Do you have a tree near your house that you would like to have removed? This is not an everyday job! You can easily damage other parts of the garden when removing a tree. For this reason, it is important to have this work done by a real specialist. Are you planning to get it done, but would you like to have a clear picture of the prices involved? Please have a look at the information below!
- 1 How much does it cost to cut down a tree?
- 2 Choices that influence the felling of tree
- 3 What does it cost you?
How much does it cost to cut down a tree?
The costs charged for felling a tree can vary considerably. Various factors have a direct influence on the price tag. Not only the location of the tree, but also of its size and age. In order to give you a good idea of what it would cost to have a tree felled, we’ve listed the following average prices for you:
|Job||Average cost price|
|Felling a small tree (6-8 inch in size and between 20 – 30 feet in heigt)||about 410 to 440 dollars|
|Felling of an average tree (8-15 inches in size and between 5 and 20 feet in height)||about 630 to 655 dollars|
|Cutting down a large tree (from 14 inch in size and between 23 and 49 feet in height)||About 845 to 875 dollars|
|Removing a tree stump||About 75 & 95 dollars|
Small tree with lots of space
Do you have a small and young tree that has plenty of space around it? Are you sure it can fall without causing any damage? In that case you are lucky, as the costs will be very limited. Removing such a tree will cost about 410 to 440 dollars.
Average tree. Do you have a tree that has an average size, but that also has enough space to fall? In that case, the costs are about 630 to 655 dollars.
Large tree in a small garden. Do you have a large tree in a garden with a limited area? Is there a good chance that the tree will cause considerable damage when in falls? Those are more expensive. This has everything to do with the fact that it is more difficult to remove the tree. The gardener has to be particularly careful. The last thing you want is for the tree to fall on your garden shed. The cost of felling an old tree in a difficult place will be about 845 to 875 dollars.
Removing a tree stump. After the tree has been felled, you’re left with a tree stump remains behind. Do you also want to have it removed? A stump grinder will do the job. You can remove both the stump and the roots from the soil. That’ll make the location of the old tree available again, allowing you to do something else with it. Removing a tree stump will cost about 75 to 95 dollars.
Choices that influence the felling of tree
Different choices have a direct influence on the price charged for felling a tree. We would like to list these choices for you:
Choice 1: The size of the tree
The size and the age of the tree are decisive for the height of the price tag for felling. This has everything to do with the fact that felling an old, large tree takes much more time than removing a small, young tree. Felling a small tree will usually costs about 410 to 440 dollars, the price for a very large tree will quickly rise to 875 dollars.
Choice 2: The method of removal
The method that will be used to remove the tree is partly determined by the location of the tree.
Felling: When a tree has enough space to fall, it is usually cut off from the ground. This is the quickest and also the most economical way to cut down a tree.
Climbing: When there’s only a limited space available for the tree to fall, the climbing technique is used. The gardener will climb into the tree and starts to cut it down starting from the top. The branches are carefully lowered with a rope. This way of working keeps the costs relatively low. In any case, this is a more advantageous way of working compared to the use of an aerial work platform.
Boom lift: Sometimes you need to use a boom lift to remove a tree. For example, when there’s not enough space available for the tree to fall. This technique is also used when the tree is sick or simply too unsafe to climb in. In this situation the costs are much higher because you need to pay the gardener’s labor costs, as well as the boom lift.
Sawing a tree stump
Choice 3: Have the stump removed
After the tree has been felled, the stump and the roots are still deep in the ground. You can just leave the stump in place. Nature will remove it after a while. Another possibility is to use the tree stump as a planter or table. In most cases people want to use the space to lay grass or paving on the spot where the stump is. You’ll need about an hour’s work for the removal. That’s between 75 and 95 dollar.
Choice 4: What to do with the wood?
The remaining wood can be processed in various ways. You can choose to have it shredded so that you can use it for a garden path, but you can also have the wood removed. Another possibility is to keep it and saw it into blocks. That’s cheap wood for your fireplace. Processing and removing wood may be subject to an additional charge.
What does it cost you?
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