We’d love to tell you the cost right here, but without seeing the specimen ourselves, that’s not possible. We can, however, give you an idea of what to expect in terms of price and share strategies for saving money on tree removal.
What Tree Removal Typically Costs
- Trunk diameter: The wider the trunk, the higher the price of removing the tree, as the process takes more time and effort.
- Condition: Trees that are leaning, dead or severely decayed are costlier to remove due to the additional safety equipment required.
- Location: The complications of removing a tree that’s near a building, close to utility lines or otherwise difficult to access drive up the project cost.
Extra work – such as log splitting, limb chipping and stump grinding – generally add to the total project costs. Most Utah arborists don’t include these services in estimates for the removal of a tree, so be sure to ask.
How to Save Money on Tree Removal
- Get advice from a certified arborist. Instead of removal, you might only need strategic pruning or treatment for pests or disease, which are less expensive.
- Plan the project during the off-season, when Utah arborists are more likely to offer reduced rates. As a general rule, avoid spring, summer and early fall.
Handle part of the project yourself. If you’re willing to tackle the cleanup and woodcutting, your arborist may be willing to drop the price of removal.
Leave Tree Removal to a Certified Utah Arborist
Instead, turn to a local certified arborist. In Salt Lake City and the surrounding northern Utah area, homeowners trust Rivendell Tree Experts. With us, you can count on cost-effective solutions, friendly service, quality workmanship and affordable pricing.
For more information on the qualifications of our Utah arborists, or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate for tree removal, reach out to our Lehi office today.