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How Much Does it Cost to Trim a Tree in Santa Monica?

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Tree trimming in Santa Monica is normally confused by many with pruning. Though the two processes may essentially be the same in some aspects, they have different purposes. Pruning is basically done to protect the trees or the shrubs. It is a selective procedure of removing damaged or dead parts of the tree or shrub. On the other hand, Santa Monica tree trimming is done to ensure that shrubs and hedges will grow perfectly. Trimming can also help heighten the physical appearance of a tree and may improve flower and fruit production. It is important that the trimming should be made to trees that are near powerlines. Homeowners usually hire Santa Monica tree trimming contractors to do this task for them.

Fair price breakdown

The size of a tree has a major contribution to the overall cost of tree trimming. Practically, a larger tree will cost a homeowner more than a smaller tree. Larger trees have more branches that need to be trimmed and removed and may take a longer time to accomplish. Usually, trees that are less than 30 feet high, like Russian olive trees, can cost between $75 and $450. Trees that are higher than 30 feet and reach 60 feet may cost between $150 and $875. If the tree is 60 feet and taller, the cost would be between $454 and $674.

Estimated final cost for tree trimming

Item Quantity Fair Price
Tree Trimming Labor 2 Hours $449.72
Tree Trimming Equipment Allowance $114.56
Totals - Cost to Trim A Medium Tree - 1 Tree $564.28
Average Cost Per Tree $564.28

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Aside from the cost per size of the tree, there are other added services that contribute to the cost of tree trimming. Emergency Santa Monica tree trimming may cost $250 per hour. To have broken or dead branches cleared from a large tree, homeowners may approximately need to pay $1,000. Other factors to consider are the location of the tree, accessibility, the health of the tree, and travel expenses if you are located outside the service area of the company.

Los Angeles County Tree Trimming FAQ

Before proceeding with trimming the tree, the contractor will have to make a thorough inspection of the area and trees. He will need to analyze which trees may cause further concern and they will inform you of the work that needs to be done. After that, the contracted needs to go into every home within the area that may possibly get affected and notify them of the details. If in any case the property owner is not around when the tree trimming contractor arrives, they will need to leave a message stating a contact number to be called for questions.

The primary aim of tree trimming is to achieve a 2 or 3-year clearance. There are trees that are located near power lines and contractors need to take into consideration how fast those trees grow. A silver maple tree for example that is 6 feet from a power line, growing 2 feet a year would probably be touching the line after 3 years. It is practical then to trim the tree at a minimum of 6 feet. It is very vital for trees to get properly trimmed according to the next lateral limb and not stubbed or this will cause a lot of potential hazard in the future.

No. Especially if the tree is near or touching a power line. One wrong cut of a limb may result in a deadly accident. Jobs like this should best be left to the professionals that have years of experience in handling these difficult situations.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2019

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    Any Kind of Tree Service

    Rating: 93
    7000 S La Cienega Blvd. 
    Culver CityCA  90230
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    Ochoa Tree Service

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    6612 Crafton Ave. 
    BellCA  90210
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    Rating: 66
    9663 Santa Monica Blvd. 
    Beverly HillsCA  90210
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    Orange County and. 
    West HollywoodCA  90069
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    Jerry's Tree Services

    Rating: 80
    10125 S Burl Ave. 
    Santa MonicaCA  90402
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    Pacific Tree Care

    Rating: 93
    2118 Wilshire Blvd. 
    Santa MonicaCA  90402