Tree & Stump Removal Services in Minneapolis

How Much Do Tree Services Cost in Minneapolis?

With the below-freezing winters and hot, humid summers Minneapolis, Minnesota is known for, it’s nice to have a tree to catch some of the snow and shade you from the sun. Learn how much you’ll pay to keep that lifesaver with these statistics we’ve provided on tree maintenance in Minneapolis below.

Minneapolis Average Price to Trim or Remove Trees & Shrubs

How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?

Removing a tree in Minneapolis will cost you between $459 to $631 when considering the tree’s height, location, proximity to power lines, and any other factors that might make it harder to take down. The average price a homeowner in Minneapolis can expect to pay is somewhere around the figure of $545.

How Much Does Stump Removal Cost?

If the tree has already been removed but not the stump, it will cost a Minneapolis resident between $200 to $250 and take about two hours of work on the part of the tree care professional to remove from the ground and haul away.

Average Cost of Tree Maintenance in Minneapolis

Although prices may vary based on the type of tree and other extenuating circumstances, most homeowners are looking at a ballpark range of $406 to $582 in tree maintenance costs in Minneapolis, with an average cost of $494.

Minneapolis Tree Facts & FAQ

Since 1979 Minneapolis has been nationally recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Since 2006 it’s been working to keep its green canopy alive, planting 7,500 trees and encouraging residents to Adopt-a-Tree to continue these efforts. Find out what you can do as a resident to help out and benefit not only the city but also you with a tree.

Minneapolis Tree Rules and Regulations

If a Minneapolis resident wants to remove a tree from their property, then a permit must be requested through the tree service contractor to the Forestry Division. Exceptions to the rule are when their trees are diseased, in which case the tree must be removed within a certain number of days to prevent the spread of the disease to other private and public trees. The best time of year to remove or trim trees in Minneapolis is around February or March, when it’s still winter and the trees are still dormant. Insects and disease are less likely to be harming the trees, and they’re not growing.

According to Xcel Energy, Minnesota’s electricity utility service, no trees should be planted within 10 feet of the power lines. Larger trees must be planted even farther away. Their general rule is that the taller the tree will be, the further it should be from the lines.

Picking the Right Trees

Norway pine

Kentucky coffeetreeMinneapolis’ City Trees program is still working to increase how many trees populate the urban canopy and residential areas. Some of the trees they’re urging residents to adopt including common favorites like:

    • River birch (Betula nigra)
    • Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
    • Matador maple (Acer x freemanii ‘Bailston’)
    • Princeton/American elm (Ulmus americana cultivar)
    • Northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

The Norway pine (Pinus resinosais the state tree of Minnesota. It is also called the red pine because it has pale red wood and reddish bark. It can reach up to 141 feet tall and lives for about 500 years. It’s very common and good for anywhere in Minnesota, including Minneapolis.

While Minneapolis has a short agricultural growing season due its cold, cold winters, there are quite a few types of fruit trees it can support. Many of the locals grow fruit including apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches, and apricots.

Tallest and Shortest Trees

While Minneapolis can boast none of the tallest trees in the state, residents can drive about an hour to see a 130-foot white spruce (Picea glauca) at White Lake State Park, the tallest tree in the state of Minnesota. The shortest tree in Minneapolis will probably be any of the new trees being planted by new owners as part of the City Trees program this year.

Difficult to Maintain Tree

The major tree suffering a lot of problems right now is the ash (Fraxinus) tree species. With the invasion of the emerald ash borer, a green beetle native to Asia and Russia, ash trees are being attacked and destroyed. Minneapolis had to take down a lot of ash trees because of this beetle, and if residents decide to take on the task of planting one, there’s a good chance it could become infected with this beetle.

Common Diseases Affecting Minneapolis’ Trees

Besides for the emerald ash borer, the other two common diseases currently affecting Minneapolis trees are Dutch elm disease and oak wilt. Dutch elm disease is caused by a fungus transmitted by the elm bark beetle and is deadly to American elms. If it’s not treated in the early stages of wilt, the tree will die. Oak wilt is the other disease that affects red and white oaks in Minneapolis, wherein the oaks wilt and eventually die if not treated properly and is also caused by a fungal infection.

Plant Hardiness Zones in Minnesota

Here is the plant hardiness zones for Minnesota as provided by the USDA:

Minnesota plant hardiness zones
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Norway pine
Kentucky coffeetree

Local Tree Services in Minneapolis


Terras Canopies Tree Service

3610 46 1/2 Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55422
(651) 243-2831

Xtreme Climbing Tree Service

1105 Evergreen Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55441
(763) 213-9103

Minneapolis Tree and Crane

421 8th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 222-8819
Serving : Warehouse District, Downtown West, Downtn Minneapolis, Greater Central

Golden Leaf Tree Service

1400 Sumter Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55427
(763) 546-5837

Matt's Tree Service

3134 California St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 706-8210
Serving : Northeast, Marshall Terrace

Matt's Tree Service

2915 Harriet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 706-8210
Serving : Hennepin and Lake, Whittier

Urban Tree and Landscape

4443 Hiawatha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 532-9996
Serving : Ericsson, South Minneapolis, Longfellow, Hiawatha, Nokomis

St Louis Park Tree Service

6605 Cedar Lake Rd S
Minneapolis, MN 55426
(952) 546-5847

Laura Hanson's Quality Tree

2304 26th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 721-4172
Serving : Seward, East Bank, South Minneapolis, Longfellow

Crystal Tree and Stump Removal

5301 Xenia Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55429
(763) 537-2780

Bartlett Tree Experts

5505 Highway 169 N
Minneapolis, MN 55442
(763) 253-8733

Affordable Tree Company

3812 Lyndale Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412
(952) 224-6993

Jim Steele Tree Maintenance

7316 W 22nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55426
(763) 422-0363

Premier Tree Service

107 N 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 396-9345
Serving : Downtown Minneapolis

One Call Landscaping

3419 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 524-4344

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