How Much Should a Tree Service Company Charge?

By: albertaarb - April 29, 2016

Those trees on your property are lovely. They provide shade, and some of them might even give you fruit. You need to maintain them so that your trees continue to be healthy and strong. Sometimes, you’ll need to remove trees, too. That’s when you need to turn to a tree service. How much does a tree service cost? Read on to learn more about how much you should expect to pay for a tree service.

What Do Tree Service Companies Do?

Before you pick up the phone to call a tree service company, it helps to understand a bit more about these firms and how they care for trees.

Tree service companies are also known as arborists. Arborists are professionals who have training about how to cultivate and manage trees. That means that they will know how best to care for your trees, and they’re aware of the proper methods for removing dead or severely damaged trees.

Arborists offer a variety of services. They assess a tree’s health and diagnose insect infestation and diseases as well as treat them. Tree service companies also prune tree branches to ensure they grow in a healthy manner. They also plant trees, fertilize and aerate the soil, and remove trees and stumps if necessary.

What Do These Services Cost?

The cost of hiring an arborist to perform these services will depend on a few factors. Firstly, various services cost different amounts. Pruning will not be the same price as tree removal, which will not be the same price as fertilizing the soil.

Another factor that influences tree service cost is the tree itself. How big is the tree? Is it healthy? Where is it located on your property - is it near power lines? What type of tree is it? Some trees’ branches are easier to prune than others.

Let’s say a tree on your property needs to be removed. How much will that cost? Again, the quote you receive from an arborist will depend on the tree. Taller trees will be more expensive to remove because they require more time and effort to fell. A rotting, damaged or dead tree is easier to remove than a strong, healthy one, which affects the price. The tree’s diameter also plays a role in how much you’ll pay to have it removed; thicker trees take longer to cut down than thinner ones. And trees that are in safer, more accessible locations will be less expensive to remove than those near hazards such as power lines.

Do you live in a more remote location? The arborist might charge an extra fee to cover travel costs. Ask about it when you’re getting tree service company quotes.

Hire a Professional, Affordable Arborist for Your Tree Service Needs

You want to maintain the trees on your property, but you don’t want to spend a fortune doing it. That’s why you should turn to Alberta Arborists for your tree service needs. For over two decades, we’ve satisfied customers with our high-quality workmanship.

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.

Click here to contact us or call the number at the top of the page for a free, no-obligation estimate of your job.

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