We live in SoCal, and have about 5 trees: Orange, Tangerine, Avocado, Chestnut, and another one I can't think of the name. Most are mature trees, e.g., tall with lotsa large (old) branches and lotsa new (younger) branches.
I can not do the trimming myself; I don't have a selection of chain saws, ladders, rope,and specialized equipment necessary to do this myself, nor the training.
We got a bid for, . . gulp. . . $2,500 to do the work, which seems high to me, but what the heck do I know.
Question One: How often should trees be trimmed?
Question Two: You'all won't know the answer but, Is $2,500 a good price?
Thanks to everyone who posts a response. I am a contractor and post over at breaktime, not an arborist.
"Sir, I may be drunk, but you're crazy, and I'll be sober tomorrow" -- WC Fields, "Its a Gift" 1927