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How Much Does Tree Service Cost?

 
low costLow: $75-$437average costMedium: $150-$874high costHigh: $200-$1,000
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Tree Trimming, or pruning, eliminates dead or dying limbs and dangerous branches. Pruning also allows for healthy new growth and an aesthetic shape. Trimmers quote the cost of each tree separately, based on their hourly rate times their estimate of how long it will take.

Typical costs:

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What should be included:
  • When trees are near buildings or power lines, the tree limbs cannot just be dropped to the ground. Each end to be cut must be "roped down." The climber ties a rope around the piece to be cut off. After cutting, the section of wood is lowered slowly to the ground. Because this process takes longer, it will cost more.
  • Larger jobs result in a greater amount of felled wood. Homeowners have the option to keep it for firewood or pay to have it chipped or hauled away.
Additional costs:
  • Clearing deadwood--cutting away dead or broken limbs--from an 80-foot oak can cost about $1,050 with the clear use of a bucket truck, all around the tree. The same tree will cost closer to $1,400 if cut by a climber and no access exists for a truck.
  • Emergency work--after hours or weekends--can run around $250 per hour.
  • Hiring a trimmer from out of the area usually results in additional drive-time pay.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
cut down a poplar that was a double tree
Amount: $2,800.00 per tree
Posted by: TED WITHERSPOON in LOCUST, NC.Posted: October 28th, 2013 07:10AM
Type of Tree: poplarHeight: 80 FOOT
Contractor: TIM YOUNG
DID A VERY PROFESSIONAL JOB A LOT OF SAFETY FACTORS THE MEN WERE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY SAFE ABOUT THEIR WORK AND ENJOYMENT TO WATCH THEM WORK NEVER HAVE I SEEN MEN WORK TOGETHER LIKE THEM EVERY MOVE THEY MADE COUNTED FOR SOMETHING ,THEY HAD ALL KIND OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB AND CLEANED THE AREA EXCELLENT.I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANY BODY.VERY COURTEIOUS, TIM YOUNG TREE SERVICE
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Tree removal, trim, and hualing
Amount: $580.00 per tree
Posted by: a user in Sacramento, CA.Posted: July 31st, 2013 02:07PM
Type of Tree: Don't knowHeight: 50 ft
Contractor: D&D Maintenance Service
Quoted us $580. to remove a 50 ft tree, trim 2 trees, and haul debris. They didn't trim the tree's as we wanted, still has dead tree limbs. It's husband and wife team at first they will be nice and friendly. When you complain they will get rude and say they did what they can do. Not recommended.
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Tree removal
Amount: $8,000.00 per tree
Posted by: John higgs in Ellicot city, MD.Posted: June 27th, 2013 08:06PM
Contractor: R&m tree service
Had 2 trees removed they had dropped the trees in my yard without my permission which ruined my yard and left large amount of debris in yard the worst experience in tree work I ever had and very overpriced I should have called someone else and weren't properly license in Maryland.Do not use these contractors.
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Ron Portz
Amount: $500.00 per tree
Posted by: Ron Portz in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.Posted: August 16th, 2012 06:08PM
Type of Tree: allHeight: 100+
Contractor: Portz Family Tree
YOU ARE ALL PAYONG TOO MUCH. I have worked for several tree service companies and recently started my own.
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Tree Removal
Amount: $800.00 per tree
Posted by: a user in Dalecity, VA.Posted: March 8th, 2012 07:03PM
Type of Tree: pineHeight:
Contractor: Exterior Service Unlimited
We had two pine trees taken down beside our house that required alot of cutting limbs an lower them and the service was outstanding,it was a husband and wife family business the clean-up was great with nothing left behind nice and friendly crew.we have had a few tree companys in the past that took our money or never did the whole job.we would recommend this company to everyone.
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Cut down maple
Amount: $1,200.00 per tree
Posted by: JJC in Terre Haute, IN.Posted: January 4th, 2012 07:01AM
Type of Tree: silver mapleHeight: 85 '
Contractor: Allsup's Tree Service
Had huge, multi-trunk junk maple growing near house. Contractor quoted very reasonable price. Got the tree down in half a day, cleaned up mess very well, left plenty of firewood for the neighbor to take for free. Good quality service at reasonable price, would recommend. I'm having them out again this summer to trim another maple in front yard.
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Three Mulberry Trees
Amount: $200.00 per tree
Posted by: arexjoaquin in Concord, CA.Posted: November 24th, 2011 11:11PM
Type of Tree: MulberryHeight: 40
Contractor: Craigslist
I got quotes ranging from 500 - 1800 for trimming 3 trees. Went with the cheapest and ended up paying 100$ more to take more off than originally quoted. Contractor and his helper took 3 days to complete the job..about half the time was cutting up the felled branches to fit in his pickup, so not the most efficient. Cut trees from 40 ft high to 15-20 ft.
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tree removal
Amount: $750.00 per tree
Posted by: don guiloion in erie, .Posted: September 25th, 2011 02:09PM
Type of Tree: cottonwooodHeight: 60 ft
Contractor: millers treeservice
i had millers tree service from erie pa remove a l60 ft cottonwood tree by my house and they were great at there job and afordable thanks don.
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Hazardous tree removed
Amount: $1,000.00 per tree
Posted by: autumn dove in Ft. worth, TX.Posted: August 19th, 2011 11:08AM
Type of Tree: Silver mapleHeight: 40 ft
Contractor: Custom cuts tree service
These guys did a out standing job on removing a large hazardous tree that was over hanging a shed and fence. The owner also took several pics of the removal process and e-mailed then to me while I was at work. I highly recommend custom cuts tree service 817 808 9004 they do work all over the dfw area. Will use them again.
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Complete tree removal
Amount: $10,584.00 per tree
Posted by: Sue in No. Syracuse, NY in No. Syracuse, NY.Posted: July 7th, 2011 05:07AM
Type of Tree: Norway maples & Coke cherry treeHeight: 2 XLg & 1LG ??
Contractor: Upstate NY Tree Service
Amount spent was with senior disc 10%. I'm sure I could have done better with someone else but this guy was a smooth talker, he had his men on the sight before I could even sign up for superguarntee and this was late afternoon. My biggest complaint was all his expensive equipment he bragged about had problems with leaking oil, rubber coming off the treads leaving terrible gouges throughout our yard. Pretty much everything was inclusive in this deal down to removing stumps and feeder roots. He made me think I was getting a real deal when he threw in a load of dirt and a 40lb bag of grass seed. Very poorly completed and I was left to water 'til the cows come home. I feel guilty using the water on such a pathectic mess. There's more I could comment about but I won't bore you.
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Removed hazardous tree
Amount: $750.00 per tree
Posted by: a user in Amarillo, TX.Posted: February 7th, 2011 11:02PM
Type of Tree: ElmHeight: 58 ft.
Contractor: ndcape
The owners of the company Daniel Satterfield and Mitchell Surtees were very personable ,knowledgeable and experienced. They removed the tree with precision and confidence. The price was more then reasonable> Very satisfied
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dangerous removal
Amount: $1,400.00 per tree
Posted by: 540willie in roanoke, VA.Posted: December 29th, 2010 02:12PM
Type of Tree: oakHeight: 70 feet
Contractor: Baileys tree care
best prices i got in roanoke va 5403536330
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inside city limits busy street
Amount: $125.00 per tree
Posted by: soldier of fortune in wichita falls, TX.Posted: December 9th, 2010 10:12AM
Type of Tree: oakHeight: 40 ft
Contractor: john campbell
Wichita Falls,TX general contractor dropped 4 trees on 1 of the busiest streets in the city.no damage and fast clean up. I would recommend them to anybody.
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Tree removal
Amount: $1,000.00 per tree
Posted by: William Collins in Alexandria, VA.Posted: November 27th, 2010 08:11AM
Type of Tree: PineHeight:
Contractor: S & S Trere & Landscaping (Steve Settle)
Work was done for neighbor. S & S left large branches in my yard, severely damaged a Japanese maaple more than 20 feet away from the trees. Do not use this contractor.
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Tree trimming
Amount: $700.00 per tree
Posted by: a user in Annandale, VA.Posted: November 19th, 2010 01:11PM
Type of Tree: Beech, Maple, and GumHeight: 40-80
Contractor: Yellow Bottom Farms (Steve Settle)
Total spent: $2,000. Three large, mature trees, all near or extending over the house. Two of the three trees over the power and cable lines to the house. Power and cable lines were damaged as a consequence of the tree work.
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Pinetree Removal
Amount: $400.00 per tree
Posted by: BT2 in Atlanta, GA.Posted: September 27th, 2010 01:09PM
Type of Tree: White Pine and Va PineHeight: 45-145
Contractor: Americut
Got a couple of quotes ranging from 2500 to 6500 for taking down 2 live pines, 2 dead pines, and one massive 145' tall pine. Best quote was at 400 per tree and 1000 for the big tree. I was pleased with their efficiency and the pine mulch they let me keep.
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Thin Red Oaks
Amount: $125.00 per tree
Posted by: Homeowner in Fort Worth, TX in Fort Worth, TX.Posted: August 10th, 2010 08:08AM
Type of Tree: Shumard Red OakHeight: 40'
Contractor: Vergara Tree Service
Neighbors had some live oaks nicely trimmed for $50 a tree by these guys and recommended them. Our trees are quite a bit bigger and have never had a good thinning, so they asked for $150 a tree, but accepted $125. This price did not include haul-off - they stacked on curb for the city's monthly bulk waste pickup.
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Palm Tree Pruning/removal of fronds
Amount: $45.00 per tree
Posted by: Leonard in Corona, CA.Posted: June 24th, 2010 01:06PM
Type of Tree: PalmHeight: 25 feet
Contractor: Sammy's Tree Service
This man and his 2 co-workers did a fantastic Job! They did all 6 palm trees in my front yard, and cleaned up the whole mess within 4 hours!
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Good Deal
Amount: $0.00 per tree
Posted by: Good Deal in Escondido, CA.Posted: April 7th, 2010 12:04PM
Type of Tree: VariousHeight: Various
Contractor: Diamond Tree Care
This guy were not bad at all. The job is done, and no damages resulted. I could note the experience in the contractor which I need to hear when services charge bottom market rates. I was told $300 per day.
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uprooted
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: ranpc in Lindenhurst, NY.Posted: March 23rd, 2010 07:03AM
Type of Tree: pine treeHeight: 25 feet
Contractor: Cheap Charlie's
Pine tree uprooted in storm was leaning on electrical wires. They cut tree down, ground the stump. For $50 more trimmed dogwood that hung over the fence.
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Palm Tree Trimming
Amount: $270.00 per tree
Posted by: a user in Pico Rivera, CA.Posted: December 10th, 2009 10:12AM
Type of Tree: Palm TreeHeight: 30
Contractor: Sals Tree Service
This company did an excellent job, i have used them before and quality is great. Hauled and cleaned the area nicely.
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idiots on craigslist
Amount: $100.00 per tree
Posted by: Robert Miserendino in Troy, OH.Posted: August 20th, 2009 06:08AM
Type of Tree: cedarHeight: 20 foot
Contractor: 3 fingers
Some guy on Craigslist is paying 100.00 to remove his dead cedar tree from his property. He wants it cut down and hauled away for 100.00. I Emailed him and told him that I would "make it fall on his property for 100 bux" He wondered why he was getting such high estimates.
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selective cutting, shaping
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: Kurt Zarbock in Advance, NC.Posted: August 20th, 2009 03:08AM
Type of Tree: pin oak and poplarHeight: 60'+
Contractor: Chris's tree service
Qoute for complete job. cut and haul away debris. Work still to come next week.
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Pines removed
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: Carrie Lazorchak in Ellicot City, MD.Posted: June 10th, 2009 05:06AM
Type of Tree: EvergreenHeight: 60 ft
Contractor: Ichabods Tree Experts
We had several large evergreens removed from around the house, it was nice having a tree expert proform the work. Ichabods Tree Experts in Westminster Maryland www.ichabodstree.com
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You get what you pay for
Amount: $500.00 per tree
Posted by: Matt Ostrowski- Tree Medicine in Denver, CO.Posted: April 25th, 2009 09:04PM
Type of Tree: All treesHeight: all heights
Contractor: only licensed
Remember that Tree Care is truly a service that falls into the category of "you get what you pay for". Licensed and Insured companies do cost a little more than the door knockers, but the difference in service can be priceless. Tree work is dangerous and only a trained professional should be allowed on your property. The best way to get a competitive bid is to get at least 3 bids from competing licensed companies. Look on the web.
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Stone Pine with broken branches
Amount: $2,600.00 per tree
Posted by: A user in San Diego, CA in San Diego, CA.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
Type of Tree: Stone PIneHeight:
We discussed removing the 3 broken branches and 'tipping' the lower branches. They cut everthing away from the lower half. Very unhappy. negotiated paying $1,000. Still very high.
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Pruning
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: a user in mountain view, CA.Posted: November 7th, 2008 11:11AM
Type of Tree: PlumHeight: 20
trimmed dead branches
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Tree pruning
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: Mile High One in Denver, CO.Posted: January 30th, 2008 08:01AM
Type of Tree: Silver MapleHeight: 60 ft.
Pruning of 3 Silver Maples: $950 for the whole job. Trees are located near a fairly busy street and will have some deadwood removed.
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$300 to prune our palm tree
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: palmtree in Campbell, CA.Posted: October 8th, 2007 04:10AM
Type of Tree: PalmHeight: 30'
We have a Washingtonia robusta palm in front of our house -- the tall, thin, common kind. It's around 30' tall. It looks a little bad because the last 10' has a thick, curled-up, shrub-like gray husk from where the palm fronds used to be. We've asked a few tree pruning services, and every one has quoted $300 to prune the palm. They claim it's so expensive because the tree is so tall and they have to specially dispose of palm tree leaves.
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