When considering removing a tree, consider how close the tree is to property or power lines. If it is near lines, the utility company must be called for inspection before doing anything. And the biggest cost factor involves around the size of the tree, the weight of the tree, and the location of the tree. Any combination of the three factors and easily turn the tree removal cost expensive really quickly. But the job on average should cost in the range $500 for a typical size tree of around 25 ft or so.
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To be more specific, Tree removal cost range from $125 – $450 for small trees, Bradford pear, or small pine trees. Medium trees can cost $175 to $900, such as some pine and maple trees, and large trees cost $950 to over $1,400. To give yourself an estimate of tree removal cost, use the method of $8.00 per foot for a small tree, $9.00 a foot for medium and $10 a foot for large. This would amount to $200 tree removal cost for a 25 foot tree, for example. Stump removal is another cost, ranging from $75 to $300 and requires additional equipment.
If the tree is on open land and looks like an easy removal, one can attempt to do that. This requires proper equipment; chainsaws, splitting equipment to cut the trunk into pieces, wedges and hammers and a hook to pick up heavy trunk pieces.
It’s essential to wear proper safety gear before attempting tree removal. This includes boots, long sleeve shirt and pants, gloves, and goggles for eye protection. Hazards faced include stinging insects, chances of contracting poison oak or poison ivy, and in some areas, snakes.
Often times, it is best to use the services of an insured tree removal specialist. They have knowledge to do the job correctly. This brings peace of mind knowing that the job is done safely and properly. And to save some cash, you should always trim your trees first, the manicure will make the job easier and save money if the contractor charges by the hour. In the case where you have extra space in the backyard or storage, think about cutting up the stumps and keep the wood for burning, such as wood for your fireplace, that way you save the money that would cost to haul the tree away.
The most important thing to remember is safety. If the tree is near a building, or power lines, always call a tree removal service. It is crucial to assure that no damage is done to property, and no one is injured during tree removal. Do not skim on the insurance cost for large tree removal jobs. Pay the extra money for the peace of mind.