Tree Removal Cost
Hiring a professional tree removing service can be quite expensive. There are various factors that influence the cost of tree removal.
Although trees definitely bring life to the environment, in some cases, they become hazardous. For instance, if the tree in your yard is weak and cannot withstand storms, it may be a risk to keep it there since it has a very likely possibility of falling down and damaging your house or your yard. If the tree is getting between electric lines, it still is risky and may give you problems in the future. If you have decided that it needs to be cut down, you may think that it is a simple task that you can do yourself. However, tree removal and tree cutting should be done by experienced professionals and not by yourself. You can avail of the services of professional tree removal agencies. This, however, does not mean that you have to pay a lot for the service. It is possible to think of ways that would help get the job done at a low amount, or even at no cost at all.
In order to save on costs, you can consider the following:
If the tree that you want to have removed is not near any structure, you can ask a logger for a deal. You can ask him if he will accept the wood from the tree as his service charges. However, since you will be asking this from him, it means he will want to cut down the tree in the least possible ways so he could still have basically one huge piece. This is not advisable when the tree is located near your house or any structure whatsoever.
Since there are more risks when the tree is located near a house, electricity lines, utility lines or any structure, these locations will affect the cost. In these places, it would require the tree removal professionals to plan more and to plan accurately.
In cases where the tree is near an electricity wire, it may be possible to have the electricity provider cut down the tree for you or trim it down absolutely free of charge. If they determine the tree can be a threat to electrical safety, they may do the job for you at no cost.
Should you already have your tree cut down, the cleaning up after may be overwhelming but it is best if you do it yourself. Yes, it is possible to hire people to clean for you but if your goal is to save as much money as possible, cleaning up the area yourself is the best way to go.
How do the professional tree removers determine the cost of their service?
The bigger and wider the tree is that needs to be cut down, the higher the removal charges will be. To illustrate, let’s take a tree that is 1/4 to 1 foot wide by around 25 feet tall. In this case, you may have to pay approximately $200. If its width is 1 to 2 feet and its height is 25 to 50 feet, you would have to pay $450 in total. The cost keeps rising as the tree is bigger.
The tree removal agencies may ask you to pay more in service charge if the tree is dead or has bees, wasps or other insects on it.