Storms happen. Whether wind, rain, or lightening, storms can do quite some damage as well. And one of the most common and widely-reported aftermaths of a serious storm are fallen trees. When trees fall, the outcome can be very devastating. Large trees can completely demolish houses, cave in roof tops and garages, take out power lines and telephone poles, and even harm people and pets.
Fortunately, there are professional tree care services available to help remove split, fallen, leaning, and obstructive trees, as well as, tree and underbrush clearance. Of course, these services are not free, but they may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance!
If your town just recently experienced a storm that left you with a toppled tree in your yard, you are probably asking yourself how much a tree service company will charge to get rid of it. Continue reading to learn the average costs of having a fallen tree professionally removed.
Tree Removal Prices
The price for tree removal is dependent on various factors, including the company, the size of a tree, the condition of a tree, location of a tree, degree of risk, surrounding environmental factors, and more. It is best to simply contact a local tree care company and request an estimate for fallen tree removal. They will ask you a series of questions to help gauge an average price over the phone. Then they will come out in person to assess the tree’s situation and provide a final estimate. As for average costs, tree removal prices can be as low as $100 and as high as $1000 or more. Refer to the guide below for average tree removal cost estimations.
25 to 30 Feet = $100 – $400
30 to 75 Feet = $400 – $1000
75+ Feet = $1000+
Additional Costs to Consider
Aside from tree removal, there are some additional costs to be aware of. Some companies charge extra (up to 50% more) if trees are obstructing or located over utility lines, power lines, roads, buildings, and more. If you wish to have the stump removed as well, you will most likely face additional charges for stump removal service. This ranges anywhere between $100 and $500, depending on the size of the stump and the extent of the underground root system. And it is common for tree care companies to charge an additional fee of $50 to $75 for haul-away service. It is important to ask if hauling service is included in the estimate given to you.