How Much Should You Spend on Tree Removal?
The amount of money you spend on tree removal will depend on many things including the type of tree you want to be removed from your property. Other factors such as the complexity of the job as well as the size and location of the tree will also determine how much you pay. Expect to pay anywhere between $150 and $1500 for tree removal in Toronto.
The tree removal process
A number of activities may need to be carried out during tree removal. Someone may need to climb up the tree and cut it into small and manageable pieces. You may also need to pay an extra fee for hauling away the limbs. Expect to pay an additional cost for the following services.
Limb chipping services
The tree limbs can be chipped after removal for recycling purposes around the property. Some tree companies have chippers available so they don’t charge much for this service.
Tree trunk removal
The trunk of the tree needs to be moved elsewhere after the tree is chopped off. Most tree services will offer to cut the tree trunk into smaller sections and even haul them away for you. But expect to pay an extra fee for this.
$50 - $100
The cost of removing the stump is almost always not included. You’ll often be required to pay extra for this. Stump removal is done using specialized equipment and must be done by a skilled contractor. How much you pay will depend on the diameter of the stump as well as its condition. If the stump is rotten, it’s likely to be cheaper to remove than a healthy stump.
$60 - $350
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The average cost of tree removal
Other than the above add-ons that you may be required to pay, you’ll still have to budget for the actual tree removal process. It’s too risky to remove a large tree on your property. In fact, the larger the tree the more expensive it’s going to be to remove it. For instance, if the tree is really high, the workers may need to climb up before felling it. You may even pay $1500 for this service.
On the other hand, if you want to remove a tree that has fallen on your property, expect to pay less than removing a tree that is still intact and healthy. However, the job still requires skill and experience so you have to be extra cautious. Generally, removing a fallen tree will cost less than a standing tree. Expect to pay anywhere between $75 and $150 for this service.
What type of tree needs to be removed
Tree species like oak are strong and tough which is why they are costlier to remove. We always recommend removing such tree species when it’s really necessary because you are likely to spend up to $1000 for a healthy oak tree removal. Most pine tree species are between 40 and 60 feet long. If you want to remove a small pine tree, you may pay up to $200 for this service. If you simply need to remove tree branches, most companies will charge an hourly rate. You are likely to pay anywhere between $200 and $300 per hour.
Damaged trees also need to be safely removed by an expert to prevent casing additional problems. You can avoid serious injuries by hiring tree experts to offer this service.