Tree Care


In order to keep your yard looking as attractive as possible, you need to have its trees trimmed into shape periodically. In addition to making a tree look more beautiful, trimming can be used to remove dead and broken limbs that can pose serious hazards. The cost of tree trimming varies, depending on a number of factors including whether you do it yourself or you hire a professional company. Check below to learn more about tree trimming prices.

Do-it-Yourself Tree Trimming

Though DIY tree trimming costs may be somewhat low, it will require a lot of your time and effort. In addition, it can be very dangerous. This is one of the reasons why professional companies command relatively high prices. Trimming a tree is no easy feat. Unless you are trimming a small tree, you should probably let the professionals handle it for you. However, if you do decide to take matters into your own hands, ensure that you have the appropriate equipment.

It may be possible to rent heavy-duty gas tree trimmers in some areas. To buy a standard hand-held lopper, you can expect to pay around $40 to $50. If it is a gas pole pruner, it will set you back at least $180 but it will get the job done more quickly and efficiently. Bear in mind that hand-held loppers and pruners are only effective on small branches and fruit trees. If the tree that needs trimming is large, your only possible option is to hire a professional tree-trimming company to handle it.

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Professional Tree Pruning

Most homeowners hire professionals to handle their tree-trimming needs. However,  if you ask a company, “How much does tree trimming cost?” you may not get a straight answer. The major reason is because the total amount depends on a number of things. But you should be able to get a quote. You can even contact several companies and collect quotes from all of them. Be sure to ask plenty of questions when hiring a tree trimming service. After which you compare your quotes to see who has the best prices.

Tree Size Affects The Cost of Pruning

The size of the tree that needs trimming usually has a major impact on the total amount that you will pay. It is to be expected that a larger, taller tree will cost more to prune than a smaller, shorter one. This is obviously because larger trees have more branches, and they take a lot longer to trim.

Here is a rough breakdown of the average price for a professional tree trimming:

*30 Ft and Shorter, that is trees that are up to 30 feet high, such as Dogwood trees and Russian olive trees cost between $75 and $450.

*30 Ft to 60 Ft costs between $150 and $875 example of such trees are crab apple trees.

*60 Ft and Taller – You can expect to pay between $200 and $1,000 or even more to have an exceptionally tall tree, such as a red oak or a pine tree, trimmed.

How to Trim A Tree Properly

In this series, i will love to look at two major issues; first is how to trim your trees yourself and secondly, how to hire a professional and what will be the cost, i will share my experience with experts from

Limbs of trees are trimmed for any one of the following reasons; they’re crossing or rubbing another limb, they’re dead or diseased,  they’re growing inward or competing with another branch. Another reason for tree trimming may be to raise or open the canopy, could be to provide more vertical clearance or to allow more light to reach the ground.

Nonetheless, there is a right and wrong way to trim those limbs. Trees quickly recover when cut properly, but the wrong cut can create a snowball affect of negative consequences.

Suggested below is a three step approach to trimming tree limbs.

  1. The first cut should be made about one or two feet out from the tree trunk. The cut should start on the underside of the limb and then go into it, but only about a third of the way. This step is a very important step in the process.
  1. Make sure the second cut is outside of the first cut another foot or two. This cut should be made all the way through the branch. The branch might break away as you saw your way through the limb. In as much as you have already made the first cut on the underside and closer in, the bark of the tree will not continue to tear down into the tree trunk.

If the first cut is not done, the attached and uncut bark will go with the branch as it breaks away from the weight of the limb, thereby tearing it from the tree as well. This can create a big problem, causing a large open wound and entry point for pests and diseases.

  1. The final cut should be right at the branch collar where the branch meets the trunk. You have to look for the flaired area here and then make the final cut in such a way that the flair is still apparent afterwards. If you cut it properly, this flair will heal over and later fill in with new bark and scar tissue. A sign that will tell you that the tree is healing properly is when you notice what looks like a doughnut forming where the cut was made.

Turn your Plain Old Backyard into Something New and Extraordinary

Having a garden is a must in a big city because that is the only place where you can go and rest from stress and all other issues of the high-paced life we are all living. Buying a desk and chairs and setting them in the backyard along with a small cheap barbecue set is enough for some people, but others like their gardens filled with little things that make it beautiful. From a row of trees to the compost, the number of ideas that will make your backyard beautiful is long, and here are some simple things you can do to make your backyard more than just a mere piece of land.

Planting trees to create a screen that will hide your yard from the rest of the world is a good way to create a shade and a place where you can relax. Some trees grow up to 2 feet per season, and they grow all year round, and with them, you can create screen of trees in 5 or 6 years.


Maintenance of those trees is a dangerous business, and it should be left to professionals. Companies like one found on take that work to the professional level, and they don’t cost much. Don’t risk injuries when you can hire guys like that.

Building your fire pit is better than buying cheap barbecue set. Before you do anything, check with local authorities about the open flame permit. Then simply dig a hole, use some gravel and rocks along with a metal ring to create the boundary of the pit. If you are making a fire pit, you can make your barbecue stand as well. It might take some time, but it is a task every person, with some spare time, can accomplish.


Every backyard should have flowers because they make it a beautiful place. Instead of planting your flowers directly in the ground you can buy raised beds and plant them there. Cedar beds cost around 20 dollars per piece, so the money isn’t an issue.

Having a fountain in a backyard is a dream of many people. The only reason they haven’t done it is that the task seems intimidating. Garden fountain can be made out of anything, but making it out of some beautiful rocks will raise it to another level. The fountain is simple, and the only problematic thing is the pumping system, but you can hire a plumber to set it down for you.

wooden-compost-bin-singleCompost bins cost a lot of money, which is a funny thing because they can be made without any cost. If you have a big plastic bin (18 gallons, but it can be larger or smaller, it doesn’t matter) you can drill small holes in all directions (they should be at least 2 inches apart) and there you have it, your DIY compost bin.

Many things cost some pretty penny even though they can be made for the tiny amount of money. Before you spend your hard-earned money on this stuff, check an online guide, and see whether you can make it your DIY project.