Hometown – Your Affordable Tree Service Company
We here at HometownTreeServices are well aware that each project is unique. We price each individual job accordingly. We know there’s no such thing a ‘one size fits all’.
Regardless of your needs for tree care, we can deliver a complimentary tree service quote that will be tailor-made to cover exactly what you need and can afford. Our quotes are absolutely FREE and you are at NO OBLIGATION!
We take pride in being an affordable tree service that everyday people can count on.
The Price Of Cutting Down A Tree
This is the question we hear the most – what’s the cost? It’s impossible to give out a price for a pruning job or tree removal over the phone. These jobs are based on various factors that require us to take a look at it in person. Not only is each tree unique but the location is unique as well.
Tree Removal Costs And Consideration
When it comes to tree removal there are 4 main factors that affect what the cost will be. These are –
(1). Tree Height
(2). Tree Condition
- Tree Height
A lot of tree removal companies will give you a ‘per foot’ charge depending on the height. Most small trees come in at 30ft. or less. Medium trees fall between 30ft. and 60ft. The larger trees can be from 60ft. to 80ft. tall. Over that is considered to be in the ‘Very Tall’ category. These are the average size ranges that most tree removal services go by.
- Tree Condition
Condition is another factor that affects the cost. A tree that’s in a dangerous condition is usually inspected by a qualified arborist (someone with specialized training in the care and health of shrubs, trees, and other woody plants.)
If a tree looks to be dangerously leaning in one direction it needs to be inspected prior to removal to assess the way it will be cut down.
- Tree Diameter
Common sense tells you that a thicker tree takes more to cut down than a leaner tree. This too will affect the cost of having the tree removed. If a trunk needs cut up into sections (they most often do) then this too will add to the time ‘per hour’ on the job. Naturally a harder wood like Oak will take more time than a softer wood.
- Tree Location
The actual location of a tree can affect the removal price by as much as 25% – 50%. A tree sitting comfortably out of the way of power lines or structure will be much easier to handle. If a tree is right next to any buildings like your house or garage, or if power lines are near the tree or weaving through its branches, it will be a more dangerous job.
In a lot of places you’re required to have a certified lineman do any job that concerns a power line. These employees are also paid more than other employees. If your tree is bucking a structure or some other type of obstruction, its branches have to be lowered down by rope rather than just cutting them loose. If your tree is close to other trees that you want to keep, then that job will be more complicated as well.
The ease of removing your tree also factors into the cost equation. If you have a tree out in the front yard then access is rarely a problem. The crown and the higher branches can simply be cut using a bucket and a crane. If the tree is out back, someone may need to be called in to climb it. Additionally, if you’re being provided with a chipping service the costs will be more because the branches will need to be dragged to where the chipper is set up.
FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT A TREE’S CONDITION
(a). History – Landscaping activities, construction close to the roots, and the care given to the tree can all adversely affect its stability.
(b). Lean – Most trees don’t grow perfectly straight up. Slight leans are expected. However, a significant lean with a combination of cracked ground on one side and exposed roots, is an indication of serious stability problems.
(c). Weak Branches – Branches that have a tight V-shaped connection near the trunk are more prone to breaking and cracking. They make for a much more hazardous condition.
(d). Multiple Trunks – There are trees that sometimes split into 2 or more trunks. If they’re weakly attached there’s a good possibility of them cracking and falling during removal.
(e). Decay/Cavities – These conditions serious compromise the tree’s structural integrity. They make for weak spots which could affect the removal process.
(f). Dead Trees – You really get into a mixed bag with dead trees in terms of the cost of removal. Again, smaller trees are always cheaper than larger trees. A large dead tree is still much more brittle and weak than a live tree. That raises the ‘dangerous’ factor of the job.
A dead or dying tree in an urban environment is considered a hazard. If one like this should fall and cause damages the owner could be facing neglect charges.
TREE PRUNING CONSIDERATIONS
In order to keep you yard looking its best you need to have your trees periodically trimmed into shape. Aside from making your home and yard more aesthetically pleasing, this pruning and trimming also serves to remove broken or dead limbs that may pose serious hazards.
Tree size is a major factor in the cost of the job. It’s simple common sense that larger trees are going to cost more than smaller trees. A larger tree has more branches and takes longer to prune and trim.
Another cost factor will be how long it has been since the tree was last pruned. How far a tree trimming company has to travel to the job site also figures into the final cost.
Call Home town Tree Services today with all your questions about our affordable tree service.
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