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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 Alexandria tree trimming professionals
Pam D.
Trimmed trees well. There was more debris left than I thought there would be. Even some in the trees that we will need to wait for the wind to bring down, but the trimming was done on time and Ryon was very responsive to my request.
Douglas Lawn & Landscaping LLCDouglas Lawn & Landscaping LLC
Hande K.
This team worked wonders in a difficult tree trimming for us! we highly recommend them!
23 Trees23 Trees
Matt G.
We hired them to remove a tree anabolic trim branches. They did quality work. Would certainly hire them again.
Marcos B.
They did a great job trimming my large tree. They responded quickly and left the work area perfectly clean after they were done.
Better Views Tree and LandscapingBetter Views Tree and Landscaping
Chris G.
I contacted a bunch of tree removal companies for estimates on a) removing a dead cherry tree and cutting it into sections for firewood, b) trimming a pine & oak to get the branches up and away from power lines, and c) trimming a sick maple to help its health (vice removing it if possible) and keep it away from the house. Edwin gave me good advice and a low price in comparison. Though he wasn’t the lowest price, his professionalism, knowledge, and advice on maintaining the health of the tree was what steered us to select him for the work. His crew did a great job.
Edwin’s Tree and Garden LLCEdwin’s Tree and Garden LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Homero and his team are efficient and reliable. They trimmed 3 trees for us; did a great job, were very fast and cleaned up carefully. I was impressed by how capable and resourceful they were.
Lucas Tree & LandscapingLucas Tree & Landscaping
David K.
This company is so unprofessional! They made appointments to trim my tree Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and never kept any of them. They complained that they couldn't do tree trimming on Thursday because it was raining, then showed up on the one day (Thursday) that we never had an appointment. In the rain! I asked them to come back in dry weather on the appointed day. They postponed that appointment, and the next. I can't comment on the quality of their work, because they never did any. The last thing I heard was that they would get back to me soon. I'm still waiting.
J LandscapingJ Landscaping
Jen M.
Book Edwin and his crew now! They did an excellent job deadwooding and cleaning up our four big trees that hadn’t been trimmed in a long time. I was concerned about losing a lot of limbs and Edwin was great about balancing what was needed and my asks. The trees all look so much healthier now and without the lollipop looking tree. They were efficient and cleaned up every twig and bit of dust. I will definitely call upon him again for future work and you should too!
Edwin’s Tree and Garden LLCEdwin’s Tree and Garden LLC
Cathy B.
Gutierrez Enterprise did a FANTASTIC job for us! They removed 2 large trees, 2 small trees and trimmed back part of our canopy at a great price and in record time! The team worked together effectively and efficiently like a well oiled machine and were very friendly and professional in the process. They were responsive with a quick estimate and started work the next day! We definitely recommend them and will be calling them in the future for all of our outdoor needs!
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Natural Edge. In the process of selling my house, the buyers requested that we trim branches off one of our trees. I was anxious to get the work done in time for closing, but we got that request late on a Friday afternoon and I was struggling to locate people to do the job. Natural Edge sent someone out Friday around 5, about an hour after I contacted them to give an estimate on the job. They came and did the job on Monday. They were fast and professional with the job. I was also very pleased with the way they handled the discovery of a hollow portion of the tree. Rather than take the portion off entirely, or cut the tree down, they recommended plugging the hollow portion to prevent water from getting in and causing rot. This saved us money and allowed us to keep a large older tree in the back yard. I was very satisfied with their work and would not hesitate to recommend Natural Edge for any job: large or small.
Natural EdgeNatural Edge
Tim P.
Ricky and his crew were great. He gave me a great quote that beat the other offers I received and the job was done ASAP. He removed 2 trees and trimmed numerous dead branches from others. He had no problem performing other tasks as he saw needed. His crew came in, completed the job and cleaned up everything before they left. I strongly recommend them.
Better Views Tree and LandscapingBetter Views Tree and Landscaping
Duraid H.
I was really impressed with the job those guys did for me. They cut 4 large trees and trimmed another 4 in less than 2 hrs. This is not a small business where two guys show up in a pickup truck. They came in different trucks with specialized equipment. The price is unbeatable and work quality was more than great. They cleaned up after themselves and even our neighbors where impressed with them. If I could give 10 stars. I would. I don’t think that I have been so satisfied with a contractor before.
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