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How much should I charge to top a tree?

Dec 27


No matter where you live, trees will need to be trimmed. Tree trimming and removal are important, not only for aesthetic purposes but also to protect property and people. It is possible to neglect proper tree maintenance, which can lead to serious injury. However, it is also possible to do it yourself without the necessary skills and equipment.


Tree maintenance, like any other home-ownership obligation that affects your electrical system or major plumbing systems in your home, is something you need to consult an expert on before you attempt it yourself. Learn more about the cost of professional Georgetown Tree Service.

Tree trimming prices

The average cost to trim a tree is $460. The average cost of trimming a tree is $75 to $1,500. The cost of topping a tree will range from $100 to $300 for trees up to 30 feet high (a controversial procedure we should highlight). A tree between 30-60 feet will cost $175-$400 and a tree 60-60 feet will cost $200-$1,800.


People who suggest topping a tree to lower its height should be avoided. Topping can cause more problems than those posed by a "too tall" tree. This can cause starvation and make the tree more susceptible to insect infestations and disease. Limbs die and break off. This tree is more susceptible to decay and will likely need to be removed. Before you decide on any action, make sure the tree is in good health and not in a dangerous location.

Which trees are the most expensive to have cut down?

The cost to trim or remove a tree depends on its height and size. Oak trees can reach 50 feet in height and can be quite large. The cost to cut down an oak tree is $850-$1,300, not including stump grinding, clean up, and hauling away any debris. Pine trees can grow up to 150 feet but most fall between 50 and 100 feet. To have a pine tree cut down, expect to pay $1,300 to $11,800. A palm tree can be cut for $750-$1,200.


A tree service Georgetown might be a good option if you have many trees to take out of your land. Smaller companies may be able to remove your trees free of charge if you have enough trees. You will need to let them know the size and type of trees you want to remove.

Tree removal prices

Tree removal costs can range from $400 to $1200 and are usually around $750. Tree removal costs $5-$15 per foot. The factors that determine the cost of tree removal are how difficult it is and how accessible the tree is. You can have a tree removed from your property by contacting a professional depending on its size. Tree removal is available on three levels:


  • The basic service is just cutting down the tree.
  • You can also hire a tree cutter to remove all the debris from your property.
  • The best and most costly option is to have the tree cut, the stump ground removed and all debris hauled away.


It is important to confirm in advance the level of service that you are contracting for.

When Is the Best Time to Prune a Tree?

Before you begin to prune any tree or shrub. If you have any questions, consult an arborist. An arborist will help you determine what is best for your tree. Prune all deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves each season) when they are dormant, usually in the late fall or winter. Trees that are pruned in spring, when they first begin to leaf, will run sap and may not heal. This can lead to long-term damage and vulnerability to insects and disease.


Sometimes, it is necessary to trim the lower branches of evergreen in order to open up the space below. You should trim the lower branches of a pine tree as soon as new growth begins or just as it is just beginning. Mid-summer is a good time to trim pine trees since they are semi-dormant. Trimming branches should not reach the trunk. Leave a half inch to one inch of the branch. The trunk bark can be damaged and pine trees may die quickly if it isn't cut properly.


Prune palm trees in spring. Only remove dead or dying fronds. Green fronds should not be trimmed, no matter how tempting it might seem. It is not necessary to shave the tree. Removing healthy fronds could cause irreparable harm.

What are the Special Precautions to Take When Trimming a Tree

A ladder is not recommended for trimming or removing trees. A pole saw is the best tool to use to cut higher branches or limbs. Make sure to read and verify the safety instructions before you use a pole saw. It is important to ensure that you are able to safely operate the pole saw and that all safety mechanisms work correctly.

You can also take these other precautions when trimming trees:


  • Never trim near power lines. That job is best left to professionals.
  • Do not attempt to remove large trees close to structures that may be damaged by fallen limbs, branches, or trunks.
  • To ensure your safety and security, always have someone nearby.
  • Never place your hand directly on a trimming limb. It is dangerous to fall on a large limb.


Contact Georgetown tree services company if a dead or dying tree is threatening power lines by falling. They might prefer to have the tree removed before it falls, and they will also take out the power lines.

How much will it cost to trim shrubs?

The price of trimming shrubs is more affordable. You can either calculate the cost per hour or the number of shrubs that need to be trimmed. The hourly cost of trimming shrubs can be between $60 and $75. Each shrub will cost $6-$8 if you calculate it by its size.


You can significantly reduce the shrubs' height in spring and winter to revive them. This will result in shrubs that aren't blooming for several years, but it will significantly improve their long-term health. After they have finished blooming, spring-blooming shrubs may be trimmed. You can trim fall-blooming shrubs in spring before they bloom or buds form.