Unfortunately, prices for tree removal don't always include the stump. Some homeowners may love the stump's appearance and want to include the stump in their landscaping. However, most homeowners want the stump removed. It is best to hire a specialist professional for this job because the stump's roots are often not visible from the ground.
It will cost between $150 to $500 to remove the stump and its roots. This depends on the amount of work involved and the complexity and size of the root system. Stump grinding is a process that involves a hydraulic device mulching the stump and some root systems. It typically costs between $100 and $400. You can also rent a stump grinding machine from a hardware retailer and take out the stump yourself. These machines are designed for smaller stumps.
There are two options for stump removal that are less common: burning (which costs approximately $250 per stump) and chemical treatment (which costs about $100.
Tree transplanting may be an option if you are looking to remove a tree from your yard or move it to another spot on your property. It is easiest to relocate small trees, and can cost you between $300-$800. But, it can cost thousands to transplant large- or medium-sized trees. This service is not available to all tree removal companies. It requires different equipment from simple cutting.
Most tree removal can be done by professionals. They have the equipment and training necessary to properly fell and remove trees. Tree removal is not recommended for trees over 30 feet tall or within 10 feet from power lines. If you try to remove them yourself, you could be subject to fines, lawsuits or injuries.
With the appropriate safety equipment, however, you may be able to tackle the job yourself if your skills are good enough.
If you don't have professional training, we do not recommend that you attempt to take down trees greater than 10 feet in height. The higher the tree's size, the greater the chance of it falling on your head.