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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.

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.

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 Tukwila tree removal services
Kristen G.
Great job removing my tree!!
Tran Garden CareTran Garden Care
David K.
Great work on a tree removal and pruning! Thanks.
Josh swardJosh sward
Joshua K.
Alex was awesome! Removed our tree same day and for a very reasonable price. Highly recommend!!
Mr. Aguilar LandscapingMr. Aguilar Landscaping
Skye K.
Clark was very knowledgeable about the trees in my yard and did a great job trimming and removing overgrown plants.
Anna E.
Hired Green Nature to cut down and remove stumps of two large trees. The price and their level of professionalism was amazing. I highly recommend hiring this company if you need any tree work done!
Green Nature Tree Service LLCGreen Nature Tree Service LLC
Weston L.
Josh did a great job cutting back branches on our large oak tree. He cut back branches near our house and also removed dead branches. Our tree looks much better!
Josh swardJosh sward
Terry B.
Clark did a wonderful job of removing the tree and all the debris. I would recommend him to anyone needing the same service !
Natasha K.
I would absolutely recommend Sound Stump Removal. They were able to get me a quick estimate, were communicative, and most importantly, did a great job removing a dead tree from my property.
Sound Stump RemovalSound Stump Removal
Christy M.
The Lesko team did a *fantastic* job removing a large and mean holly tree from our backyard. They were very communicative and scheduled us quickly; and the actual removal was shockingly efficient and clean, with zero mess. Recommend them highly!
Lesko Tree Service and LandscapingLesko Tree Service and Landscaping
Seif H.
Thank you for the excellent work removing a tree and trimming branches from two trees. Mike and Matt came on time, were very responsive and promptly completed the job in record time. Cleaned up all debris too. Thank you. Seif Hassen
Urban Forest Tree Service LLCUrban Forest Tree Service LLC
Stephen B.
Lesko Tree Service was prompt to come out and provide an estimate. Ultimately recommended removing two huge Alders that he pointed out were dangerous. They also pruned 3 fruit trees, removed two pampas grass plants and some other general work. The workers were very professional with great personality. Huge change to our yard. Would definitely hire them again
Lesko Tree Service and LandscapingLesko Tree Service and Landscaping
Leena S.
Connor did a fantastic job on a tree removal! He is responsive, easy to work with, and very professional, all at a great price point. Would definitely hire again :)
Big Timber tree serviceBig Timber tree service
Sean W.
MVP got us an estimate quickly on a hazardous tree that needed fast removal after a wind storm. They came out the next day and had it down in 2 hours. Super impressive work, will use them again if I need more tree work done.
MVP Tree ServicesMVP Tree Services
Matt M.
They removed a tree from my yard in Seattle. It was very close to my garage and leaning over it but they took the tree down without incident. They did the job for significantly less than other quotes and my patio was cleaner after they left than before they got here.
Luisiana Tree Service LLCLuisiana Tree Service LLC
Derek M.
Alex and his team took care of removing a tree for me. He was communicative, responsive to my questions, and very fair with pricing. Would definitely recommend them!
Mr. Aguilar LandscapingMr. Aguilar Landscaping
Kevin k.
Kyle did a great job on our tree removal .Great communication showed up on time and very efficient. I was very impressed with his co workers too !
Kyles tree and gardenKyles tree and garden
Linda S.
Wind and rain, and disease, caused our Willow tree to fall. MVP was quick to respond to my search for tree removal. He stayed the day to complete project and the yard was immaculate when he left. His bid was more than reasonable and I would certainly hire him again.
MVP Tree ServicesMVP Tree Services
Nicole M.
This company was extremely responsive and helpful with removing a fallen tree and large branches. We appreciated how quickly they contacted us, and got the job done! Would use them again.
Blooming gardensBlooming gardens
Thumbtack Customer
We needed to remove a Blue Spruce former Christmas tree that a previous owner had planted in a bad location as well as trim back a cherry tree that had grown a ton in the last few years. Bill responded quickly and came out and gave a quick estimate that was very fair and advised me about the best approach to trim the cherry tree with an eye for the tree's health going forward. And then he had it done over the following weekend. Amazingly fast and excellent work. Will definitely hire again.
Hurricane Crane Tree RemovalHurricane Crane Tree Removal
Shane S.
The company was responsive with their quote and did a good job. There were some limbs they advised against removing. They cleaned up 4 trees for us and cleaned up their work very well. Great crew.
Devoted Tree SolutionsDevoted Tree Solutions
Chris C.
I hired Aguilar Landscaping Design to remove two trees that were about 75ft tall and close in proximity to my house. Alex was friendly and provided me with a quote that was lower than other landscapers. He was professional and confident the job could be done. Since the trees were so close to the house I was extremely nervous. But his confidence in his ability to do the job put me at ease. He even trimmed a few other branches from other trees that were hanging over my roof and driveway. With the trees removed he and his team did a great job grinding the stump and stacking the wood very neatly for me to share with neighbors. The worksite was clean and in better condition than before. Alex and his team really went the exta mile to ensure I was happy. As a Property Manager by trade, workmanship, customer service and price are really important qualities I look for in a landscaper. Being this was the first time I had trees removed at my home I feel I was more dilligent in who I would hire to complete my project. I plan to hire Alex again in the future to remove the stumps and have already recommended him to my neighbor. Aguilar Landscaping Design was the best choice for my project!
Mr. Aguilar LandscapingMr. Aguilar Landscaping
Sarah C.
Josh was a great communicator throughout the project and was very hard working and passionate about his work. He came to remove a few trees on our property, and he was very conscientious and did a great job. Thanks, Josh!
Josh swardJosh sward
Monte M.
Juris and Paul did a great job of removing an 80’ pine tree from our backyard. The tree was a danger to 3 different houses and outbuildings. Juris came out the same evening and gave me a quote, we agreed on a price and he and Paul showed up the next day to start the removal. The next day before they showed up our septic system plugged up and we were in the process of having our tank pump when they arrived. It was determined that we were in need of a new drain field. I negotiated with that contractor on a price and we agreed that they would start digging up our yard the following morning. I had to reschedule Juris for a day or two and he accommodated us so we could get out septic system back in w service. I would recommend Juris and his crew for all your tree trimming and removal projects.
Juris SturmeJuris Sturme
Jihee K.
We had 4 trees removed (3 Doug Firs and 1 huge Maple) and Mike did an incredible job while being super mindful and thoughtful of the other trees, yard, fence, etc., especially with 2 trees crammed between others. He also strategically trimmed quite a few overgrown fir branches to allow more sun in the right places. His crew did a great job cleaning up. Super nice, professional, and really fascinating to watch. Mike is for sure skilled and glad we can now say we have a tree guy we trust! Highly recommend! Can’t wait to have him back for more projects!
Urban Forest Tree Service LLCUrban Forest Tree Service LLC
Ro O.
Mike and his crew did an outstanding job removing many trees from our property including a cottonwood tree over 80ft. The crew was very respectful to our property. Knowing we had a young kid and dog, they made a great effort to clean up after every day. Mike and team have already come out to do two jobs and we have a third one in mind to hire them in the future!
Urban Forest Tree Service LLCUrban Forest Tree Service LLC
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