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Tree Removal Costs

by | Sep 11, 2020 | Uncategorized

Some trees add shade and beauty to your home. Others, meanwhile, are nothing but mere distractions and hazards, especially when they are dead. They are not only an eyesore, but their weak branches can damage power lines and pose a safety threat. To prevent these unfortunate situations, consider San Antonio tree removal. Get in touch with our team and we’ll let you know how we can extend a helping hand!

San Antonio tree removal cost ranges from $400 to $1,200 depending on the extent of the job. The type of the tree, including its size, as well as the conditions of the surrounding environment, will impact the price. Even if it is expensive, this is not an excuse to not work with the pros. This is a complicated job that requires extensive knowledge and specialized tools, so you should let the experts handle the job!

San Antonio Tree Removal Cost Factors

When you call our team and request for tree removal, we cannot give you an upfront price of the service. We need to evaluate specific factors, including those that are briefly mentioned below.

  1. Height

Taller trees are more expensive to remove. They are also often heavier, posing more risk. Because the job is more complicated, the cost is higher. Here is a quick breakdown of tree removal cost based on height.

  • Small Tree: These are trees that are under 30 feet. They will typically cost $200 to $450 to remove. Removing a small tree is easy and will require basic equipment. It can be done in minutes.
  • Medium Tree: These trees will have a height of 30 to 60 feet. The average tree removal cost in San Antonio is $300 to $1,000. It typically includes additional services, such as stump removal and debris cleaning.
  • Tall Tree: These trees are 60 to 80 feet in height and will typically cost $800 to $1,500 to remove. They require heavy-equipment and more specialized knowledge. We will be sending our most trained people to handle such a difficult task to ensure the safety of those around the area
  1. Diameter

Aside from the height, the diameter of the tree also influences the cost of removal. A larger diameter requires more effort to remove. It might require special equipment and more manpower, and hence, this is usually more expensive. The thicker the trunk is, the longer it will be to take it down.

  1. Location

If the tree is in a remote area, usually in a quiet place with minimal foot traffic, tree removal cost is more affordable. However, San Antonio is often a busy area, especially if you live in the heart of the city. This makes removing a tree more challenging, and hence, more expensive. It often takes our team hours of planning the best approach to ensure safety on the site of the removal.

In assessing the location, we consider the power lines that can be possibly cut or exposed pipes that can be damaged when the tree falls. Being in a dense neighborhood will also make tree removal tricky. If it is difficult to move around, then we might charge an extra. Also, those who live in the farther parts of the city can also be charged an additional fee, especially if we have to transport heavy equipment required for the job.

  1. Condition

The overall condition of the tree dictates how easy or complicated the removal will be. For instance, if the tree is leaning, then it means that it has an irregular shape. There will also be exposed roots. It is more challenging to remove because of its instability. The health of the tree also impacts its overall condition. If it is in good health, then removal is quicker. If it is old and unhealthy, it is weaker and can pose a greater threat, which will also add up to the tree removal cost. Some trees may also be protected by the local laws, and hence, we will need to secure the necessary permits, and in turn, this will represent an addition to the overall tree removal cost.

  1. Urgency

Not all tree removals can wait. In instances where it is an emergency, then expect that the tree removal cost is higher. It can be double the price depending on the urgency of the situation. A good example of this would be in case there was a storm or hurricane. A fallen tree can cut power lines and block roads, making it an inconvenience to you and your neighbors. If it warrants immediate removal, call us and we will be there as soon as possible. Our team is available 24/7 but expect that there will be additional charges if we have to deploy our team outside of our normal operating hours.

Average San Antonio Tree Removal Cost

As mentioned earlier, the average tree removal cost in San Antonio is $400 to $1,200. For smaller trees, the cost can be as low as $200. On the other hand, for old and large trees, the price can go as much as $2,000. On average, however, most homeowners in the city pay $750 for tree removal.

Meanwhile, if you need to remove a fallen tree from your property, the average cost is $75 to $150. This is cheaper because all that we need is to get the tree out of the area. There is no need for us to manually cut the tree. In such jobs, the assertion is that the tree has fallen on its own, such as a result of a calamity. But if we still need to cut the main tree, then it qualifies as regular tree removal.

Extra Services Average Prices

Tree removal costs will be higher depending on the work that is required. There can be additional services and requirements, which will vary from one project to another.

  1. Transplanting

It is a risky and complex process, so it does not come cheap. In a nutshell, it is all about digging and replanting a tree to a new location, such as in a place where there is more space to accommodate its large size. The removal of roots is arduous, which will and to the cost of this service. It is ideal for the relocation of a tree, giving it a new life. The typical cost is anywhere from $300 to $800. This is on top of the tree removal cost.

  1. Use of Crane

Cranes make tree removal quicker, safer, and also more expensive. It is specialized heavy equipment that is a must when removing large trees, especially when there is limited space. It makes sure that the tree will not fall on the ground. Instead, the crane lifts the tree vertically and moves its safely. Using a crane requires extensive knowledge and training, so it is unsurprising that it is costly. This is often required if the tree is more than 80 feet. The daily cost of renting a crane can be anywhere from $200 to $500. Meanwhile, as a part of tree removal service, it often requires an additional fee of $500, which is on top of $1,000 to $2,000 tree removal cost.

  1. Stump Removal

Most tree removal services do not include removing the stump. The stump is the bottom part of the tree that is left protruding off the ground once the upper part has been cut. Removing it is labor-intensive and will require a special tool. On average, tree stump removal will add $150 to $500 to the actual tree removal cost. The cost can also be on a per-inch basis. It ranges from $2 to $3 per inch, usually with a minimum charge of $100. It can also be charged individually. For instance, removing one stump might cost $150. If you have other stumps, then the subsequent removal can be $50 each. A stump grinder can also be used, and this is one more thing that will drive the cost up.

  1. Log Splitting

A lot of homeowners are wiser these days. Hence, they want to make the most out of the tree removed from their property. They often want to convert it into logs, which they can use in their fire pit or for any other purpose. If that’s the case, then you will need log splitting. Even if you have an ax, do not consider this as a DIY task if you have no experience. It is best to let the pros split the logs to avoid wasting them while ensuring your safety as well. This additional service can cost $65 to $150.

  1. Permits and Licenses

Tree removal cost can also increase depending on the necessary permits and licenses. In an effort to protect the environment, the authorities are regulating tree cutting in the city, making it necessary to secure a permit in some situations. If you are unsure whether a permit is needed or not, allow us to take care of it. We will assess the tree and let you know if licenses are needed. If they are, then this can represent an additional cost of up to $150.


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