Why is tree pruning so expensive?

Pruning large trees also poses a greater safety risk than small trees. The riskier the job, the more expensive it will be. So you're probably wondering, “why is tree pruning so intense? The reason is that arbolists not only prune trees, but also remove dead branches and trees that may be hanging from houses and other valuables. One wrong cut and you could send 5,000 pounds of wood into someone's living room.

Make one more wrong cut and you could end up with someone's classic car sitting inside the garage. Another thing that a lot of people don't think about is the fact that we have to insure our employees. Do you have any idea how much it costs to secure an employee hanging from a rope in a tree with a chainsaw? I'll leave that one on Google. Someone like this arborist will trim trees every 5 years or maybe never again because of the shell impact, however, the average is the same.

As with many industries, such as orthodontists and pediatrics (albeit in completely different fields), working with trees is a very specialized service. Trained and certified workers: It is best to choose a tree care company where the crew has current industry credentials and a track record of training and experience. Arbolists charge higher mainly due to the complexity, unpredictability and risky nature of tree service. This requires understanding how the tree is held and how these pieces will respond to being cut with a chainsaw.

I don't know what it's like in Texas, but I, for example, lived with several large trees in my first house. Most tree companies have invested millions just for workers' compensation insurance and general liability coverage. And if you want a stump shredder that is from 5 to 50k, depending on the state you live in due to the different sizes of trees. They will say that it will be an all-day job, that they will need specialized machines because your trees are back and forth and too close to this or that, they will need a bigger team.

Tree Care Tips is created and maintained by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and provides homeowners with information on tree care and landscape protection. Obviously the tree has healed itself for many years, but he said that the scar covering the division is not as strong as the tree was originally. If a tree is damaged, sick or unhealthy, it creates a potentially more dangerous situation for the professional who cuts it. If your tree has fungus, rot or other disease, pruning them will help prevent the problem from spreading to healthy parts of the tree.

And if a tree has almost nothing around or near it, we find it much easier — and therefore much less expensive — to remove it.