Large trees are more costly to remove. Because they require heavier-duty equipment, it is more risky and requires more material to be removed. Tree removal costs are affected by other factors.
Trees smaller than 30 feet in height can be considered small. A small tree can usually be removed for between $150 to $500. Many fruit trees are small as well as hawthornes, silver birches and many other species.
A moderate-sized tree, such a maple, or elm, can grow to 30-60 feet in height and cost between $600 - $1,000 to remove. The cost to remove a large tree, like a mature oak, is between $800 and $1700. A tree that is over 80 feet tall will cost between $1,500 and $3,000.
But height isn’t the only important dimension. Trees with taller trunks tend to have thicker trunks. A tall tree with an elongated trunk can be more expensive to remove than a tree with a thicker trunk. Tree companies might charge an additional fee if the trunk of a short tree is particularly difficult to remove. If a tree has multiple trunks, the removal process can be more difficult and more costly.
Two trees of similar height and trunk size will generally cost roughly the same to remove, even though they are different species. Cost is determined more by the size of the tree than its type. Here are some of the most common types of trees.
A diseased or dead tree can pose a risk to the health and safety of your property and other trees. Although it may seem less expensive to have a tree removed, it could be more costly if the tree is in danger or it could cause severe damage. A tree removal service can inspect the situation and provide a quote.