How Much Will Tree Trimming Cost?
The most common question homeowners have when they decide they may use a tree care service. The cost varies greatly depending on the size of the tree and the location. Difficult situations are reflected in the cost.
For example, if you have trees that are near the power lines that you need trimmed or that are near any cable for that matter, the danger to the crew members working on trimming your trees along with the need for additional equipment, bucket trucks, etc. so that they can safely reach the branches without touching the lines, is going to increase your cost by as much as 50 percent so a 65 foot tree that would have cost $1000 to $1500 will now cost you as much as $3000. Then what happens is the home owner decides not to bother, which is why 30 percent of electrical outages are the result of trees. It is important for you to budget for your tree trimming just as you do other costs related to owning a home, so that you deal with it before it becomes a huge problem.
Trees that grow too close to a house and the roof also pose a threat as falling debris can damage the structure. The trouble is tree trimming close to a house can be really hard as often access is difficult. The cost can vary greatly as it takes patience, experience, trained crew and the right equipment to do this job without running into trouble. To have a large tree trimmed the average cost is around $1000, but if the tree is near your house that price can jump to $2000 depending on the situation and location.
The best thing for you to do is call a couple of local tree care companies and get some estimates. That way you’ll have a pretty good idea of what you are up against.