how to trim trees yourself
We do not recommend you try to remove trees larger than 10 feet without professional training. The greater the risk, the larger the tree.
Tree trimming can cost anywhere from $75 to $1000 in the United States. Tree trimming should be done by an arborist who has the necessary training to safely trim and prune trees. It is not recommended to attempt tree trimming yourself unless you have the necessary knowledge. Tree trimming companies can charge an hourly rate. Different trees may have a different hourly rate. This is due to the skill, equipment and safety measures required. Tree services usually offer free estimates.
For professional tree trimming services, an hourly fee is $150. Costs can range from $100 to $300 per hour depending on the location of buildings and health of the tree. Also, the type and amount of tree trimming needed will affect the cost. Tree removal costs can also be affected by geography, regional cost of living, and business costs.
An arborist is needed when you're ready for a tree to be taken down on your property. The national average tree-trimming cost range is $270 to $450. Tree removal costs will vary depending on the tree's height, location, health and whether or not you wish to remove the stump. The cost of tree removal is largely determined by how tall the tree is. A smaller tree, less than 30ft tall, is easier and safer to manage for an arborist. The cost of removing a small tree could range from $150 to $450. Removal of trees with medium height, between 30 and 60 feet, can cost $150 to $850. Tall trees, usually 60 to 80 feet in height, can cost $500 to remove or more than $1,000. Cost increases with increasing height and diameter.
Also, it is important to choose the right location. A tree removed in an open area is faster and easier than one that is directly adjacent to your home. Arborists can evaluate your tree and offer you quotes based upon the factors involved. One example: A $1,500 cost to remove a hackberry tree of medium size that was too close for comfort -- its roots were causing damage to the foundation. This included house protection, rope-down and stump removal.