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What should it cost to cut down a tree?

Oct 5


Trees are great assets for properties because they add shade and beauty, while also controlling erosion. If a tree is not beneficial, it should be cut down.


A tree service can remove a tree that is damaged or leaning. Tree removal jobs are generally priced according to the tree's height. However, we will also discuss other factors that can impact the cost of tree removal.

Tree Removal Costs

The main determinant of the cost to remove a tree is its size. Costs will also be affected by the tree's condition and difficulty in removal. Tree removal costs on average $1,200. Removal of smaller trees is usually $400. Trees over 100 feet tall can be removed for $2,000 or more. However, you may check out some Affordable Tree Services and do some work by yourself to save money.

Factors that Affect Tree Removal Cost


  • Tree species, height, volume

When pricing tree removal, the tree species will be closely tied to its height and volume. Pine trees and maple trees can grow up to 100 feet tall, so removal can be costly at $2,000 or more. Oaks can reach a height of 20 feet higher than maples or pines so removal will cost you between $800 to $1,500.


The determining factor is not just height. It is possible for Italian Cypress trees to reach 50 feet in height, but because of their thin trunks and low volume, and shallow root systems, they are easy to remove. They can be safely tipped over and pulled apart in some cases. Removal costs are around $400, which is the lowest end of the spectrum.


Palm trees are similar, although they can be quite tall, they lack volume. A palm tree can be removed for between $200 and $500 on average.


  • Physical Obstacles

Tree removal can be difficult even for the most experienced tree-removal crews. The following are some obstacles that can increase the cost of tree removal:


  • The tree's poor state: Leaning, dead, etc.
  • We have very little space to cut the tree
  • Vehicles not accessible
  • Inlined property
  • You can choose from rocky or muddy soil
  • You may also find other trees that could hinder your work


  • Urgency

Emergency tree removal, like other emergency services promising to arrive quickly, will be more costly. The average cost of emergency tree removal is two to three times that of regular tree removal. An average cost for urgent tree removal is $2,500


  • Crane Rental

Tree removal costs will go up sharply if a crane has to be used. Tree removal by cranes will cost anywhere from $250 to $600 each day.


  • Traffic Control

Traffic control cones and flaggers can be costly, so it is important to consider the costs of tree removal. Two-person flagging crews can run $175 to $225 an hour.


It is not always possible to determine whether a tree needs to be removed, pruned, or treated. A report from an arborist may be necessary to get a tree-removal permit from your local municipality. A report from an arborist costs about $450 on average.