The cost of tree removal changes with the trees position, height, width, quantity of branches and how close it is to utility lines or additional obstructions.
Smaller trees equal to or up to about 30 feet in height, and with clearance of buildings, obstructions and city utility lines cost approximately $125-$450 to take out.
Medium type trees ranging at 30 – 60 feet high that are isolated from obstacles and Calgary utility lines run $175 – $900.
Larger taller trees at the range of 60 – 80 feet in height, are approximately $400 – $1,000.
Massive Trees 80 -100 feet in height could cost the owner anywhere from $900-$1,500 +.
Here are some things that should be included and looked at before work begins.
Tree removal typically includes bringing the tree down to a stump, as well as, chipping it, hauling off all of the small branches and cutting the trunk into smaller portions. Stump removal involves a different type machine, this should be included in the total cost. The tree roots are commonly not included in an estimate, although a few revealed roots close to the stump can be attended to while the stump removal takes place. For an additional cost, the trunk can be taken away. Many landscape companies have a wood splitter and for an additional fee will split and stack the wood for you.
If the trees are close to buildings, the tree can’t just be cut-down. Every end to be chopped must be roped down. The tree climber will tie a rope around the pieces needed to be chopped off. Afterward, the segments of wood is let down slowly to the ground.
If any trees are close to some utility lines, get hold of the city utility company for their inspection.
Tree stump grinding demolishes the left over tree stump into a heap of sawdust and might be priced on an individual basis or as part of the initial estimate. Larger stump grinding averages $170 – $300. Small stumps are usually about $75.
Although branches and any litter from the tree removal are picked up by the tree laborers, the price estimate doesn’t always include carting it away the larger pieces of potential firewood. Many landscape businesses charge up to $350 to haul trunk wood from a 30 – foot tree removal.
Chipping branches could be an additional $60 – $150/hour, if not included in the original estimate. A lot of companies charge approximately $50 – $100 to haul away the load of tree chips.
Using an out of city arborist will cost drive time plus their mileage. Arborist consultations could cost up to $125/hour.
Check up on your local city codes. A lot of trees, weather on the street or on private property, are protected in different areas. This is one matter we can personally advise with our estimates too.
Source by Mya Arnault