Do you have a tree on your property that needs to be removed? Whether it’s becoming a danger for some reason, is creating shade issues that prevent you from having a lawn, or it’s causing some sort of other problem, you might be looking into what’s involved in taking it down. Trees can obviously be a tremendous asset to a property, but if you need one removed, you just want to know it’s being addressed as safely and possible.
Of course, you might also be wondering how much does it cost to remove a tree?
Let’s dig into some factors that will determine a tree removal cost so that you can have a better understanding of what you can expect to pay.
How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?
There is no simple answer to this question because of the variety of factors that can impact price. However, we want you to have a better comprehension of what goes into tree removal prices so that you can understand what you’re paying for.
Here are just some of the factors that can impact tree removal cost.
Size of the Tree
As you might have expected, the size of the tree is obviously going to impact the cost to remove it. A small tree is typically going to be less expensive to remove than a large tree, which is going to require more time, effort, and equipment to safely remove.
But you’ll also see how the tree location impacts this (which we’ll discuss in more detail, next). A tree may be on the small side but it could still be in a difficult-to-access spot and that’s going to impact tree removal cost.
Location of the Tree
The location of the tree on your property will also impact tree removal cost. More specifically, it comes down to how accessible the tree is. Is it tucked away in the corner of your backyard and there’s a fence to work around or a shed that needs to be taken into account as limbs are safely removed? Or, is it in the middle of the front yard with nothing around it? These different scenarios impact the type of equipment we need to use and how we’ll get it safely onto your property. If a tree is in a really difficult spot to access, it could require specialized equipment including a bucket truck.
Even the trips back and forth from the chipper need to be considered. Can debris go right into the chipper or are we working in the backyard and need to drag debris to the front yard? There are many circumstances that come into play.
Condition of the Tree
The condition of the tree could also have an impact on the cost. You might think, it’s coming down anyway, why does that matter? But if a tree is in really bad shape because it’s diseased or dying, it might require some special care as it’s removed.
Tree removal is a dangerous business which is why it’s so important to hire a trained professional who knows how to deal with different scenarios. When we’re removing storm-damaged trees, for instance, limbs might already be hanging or a tree might be dangerously leaning. You don’t want limbs (or the tree itself) to fall in the middle of removal so there are special steps that might need to be taken to ensure it comes down safely.
What is the Range of Tree Removal Prices?
Now that you have a better understanding of what goes into tree removal cost, we can provide a sample range just to give you a better idea based upon tree size. But keep in mind that the location and the condition, as discussed above, can change these ranges.
- Small-sized trees (between 10'-30' height): average cost between $150-$500
- Medium-sized trees (between 30'-60' height): average cost between $400-$1600
- Large-sized trees (between 60'-120' height): average cost between $1500 - $4500
It’s also worth noting that the tree removal prices you get from one company could be different from another. While it’s certainly true that the local market plays a role in setting prices, there are other factors that come into play as well. The amount of experience and training that a company has as well as what type of equipment that they utilize will also impact price.
But these are important when it comes to something as potentially dangerous as tree removal. The last thing that you’d want is to hire a company that is “a little bit less expensive,” but has skimped on equipment to make up for that cost. Or, a company that’s cheaper because they don’t have well-trained tree crews.
It’s simply not a service where you can accept anything less than the best! There’s too much risk involved.
Choosing a Reliable Tree Removal Company in Lansdale, Collegeville, or Chalfont, PA
When it does come time to have a tree removed from your property, you want to be able to feel that this service is being performed properly. You understand that there’s no room for error with a service as serious as this one.
At Joshua Tree, we put a lot of emphasis on training and experience. We know that tree removal can be dangerous if not performed properly and we take that fact quite seriously. As a homeowner, this is something that you shouldn’t have to worry about. You should be able to feel confident that your tree removal is being handled safely.
Fortunately, by choosing the right company for the job, that’s exactly the peace of mind that you’ll receive.
If you’d like to have a tree on your Lansdale, Collegeville, or Chalfont, PA property assessed for removal, contact us for a free consultation. Then, you can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands.