There are many reasons for trees needing to be removed. A common reason is when you have a tree that is dying or dead, you are going to need to have it professionally removed as soon as you can. Also, if you have a tree that is precariously leaving onto your neighbours property, in order to avoid any unnecessary conflict, you should also have this type of tree removed, even if it is otherwise healthy. Or perhaps you have a tree that has gotten too big. No matter what your reasoning is for needing a tree removed, it can be hard to say what the cost is going to be because it is dependent on a bunch of different factors. We here at Five Star Tree Removal are going to go over what steps are required for a safe and successful tree removal and how the cost can vary.
Back in 2019, you could expect the average cost of removing a tree to be about $650. But there is a huge range that it could be, from hundreds to thousands of dollars. There is a relative standard that you can count on for estimating the cost, this includes the trees diameter, condition, height, and location, for the conditional fees. Depending on what company you go with, they can charge you based on footage. Whereas others have a set contract price. No matter what, the general rule is that the bigger the tree, the bigger the bill. Also, if your tree requires it to be cut into sections, this is an additional charge.
The following heights are what typical companies group trees into:
-30 feet or less
-80 feet or taller
Even though there are a bunch of variables, you can count on a select few constants, which include:
-removing branches and any debris
-portion cutting the tree trunk into manageable sections
-having the tree cut with only a stump left
-taking away all tree parts (clarify if this is included or an extra cost with your company beforehand)
You should be aware that removing the stump is always an additional cost. If you get this service, no matter if it is removed with a grinder or a shovel, this cost can also fluctuate depending on the diameter of the stump, along with other factors. The removal of the tree roots is not typically in the initial tree removal estimate. But exposed roots can be removed with a stump grinding service.
When arranging for a tree removal, also keep these things in mind:
Location- if there are power lines close by or touching the tree, or if it is close to other trees, these are considered hazards and will have an additional charge to your bill. How easily accessible your tree is, for instance, if it is in the front years as opposed to the back yard. The time and effort it takes to get to the tree itself can impact your cost. If your tree has already fallen it will lower your cost to have it removed.
Health- there is a risk for dying or dead trees. These types of trees are brittle and the removal of smaller ones can be easier but for larger trees, this is extremely hazardous, particularly if there is any climbing necessary for removal.
Equipment- jobs which are more difficult require more specialized equipment, such as pulleys and ropes that will secure limbs and branches safely for removal. Or if there is any climbing needed by the arborists.
How Five Star Tree Service Can Help
Professional Tree Removal should only be done by trained arborists, like our team at Five Star Tree Services. It can be dangerous and not worth the risk for you to try and do it yourself. Give us a call today at (416) 990-3355 for our Affordable Tree Removal Services in Richmond Hill!