What is the Cost of Tree Trimming?

December 14, 2021
December 14, 2021 Ryan McFadgen

What is the Cost of Tree Trimming?

It’s easy to think of your trees as something that grows in your yard, adds beauty to your property, and doesn’t need any maintenance. Unfortunately, that last part isn’t completely true. At times your trees will require tree trimming services, in order to preserve their health and beauty. And at the same time, you will protect your property’s value.

Homeowners are often tempted to save money by performing their own tree trimming services. And in some cases, this can be a wise plan. If your tree is very young and small, you can reach it from the ground, and you don’t need special equipment in order to trim it, then a do-it-yourself job might be safe and effective. But in many cases, tree trimming can be dangerous, and requires special equipment that many homeowners don’t have on hand. And of course, trimming your tree the wrong way could damage or even kill it. That’s probably not your end goal for the project!

So it’s safe to say that in many cases, professional tree trimming will become necessary. If you’re worried about the cost, here’s what you need to know.

It’s difficult to give an estimate over the phone. We need to see the tree, measure its girth, see it in relation to other features on your property, and evaluate any potential safety problems before we can give an estimate on the cost of tree trimming. However, we are happy to come out and walk your property to see the tree(s) in person.

In general, tree trimming prices are based on the height of the tree. We do need to evaluate the overall situation before making any promises. But based on the height of your tree, prices often fall into the following ranges:

  • Under 30 feet in height: $75 to $500 per tree
  • Between 30 feet and 60 feet in height: $150 to $800
  • Over 60 feet: $200 to $1000 (or more) per tree

And remember, these prices are very approximate ranges, based on the amount of work to be done along with other factors.

Other factors influence the final price of tree trimming.  Aside from height and the time required to do the job, we look at the terrain and ease of access, the number of trees you need trimmed, the density of the tree, proximity to power lines and fencing, and the proximity of the tree to a wood chipper or dump truck. And of course, if the work is an emergency job that needs to be performed over a weekend or holiday, an extra charge might apply.

Give us a call to discuss your tree trimming job, and we can help you determine a budget for the work. Even if you’re not facing an emergency situation, maintaining your trees now will ensure good health and a beautiful landscape for years to come.


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