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PRICES FOR TREE REMOVAL

At DeVos Tree Care we have had many people ask us, “How much does it cost for tree removal?”.  In as simple of terms as possible, we would like to address that question.

Our aim here is to be transparent by giving you important details so you can be fully educated when dealing with a tree service company.

Let’s start by talking about 4 universal variables that all tree service providers will take into consideration before determining a price.  Failure for a tree service provider to understand could pose problems for the company as well as the homeowner.  Each company may interpret the difficulty level associated with these variables differently, but nonetheless they will take these into consideration.

These four variables are: Height, Location, Species, and Condition.

If an arborist has a clear understanding of these variables and their related challenges then they can readily determine a price for performing the work.

 

BREAKING DOWN TREE REMOVAL COST

Let’s take a little closer look at these four variables and how tree removal price depends on them.  The more you can understand these four variables related to your tree the easier it is to understand how price is determined.

Keep a mental note of where your tree fits in on these variables as it will come in handy shortly when we talk pricing.

 

1. Height

Height is the go-to adjective that customers use when describing their tree. An important one at that. But, what justifies a big tree? So that we can all speak the same language, we created this simple diagram.

Small House Medium House Large House
Small Medium Large 

Rank 1

Rank 2

Rank 3

Smaller than a 1.5 story house. Smaller than a 2.5 Story House Greater than a 2.5 Story House

A large tree vs. a small tree will generally cost more, but not always, which brings us to the next variable.

2. Location

Where on the property is the tree located? Back yard or front yard? In addition, think of absolutely everything that is located underneath the tree (ie. shed, fence, pool, house, deck, playground, garden, hydro, etc.). The more things under the tree, the more challenging to complete the work.

 

3. Species

 

For a wide variety of reasons, some species of trees are harder to work on than others.  Rather than explain what makes some trees harder than others we thought we would clearly state which are harder.  This is not the most comprehensive species list in the world but it does cover a wide spectrum.  Not sure what kind of tree you have?  Text us a total of 3 pictures, one for each of the following aspects of the tree: leaf, tree trunk, and entire tree and we can help.

 

Difficulty Level by Species

Easier

Rank 1

Harder

Rank 2

Hardest

Rank 3

Cedars Ash Manitoba Maple
Blue Spruce Siberian Elm Silver Maple
White Spruce Beech Willow
Hemlock Black Locust Honey Locust
Tamarack/Eastern Larch Sycamore Mulberry
Ginkgo Magnolia
Sugar Maple Poplar
Norway Maple Norway Spruce
Linden/Basswood White Pine
Kentucky Coffee Oaks
Catalpa Tree of Heaven
Birch

If you prefer the DIY option to tree id then you can use the following link to identify your tree with pretty good accuracy .

4. Condition of the Tree

Is the tree dead or alive?  Are there cracks or cavities in the tree?  Are there any mushrooms present?  Is the tree on a bad lean?  These are a few things to consider when weighing the health of the tree.

A tree in poor condition requires precise planning and execution for the safety of everything and everyone involved.

TREE REMOVAL PRICES

Now that you have mentally made some notes on your tree, lets see where your tree ranks in terms of difficulty rating.

We do acknowledge that there is some subjectivity involved in doing this (i.e. is the location very difficult to access or only moderately?).  Do your best and in the end it should still give you a rough idea of the costs involved.

Note, consider two variables that rank medium difficulty the equivalent of 1 high rank.

 

Rank                                                              

PRICE
4-6 $250-$500
6-7 $500-$1600
8-9 $1,600-$2,800
10-11 $2,800-$4,000
12 $4,000+

For trees that rank low on all four variables, the price is usually somewhere between $250-$500.

If the tree ranks low on all variables except one then we are looking at a range of $500-$1,600.

For those trees that rank high in at least 3 of these categories then we are looking at a range of $2,800-$4,000. For those very rare scenarios that rank high on all four variables then the task can quite possibly be in the $4,000+ range. Full disclosure, as we are a smaller operation, we are not taking on trees in this category for the time being.

Most commonly we are called to look at trees that rank high on two variables (or about medium on all 4 variables). For example, the tree is large and it is in poor condition. In common situations like this where 2 variables rank high, the price is in the range of $1,600 to $2,800.

Hopefully this gives you a little bit of a ballpark range, if the price for your scenario is still unclear then feel free to send us some pictures through the Contact Us page and we can discuss your tree.

GET IN TOUCH

We aim to keep your life simple.? We understand how it can be a daunting process for first timers who want a solution to their issue as quickly as possible.? We would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

OUR HOURS

Monday – Saturday
8am – 5pm

OUR ADDRESS

1429 Main St E
Hamilton, ON
Canada

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