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tree service cost
Amount: $0.00 per tree
Posted by: climbing specialest in wausau, WI.Posted: January 17th, 2012 09:01AM
Contractor: kennedy tree service
Most of these prices seem a bit high to me. I have owned a tree service for 5 years ( http://kennedytreeservice.com ) I have one full time and one part time employee. I try to make $75-$100 per hour, that seems to be average for my area. If its an extremely challenging job I will go up to $150 per hour. Anything over that I think is a bit steep. Make sure to call around before you commit.
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tree removal
Amount: $550.00 per tree
Posted by: janet k in wausau, WI.Posted: January 17th, 2012 04:01AM
Type of Tree: mapleHeight: 70\\\'
Contractor: http://kennedytreeservice.com
i put the web sight for kennedy tree service in the contractor box so everyone can find them. i had them remove a very large maple tree along side my house with power lines running through it. they climbed up with saws and ropes and had it down in one day. they were very professional and fun to work with. did a very good job.
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trees
Amount: $0.00 per tree
Posted by: tree trimmer in washington C.H., OR.Posted: December 14th, 2011 09:12AM
Type of Tree: naHeight: o
Contractor: na
I have had my tree trimming & removal buisness 20 yrs. most of the prices on here are fair. If you end up paying over $150 per hr. you should get other estimates next time. With 1 man & myself,getting tree down to ground level,chipping all limbs under firwood size, cutting larger wood into smaller chunks,and raking up when done, I average $60 per hr.
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tree limbs
Amount: $1,500.00 per tree
Posted by: Hope Smith in Milledgeville, GA.Posted: July 19th, 2011 06:07PM
Type of Tree: Height: 20
Contractor: Bundrage
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softwoods tree removal
Amount: $0.00 per tree
Posted by: a user in underhill, VT.Posted: May 7th, 2011 08:05AM
Type of Tree: pineHeight: 90'
Contractor: none
keep in mind that white pines,etc, can be sold to the mill and tree serice will usually arrange this transaction
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3 Acre Lot land Clearing...
Amount: $400.00 per tree
Posted by: Mickey Jamal in Marlboro, NY.Posted: October 3rd, 2010 08:10PM
Type of Tree: Ash, Maple & OaksHeight: 60-80ft
Contractor: http://www.TarzanTreeScaping.com
I had these fellas come to my property and level down over three acres of huge trees and thick heavy brush. They were very systematic in the process and had everything down and chipped up and removed within a week or so. The total cost was over $25,000 and I had them clear stumps from the road to make a road to connect with the lots we are subdividing.
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60 foot pine tree removal
Amount: $300.00 per tree
Posted by: Mike Kirwan in Deering, NH.Posted: September 17th, 2010 11:09PM
Type of Tree: pineHeight: 60+ feet
Contractor: Hirko Tree Service
I had a 60+ foot pine about 30 feet from my house I wanted down. Hirko Tree Service showed up in 2 days with 3 guys. 1 guy climbed right to the top and started cutting. They worked hard. No Nonense. I will do the clean up to save $$$. I couldn't have been more pleased.
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Athens Alabama Tree service experience
Amount: $500.00 per tree
Posted by: Phillip Washington in athens, AL.Posted: August 23rd, 2010 08:08PM
Type of Tree: hickoryHeight: 60
Contractor: Mike's Tree Removal "Mike Hacker"
I first saw the crew in my neighbors lawn taking down huge trees when i decided to have them over for a estimate.Everything went great i have since had them at 2 more trees and 3 family members houses as well.I will reccomend them to do any tree anytime.Give them a call yourself (256)431-3000
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tree removal
Amount: $1,300.00 per tree
Posted by: ellen druan in antrim, NH.Posted: August 12th, 2010 09:08AM
Type of Tree: hardwoodHeight: 60 plus
Contractor: first-climber,second bucket
firstone said 500, one day one week several hours a day,meditated up there in tree top. asked for ins and how come already 1300$ and not one day -dissapeared. second . came one hour, i left to do errand half hour, he left, and has been harrasing me for 1400. i put stop payment-he went over septic,propane underground area, stuff in back of house, i said everying in fronyt --not to go in areas he did,he has been threatening with calls and letters, i asked to see insurance papers,and contract,which said fullday and wont send contract which said full day 1000.00 tree gone.
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To Jake68 from Newbury MA
Amount: $850.00 per tree
Posted by: Mel, Scarborough ME in Scarborough, ME.Posted: July 28th, 2010 12:07PM
Type of Tree: PineHeight: 80'
Contractor: Way Up
I think $1600 is overpriced. I just had an 80' pine, that branched into three equal parts, nearly at the base of the tree, taken down for $850. It was extremely close to my shed, and other trees too. They removed everything from my yard. They brought in a 50' bucket truck too. Granted, I negotiated the price down from $1,100.
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Tree removal
Amount: $5,000.00 per tree
Posted by: Herim in Union, NJ.Posted: July 17th, 2010 10:07AM
Type of Tree: OakHeight: 100+
The contractor wants $5000 to remove tree to the stump. Tree is on 2 properties. The trunk's diameter is about 4 feet. Is this price too high?
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tree removal
Amount: $1,300.00 per tree
Posted by: Charles and Nancy in Reno to Lake Tahoe, NV.Posted: June 26th, 2010 07:06PM
Type of Tree: sugar pineHeight: 80'
Contractor: Tree Master, Don Butler
Huge tree he dropped exactly where he said he would... between power lines, our house, and other trees. Took one day to chop down (OK.. chain saw)and one day to cut into pieces and haul away. Cut it to ground level and left the site swept clean. Highly recommend! This guy knows what he's doing!
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Pricing tree removals
Amount: $0.00 per tree
Posted by: Matthew Banchero in Sonoma County, CA.Posted: May 31st, 2010 10:05AM
Contractor: Matthew Banchero's Tree Service
There are lots of considerations. Is the tree safe to climb? What does the landing zone look like? Are their ornamental plantings to watch out for? How far is the drag to the chipper? How easy is the access for the stump grinder? Is a permit required? Is the contractor licensed? Does the contractor have a bond and insurance? Is the crew insured and do they have workmans comp? Does the contractor carry insurance on their truck and chipper? Additional equipment like boom lifts or cranes cost extra and can be included in a bid or can be paid for by the home owner. Tree removal is an industry that requires specialized skills, equipment and overhead. In my area, my price of $75 a man hour is on the inexpensive side for licensed contractors. Several other outfits in the area charge $85-105/hr. Many skilled but unlicensed guys here charge $50-65/hr and there is no shortage of guys with a saw and pick up truck who want the wood and will cut and haul for $25/hr. Be sure to consider the down side of going with the cheapest bid, as in a tree through your house or an injured guy in your back yard. As a home owner you can be held liable for hiring an unlicensed contractor and your home insurance will not cover property damage or medical bills. Get three bids if it is a big job, ask for copies of insurance or licenses if you are paying for the contractor to have them and trust your instincts.
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PLEASANTLY SURPRISED
Amount: $370.00 per tree
Posted by: Calamity Jeanne in Duluth, MN.Posted: May 26th, 2010 06:05PM
Type of Tree: SpruceHeight: 80 - 100 feet
Contractor: Rick's Tree and Stump Removal
We learned last week that my husband is about to inherit some money, so I called Rick to ask for an estimate for removal of the dead spruce tree as detailed in my last post. Got the estimate the same day: $300 to take down and remove the tree, $35 to grind the stump, and $35 to remove the excess mulch. We can go for that now, no need to wait until our ship comes in! I have no doubt that the crew will do a good job.
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Tree Removal
Amount: $3,000.00 per tree
Posted by: Very Satisfied Customer in Clinton, MD.Posted: May 18th, 2010 03:05PM
Type of Tree: MapleHeight: 100\' est
Contractor: Treescape Services
Tree was old, very large and severly damaged. It was next to fence and storage sheds. Most of the wood was cut and removed to neighbor's yard for neighbor to use for firewood. Stump was ground out and all debris removed. Work completed in 3 hours. Very pleased with services and would hire again if necessary.
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TREE REMOVAL
Amount: $250.00 per tree
Posted by: Calamity Jeanne in Duluth, MN.Posted: May 15th, 2010 08:05PM
Type of Tree: BirchHeight: 50\'(?)
Contractor: Rick\'s Tree and Stump Removal
The power company's tree contractor actually cut down the birch tree, which was large, already dead when we bought the house in 2007, and threatening the power lines, in late fall of 2008. Removal was up to us. We let it go over the winter, then contacted Rick Hansen in spring of 2009 for an estimate. (I work in the city engineer's office, and Rick does a lot of clearing and grubbing subcontracting on local street improvement projects, so I already knew him.) He quoted us $200 to cut up and remove the large pieces of birch trunk. I told him to go for it. While on the job he called me at work and said that for an additional $50 he'd grind out the stump. Again, I told him to go for it. His crew did a beautiful hob and left us lots of lovely birch sawdust to use as mulch.

We now have, back near where the dead birch was, a dead spruce. This tree is more like 80' tall. I called Rick for a ballpark estimate on taking it down and removing it, but by then the snow was too deep for him to actually get out here and take a look at it. He said probably $700 to $800 for cutting down, removal and grinding the stump. I started setting money aside every payday to get this job done once the snow melted. Then the roof of our enclosed back porch started to leak badly, so we had to spend the money to get the porch re-roofed. Next year we'll deal with the tree.

Rick is also a certified arborist and is very professional and thorough. I'd recommend him to anyone.
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