8 main factors determine tree removal cost. Your Certified Arborist will discuss these with you during your quote. These include:
- Condition – A healthy tree is more difficult to remove than dead, sick, or rotting trees.
- Accessibility – If the tree is near power lines, buildings, or fences, liability goes up.
- Tree species – Some trees are harder, have more complex root systems, and limb variations.
- Overhead cost
- Local tax
- Local licensing requirements
Areas with higher costs of living will garner a higher price for tree removal. As far as variety goes, we’re able to remove or prune many different types of trees, but here are a couple of examples.
Oak Tree Removal
Being a very strong, tough wood, these will naturally cost more to remove. Not only are they strong, but they’re usually extremely tall (around 60 ft on average). Expect to pay between $200 and $1,000.
Pine Tree Removal
Many species of pine trees exist, but their average height is 40-60 feet, some varietals grow as tall as 80 feet. Small pine tree removal will cost about $200, while an extremely tall one will run you about $1,500.
A good tree removal company (tree service near me) will explain all the costs involved so you’re clear on what you’re paying for.
When it comes to tree removal, homeowners usually want a package including wood removal/disposal and/or stump grinding. Each of these add-ons can raise the overall cost of the job.
Tree Removal: This is the act of cutting down the tree. When you only purchase it without the add-ons below, the entire tree will be left laying on your property.
Wood Removal / Disposal: If you would like the tree and debris removed from your property make sure your quote includes wood removal/disposal (sometimes called “haul wood”).
Tree companies have to pay to dispose of this wood and it takes extra time, which is why wood removal/disposal will add cost to your tree removal.
If you are concerned about the environment, make sure your tree company is recycling the wood.
Stump Grinding: Stump Grinding is the act of grinding down tree stumps to avoid trip hazards. Rotting stumps are an attraction for insects and fungi.
To avoid potential infestation of your existing trees, stump grinding should be performed. Because this takes extra time and equipment, stump grinding will be an additional cost.