How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?


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When it comes down to removing a tree, there are going to be some factors that you’re going to have to put into play.  You will have to consider the tree’s location, its height, as well as how much it weighs.  You will also need to scope out the area.  Are there power lines?  Is a house nearby?

There are many types of tree removal types that include rigging which involves the worker to start at the top and work their way to the bottom.  As they go down, they will chop each tree branch one by one.  Another option is via a crane.  The crane is usually used for dead trees or trees that are unsafe to cut done.  The crane will simply pull the tree back to a safer location, allowing the workers to cut it down piece by piece.  Craning is going to require more than one worker on average.

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Average Reported Cost: $774.17

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  1. Tom (Alpharetta,  Ga) paid $1250 and said:

    I had a very large dead oak tree in my front yard. I had two estimates for 1800 and 2500. My neighbor referred me to Atlanta Tree Professionals because of the quality and price. DJ the owner came out and gave me an estimate of 1350. He discounted it 100 because they had another job they could schedule it with in the area. They did an amazing job. It took half a day and they cleaned up great. They also worked around my Japanese maple without damaging it. Very professional from start to finish.

  2. Cary (Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania) paid $400 and said:

    I was quoted about $400 for an elm tree in my backyard but I was able to contact my insurance company and it was covered 100%! Be sure to check with your insurance company before getting a quote from a local tree removal service.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  3. Harry (Clinton,  North Carolina) paid $1200 and said:

    I’m not sure if I was ripped off or not, but the tree was easily accessible by a truck and there were no obstacles in the way. Two men worked for about six hours and I was slapped with this bill. Did I get ripped off?

    Was it worth it? Yes

  4. Bonnie (Stowe,  Vermont) paid $550 and said:

    I paid about $500 for my oak tree in my backyard. It really wasn’t near anything and this also included the stump grinding. They left the logs behind for my fireplace.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  5. Duke (Boston,  Massachusetts) paid $445 and said:

    Paid $445 to remove a dead tree that has been in my woods for more than a year now. I wanted to play it safe and have it knocked down because I didn’t know if it would fall on my house over time. The truck came out and was able to remove it. He did note he needed to use special equipment to reach it though.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  6. James (Ithaca,  New York) paid $800 and said:

    Had a huge Douglas Fir taken down. It was probably at least 40 feet tall and was starting to invade the other trees in the yard. This price included stump grinding and didn’t really require any special tools.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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