauled off all the debris. Truly a great company to do business with!!!
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Jennifer B.
I really appreciated the expert advice about how and when to trim my trees. I got not only a beautiful trimming job but a good education on my trees as well!
Texas Hill Country Trees LLCTexas Hill Country Trees LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent communication and the work was outstanding. They completed the trimming in a very timely manner. Would recommend Luna's Tree Trimming to anyone!
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Joe F.
Luna Tree Service was spot on with the tree trimming. Signed a contract for a future date and they showed up and delivered on the entire contract. The ball moss was eliminated completely, even on the tallest trees. They trimmed over 30 trees. Gilbert Martinez and his crew were great to work with. Highly recommend them and will use them again.
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Ernest B.
Tree trimming was completed at a fair price and within time frame promised.
Texas Hill Country Trees LLCTexas Hill Country Trees LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They trimmed and shaped our Oak trees. Good job at a reasonable price.
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
I have a tree that had been growing free for 12 years. Samantha trimmed up, shaped, and thinned the tree. Tree looks great. Would definitely hire Lighthouse Tree Service again.
LightHouse Tree ServiceLightHouse Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. Was on time and had all permits. Trimmed all needed trees and removed 3 trees using proper techniques for the oak trees. I would definitely recommend Luna's Tree service.
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Brian O.
Hired to trim trees at my location and removed a tree at my moms house. Was super responsive and the work was great and professional. Would definitely recommend
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Yvette C.
They did a great job getting our tree trimmed. Affordable and will use again in the future.
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Ron B.
Luna Tree Service did a fantastic job trimming my trees and removing moss balls. Very professional and priced right!! Would highly recommend!!
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
1st Priority Landscape and Tree Service trimmed three trees around my home. Everyone was very professional while performing the job. They ensured that we were satisfied with the trim on the tree before moving to the next one. The team did an outstanding job trimming the trees and cleaning the yard. Best of all is the consistent consultation that the owner Patrick provides to ensure our trees looked fantastic and improved our home curve appeal. I highly recommend 1st Priority for all your landscaping and tree services because they take pride in making sure your very satisfied with the service and price. I will use them for my next landscaping project.
1st Priority Landscape and Tree Service1st Priority Landscape and Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't be happier with the job Gilbert did trimming three of our trees and removing two bushes. They look amazing and he did for a great price. I will definitely call Gilbert the next time we need the trees trimmed and would recommend him to anyone.
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Jared G.
As a first-time homeowner who had never had to worry about tree trimming before, I was very impressed with the professionalism of this business. Not only did they give me what I asked for, but they also explained how the tree would grow back and recommended other trimmings be cut off as well and why. They not only met my expectations, they exceeded them. I would definitely recommend this business to anybody looking for a tree trimming service.
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Kipp N.
Outstanding work! Needed a tree trimmed quickly and Gilbert & company got the job done right!
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Mrs. Q.
I did not take photos. We were very pleased with Jesse trimming our Big Oak tree and an orange tree. We would hire him again.
Yard SergeantYard Sergeant
Arlisa T.
I was very impressed with Luna's Tree Service… Within 6 minutes of me posting my project I had a confirmed estimate time within the hour. My timely estimate transferred into next day service. As promised the crew promptly showed at 10 am and all trees that were discussed were trimmed and debris hauled away. I will be contacting Luna's Tree Service for more of my tree trimming needs!!
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
RD B.
This is the 2nd time using The Great Tree, the first time was to do a small patio. This time was for extensive tree and shrub trimming on a new rental house which now looks amazing!! I would definitely use The Great Tree again.
THE GREAT TREETHE GREAT TREE
Donald F.
Gilbert and his crew were fast, professional and did quality work. Within minutes of submitting my project I got an inquire and met with gilbert for a price on tree trimming. The next day they got to work and finished within a couple hours. I asked if they could trim a couple extra branches and they did without any hesitation. If you need tree trimming that is fast and professional with a great price than Luna's Tree Service is for you. I would I hire them again. Thanks guys!
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
All I can say is these are pros and did an amazing job trimming trees off our pool house and fence line. THCT will be doing all our tree work in the future!!!!!
Texas Hill Country Trees LLCTexas Hill Country Trees LLC
Billy B.
Gilbert was fast to respond and his team did a great job at a much needed tree trim!! Highly recommended!!!
Luna's Tree ServiceLuna's Tree Service
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