FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: Why is tree service so expensive?

A: I’m here to tell you a little bit why tree work is so expensive. … The reason being is that arborists do not just trim trees, they also remove limbs and dead trees that can be overhanging houses and other valuable items. One wrong cut and you might just send 5k pounds of wood into someone’s living room.

Q: How much money can you make cutting trees?

A: In terms of the typical tree cutter salary, loggers earned a median annual salary of $38,840 in 2017 which is $18.67 per hour. Tree trimmers earned $36,460 or $17.53 per hour. A median is the “salary in the middle.” This means that half of the workers doing this job earn more than this amount, and half earn less.

Q: Is it cheaper to trim a tree or cut it down?

A: Removing a tree is the most expensive service. … Oak trees, for example, can grow taller than 60 feet and are extremely difficult to cut. You’ll pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to remove a small oak to more than $1,000 to cut down a large oak. Pine trees, meanwhile, are easier to cut but can grow far taller.

Q: Does anyone cut trees down for free?

A: Contact a reputable logging company about cutting and removing your trees. Many small companies will do this for no charge, provided there are enough trees – usually 20 or more — to make it worth their while. … In some cases, the logging company may not only remove your trees but will also pay you.

Q: Is it cheaper to remove trees in the winter?

A: The height of the tree. … Time of Removal: The best time to remove a tree is in their dormant season, which is February or March. Removing trees in the winter when tree service companies are less busy, may impact the price. Equipment needed: The tree removal will be cheaper if standard equipment can be used.

Q: When should a tree be cut down?

A: One of the most evident signs that a tree needs to be removed is when it has branches that are overhanging your property. If such branches break off during a storm, they can fall on the property and damage the room, gutter system, and siding.

Q: Do you tip for tree removal?

A: In the industry of hospitality, a tip is usually a way to supplement a low hourly wage. But generally speaking, tree removal experts do not expect tips. The job may be labor intensive and far from glamorous, but most tree experts enjoy their work. … With all this in mind, it is not customary to tip your tree trimmers.

Q: Does cutting off dead branches help a tree?

A: By pruning it or cutting dead limbs and branches, it lets the other branches grow more evenly and allows for the nutrients to get where they need to go. … By removing the dead limb, the tree can now focus on all the healthy limbs, not just one sick one. If you want a healthy tree for life, pruning is essential.

Q: What is the difference between trimming and pruning a tree?

A: The terms pruning and trimming are often used interchangeably, but surprising to most, there is a difference between the two. When you are removing the dead, loose, or infected branches or stems from its respective plant, you are pruning. Trimming, on the other hand, occurs when you are cutting back overgrown plants.

Q: Where do you cut when pruning?

A: Make pruning cuts correctly. For heading cuts, prune 1/4 inch above the bud, sloping down and away from it. Avoid cutting too close, or steep, or the bud may die. When pruning above a node with two or more buds, remove the inward-facing ones.

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