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How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Tree?

Hopefully your trees will last a long healthy life. Sooner or later though, either due to tree disease or damage, you may find yourself in need of stump or tree removal. Cost may immediately become a concern. You have to remove diseased or damaged trees for both the health and beauty of your lawn, but it is quite understandable to wonder about the price of tree removal services.

Tree Removal Prices: The Basics

No one can give you a specific price for your tree removal until they see the tree you need to remove and the situation, but the typical range for tree removal runs between $150 to $1,500 and sometimes more. You generally should not expect the best service for a $150 fee unless it is a supremely easy tree removal job, and you probably won’t be paying more than $1,500 unless it is a major removal or multiple trees. The average tree removal prices are between $500 and $1,000.

Breakdown of Tree Removal Costs

Again, the price of tree removal services will vary from company to company and yard to yard, but here is a basic gauge to go by. Usually removal of a tree up to 25 feet tall will cost between $150 and $500, and a tree taller than 25 feet but shorter than 75 feet tall should run somewhere between $200 and $1,000. A tree over 75 tall may cost $1,500 or more for removal. Keep in mind these basic estimates are for tree removal, not stump removal. Stump removal is a different operation with its own fee, usually between $60 and $350, with healthier and larger stumps costing more.

You may be charged additional fees, usually less than $100, for services like limb chipping/removal and log splitting.

Other Tree Removal Situations

There may be certain atypical situations that may cost you more or less money typically when it comes to the price of tree removal. They include:

Fallen Tree Removal

If a tree has simply fallen onto your property and doesn’t need to be uprooted, it should be relatively cheap to remove, possibly even $100 or less. One factor to consider will be whether you want the tree company to haul the whole thing away, which would cost more, or just chop it into little pieces for easy removal by you.

Oak Tree Removal

Oaks are mighty, hardy trees that grow tall and strong, with thick wood and solid roots. If you need to remove an oak tree, you can expect to pay more than you would for a standard tree.

Pine Tree Removal

The costs of removing pine trees can vary. Small pine trees can be easy to remove and the tree removal company can usually take care of them at low cost. Removing very tall pine trees, however, can be a cumbersome task and can be quite costly.

Factors to Keep in Mind Regarding Tree Removal Cost

  • Size: The taller the tree and the wider the diameter, the more you can expect to pay.
  • Health: Healthier trees offer more resistance, and therefore cost more to remove.
  • Location: Removing trees near houses or other obstacles poses more risk and costs more to remove than trees in relative isolation.

Call Richard’s Tree Service for Great Prices on Tree Removal

For quality tree removal at affordable prices in Northern Virginia, call on Richard’s Tree Service. We’ll figure out exactly what tree removal services you need and give you a fair price for expert service. For a free estimate on your tree removal job in Northern Virginia, contact Richard’s Tree Service now.

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