Tree removal services may offer a cheap service, but it's important to make sure that they are licensed and insured. Even simple jobs can become complicated and have long-term repercussions. Arborists must renew and continue to be trained in best practices tree removal.
Large trees are more expensive because they require heavy-duty equipment. Also, the process is more risky and involves more material. Tree removal prices are determined by several factors.
Trees that are less than 30 feet high are considered small. Removing a small tree usually costs $150 to $500. Many fruit trees as well, like hawthornes (or silver birches), are small.
A medium-sized trees, such as maples or elms, are 30-60 feet tall. It costs between $600-1,700 to remove. To remove a tall tree such as a mature oak, it will cost you between $800-$1,700. The cost to remove any tree over 80ft will be between $1500 and $3,000.
But height isn't all that important. Trees that grow taller tend to have thicker trees. A tall tree may have a shorter trunk, which can make it more costly to remove. A tree service may charge more for a longer tree with a thick trunk that is laborious to cut. It is possible to charge more for tree removal if the tree has more than one trunk.
Two trees with roughly the same trunk diameter and height will cost roughly the exact same to remove. Size is a better determinant of cost than type. Here's an overview of some popular types.