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.
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 $125 per hour.
Check city codes. Some trees -- either on the street or on private property -- are protected in certain areas.
Shopping for tree removal:
The Tree Care Industry Association offers an online locator for finding a tree specialist.
Tip: make sure the tree service contractor is insured.
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Posted by: Trees trees and more trees in St Augustine, FL.
Posted: August 7th, 2020 03:08PM
Type of Tree: Live oaks and water oaks
Height: 50+ Feet each tree
Contractor: Affordable Tree Service
Removed 6 large oaks, many hanging over the roof, and a couple smaller sized trees, ground stumps. Yard very difficult to enter due to fencing and multiple trees that weren’t being removed. They had to take down part of the fencing and then reinstall it. Great job removing, hauling it all away, cleaning up and reinstalling my fence Took 4 days.
I saw a comment above. IF you are hauling wood from a 120 ft tall tree you have several loads and each load is gas and s ome have a dump fee. We charge 1000 for a 4 ft base on the ground 50ft tall. Lot more to it than chopping off limbs and hauling away. Just the saw to cut the bases is 1000$.
Simple medium height live locust tree. 1 man 2 hours just downed not cut up or removed. Job done less than 24 hours from initial contact. Just clearing a lot for a new home and this one tree couldn't be handled by us we needed a professional to ensure the safety of our neighbors homes.
The hemlock that required removal was rather large with a double trunk, (800.00). Another very large hemlock with multiple trunks had corrective pruning for 300.00. A very large sugar maple was pruned to reduce the size for 500.00 and a Crimson King maple required lighter pruning for 200.00. We had five, well-established trees worked on for 1800.00 total, including wood chipping/clean up, which was reasonably priced.
The cost of tree removal - and tree services in general - varies depending on type of tree, size and age of tree, as well as city and state laws. Not to mention the integrity of the providers. The best reviews I've found thusfar have been for Oregon Woodsmen in Salem, Oregon (http://oregonwoodsmen.com). They consult with you first, go over all your options, are knowledgeable about the tricky laws (Oregon is super protective of its nature), only charge you for what's needed, and finish their work in a timely manner.
Total was $3,500. Davio agreed to take down Limbs on Rope, instead felled large Oak which was near septic system drain station,Hoping no damage to septic. One large tree in back was also not lowered down by rope but was cut & dropped. Tore up most of my back yard. Filled some holes in yard with clay&rocks from Yard next door. Gave good dirt to my neighbor's driveway. My beautiful mountain Laurel is missing which Davio said would be saved. This has been an expensive nightmare!
One-Half of a Large Oak was already on ground. But They did not cut & lower limbs of other trees which was part of deal&price, $3600. Other Trees were dropped,& hit ground hard, septic system was under them. They took wood BUT Grass & yard torn up and was told that it wouldn't be. They took my Mountain Laurel plant which was to be left. They left trash & didn't clean all tree debris.Coming back to grind stumps. My advice ask all questions & get everything in writing.
I had 17 Trees total removed from my yard. 9 of the Tree's were mature Pine's ranging from 80'-90' and located less than 15' from my house. Climbers topped them off and roped down 3-4' sections safely. Tree's removed, limbs chipped and stumps ground in 2 days time and I couldn't be happier! These guys are insured, ISA Certified Arborist and very professional. They also removed 90' Oak Tree with 5' base for my neighbor that required a Crane and only charged him $2250
I am a Property Manger for an Apartment in Winston Salem NC. We collected 4 quotes ranging from $4200 to $12,500.00 to remove 6 massive 90' Pines between Apartment Buildings with no access! Outdoor Exposure did an amazing job and had all 6 trees down safely and stumps ground up in 3 days! Clean up was super, there professional and a pleasure to work with! Highly recommend!!!
This tree's base is over 72 inches in diameter. Close to garage, branches over garage, and its pulling up my foundation and garage floor. I got several bids they ranged from 2300.00 to 1000.00. The highest bid did not include removal of wood and the brush would be dumped on my property. He was NOT reputable, saw a woman asking for quote and thought he had a sucker.
Multiple neighbors were complaining after the last big storm that they felt our tree was unstable and could topple. We contacted alys tree service who we'd used before for trimming and they removed it and cleaned up for 1200. We had called another company and got an estimate for 1700. Some other guys in the past had said they'd try to remove it by tying a rope to the top and a pick up truck and trying to yank it out for cheap, but they seemed kinda shady. I like getting it done properly, they climb up and chop of a chunk and lower it, then lop of the next chunk, all the way top the bottom. Later they come back with a stump grinder. Since the tree was in our front yard, we called the city first to make sure it wasn't a street tree, and we got the ok. Was glad the city was able to come out quickly to give the ok on the tree, but I think it's weird that the rules seem so fuzzy.
Im with jon davis tree service. Any tree service that gives a price over the phone is dumb. there are many things that make the price. How close is it to power lines. Most states require you be (lineman certified)this employee will be higher paid. So will the cost of the job. How close can you get your chipper to the tree. If you can get you chipper close to the tree it will cost less, then one you have to drag branches 200 yard. Is it over a house, fence, etc.. Can the company sell the wood. Firewood does not sale well in Florida. You can not guess the price of a tree. A dead tree is more then a live tree. A live tree that has shed its leaves will cut cost. To many thing to mention. www.jondavistreeservice.com 352-799-3494
Looking for a rough quote as to what I would pay to have this taken down. Just dropped and cut up. No hauling or anything. No power lines or any obstacles in or near its path. Looking for best price so I can hire someone to take care of this for me
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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