Estimating Tree Removal Cost

Know Before You Quote


Is it time for a tree to come down? As much as it pains you to have to give up its natural beauty and shade, sometimes tree removal is the right choice, but it’s not a cheap one. While every project is different, there are ways of estimating tree removal costs to gauge how much you may have to pay.

Estimating Tree Removal Costs

The best way to get a quote on removing a tree is to call up several local companies and have them evaluate the situation. The cost of tree removal depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Size
  • Location
  • Environment
  • Condition
  • Complexity

There are also some items you may think are included in removing a tree that will increase the cost, such as:

  • Stump removal
  • Log splitting
  • Hauling limbs
  • Wood chipping
  • Travel

All of these factors should be clearly outlined in the company’s quote. If it’s not there, and you need it, be sure to ask instead of assuming it will be done. In some instances, like stump removal and chipping, additional equipment is needed.

Basic Tree Removal Services

When you get a quote for tree removal, the only thing you can assume is that the company plans to come to the site and cut down a specific tree. The company will determine whether or not they can complete this task by climbing the tree or using other equipment. This could incur an added cost if the tree is in a precarious position. A tree removal company should also chop the trunk into more manageable pieces. Anything after this, from what happens to the trunk and branches, is up to you.

If you’re having problems with your tree, removal should be the last resort. Not only is it expensive, even at a basic level, removing a tree removes a natural habitat for all sorts of animals.

It’s also not something someone without experience should take on. Not only is tree removal dangerous, but it could also have negative effects on other structures around your property. What homeowners can do is regularly maintain trees to help ensure they stay strong and healthy. This includes pruning, watering, fertilizing, and (most importantly) planting it in the right place.

For more questions about estimating the cost of tree removal, and for a quote on a specific project, call Elite Tree Care today.

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