How Much Does Tree Removal Cost
HOW MUCH DOES TREE REMOVAL COST?
Unfortunately, some trees just have to go. Whether you are looking into tree removal for an old rotting tree that you want to get rid of before it falls onto your house or because you want to clear out space, the same factors need to be considers.
As a tree owner, before you start the process of a tree removal, you will want to have a general understanding of what is included in basic tree removal services. However, for our purposes, we want to assure that you are aware that, due to the quality and size of your tree, and the thoroughness you are looking for at the completion of the project, the prices will vary.
What is included in basic tree removal services?
Before you choose a tree removal service there are questions you should ask. Tree removal is, oftentimes, a multi-step task. Tree removal services should be able to give you a quote with a list of everything they include in it. As a tree owner it is wise to know the price estimates you’ll be paying for the different steps in the process of tree removal.
Here are some questions you will want to consider asking when choosing a tree removal service:
- Will they simply cut the tree down and leave it lying where it fell?
- Will they cut the trunk into smaller, more manageable sections?
- Will they carry the tree away for you in a truck?
- Will they remove your stump?
Considering other costs on a tree removal project
How big is your tree? The size of your tree will effect the cost of removing it. Taller trees or trees with larger thicker trunks will require more effort to cut down, meaning extra work for the service, which leads to tree removal higher costs.
Where is your tree located? Location makes a difference. If your tree is near a power line, in a confined area, or near a house or building the tree removal service may have to bring in special equipment, also leading to higher costs.
Do you want a clean finish? Getting the stump of your tree ground, getting the wood split or the trunk removed from your yard are all things that save you a hassle and leave the area where your tree once stood looking fresh and clean. However, these are all conveniences, conveniences that will higher the cost of your tree removal.
Where do you live? Another thing you’ll want to take into consideration is the location of your house, or the property that the tree is on. If you live in the country or a remount area, services may charge an extra fee for travel expenses. They may also charge for the extra time put into traveling.
What is the average cost of tree removal?
Although the width of your tree and tree type will matter, the main determining factor for the price of your tree removal is the height.
For example, a 30ft tree will have a lower average cost than an 80ft tree.
Here are a few price averages for a basic tree removal, varying, depending on tree size:
- For a tree 30ft or below: $150-$300
- For a tree 30-70 feet: $200-$800
- For a tree 70 feet or taller: $1,000
Keep in mind that these averages are all for basic services. These averages could rise if your tree is in a location that is difficult to work with or if you require any extra services such a s stump grinding or log splitting which can easily add another $50-$200.
I have a dead tree in my yard and want to remove it. Thanks for the advice about how you should also figure out if a tree removal company will also take out the stump. Another thing to consider is making sure to get several quotes so that you can find a tree service that is within your budget.
I am so glad to know that a 30ft tree only costs between $150-$300 because that is how tall our oak tree is. We have been thinking about removing it for a while now. It has been pretty sick and nothing we have done has been able to help it. We will have to keep this information in mind while we are looking for someone to do the job.
The price breakdown by tree seems pretty on point. I’ve been asking around about pricing, and that’s essentially what I’m hearing. About to hire some guys to take out an old tree in the backyard. I think it might be messing with the foundation of the home.
Thanks, Tom! Yes, we’ve tried to include some insights into the general price range you will find in the industry. Obviously, location, emergency circumstances, and other variables will impact price. Best of luck to you as you get that removed!
The article makes a really good point about taking the other costs of the tree removal into consideration. For example, if you have the tree cut down you need to know how much it will cost to remove the stump as well. Ideally, all of this information should be talked about before you actually hire the tree company to work on your yard.