How Much Do Tree Removal Services Cost?

By: albertaarb - August 29, 2016

Some homeowners put themselves at physical risk to save a little bit of money by removing their own tree. According to numbers published by, the cost of tree removal ranges from $75 to $1,500, with the average estimate arriving at $651. The estimate may change according to a wide variety of factors, as discussed below.

Factors That Affect Tree Removal Price

Health of the Tree

When trees have issues that have to whittle away at the stability of the entire structure, arborists need to make sure that they don’t end up accidentally causing the tree to collapse on top of someone or your property. Trees with a heavy lean, multiple trunks, weak branches or internal cavities may require additional work and extra time to make sure a dangerous scenario doesn’t unfold.


Trees in remote or dangerous locations are more expensive to deal with than trees that aren’t surrounded by obstacles. For example, if the tree you need to remove is close to electric poles, certified personnel must be on hand to handle the power lines safely, increasing the cost. If falling branches present a danger to a nearby structure, rather than allow the branches to fall, they may have to be “lowered by rope” to avoid causing damage, increasing the cost of the entire endeavor.

Tree Size

The size of the tree(s) that has to be removed also factors into the cost of removal. Small trees are more likely to fall into the lower end of the cost spectrum, while medium size trees may range from $175 to $900, depending on the extenuating circumstances. Trees that are large tend to have the most complicating circumstances, which can push costs past the $1,000 mark.

Tree Type

Trees which are solid and more difficult to cut, such as oaks, will likely cost more to remove. The same goes for trees with spikes and needles, like pine trees, which require extra care to avoid cuts and other slashing injuries.

Arborists Reduce The Risk

Considering the amount of damage that a tree can cause to people and property, it’s simply not worth the risk to try to save a bit of cash by removing a tree by yourself.

At Alberta Arborists, we have helped countless people get rid of trees safely and efficiently, and we can help you, too. Our highly experienced arborists are trained to deal with any tree removal in any location and can ensure no damage is done to your property.

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