Though trees add beauty to your landscape, there comes a point where they need to be removed. Diseased, dead, and decaying trees with root systems can all pose a risk to your house and family. Whatever need you have, a tree removal service can cut it down and sometimes even remove it for you. On average, these services cost between $150 and $2,000, and the average cost to cut down a tree falls in the $700–$750 area. Tree removal pricing depends on different factors you have to consider. Always make sure you have researched the company for your tree removal.
Things That Determine the Cost of Tree Removal
Larger trees are going to be more costly to remove because they need heavy-duty equipment. The removal process is more dangerous and there’s more material to get rid of. However, there are other factors that play their roles in determining the price of tree removal services.
Size of the Tree
Trees less than 30 feet in height are “small”, and removing these trees typically costs between $150-$500. Many fruit trees are small, like silver birches.
A “medium-sized” tree is 30–60 feet tall and costs between $600-$1,000 to remove. A “large tree” is 60–80 feet tall and costs about $800-$1,700 to remove. For any tree taller you should look to pay $1,500–$3,000.
But, height isn’t the only dimension that matters. A taller tree is also going to have a thicker trunk.
Type of Tree
Two trees of roughly the same height and trunk diameter will typically cost you about the same to get rid of, even if they’re different species.
Emergency Tree Removal
When an emergency arises, you need to remove the tree before it can cause more damage. Because you are needing random-hour services, prices are going to be increased.
If you live in a far location, you may be charged a travel fee, since the team will need to drive heavy machinery out to your home. Those who live in locations with a higher cost of living will see higher prices for tree removal. Anything that makes our services more difficult will cost more. Such as, sloped land, rocky or thick soil, an angled trunk, or thin branches. If the process is risky, or if the tree is near power lines —you might get charged an extra 50% added for tree removal.