How Much Does Tree Removal Typically Cost?

On average, you might pay between $70 to $1,000 or more to have a tree removed in North America. But here is the thing, a standing tree will cost you much more to remove than a fallen true, for some, that’s enough motivation to get a machete and start hacking. but there are a number of things that you should consider, for example, what if that tree falls on your neighbor’s house, car or property? Or what if you injure yourself while doing the job?

The truth is there is no unified formula used to determine the exact cost of tree removal because there are a lot of factors at play. For example, how tall is the tree? What condition is it in and what will you do with the stump?

How tall is the tree?

The reason why tall trees cost much more to remove is self-explanatory. If you don’t get it, this is what I mean. A taller tree requires more manpower and care. A mistake or two can result in serious injury, death, or property damage. If there is a very tall tree growing in your yard and you want to remove it, the first thing you should do is remove the branches. This is dangerous work that can result in serious injury, so I advise you to hire someone who knows what he or she is doing.

If you choose to ignore that advice, what you should do is first remove all the branches. After that, cut the tree down.

60-80 foot tall trees normally cost anywhere from $400 to $1500 to remove in Canada. You have the option to hire someone to work per hour or per tree. Do the math and figure out which option suits your pocket best.

Extra services

Cutting down a tree is one job and removing the stump and debris is another. Before you hire someone it is important to make sure that you understand what you are getting yourself into and how much you have to pay.

There is also the issue of what to do with the stump, you can choose to leave it there or get it removed.

The cost of stump removal will depend on:

  • Soil
  • The health of the stump
  • Number of stumps
  • Age of the tree
  • Diameter
  • Root system

It can cost you anywhere from $30 to $1,000 or more depending on the factors mentioned above.

Who should do the job?

This type of work should only be done by an insured qualified cutter, remember this is a dangerous job that can result in serious injury or serious property damage. My advice, get estimates from cutters near you and pick a professional who fits your budget. You can cut cost by offering to do some of the work or by chopping the tree down yourself if it doesn’t pose a threat to anything near it.