Trees are beneficial to properties because of the shade they provide, the aesthetic value they add, and their ability to reduce erosion. However, when a tree has outlived its usefulness, it must be cut down. To get an accurate estimate of how much it will cost to have a tree cut down, you need to know its height, width, and location. An identical tree close to a home with wires running through it would be charged differently than one in an open yard.
The price of tree removal is primarily determined by the size of the tree to be cut down. The price may also be affected by the tree’s state and how challenging it is to cut down. Price ranges for tree removal extend from roughly $345 to over $3,950, with an average of $1,252.
Tree felling cost by tree size
Felling a small tree (between 5 and 15 feet tall) and hauling it away might cost you anywhere from $150 to $550, depending on the tree’s size, location, and how much debris it generates.
It will cost you $500 to cut down and abandon a medium-sized tree between 15 and 30 feet in height. Complete removal will go closer to $1,500. When trees are planted in dangerous areas, this can be relatively high.
The cost to fell this tree securely would be around $900, and it would be between 30 and 60 feet in height. The total cost of tree removal and disposal might range from $1,850 to $4,250.
Extra large tree
A tree of this size could reach heights of up to 100 feet! It would cost around $1,850 to drop it where it is. It might cost up to $9,000 to get it taken down.
In some cases, a higher price may be required to account for the fact that a healthy, robust tree was used. Dead, decaying, or rotting items make less impact, require less effort, and hence cost less to dispose of. You should emphasize the tree’s frailty if you’re not offered a fair price.
The price is determined in part by the size of the tree’s trunk. Stump grinding is another context in which this factor is relevant. A shorter, fatter tree might fetch a higher price than its taller, leaner counterpart.
If a tree can be cut down without damaging any buildings or other structures, it will be removed at a reduced cost. A tree service will charge more if there is a high potential for harm during the removal process. After all, the stakes are higher now, necessitating greater caution and perhaps even the adoption of more involved methods and apparatus to limit their legal exposure.
Can you fell a tree yourself?
We recommend hiring a professional tree service if the tree is more than 15 feet tall. In addition to the inherent dangers of working at height, the already high risk of falling from a tree when removing it makes tree felling and removal an extremely hazardous occupation.
DIY tree felling could save you money if you own or have access to a chainsaw and trailer, but the cost quickly increases if you rent either one.
Your trees must be trimmed regularly to ensure that your yard always looks its best. Tree trimming or pruning serves multiple purposes, including improving the tree’s appearance and preventing potential injuries from falling branches. You can save or spend a lot of money on tree trimming, depending on your level of involvement and whether or not you do it yourself.