As a rough guide, you should expect to pay a starting rate of £100 – 150 for a small tree and a minimum of £500 for a large tree.
The cost to trim or prune a tree depends, among other things, on the type of service required and the condition of the tree. It is therefore difficult to give a price without first assessing the tree or trees in question.
In this guide, we will:
- Explore the factors that influence the cost
- Explain the different types of tree trimming services
- Answer some frequently asked questions
Tree trimming and tree pruning cost factors
The following factors influence the cost to trim or prune a tree:
The species and number of trees
Tree trimming and pruning are generally priced at an hourly or daily rate. The more trees or the more difficult the species is to work with, the longer the job will take.
The larger a tree is, the more expensive the job will be because the tree surgeon will need to climb it. This involves more equipment, more time and a bigger team of tree surgeons to assist the process (as well as for health and safety reasons due to the complexity of working at height in a tree).