Tree & Stump Removal Services in Jacksonville

How Much Do Tree Services Cost in Jacksonville?

There are several reasons why you might require tree services in Jacksonville, Florida. Branches can get in the way of power lines, stumps can be unattractive and regular pruning can make your yard look better. If you are working with a limited budget, having a basic idea of the costs can help significantly.

Average Price to Trim or Remove Trees & Shrubs

How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?

The cost of tree removal in Jacksonville will vary significantly depending on the size of the tree and whether you need the wood hauled away after the felling. The minimum cost of tree removal in Jacksonville will be approximately $648, and the maximum cost roughly $880. Most homeowners will find that their price is closer to the reported average of $764.

How Much Does Stump Removal Cost?

Grinding unsightly tree stumps requires specialized equipment, and it greatly improves the look of your yard. A medium-sized stump might take two hours to grind, and that could run homeowners anywhere from $75 to $131. Stump removal in Jacksonville will cost more, between $700 and $800, because it will take more equipment and time to completely uproot the stump from the ground as compared to girnding it down enough to not be a problem in the yard.

Average Cost of Tree Maintenance in Jacksonville

Costs of tree trimming, pruning and branch cutting all depend on how many hours a particular job will take. Average project costs in Jacksonville run between $295 and $433. Additional costs may apply if there are power lines involved or the trees are unusually tall. On average though, residents will pay an average cost of $364 to have their trees taken care of and healthy.


Jacksonville Tree Facts & FAQ

As one of the largest cities in Florida, Jacksonville is perhaps better known for its seascapes than its forests. However, it is home to some incredible trees and plenty of natural green beauty as well. Whether you are interested in maintaining the trees already in your yard, visiting the most famous trees growing in Jacksonville or adding some trees to your new home, this is the perfect resource.

Planting the Right Trees in Jacksonville

The sabal palm tree (Sabal palmetto) was established as the state tree of Florida in 1952. With a long, thin trunk and tropical palm fronds, it perfectly sums up the beauty of the state. Sabal palms are able to withstand short periods of cold temperatures, which is why they can handle the short but cold winters in Jacksonville.

Pignut hickoryWith frequent sunshine and a humid subtropical climate, Jacksonville is home to a number of tree types. In the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens alone, there are more than 100 different tree types, including the following:

  • Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana)
  • Pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
  • Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • Loblolly pine (Pinus tæda)
  • American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

As long as you are slightly away from the saltwater of the Atlantic Coast, there is an almost unending list of trees that will grow well in Florida’s 9A hardiness tree zone. The stunning red of the dynamite crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia) can replace some of the autumn colors you miss from colder climates. Weeping willows (Salix babylonica) can grow in nearly any soil in Jacksonville, provide much-needed shade and won’t require much in the way of care or maintenance.

Jacksonville’s climate is ideal for growing citrus. Grapefruit, lemon and orange trees are able to withstand the short, infrequent freezes of Northern Florida and do quite well with minimal care. According to the USDA, Jacksonville is located in plant hardiness zone 9A, which means that you can also grow peaches, mulberries, plums and figs.

Certain fruit trees, like apples and cherries, won’t grow well in Jacksonville. There is not enough of a cold snap to fruit successfully. Blue spruce and Japanese maples are two other trees that simply won’t thrive in the warm and humid environment of Jacksonville.

Where to Spot Interesting Trees

Treaty oak

If you are interested in seeing some of the more unusual or particularly tall trees in the city of Jacksonville, there are several places worth a visit. At the Jessie Ball DuPont Park, you can’t miss the enormous treaty oak, which is estimated to be 250 years old and looks a lot like an octopus thanks to thick branches growing in all directions. Tree Hill Nature Center is also an amazing place to walk along trails and spot an oak tree that is more than 200 years old.

Best Time of Year for Tree Removal

If you are planning to remove entire trees or stumps from the ground in Jacksonville, be sure to avoid the few days each year where there is a potential for frost. If you merely want to prune some of the branches, early winter or early spring is typically best, as this is when the trees are dormant and not actively growing thanks to the cooler climate. Tree service specialists usually can remove a tree any time of the year, but removing a tree during late spring and summer can mean more work on the landscaping of your yard afterwards, due to more damage from trying to uproot the tree or stump. It will be much easier to get the tree out of the ground when it’s dormant than when it’s alive.

Rules and Regulations Regarding Trees in Jacksonville

Jacksonville takes great pride in its trees, and there are regulations in place to keep the canopy in the city. If you want to remove a tree over four feet tall or with a circumference of more than three and a half feet around, you need to apply for a permit from the Building Inspection Division of the City of Jacksonville. The exception to this rule is the pine tree, which is not protected in Jacksonville.

Florida Light and Power has strict regulations regarding trees and power lines in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. Their contractors will prune trees that are growing too close to the overhead power lines, but they also have a Right Place, Right Tree website that you can look at to determine if a certain tree can be planted in a certain area, which will prevent branches from growing too close in the first place.

Plant Hardiness Zones in Florida

Here are the plant hardiness zones for Florida as provided by the USDA:

Florida plant hardiness zones
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Pignut hickory
Treaty oak

Local Tree Services in Jacksonville

 

Featured Tree Services in Jacksonville


Braddock’s Tree Service

Phone: (904) 289-2757
Service Areas: Jacksonville, FL
Services Offered: Tree removal, trimming, pruning, stump removal/grinding, tree planting, debris removal
Website: http://braddockstreeservice.com/

Chip's Tree Service,

4146 Spring Park Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 737-1996
http://chipstreeservice.com
Serving : Southside

Warming Tree Service

4165 Spring Park Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 724-7245
http://www.warmingtreeservice.com
Serving : Southside

Big Ben's Tree Service

2717 Saint Johns Bluff Rd S
Jacksonville, FL 32246
(904) 641-1131
http://www.bigbenstree.com
Serving : Greater Arlington, Southside

Big City Tree Service

108 Lee Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 707-5486
http://www.bigcitytreeservice.com
Serving : Greater Arlington, Southside

Show Me Tree Service

400 Wiles Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 786-9984
http://www.showmetreeservice.com/
Serving : Westside

Shaw's Tree Service

2762 W Beaver St
Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 388-9960
http://www.shawtree.com

Specialty Tree Surgeons

5960 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 733-4455
http://www.specialtytree.info
Serving : Southside

All About Tree Care

7640 Brockhurst Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32277
(904) 219-1506
http://www.allabouttreecare.net/
Serving : Greater Arlington

Braddocks Tree Service

12681 Brown Jersey Ct
Jacksonville, FL 32226
(904) 289-5532
http://braddockstreeservice.com/

Pittman Tree Service

2530 Post St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 387-0271
http://www.pittmantreeservice.com/
Serving : Avondale, Riverside, Westside

Waynes Tree Service

11801 Braddock Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32219
(904) 868-3514
http://www.jacksonvillefloridatreeservice.com/

Southern Green Tree Services

9838 Old Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(813) 352-7876
Serving : Deerwood Club, Southside

Tree Preservation Consultants

5960 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 730-8833
http://www.specialtytree.com/
Serving : Southside

Van-Pelts Tree Surgeons

1967 West Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 207-7754
http://www.jacksonvilletreeservice.biz/
Serving : Killarney Shores

Paul Bunyans Boys Tree Service

10106 Arrowhead Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 994-8938
Serving : Arrowhead, Southside

Bushor's Tree Surgeons

5525 Saint Augustine Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 731-9100
http://www.bushorstree.com
Serving : Southside

Southern Tree Nursery

2762 W Beaver St
Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 388-8104
http://www.shawtree.com

Dukes Tree Service

12663 Aladdin Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 268-5383
Serving : Mandarin

Greenwise Tree Services

4165 Stillwood Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 955-0017
Serving : Goodbys, Southside

Lucas Tree Service

2160 Mayport Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32233
(904) 241-3533
http://lucastreeservice.com

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