The average cost of tree removal ranges from $100 to $2,000. These are the factors considred in estimating the costs: tree size, tree height and thickness, complexity of the work needed like the proximity of tree to structures and power lines, and tree condition. If the tree has already fallen to the ground, then the cost for clearing the tree will likely cost less. Climbing necessity is also considered, and if there is no climbing involved or the job is simply cutting the tree into easy-to-clear pieces and safely removing the debris, the cost will be much less expensive. Fallen trees caught on other trees or structures may require a more complex and time-consuming job.
To help you get an idea of how prices of a change, here are some things that can affect a tree job cost:
Taller trees are more costly to remove. High trees require more time to cut, a careful plan, and the right equipment and trained people to safely remove them. The danger is greater the higher the tree cutters need to go up to do the job.
Smaller trees less than 30 feet are the easiest and cheapest to remove.
Medium trees from 30 to 60 feet costs $200 or so to remove. It also depends on the thickness of the trunk (see next item).
Large trees above 60 feet but no higher than 80 feet may cost from $500 to above $1000. Large trees are likely to reach power lines and cables and tower on small houses. Branches may get tangled on power lines or fall through roofs if the tree removal project are not planned carefully.
Larger trees above 80 feet will require more equipment, more people, and machines like trucks and cranes. Big jobs for larger trees may cost more than $1500.
Thinner trees are cheaper to remove than trees with thicker or wider trunks. Thicker tree trunks need to be cut into smaller sections, and this requires more time and right equipment.
Here are a few examples that tree conditions adds up to the cost of a tree removal job.
- Exposed roots
- Hard-leaning trees instead of growing straight up
- Trees with signs of decay are tricky to cut and remove
- Trees with split-trunk
- Unstable tree are risky to remove
- Fragile dead or dying trees
As mentioned earlier in this blog, fallen trees are cheaper to remove because they are easy. Unless they are caught in to dangerous spots or locations, fallen trees will not cost you much. There is no climbing involved. All the tree removers will do is to chop up the wood in small chunks or pieces if the fallen tree is too big, then clear the spot.
Trees near power lines or tangled up in cables need extra precautions and considerations. Strategies in cutting needs planning. This is the same for trees beside or above structures like buildings and houses.
Emergency tree removal is when you will want or need to fix a tree problem as soon as possible. High winds and storms can take down even the largest of trees and limbs. When a tree comes down on a home, car or other structures, or fall and get tangled in power cables, you will need urgen tree removal services.
There are other services associated with tree removal that could cost extra instead of being included in the initial price.
- Some services don’t include limb and trunk removals. Hauling these too may cost extra.
- Chipping the limbs is an alternative to having them hauled away. The cost of chipping is typically slightly less than hauling.
- Stump removal or stump grinding is almost always an additional service.
- Log cutting or chopping up of the wood from the tree can be an added fee. This is great for people with wood-burning fireplaces or outdoor fire pits.
- Tree trimming, tree lopping or tree pruning involves the clearing of dead branches and shaping of the tree.
- Many tree removal services also offer tree planting. Professionals can help with smart placement to avoid things like sewer pipes and potential issues down the road.
- Tree removal companies offer tree care services can encompass many things including fertilization, insect repellent, disease diagnosis and consulting on proper tree maintenance.
- Tree cabling is when cables and braces are installed around weak portions of a tree to make it more secure during a storm without taking away from its natural beauty.
Since there are many different factors is considered to determining a tree removal cost, it is not easy to get a completely accurate prediction of the cost. We can help you calculate an estimated price. Contact us through the form below and we’ll schedule you for an estimate.