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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:

  • Assuming no buildings or utilities are nearby, a 30-foot high tree like a Black Mulberry, Dogwood or Russian Olive will cost $75-$437 to trim, depending on the type and condition of the tree.
  • A tree from 30-60 feet tall--including the Black Alder, Black Gum and Crabapple--in the same open area can run $150-$874.
  • Trimming a Red Oak, Pine or Black Locust tree just over 60-feet high without obstacles averages $200-$1,000+.
  • Tree Help.com[1] offers how-to help for homeowners who want to take care of the trimming. They sell hand-held pruners and loppers at $36 that can be useful on smaller branches and fruit trees. A gas pole pruner[2] runs $179 at Home Depot.com.
  • Trimming trees near high voltage electrical lines is dangerous. Contact the local utilities department which is responsible for clearing trees and branches away from lines.
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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.
Shopping for tree service:
  • The Tree Care Industry Association offers an online guide to locating a tree specialist.
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Tree pruning
Amount: $360.00 per tree
Posted by: Brian tiani in bridgeville, PA.Posted: August 24th, 2017 01:08PM
Contractor: Davey
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pine tree removal
Amount: $600.00 per tree
Posted by: M west in Montegomery, TX.Posted: May 21st, 2016 09:05PM
Contractor: Hudepohl painting & maintenance. Derek a
Had six trees between a barn fence and a lean two that were all over 75ft tall. Each tree was taken down perfectly with no damage and moved to a burn pile outside the horses gated area. Couldnt have asked for a better deal
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Tree Service
Amount: $6,000.00 per tree
Posted by: James Amador in Roby, TX.Posted: March 7th, 2016 10:03PM
Contractor: Jose Barrera
I had Barrera Services Trim the trees at my place of business.They were all very respectful did a very good job trinming up the trees and the cleanup is the best i have ever seen.I would reconmened Barrera Services out of Roby Tx to anyone looking for exceptional service.
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Tree Trimming
Amount: $400.00 per tree
Posted by: Gus P. in Midland, TX.Posted: November 28th, 2015 10:11AM
Type of Tree: pecanHeight: 30
Contractor: G & Y Tree Services
This guy is a small contractor & not insured
but he told us what he was going to do in detail
and was a man of his word!
Very satisfied, would recommend him to anybody!
432/556/4884
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Gymnastices
Amount: $279.00 per tree
Posted by: Vanessza in Mississauga, Other.Posted: November 9th, 2015 06:11PM
Type of Tree: CoolHeight: 3
I love gymnastices
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Remove tree, leaf the stump. (:
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: FM-USA in Waukegan, IL.Posted: September 21st, 2015 03:09AM
Type of Tree: Sugar MapleHeight: 30
Contractor: Steve (Private)
2012 N. ILL.
2 guys 1/2 day 30 ft Sugar Maple tree. Single base about 20 inch with avgerage amount of branches and it was 30 ft tall.
One guy climbing, cutting and rope dropped while the other sectioned to 18 inches on the ground. I split it all myself to use as winter heat.
I helped in sectioning felled branches with a itty-bitty 14" electric saw. They were surprised I almost kept up with there 42" Super-Saw.
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2015 looking to trim 2 more trees but there est. price quadrupled???!!! Looks like I'll be doing this myself,... and I'm 62.
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As of Sept 2015 I'm still looking for estimates and trees must be done before Oct 31.
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52 pines removed
Amount: $4,000.00 per tree
Posted by: Laura Ramsey in Gate City, VA.Posted: August 18th, 2015 03:08PM
Contractor: J&L Tree Services
Hi to all, my wife and I had 52 pines to be removed. We had several Estimates all from 10,000 down to 6,000 for the job. We found these guys they work the whole Tri City's Area in Virginia and Tennessee. They were great extremely professional and most of all very nice guys all of them. They cut all the pines and hauled them away in 2 days. They were very fast at what they did. I would and I will recommend them to anyone in my area that needs Tree Services. They did this all for 4,000. This is a small company and they were unbelievable nice professional and the best we could find.
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Tree trimming
Amount: $20.00 per tree
Posted by: Bob Green in Pasadena, CA.Posted: February 10th, 2015 03:02AM
Contractor: Joe's tree service
I needed a dozen cypress trees cut to about 12'. The trees were 25' to 30' tall. They were next to a wall but not near the street. Joe cut all the trees to 12', swept the area and hauled away all the branches for a total of $200. Job was completed in 4 hours.
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TREE SERVICE in San Angelo
Amount: $5,800.00 per tree
Posted by: jermey Blackwood in San Angelo, TX.Posted: January 20th, 2015 07:01AM
Contractor: B&M TREE SERVICE
very good work dependable and very professional would recommend him to anybody..89 trees I needed clean up..$5800 that is to all off clean up trees top trees..and he thrown in my 2 oak trees for the same price very so I gave him a 200 dollar tip awesome company!!
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fur tree
Amount: $0.00 per tree
Posted by: purple in silver springs, FL.Posted: December 13th, 2014 01:12PM
Type of Tree: furHeight: 150 ft.
Contractor: myself
i would like to know in lumber, what a 150 fur would be worth in lumber, approx. 6 foot dia. thank you.
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Hall's Tree Service
Amount: $0.00 per tree
Posted by: Joyce Bear in New Town, ND.Posted: October 22nd, 2014 08:10PM
Contractor: James Hall
The work was exquisite. It was very cost effective especially for the area. It was done in one day. People gave me an estimate of $12,000.00 for 6 cotton woods and 3 pines with stump grinding. The cotton woods were 36 inch diameter and more same with pines. He charged me $5800.00. It was done in one day and my yard looked better than it did the day before.
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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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