After more than two years working for one of the best arborists in central Texas, I am branching out (pun) and taking small jobs of my own. Being the new kid on the block, I am extremely competitive with my pricing. My services include pruning and roof clearance, dead limb removal, and manual (as opposed to chemical) ball moss reduction.
Prices vary by difficulty (and danger), extent of cleanup, and total time on the job.
If you think you can adequately care for your live oak and other trees with ladder and a pole, you are probably wrong. Have me come out and consult. I'll do the job cheaper than the next guy, and if I can't do it, I'll send you to somebody who can. Upfront, honest, competitive; everything you want from a tree man.