Estimating Tree Removal Cost

And the Contributing Factors

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Tree removal is not an easy task. Depending on what needs to be done, the price for professional removal could range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Some may think DIY tree removal would cost less, but then they end up paying much more in repairs (or hospital bills). This is why removing a tree should be necessary. If there are no other options, here are some factors to consider when estimating tree removal cost.

Necessary Tree Removal

Tree removal should not be taken lightly. There’s a lot you can do before it needs to come to this. Expert pruning and certain bracing techniques are two alternatives to total tree removal. However, here are some reasons why a tree would need to be removed:

  1. Hazard. Damaged or dying branches can be pruned. But if the whole tree is doomed and past the point of recovery, it’s best to remove it. Especially if it’s close to structures or utility lines.
  2. Lot clearing. If you’re planning on clearing a lot for construction, and trees don’t work into the design plan, it’s time to remove it. Consider replanting trees around the area once the new structure is built.
  3. Transplanting. If you didn’t properly plan where a tree should be planted, and you end up needing to relocate it for the sake of the tree and the property, tree removal and replanting is an option. This is more likely to be successful for younger, less established trees.

Estimating Tree Removal Cost

The one thing every tree removal project has in common is that you’re removing a tree from its current location. Other than that, each project varies. This makes it difficult to put a specific price on tree removal. Cost contributing factors include:

  • Type
  • Size
  • Age
  • Location
  • Season
  • Condition
  • Complexity

There are also related tree services that aren’t typically included in the quote for tree removal, like stump removal and log splitting. Make sure everything you want to be done for the removal is included in the quote. It should cover everything from the travel expenses and tools needed to climb the tree to how the limbs are removed and the area is cleaned up.

For more information on tree removal and a comprehensive estimate for your next project, contact Elite Tree Care for a free quote.

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