What is the price of pruning a tree or shrub? How to take advantage of the 50% tax cuts? How is the pruning rate set by the company? What are the obligations and authorizations necessary before pruning? How can I save on a pruning quote? Who to call to prune a tree?
Pruning is one of the most common garden maintenance jobs, but not the simplest for that matter. So who should I call to prune a tree? It is recommended to use a climber pruner or a pruning company in order to ensure the proper growth of trees and shrubs (due to the appropriate equipment, the dangers of pruning, the time spent pruning, as well as due to the knowledge of the plant).
How much does it cost to prune a tree? The price of pruning will vary depending on the height of the tree to be pruned and the type of pruning desired :
|Pruning rate (TTC)||Hourly rate||Flat rate|
|Price pruning tree less than 5 meters||28€ – 38€||75€ – 110€|
|Price tree pruning from 5 to 10 meters||38€ – 45€||110€ – 145€|
|Price tree pruning from 10 to 15 meters||45€ – 52€||145€ – 250€|
|Price tree pruning from 15 to 20 meters||52€ – 60€||250€ – 345€|
|Price tree pruning from 20 to 25 meters||60€ – 70€||345€ – 460€|
These rates do not include the removal of waste, travel costs, or additional costs in the case of pruning very large trees (aerial platform, crane, proximity signage …).
Depending on your situation and your needs for pruning shrubs and trees, you may also be able to take advantage of a 50% tax reduction (CESU).
Consult the hedge trimming rates if you think that your request consists more of pruning shrubs and hedges.
The pruner will also be able to accompany you on other types of more specific sizes :
For pruning work, it is possible to take advantage of a 50% tax reduction with an annual expenditure limit of € 5,000 per tax household. On the other hand, it is only possible to take advantage of this advantage if it is a common pruning carried out at human height, without the need for specific equipment, nor the need to climb the tree (not possible therefore for a tree of 10 or 15 meters for example).
The same applies to felling, which only benefits from this advantage for trees up to 3.5m high.
Regarding the VAT charged, you can take advantage of a reduced rate of 10% (instead of the standard rate of 20%) in the event that you involve the company in a garden where the house was built more than 2 years ago.
To find out everything, consult our guide dedicated to personal assistants for garden work.
Many criteria are taken into account and justify the significant deviations that can be observed on your pruning quotes for individuals. Here are the main factors that explain the variations in the pruning rate :
|The type of tree and its condition||Pine, plane tree, poplar, oak, linden, olive, birch or fir … There are hundreds of different tree species in all the different French regions. Also, most of the time, it is necessary for the gardener to make a preliminary visit to take into account all the specificities of your tree. The condition of the tree to be pruned (for example rot in the heart of the tree) is also important insofar as it can make the intervention of the pruner more risky.|
|The dimensions of the tree||The dimensions, the span, the shape, as well as the number of branches to be pruned are the elements that can double the cost of pruning your tree. It takes, for example, more or less time for a climbing pruner to reach the top of a tree. Likewise, if the shaft is too high and requires an intervention by nacelle, the quote also logically increases. As well as it will be necessary to use additional tools for pruning a large tree.|
|The environment of the tree||Some pruning jobs are more complicated than others due to a specific environment around the tree to be pruned :|
Pruning requires very advanced knowledge of arboriculture. It is essential to go through a professional to take care of it, and to avoid pruning likely to cause trauma to the tree.
Pruning is a difficult job and recognized as a dangerous profession. Whether it is the risks of climbing very high trees or difficult weather conditions, the climber pruner must maintain a good physical condition to be able to climb safely, and also carrying the weight of his tools.
Working with a qualified climber pruner is the additional assurance that your trees will be pruned intelligently while respecting the physiological state of your trees as well as the constraints of the environment. Most often, the pruners intervene in teams of 2 in order to be able on the one hand to secure the area and evacuate the cuts, and on the other hand to carry out pruning.
Climber pruners have the necessary and adapted equipment to do the pruning work with maximum safety: rope, pruning harness, chainsaw, hydraulic aerial platform or even branch shredders…
Pruning is essential for the health and development of your trees. The tree is alive, it evolves and develops in an environment that itself is changing. Pruning is the action of pruning the branches (density, length) of your trees and shrubs in order to ensure the development of the tree or the safety around the tree. So why is it so important to prune?
Pruning is mandatory: keeping your garden in good condition and continuing to maintain it well is an obligation imposed by French law.
How often should I prune? The recommended pruning frequency varies depending on the condition of the tree and its age :
A good knowledge of trees is necessary to prune at the right time and with a certain technique. We don’t improvise as a pruner, it’s a profession practiced by professionals with the knowledge to successfully maintain your trees.
Resorting to a pruning company is to ensure that you have a neat and fast job.