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How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?

 
low costLow: $125-$437average costMedium: $175-$900high costHigh: $962-$1,400+
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The cost of tree removal varies according to a tree's location, height, width, number of branches and proximity to utility lines or other obstacles, according to Atlanta-Tree.com.

Typical costs:

  • Small trees up to about 30-feet high, such as a Black Mulberry, Dogwood or Russian Olive, with clearance of buildings and utility lines cost about $125-$437 to remove.
  • Medium-sized trees from 30-60 feet tall including the Black Alder, Black Gum and Crabapple, that are set apart from buildings and utilities run $175-$900.
  • Large trees 60-80 feet high, including Red Oak, Pine and Black Locust, are estimated at $400-$1,000.
  • Trees 80-100 feet tall such as the American Ash, Bur Oak and Sugar Maple can cost anywhere from $962-$1,400+.
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What should be included:
  • Tree removal generally includes bringing the tree down to a stump, chipping or hauling away the small branches and cutting the trunk into small sections. Stump removal requires a separate machine, but can be included in the overall price. Roots are generally not included in the bid, though some exposed roots near the stump can be taken care of during stump removal. For an extra charge, the trunk wood can be hauled away. Some services bring along a wood splitter and for an extra fee will split and stack the wood.
  • When trees are near buildings, the tree cannot just be knocked over and cut apart. Each end to be cut must be "roped down." The climber ties a rope around the piece to be cut off. After cutting, the section of wood is lowered slowly to the ground.
  • If trees are near utility lines, contact the local utility company for an inspection.
Additional costs:
  • Stump grinding pulverizes the remaining tree stump into a pile of sawdust and may be priced separately or as part of the estimate. Large stump grinding averages $169-$300. Small stumps are about $75.
  • While branches and litter from the tree removal are cleaned up by the tree crew, the cost estimate does not always include hauling away the large pieces of potential firewood. Some companies charge up to $350 to haul away trunk wood from a 30-foot tree removal.
  • Chipping branches may be an extra $65-$150 per hour, if not included in the estimate. Some outfits charge around $50 to haul away the load of chips.
  • Hiring an out-of-the-area arborist will cost drive time plus mileage. Arborist consultations can run $125 per hour.
  • Check city codes. Some trees -- either on the street or on private property -- are protected in certain areas.
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tree removal
Amount: $450.00 per tree
Posted by: Will F. in Albemarle, NC.Posted: September 2nd, 2014 08:09AM
Contractor: j.j. home improvement & tree services
Excellent work performed by this company. Very professional and reasonable. This company came in gave an estimate and started right to work. Great work conducted followed by detailed cleanup. Would highly recommend.
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large beech tree 75'
Amount: $1,200.00 per tree
Posted by: Joel kenneth in fairport, NY.Posted: August 14th, 2014 07:08AM
Contractor: Hresent Homes
Amazing company had a 75 foot tree cut down and hauled away in 5 hours even left some fire wood and split it for us at no cost!! Total job price was only 2800 with 2 smaller trees and all stumps ground. What a great company!!
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2 trees
Amount: $1,000.00 per tree
Posted by: bonita in brockton, MA.Posted: June 20th, 2014 12:06PM
Type of Tree: not sureHeight: 35 ft
Contractor: t and t tree services
they removed two trees around 35 ft high, it took 3.5 hours per tree.
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Tree removal
Amount: $387.00 per tree
Posted by: GoTigers! in Columbia, SC.Posted: January 27th, 2014 04:01PM
Type of Tree: PineHeight: 80 ft
Contractor: Boozer Tree Service
Charged 1550 to cut down 4 pine trees. Two were already dead and located far from house. The other two were live and located close to house, and the men had to climb at least 70 feet and limb them first. They also completely hauled off everything, but left the stumps since the trees were in a wooded area. Four men, roughly 8 hours of work. Insured, professional.
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Tree Removal
Amount: $1,000.00 per tree
Posted by: RMoody in Marietta, GA.Posted: January 8th, 2014 05:01AM
Type of Tree: Red oakHeight: 16
Contractor: Atlanta Tree Professionals
My neighbor's tree didn't fall but it was leaning precariously. It was a crab apple tree. Thank God it didn't hit the house. This price included hauling it away.
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70' TREE ON ROOF PLUS TEN 60' TO 70' TREES NEAR HOUSE AND FENCE
Amount: $2,200.00 per tree
Posted by: MARLA MARKS in WASILLA, AK.Posted: November 23rd, 2013 01:11AM
Type of Tree: BIRCHHeight: 60 TO 70 FEET
Contractor: PUNCHLIST SERVICES
3 MEN REMOVED TOP AND LARGE BRANCHES FROM ROOF THEN WINCHED 50' TRUNK CAREFULLY OFF ROOF AND SWUNG SIDEWAYS WITH ANOTHER LONG LINE.VERY SMOOTH! SECTIONED TREE IN 6' LENGTHS AND HAULED AWAY. CLEANED UP LIMBS. FELLED 10 MORE DANGER TREES 60 TO 70'HIGH CLOSE TO HOUSE AND FENCE. LIMBED,BUCKED UP AND REMOVED WOOD. $2,200.00 TOTAL.
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Get an expert
Amount: $400.00 per tree
Posted by: bbj in Welcome, NC.Posted: September 6th, 2013 09:09AM
Type of Tree: pin oakHeight: 40\'
Contractor: J J Improvements &Tree Services
No other company comes close to the service they provide. Pin oak trees are a royal pain and when carpenter ants get into them they become a hazard. We had to have one removed and got several quotes which ranged from 600 to over 1500. These guys got the job and did an excellent job. They provide proof of ins. and the others wouldn't. I highly recommend them.
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Tree Removal estimate
Amount: $2,700.00 per tree
Posted by: tamtam29 in Columbia, MD.Posted: August 16th, 2013 08:08AM
Type of Tree: OakHeight: 60\'
Contractor: Nelson Tree
Came out the same day I called to give estimate. This estimate is for one oak tree only, about 3 ft diameter.
To remove two large trees, $4600. I am still getting estimates.
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Tree removal
Amount: $550.00 per tree
Posted by: linrj in Northborough, MA.Posted: July 31st, 2013 09:07AM
Type of Tree: PineHeight: 80
Contractor: Templeman Tree Service
Climber and 3 man team removed about an 80' pine and maybe a 90' oak leaning on the pine for sunlight in about 4 hrs. They cut the oak into 16" sections and stacked it for me to split later. Hauled away the pine and cleaned up all debris. Took down a 100' pine the next day and hauled away, cleaned up, and left stump, this cost me $1000.
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storm damaged oak tree
Amount: $2,000.00 per tree
Posted by: susiek in Roswell, GA.Posted: June 25th, 2013 07:06AM
Type of Tree: water oak?Height: 60 ft. approx.
Contractor: A+ Tree Service, Georgia
The tree service had to cut and rope each piece down, and they cut it into long sections which they hauled away (to sell, no doubt). We asked that they leave a few loads of firewood, but they did not leave us anything except mud and stumps. I am having a hard time knowing that we paid them to take down a healthy (although damaged) hard wood tree which they they sold. That is stealing in my opinion!
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storm damaged trees and stump grinding
Amount: $4,000.00 per tree
Posted by: Sandy victim in 07849, NJ.Posted: February 25th, 2013 05:02PM
Type of Tree: red oakHeight: 80\'+
Contractor: Portz Family Tree Service
Found this company on Google maps. The climber took his time and had everything roped down safely avoiding my house and wires. The cleanup and removal of debris left me with a good sense of normalcy. Defiantly recommend
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Tree Removal
Amount: $450.00 per tree
Posted by: gfdude in GLENS FALLS, NY.Posted: February 6th, 2013 07:02PM
Type of Tree: OakHeight: 80\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'
Contractor: Celeste Sealcoating
I seen a ad on craigslist for this company, they primarily do driveway sealcoating, but offer tree cutting services, they came with 3 guys, cut down my oak tree that was 4 feet from my house, in 4.5 hours, to the stump, worked total of 10 hours, cut all the pieces in fire wood size chunks, split it all and stacked it measured the amount of wood the tree gave, was about 1.25 cord. I did not want the wood, they offered to sell the wood for me no cost, they did the advertisement for me and the wood sold on craigslist for $300.00, a guy came paid me and picked the wood up and I made my money partially back for the tree removal I very pleased with the work, and this company gave me the cheapest stump removal service which the money I made for the wood paid for it. I am very pleased with the service and the cleanup all the limbs and other debris was removed. This company was very professional and very safe. I recommend them to anyone.
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Oak tree
Amount: $3,200.00 per tree
Posted by: Punew in Pelahm, NY.Posted: January 20th, 2013 06:01AM
Contractor: Almstead
They want 3209 to take down a 3o foot oak tree
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tree removal
Amount: $1,000.00 per tree
Posted by: mary n zepp in Yorktown, VA.Posted: September 10th, 2012 10:09PM
Type of Tree: poplarHeight: 60 to 80?
Contractor: Amazing Tree service
They charged 7,500 for 7 trees. They didn't haul any wood for three in the back. Was this reasonable or too expensive?
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trees
Amount: $200.00 per tree
Posted by: joe bassett in east new market, MD.Posted: March 19th, 2012 04:03AM
Type of Tree: pinesHeight: 80'
Contractor: Bill Jones
damn good job
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Tree removal and selective pruning
Amount: $75.00 per tree
Posted by: Bob Adler in Southampton, NY.Posted: February 12th, 2012 08:02PM
Type of Tree: Oaks pinesHeight: 65 and larger
Contractor: Ely tree expert
This guy rich Ely is the best and I would recommend him and his crew . His price was correct and he was honest when it was needed the most that was the most important thing. Just call him You will talk to him And only him then he came to my house and we made a plan and he did great a+!!!!
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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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