As of October 2015, the cost for removing a branch from a tree averages between approximately $177.50 to $380 per hour, according to RemodelingExpense.com. A number of factors can influence the cost, including the size of the branch and the height and accessibility of the tree.
Costs for tree branch removal rise if additional equipment is required, such as a crane or bucket truck. If the limb is particularly large and must be cut into pieces or processed through a chipper before being hauled away, this process may cost extra. Homeowners can remove small limbs at very little cost.