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How Much Does it Cost to Trim or Remove Trees & Shrubs?

Trim or Remove Trees & Shrubs Costs
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Trimming your trees and shrubs is very important to help your plants grow better and stay healthier in the long run. In addition, if there are trees and shrubs that have been diseased in any way, removing or trimming away the dead portions can stop the spread of disease to other areas and save the life of the tree or shrub. Trimming is usually quoted per tree or shrub since every plant can present a different situation, problem or issue.

Type of Tree or Shrub

Different species of either can cost various amounts to fix or uproot since their roots might be harder to pull up, more foliage to prune, or have hard to access branch patterns for cutting. A professional should be able to give you a quote based on what they observe.

Tree Height

Some exceptionally tall trees might require specialized equipment to reach their branches. Also trees that may have grown in odd ways could be more difficult to access and therefore more expensive to trim.

Power Lines

Trees that have grown around power lines may be dangerous to trim. Some tree trimming companies will charge considerably more to do this, since they cannot just let the branches fall to the ground around a power line. Each branch must be roped and lowered gently to the ground. This takes a lot more time and will cost a lot more.

Felled Wood

The larger the tree trimming job the more felled wood it produces. For smaller jobs, ask the tree trimming company to include hauling the wood away as part of their job. For larger tree trimming projects you may want to keep the felled wood for firewood. In this case you will need to add the cost of cutting and splitting the wood to your total costs if you don't decide to cut the wood yourself.

Stump Grinding or Removal

Talk to your tree trimmer about the cost of grinding or removing the stump of a dead tree in your yard. Grinding a stump down to the ground is a straightforward job that can usually be quoted easily at an hourly rate. However if you need the stump to be removed completely, you may be looking at a much higher cost. You don't always know how large or complex a tree's root system might be until you start to excavate a stump. It may take considerably more time than you bargained for. Unless you absolutely need a stump removed you might consider grinding it down and leaving it.


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kendall pruett More than 1 year ago
I found out if you have the chainsaws you can usually rent a bucket truck and do the job yourself. Saved over a thousand, sweet!
Penny Navarro 8 months ago
How much was the bucket truck?

Debbie Sheppard 5 months ago
I am 62 and I dont think that I will be doing it myself

Ben Valdez 4 months ago
Where did you rent the bucket?  ...and how expensive was that?
Samuel Tan More than 1 year ago
Trimming twelve very overgrown trees very thoroughly and cuttings removed cleanly all in 5 hours by a team of 5 workers. Total cost was just under $1,000.
dawn lawalin More than 1 year ago
Had one company come out, looked at the tree, stated his lowest price was $300. I found that to be a tad high BUT, understandable. I shall most likely end up hiring him later in the spring b/c I really need this poor dead tree down before it falls on other things.
Tina Gibson 12 months ago
What was the name of that company  i need several dead trees cut down.
Megan Saunders More than 1 year ago
These prices are very low for average cost for tree removal.  Its totally different to trim a bush versus remove a 3 story cedar tree.
alan lutzi More than 1 year ago
$1600 to $ 2500 estimates for one big 40 foot (live) cottonwood tree , very close to the house. thank you M.D. Tree Surgery Fallon Nv.
Edward voss More than 1 year ago
its about 70 to 78 ft tall
john boshart 11 months ago
$3k to have 3 tall pines removed and stumps ground. They have to lower all limbs manually to prevent damage to other trees that we want to keep and also control from dropping into road. No option to cut and drop limbs or tree top.
Virgil Parkhill More than 1 year ago
$900.00 total: consisted of removal of 14-16 inch diameter bradford pear about 30 ft tall, Trim new growth on a live oak and two Yopaun holly trees and side trim three cryptmyrtle(SP) trees. Seemed a bit much for me, but I don't know the cost of doing this job. It didn't take more than and 1 1/2 hrs to do the job with three men doing the work. The city hauled off the debris.
Pamela Starks 3 months ago
were is this company
Belle Yankanwich More than 1 year ago
One tree in the development was trimmed for $150. Another was trimmed for $300. Another gave an estimate of $600. I had a tree removed in back for $600.
Donna Harris 11 months ago
I paid $650 to remove a large tree and $150 grind the stump and above ground roots approx 6" below ground level
nancy bronson 4 months ago
that sounds like what we need, who did you use?
Robert Camp 4 months ago
His Way Lawncare did great work on all your yard maintenance
Ndinzi MASAGARA 4 months ago
removing branches trimmed from a tree
Steven Vincent 6 months ago
Very helpful as a starting point to get an idea of costs and  contacts.
Jack Carr 8 months ago
Job was performed at quoted estimate.  It was expensive but I needed a lot of work done, and it was done on time despite the bad weather. I would say that is a fair value.
bill Gillen 8 months ago
looking for licensed and bonded professional to trim seven palm trees and remove resultant debris from my house in Navarre.  Had a phone estimate yesterday of ~ $30.00/tree.  Can you compete with that?
cassandra jenkins 8 months ago
I have 2 oak trees in my drivewst that needs to be down could you tell me how much it would be
Chuma DKae 9 months ago
Site very helpful in offering multiple choices and price range for needed projece.
Vivienne Gallant More than 1 year ago
Cannot afford to pay more than $200 for tree limb trim off chimney.
Toni Fusco More than 1 year ago
I'm in the same boat as you Vivienne. I just need a couple limbs removed from 2 trees.
Donna Merkwan 10 months ago
Estimate to cut and remove 5 loblolly pines was $3750! Is this for real??? To remove dead limbs from several other deciduous trees was $650. I need something a little less expensive.
Tyson Sickles 9 months ago
Where are you located?
Rodney Mansfield 10 months ago
Just need to get rid of weed shrubs.  Can mostly be pulled. Aleo lite debris raked and removed.
Joseph Reigle More than 1 year ago
This web site won't give you any quotes, they just give your info out to a bunch of guys that want to "come and look" at the trees.
adam Templeton 12 months ago
Yes any quote for tree removal will require an inspection. Each tree is unique and every job is different. If anyone gives you a quote without seeing it, the quote will be the highest amount it could possibly cost. I am a small business owner and I quote these jobs all the time. I always want to see the job because that is the only way I can give an accurate estimate and in return get the job

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