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How much does a Tree Surgeon charge to cut down a tree?

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Alex, Staff Writer

Friday, 28 May 2021

How much does a Tree Surgeon charge to cut down a tree?

As much as we’d love our backyard to be full of greenery, vibrant flowers and towering trees, there are times when trees just, well, get in the way. Maybe they’re blocking the sun from shining into your home or their roots are causing problems underground, and you want to do something about it. 

But, wait! Before you get your axe out and start chopping away, you might want to think about hiring a professional tree surgeon. Enlisting the help of a professional ensures that the job is done both safely, cleanly and in line with local regulations. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how much a tree surgeon charges to cut down a tree.

What is the cost of cutting down a 100ft tree?

When it comes to the money side of things, there are a number of different factors that will affect the final price. One of the most important is the size of the tree that you need to be cut down. Most tree surgery companies charge a fee based on the height of the tree and tend to advertise prices per foot, depending on if it is a small, medium, large or very tall tree. 

These categories help companies to give you an instant quote based on the height of your tree.

  • Small tree (up to 30ft)

  • Medium tree (up to 60ft) 

  • Large tree (up to 80ft)

  • Very tall tree (above 80ft) 

How much is it to remove a tree in good condition? 

Another factor that affects how much a tree surgeon will charge is the tree’s condition. Every tree will need to be inspected before it can be cut down, giving the tree surgeon a chance to assess if, and how this tree can be tackled. Remember that you’ll need to factor this inspection fee into the cost too. If your tree is in an accessible location, free of overhead powerlines, the price will be far lower than if it were an inaccessible old tree with dead branches. 

So, what is the average price of tree removal?

As we’ve talked about above, asking how much a tree surgeon costs can usually be answered by finding out how big the tree is. However, you’ll also need to factor in other things such as the location and condition of the tree. These differences in height can help us get an average price when it comes to tree removal.

Small Tree Removal

Removing a small tree, one that is up to thirty feet tall, can cost anywhere between $160 and $580. Again, this can all depend on the location and condition of the tree itself.

Medium Tree Removal

Medium trees that are up to around sixty feet tall will cost you between $200 and $900 to have professionally removed. The variation in price can be also be affected by removing stumps or blitzing wood and tree debris. 

Large Tree Removal

Removing huge trees off your land, trees that exceed eighty, maybe a hundred feet, can cost up to $1300 - $1500. This higher bill is based on the fact that a huge tree takes more effort, labour and skill to remove.

To sum up 

As we have seen, the actual cost of having a tree removed by a professional tree surgeon can vary hugely. These variations include the height of the tree, where it is on your land and the overall health and condition of the tree.

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