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Tree Service Costs
Part of a home's total value and appeal comes from how it looks on the outside as well as how it looks inside. To keep your lawn, garden or backyard looking fantastic, you might decide to seek out professional assistance. An experienced tree trimmer or handyman can make all the difference when it comes to transforming your outdoor living space, and many of the most common services aren't as expensive as you might think. Use this guide for a better understanding of the costs associated with tree trimming, stump grinding and removal, tree removal, general tree care and any services from a local arborist.
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Costs of Professional Tree Trimming Services
Tree trimming involves pruning to get rid of dead branches, but it also includes shaping the trees to help them look their best. A pair of large pruning shears allows you to handle this job on your own, but paying a professional can guarantee an attractive look. Expect to pay between $75 and $500 for tree trimming services depending on the size of the trees and the number of trees that need to be trimmed.
Costs of Grinding a Stump
Having a stump on your property can be an eyesore, but it can also be a safety hazard. Stumps are hard to see from a distance, and they could cause an accident for a child or a pet, especially in the dark. Removing a stump on your own is incredibly difficult, but a professional with a large stump grinder can do the job in just minutes. This means that the average cost of grinding a stump flush with the ground will be anywhere from $82 to $139. If you have several stumps to grind, you may be able to bundle them together and reduce the individual price.
Costs of Tree Removal
A tree might need to be removed from your property because it is growing too close to overhead electricity wires, or it might be a risk to your roof with a big storm on the horizon. A dying tree might be unsightly in your backyard. Regardless, removal is best left to professionals as it requires you to chop down the tree and haul it away safely. Your cost will vary depending on the type of tree. For example, oak vs. palm trees. Also expect variation based on height and width of the tree, as well as your location. Here are some cost comparisons of major cities versus the national average.
Costs of Professional Tree Maintenance
Many homeowners are happy to take care of their trees alone, but ignoring them over time can lead to damage or problems in the future. To check the overall health of a tree, to find out why a fruit tree isn't bearing fruit, or just to find out how to prevent a tree from dying, the services of an arborist can be ideal. Expect to pay upwards of $60 for an arborist to come to your home. Caring for the trees on your property can enhance its aesthetic appeal as well as the potential resale value.
Last updated on Dec 9, 2013