In today’s age, we are used to finding out the cost of a product or service in an instant. All it takes is a quick Google search, and we have our answer.
Unfortunately, that simply isn’t applicable to certain situations, including tree removal. There are many factors that could affect the cost of a tree removal job, so it just isn’t possible to calculate a one-size-fits-all figure.
The average price of tree removal varies greatly. While there’s no way to know the exact cost without having a professional assess your property, there are factors that increase or decrease the price.
4 Factors that Affect the Cost of Tree Removal
Is your tree positioned near your house or another valuable target? Is it easily accessible by trucks and other equipment needed for its removal? What’s the terrain like? All these components have a big impact on the total cost of the job. Environmental factors are a big reason why tree professionals need to see the tree in person before providing an estimate.
Type of Tree
Wood varies in density and hardness. The hardest tree native to Southeastern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware is the oak. Due to its weight, removing an oak tree will require much more time and safety precautions than pine trees, which are softer and lighter.
Height of Tree
In general, the size of your tree has a big impact on the cost of its removal. Removing a tree that’s 75+ feet tall is going to be far more labor-intensive than a 25-foot tree.
Health of Tree
Trees that are dead and starting to rot are usually lighter and less solidly rooted. This makes them slightly easier to remove than healthy trees, which require more intensive labor. Trees that have already fallen also tend to be easier jobs, provided they haven’t landed on anything. A fallen tree that has landed on a structure–like a car, house, or shed–poses an added challenge.
Contact Mr. Tree for a Free, Accurate Estimate
Remember, these factors can help you make a guestimate about the price of removing a tree, but there is no way to know the cost for certain without a professional’s assessment. If a tree is dead, compromised, or threatening to fall on your property, it could cost you significantly more in the long run.