How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?
Although we can’t give you an exact price, we can give you an idea of what it may cost to remove your tree. The condition, size, diameter, and location of your tree will determine the cost.
The Average Cost for Twin Cities Tree Removal is Between $300 - $2,500.
A simple rule of thumb: the bigger the tree, the more it will cost.
- A 25-foot tree will cost around $100-$500.
- A tree between 25-75 feet will cost around $200 - $1000.
- A 75-foot tree can cost up to $1,500 or more.
Other Factors That Go into Tree Removal Price:
Accessibility: If the tree is easily accessible the cost will be different than if the tree is pinched between multiple buildings and overhanging a glass house. The removal is much more difficult and complex in the latter example, leading to more time and labor hours needed to complete the job.
The height of the tree. In general, the taller the tree the more costly it is to remove it.
- Emergency tree removal may cost more due to the danger involved and urgent response time of the job.
Time of Removal: The best time to remove a tree is in their dormant season, which is February or March. Removing trees in the winter when tree service companies are less busy, may impact the price.
- Equipment needed: The tree removal will be cheaper if standard equipment can be used. But, if the location and accessibility of the tree prevents the use of efficient tree removal equipment, the job will take longer leading to a higher cost.
Average Stump Removal Cost
The average cost for stump removal in the twin cities is around $200 to $300. The job takes around 2 hours.
Stump removal prices can vary from $50-$300 per stump or $2-$3 dollars per inch of diameter.
Factors That Determine the Cost of Stump Removal:
Diameter of stump
Age of the tree
Type of soil
Type of tree
The health of the stump
How many stumps
Should I Have My Stump Removed?
Have you recently had a tree removed, but not the stump? Perhaps the tree fell during a storm and the stump is the only thing remaining. No matter the reason for your remaining stump, it is there! Stumps are often the afterthought of removing a tree. You may tend to focus on the aboveground part of the tree, but the roots and stump are important to remove too. You wouldn’t remove the pests but leave their nest, would you?
- Here are some facts about why you need to remove the stump in your yard:
- They can create new growth. Stumps stimulate growth. You may notice little sprouts coming out around the trunk.
- The roots will result in headaches. Your stump already has its own defined roots system. The roots can also cause havoc to your sewer pipes and paved walkways.
- They can rot. Your tree stump will slowly decay. It will also grow more unsightly. The stump will attract pests/insects that love to eat dead wood. These insects could potentially head towards your home.
- They are ugly. Stumps are eyes sores, they are just rotting wood in your yard. Your neighbors won’t appreciate the lack of landscaping care either.
- They take up space. You can’t use the part of the yard that your stump is occupying. They are also hard to maneuver around when you mow.
- They can be dangerous. Stumps in your yard can be hazardous for you and your children. They can be a tripping hazard and they aren't too pleasant to fall on top of. It is best to remove the potential harm from your yard.
The Cost of Renting a Stump Grinder to Remove Your Stump
A stump grinder will cost you around $100 to $200 a day. Note: You will need a trailer hitch to tow the machine back to your home. You will need a chainsaw to cut the stump as low to the ground as you possibly can. You should have the safety equipment that is required to do this too: a hard hat, eye protection, gloves, ear protection, chaps, and boots. The stump grinder and chainsaw are both loud pieces of equipment. Always stay by the rear of the machine, and never get close to the cutting wheel.
You Can Hire a Tree Service to Remove Your Stump
Landscapers or professional tree removal service cost will depend on the size of the trunk. For reference, a stump with a 2-foot diameter will generally cost around $100 to $150 to be removed. Hiring a professional is a hassle-free way of removing those stubborn stumps. Don’t try weird DIY methods like hooking it with a chain on your truck, or using chemicals to kill the stump. Hiring a certified and insured professional will save you time and money in the long run.
The Cost of Taking a Tree off of Your Property
Some companies include taking away the tree in their estimate. Other companies make you pay an extra fee to have the wood removed (around $50 to $75). Look for this when you get an estimate.
Chopping up the Wood of Your Removed Tree
Do you want some firewood? This is a convenient service if you have a fireplace. A typical tree company may charge $75 for log splitting.
A fee may be included for turning your wood into wood chips, as well. Just check your bid as this may not always be the case.
Watch out for Low Prices
As with many services, a company can woo new business with extremely low bids. Transparent and trustworthy tree service companies have licenses to maintain, investment in top-notch equipment to do the job right, and minimum levels of liability insurance to carry. These all factor into their rates. If you get an extremely low bid, it could mean the company might be skimping on something that will prevent them from doing a superb job. Or it could mean that in the event of an accident (e.g. the tree that they cut falls onto your house) there will be a disagreement about who is fully responsible to pay for the damages.
If you venture out and obtain multiple bids, there is a strong likelihood that those bids will not be the same. Every tree removal company will approach a job differently and consequently price their bid differently. Do your research and know what you are getting. It is tough to put a value on great service, but that is one thing we excel at after removing trees for over 30+ years.