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What Is The Cost Of A Tree Removal Service?

Most homeowners spend between $422 to $707 nationally.
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Caring for the trees and shrubs on your property is not only important for aesthetic purposes, but it can also be a matter of safety. Trees that experience rot over time may become a hazard to nearby structures and people. If you're thinking about removing a tree, see the average costs below. As always, use ImproveNet to find reliable lanscapers in your area to help!

National Trim or Remove Trees & Shrubs Costs

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National Average Cost $638
Minimum Cost $55
Maximum Cost $1,700
Average Range $422 to $707
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How do we get this data? This info is based on 44907 cost profiles, as reported by ImproveNet members.

Tree Removal Prices

Despite the average tree removal cost above, we have seen tree removal services run as high as $2,000 or as low as $100. While many landscaping companies will offer tree and shrub removal and trimming services, you may want to consider contacting a dedicated arborist instead. An arborist is a professional who can offer more specialized tree and shrub services, including conservation and maintenance.

Specific Tree Removal Costs

  • Palm Tree Removal: The average cost to remove a palm tree is approximately $150 to $450 if their height is 30 feet. If they're 80 feet tall or more, you might spend $1,100 to $1,500.
  • Pine Tree Removal: The average price to remove a pine tree is around $200 if the tree is 40 feet tall, but 80-foot pine trees will cost about $1,500.
  • Oak Tree Removal: Since it reaches up to a height of 60 feet, the average cost to remove an oak tree is approximately $200 to $1,000.

Cost Of Hiring A Professional

Many people choose to hire professional tree trimming and removal experts instead of trying to tackle a job on their own, but it's important to keep in mind that this option can be more expensive. Most professionals will charge hundreds or even thousands of dollars to remove trees and shrubs, and these charges are often based on factors such as the size of the tree or shrub to be removed, the wood or plant material that the tree or shrub is made of and the location of the tree or shrub.

Additional Considerations

When seeking a professional to trim or remove trees and shrubs, there are some additional considerations to keep in mind. For example, do you want any stumps left behind to be ground down? Are you planning to plant new flowers or shrubs in place of ones that have been removed? Is a tree or shrub being removed for a home or business renovation? It's important to discuss these issues with your tree and shrub expert before work begins so that your expectations are set and so that the work is completed efficiently. Keep in mind that additional services may raise the price, so get a quote first.

Costs Of Grinding A Stump

Even after the tree has been removed, the work is not done. Tree stumps are significant eyesores to any yard, front or back. They can not only ruin your chances of selling the home down the line, but also present a substantial safety risk.

A landscape or tree professional can remove large stumps in minutes. According to our tree service cost estimators, the average price to grind down a tree stump ranges between $82 and $139. Other factors that could affect the price include the age of the stump, the condition of the soil, the root system and the hardness of the wood. If you have several stumps to grind, you may be able to bundle them together and reduce the individual price.

DIY Options

If you chose to handle tree and shrub trimming and removal on your own, you need to have the proper safety equipment available. When working with cutting instruments, including chainsaws or an ax, ensure that your blades are sharpened for the best performance. Dull blades can cause chainsaws and axes to slip and result in injury. You should also wear eye protection, gloves, long sleeves and pants to avoid debris that may be thrown off when cutting. It's also a good idea to wear ear protection when working with power tools.

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