Tree removal might be needed because of an impending storm, to prevent property damage or even because it is a water hog. In some cases, you might not need to remove the entire tree, but instead just a simple tree trimming. Depending on the size, location and types of tree service you need, the price for removal or maintenance can vary.
Determine the Size of the Tree
A small tree will cost significantly less than a large tree because of the resources and the time needed to complete the job. A small tree will be no more than 25 feet tall, a medium tree will be no more than 50 feet tall, and a large tree will be no more than 90 feet tall.
Hazardous tree removal will cost more. A hazardous tree is one that is dead, is located near power lines, or is infested with bees or wasps.
Money Saving Steps You Can Do Yourself
The best way to save money during a tree removal is to remove the wood on your own or with the help of friends and family. The removal of the wood once the tree is cut down can inflate the cost of the service by a couple hundred dollars. You can also chop up the tree and sell it as firewood to offset the cost of the services.
Another service that will be charged to the bill is the removal of the clippings. The clippings are branches and leaves that have been cut off the tree prior to it being cut down. This is something that you can easily do on your own and is an easy way to cut costs.
Average Costs for Tree Removal
Tree removal will on average cost $8 per foot for a 25-foot tree, $9 per foot for a 50-foot tree and $10 per foot for a 90-foot tree. By this estimate it would cost you roughly $200 for a 25-foot tree, $450 for a 50-foot tree and $900 for a 90-foot tree.