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Find tree trimming services in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 tree trimming services in Philadelphia, PA

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Leon Garden World

Leon Garden World

Serves Wilmington, DE
We’re a family-owned business located in Newark, Delaware serving the tri-state area. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial services, including concrete work, hardscape installation, designs, and more. Call us today at 302-544-2086
Rodgers Mechanical Services

Rodgers Mechanical Services

Offers online services
5 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Foxcroft Square, PA
Our passion is that we strive hard to please our customers and giving them the professional avice and educate them as we go Rodgers Mechanical svc have a combined experience of 30 years in business in the metro PA and NJ area Pa certified Code ..We offer a full spectrum of services, from heating & cooling installation KItchens and Baths and service to comprehensive plumbing & electrical upgrades and repairs. No job is too complex or too simple, and good is never good enough. We strive to exceed expectations, always treating you, your family and your home with the respect and attention you deserve. Kitchens Baths Basements Electrical Plumbing ...


7 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Glenolden, PA
We have more experience than any other companies around. We are HANDS-ON , meaning the owners are present and working on the jobs at all times. I enjoy being able to help a homeowner solve an issue that they have for a very reasonable price. We give the fairest prices in the area and we are willing to work with a homeowner to make sure they can afford to get the job done the right way...
Takeova Logistics

Takeova Logistics

New on HomeGuide
Serves Baltimore, MD
Takeova logistics stands out in this industry because we pride ourselves on. Completion of junk removal jobs or any other services needed from a potential customer. We love helping customers with their junk removal projects. In a clean and timely manner and the satisfaction from the before and after outcome.
J G Humphreys Llc

J G Humphreys Llc

Offers online services
Always friendly, open and highly skilled, trained in the old ways when carpentry was a skill handed down from Master to apprentice, celebrating 20 years in business as a non-corporate contractor. Full attention is given to every request and no detail is overlooked. Historic restoration, preservation and any custom requests are most welcome. Fine finish work is always welcome as well as any task requiring unusual problem-solving or out-of-the-box thinking. Any resource needed is always available for any unusual challenges or larger/detailed projects that may come up. References available as well as examples of previous projects upon...
Total Tree & Land

Total Tree & Land

New on HomeGuide
Serves 19078, PA
Total Tree is a locally owned & operated full service tree care and landscaping company. Dave, the owner, is 100% hands on in every aspect of his business. 2023 marked Dave's 30th year in this industry. His extensive knowledge & relentless work ethic- mixed with his love & passion for what he does is what seperates Total from the rest of the competition. One phone call to Total takes care of it all! Call is NOW! We look forward to serving you and making you apart of the TOTAL family!...
RHJ Contractors

RHJ Contractors

New on HomeGuide
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We care about our customers we treat our customers as a family
Lawn Medic

Lawn Medic

New on HomeGuide
Serves Westville, NJ
Organic service +40+ years of personal service Organic service +40+ years of personal service
Alpha Cutting Services

Alpha Cutting Services

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
I have over 18 years experience as a general contractor. This includes tree services, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing and various other services. Construction and project management training from MIT.
Axe Men Tree Service LLC

Axe Men Tree Service LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Woodbury, NJ
I'm an owner operator and I am on every job. I won't just drop off a crew at your home and hope for the best. I will oversee all aspects of the job from the estimate to the clean up. We will leave your home better then the way we found it. Because we are A CHOP ABOVE THE BEST AND A CUT BELOW THE REST....and that's in savings. I was born to climb!! I come from a family of hard workers in the agricultural industry. From planting to trimming, I've learned from the best of the best, THOSE I LOVE. I'm also a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia and have learned throughout the years to incorporate my artistic talents and my climbing skil...

Your tree trimming questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

Tree trimming costs $80 to $1,000 per tree or $250 to $500 on average. Tree trimmers charge $100 to $150 per hour or up to $250 per hour for emergency work. Prices depend on the number, size, location, and type of trees. Costs increase for diseased trees or trees near buildings or power lines.

The best time to trim trees is between late fall or winter when the trees are in dormancy and early spring before blooms emerge. Most arborists recommend trimming mature trees every 3 to 5 years, and younger trees every 2 to 3 years.

In most states, electric utility companies are responsible for trimming trees near power lines. In some areas, homeowners are responsible for cutting trees near the low-voltage service drop to their homes. Call the local utility company to determine if you are responsible.

You can legally trim any overhanging tree branches from your neighbor's trees that extend into your property line. However, you may not go onto the neighbor's property or destroy the tree.

Tree trimming and pruning are vital because they can:

  • Prevent potential property damage from fallen branches.
  • Remove dead and diseased limbs that could be a safety hazard
  • Improve structural integrity, promotes healthy growth, keep trees strong, and reduces the need for future pruning.
  • Reduce bugs and insects from infested branches.

Homeowners' insurance typically will not cover tree trimming or pruning costs. However, tree removal costs and damage caused by a falling tree on your house are covered by your homeowners' insurance.

Start by searching our list of tree cutters, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential arborists:

  • Get at least three estimates from tree trimming and removal services to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their license, insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select arborists certified with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), or Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP).
  • When working close to power lines, they will need to be Approved Line-Clearance Arborists.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best licensed tree trimmers near you.

When hiring a professional tree trimmer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Can I see your license, insurance, and bonding?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • How do you calculate tree cutting fees?
  • What equipment and cutting method will you use? Is there a cheaper method?
  • Can you avoid topping the tree or using spikes to climb to prevent unhealthy wounds?
  • Are there any extra fees or surcharges I should be aware of?
  • Do you background check your employees?
  • How long will my project take?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • How long will you honor your estimate?
  • Will you pull any required permits?
  • What’s your payment schedule? And what payment methods are accepted?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?
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