Tree Removal Costs
What are the costs to remove a tree?
There are a lot of factors involved in the removal of a tree. The main factor will be the amount of time it will take. You will need a qualified tree specialist to visit onsite to assess the tree, the terrain, the hazards and even the weather.
We have provided some important factors involved in determining the cost of removing a tree:
Tree species, size and condition
- The species will affect how difficult it is to cut, climb, woodchip and transport the tree.
- Size is one of the main factors alongside of the difficulty of cutting it down. Large trees pose a unique challenge and risk for tree specialists.
- The condition of the tree will dictate whether it can be climbed, how dangerous it is to remove and what is required to bring it down. It will also determine how difficult it is to bring the tree down.
Site safety, location and terrain
- Safety is always the main priority, which means it often influences how difficult and how much time a job will take. Sometimes extra safety is needed and will require more crew or added machinery such as traffic management, electricity shutdowns, platforms, cranes etc
- The site location eg access or obstructions and how close vehicles and machinery can be bought to the job can influence the cost of tree removal.
- Terrain can affect the access, safety and challenge of a job. Uneven or sloped ground can increase the time of transporting waste and reduce the accessibility of a site.
Weather and time of year
- Wind, rain, lightning and storms can all make a job dangerous. The time of year can increase the work load eg when there is full foliage on a tree and also how busy we are at certain times of a year
- Do you want to have the green waste disposed of and/or the stump removed?
- Extra expenses for council permits