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Question DetailsAsked on 7/8/2013

How much should tree removal cost? I have a 30 foot tall pine tree that I'd like removed, including stump.

Also wondering if bigger jobs result in discounts. I have a few others I'd like to take out, will they bid per tree or knock down pricing per tree for a longer day of work?

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Definitely knock the cost down for bigger jobs - usually a 3-4 man crew for cutting, hauling, chipping - more efficient if doing multiple trees as can be clearing away one while cutting another down or into lengths. Might save 10-20% per tree if you have a full days work.

Here are a couple of similar questions, with typical cost info -

Answered 7 years ago by LCD


can I get trees removed from my property free... it's dangerous to my house.

Answered 5 years ago by divaone678


Divaone687: Generally not for free, though there are a few cases where you sometimes can get it for free:

1) tree is in danger of contacting powerlines or in danger of falling onto power lines, then usually power utility will top it or cut it down, and will usually chip/mulch the small branches and leaves as piles of them are a public nuisance and fire hazard, but usually just stack the larger cut wood nearby for you to get rid of - the stuff too big to easily chip. Though a Firewood company might come and haul that off for you.

2) tree is in or at serious risk of falling into roadway, sometimes the road/streets department will remove it - though sometimes if a person calls asking one be removed they just issue a notice saying the landowner has to remove it

3) if a quite large tree (generally at least 2-3 feet diameter at chest height) AND a valuable wood like cherry, ash, or walnut or one of the more valuable oaks, a hardwood sawmill operation will take it down and take it away for free - though normally NOT if it is at risk of hitting buildings or powerlines.

4) some Firewood companies will cut down trees and cut them up to hjaul off to sell as firewood - though again not generally if endangering a house or powerlines or otherwise in a position where is it not a simple whole-tree felling job into a clear area. And like with hardwood companies, they commonly do not provide full cleanup of the debris - they only want the logs. Ditto to removing the stump - that is going to be left as your problem.

One issue with getting it done for free (other than by street department or power utility) is they commonly are not insured as a Tree Service contractor normally would be, so if there is a problem or it crashes through your house you might not be covered. Ditto if the person(s) recovering it get injured in the process.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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