How much does it cost to cut down a tree?

This is the number one question we hear as a tree care company: COST. It is impossible to price a tree removal or pruning job over the phone or without viewing the tree. Every tree and location is different and the cost to remove or prune a tree is based on various factors. A true cost estimate requires a visual inspection of the work to be performed.

Price is based on the size of the tree, the method of removal (whether by crane, climbing or free fall), the location of the tree and its accessibility, and safety factors such as electrical lines nearby or trees that may be over a house. We provide estimates free of charge so that we can meet each client and survey the tree(s) location. We will provide you with tree health information, hazard assessment, and answer all your questions. We will then fax or mail you a written estimate for the work requested.

Can you do emergency work?

We offer 24-hour emergency/storm damage care. We will immediately respond to all storm damage calls and offer assistance. We work with insurance companies to help you get trees and limbs off of your house as quickly as possible. Remember it is always advised to take pictures of storm damage before work is performed.

Why should I prune my trees?

The main reasons for pruning ornamental and shade trees include safety, health, and aesthetics. In addition, proper tree pruning can be used to stimulate fruit production and increase the value of timber.

Pruning for safety involves removing branches that could fall and cause injury or property damage. Pruning for health involves removing diseased or insect-infested wood, thinning the crown to increase airflow and reduce some pest problems. Pruning can best be used to encourage trees to develop strong structures and reduce the likelihood of damage during severe weather.

What happens with a tree that is removed?

Typically the tree and all debris is completely removed from the property. Upon customer request, we cut the branches into firewood and leave for the owner. Since the time required to cut the tree into firewood is the same as removal, we do not charge extra.

What should I look for when hiring a tree care company?

Ask for copies of current, valid certificates of liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. Ask for local references and a list of satisfied customers. Get a detailed written estimate for the services and cost of your tree work. Be wary of companies or individuals who do the following: solicit work door-to door, demand payment in advance, advertise topping and/or low prices, start work without a written estimate, cannot produce a valid certificate of insurance, nor a certified arborist.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree?

Not always but most often, yes, a permit is required to remove a tree. We are familiar with the regulations from county to county and local city regulations and can help you determine if you need a permit and the proper procedures to get it. If your permit application is denied we can recommend alternative plans of action.

How do I know if my tree needs to be removed?

It may be difficult for a homeowner to determine if a tree should be removed. You can see if the tree is touching or causing damage to a nearby structure, or if the tree appears damaged or dying. The only way to be sure if a tree should be removed is to call a professional tree care service like the certified arborists Timber Pros. Only an ISA-certified arborist is trained to thoroughly evaluate the situation and make a recommendation for what is best for your tree, as well as for the safety and security of your property. Some tree care services will recommend taking a tree out, one that should not be removed, simply to increase their revenue. We love trees and would never recommend a tree be removed that could be saved, unless you specifically need that tree removed.

Will this tree fall?

Hazard assessment is one of the jobs of your arborist. As trees grow and age they become subject to many stress factors that may affect their structural integrity. It is important to have a certified arborist visit your outdoor home and advise you of any possible danger from tree failure.

How old are my trees?

Trees, like us, have a life span. Depending on species and environment, trees can live for hundreds of years. There are still many large trees alive today that were living when our country was founded. Knowing the history of your outdoor home will help you determine the age of your trees as some may be part of the original landscape and others added later on. Unfortunately, the best way to tell a tree’s age is to count the growth rings when it is cut down - something we want to avoid!

Do you haul all wood & debris?

Yes, most of the time all wood and debris will be hauled and chipped. The estimator will write otherwise if the wood stays, or sometimes customers like keeping the limb wood and us hauling the larger trunk wood.  Most of the time, all wood and debris is hauled away.

How long does it take to receive an estimate?

It usually takes approximately 2-3 business days to receive an estimate. This of course depends on how busy we are. If there was just a major storm, then sometimes it can take longer. Our estimators schedule all of their own estimates, so you should hear from them within 1-2 business days of calling the office to request an estimate. If it takes longer, we appreciate your patience and calling back in usually helps.

Does it cost money for an estimate?

All Estimates are FREE of charge from all of our arborist’s. The only time we charge is when a Certified Arborist comes out to do an formal tree evaluation. An evaluation is a formal write up or assessment of a tree or number of trees on a property that does not result in any further tree services to be performed. An estimate is a proposal that is given to our customers that can result in tree services to be performed upon approval of the work.

My tree has dead branches. Is there a way to save it, or does the whole tree need to be removed?

If your tree has dead branches, you need to call for service right away, as dead branches are a major safety risk. We are tree care professionals with the expert knowledge to treat your specific plants. We will remove any safety and plant life threatening branches, diagnose plant health care problems and discuss any pre and post treatment concerns we find.

Is stump removal included as part of the tree removal service?

Stump removal is not normally part of our tree removal service. This is an additionally quoted service we offer for a complete tree removal.