For your shrubs and trees to stay healthy and grow better, they need regular trimming. Trimming helps remove diseased or insect-infested parts. This keeps the insects and the diseases from spreading to other parts of the tree or shrub. This can help save the tree’s or shrub’s life. Different plants present varying issues or problems. For this reason, the trimming is generally quoted per shrub or tree.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Removing or Trimming Shrubs or Trees

Type of Shrub or Tree

The trimming or removal cost will vary depending on the type of shrub or tree you intend to remove. Different trees and shrubs will have varying root system configurations. Some plants may be harder to pull up than other plants. Also, different plants will have varying amounts of foliage that require trimming. After checking your trees and shrubs, professionals who offer tree maintenance services should be able to offer you the correct cost estimates.

Tree Height

If you intend to remove trees shrubs that are exceptionally tall, special equipment may be needed. Also, if your trees have grown in odd ways, accessing them may be harder. This could raise the removal and trimming costs.

Power Lines

It is harder to remove trees shrubs that are close to power lines. Trimming these trees and shrubs is also harder. You may have to pay a higher price to trim or remove these trees. This is understandable considering that the trimmers will have to rope down the branches. Roping down tree branches and limbs often take a lot of time and effort.

Felled Wood

The amount of felled wood produced by a tree will depend on the size of the tree. Bigger trees will obviously produce more wood. If the trimming job is small, you can request the company handling the trimming to haul the wood away as part of their job. If the trimming job is bigger, you may decide to use the felled wood as firewood. In such a case, you may need to include splitting and cutting costs in your budget. You can save the splitting and cutting costs by splitting the felled wood yourself.

Stump Grinding or Removal

If you remove trees shrubs, you will be left with a tree stump. You can talk to the tree trimmer about the grinding or removal cost. Generally, grinding is a straightforward job. Hence, the grinding cost can be quoted at an hourly rate easily. If you want the stump to be removed completely, you should expect to spend more money. It is not easy to tell how complex/large the root system is before excavating the stump. Complete stump removal may take more time than you expected. Unless complete stump removal is necessary, grinding the stump is always a better option.