Do you have a tree on your property that’s getting too close to power lines, showing signs of decay, or maybe a tree that’s already fallen? You’re likely asking yourself, “how much does it cost to remove a tree?”

The cost to remove a tree can range dramatically, from $500-$3,500 or more, with the average cost in the $800 range.

However, the cost of your tree removal service will depend on the size of the tree, its location, its proximity to power lines or high-traffic areas. Is the tree a downed tree already? Do you need the trunk removed as well?

Let’s look at variables involved in determining the actual cost to remove a tree from your property and hopefully this will help you better anticipate your removal costs. Reaching Higher specializes in professional tree services, offering top-quality professional tree pruning and tree removal services in Lancaster and Chester counties.

We have the right experience and equipment to offer professional, affordable tree removal services and we always take care not to damage your grass and landscaping.

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Fallen Tree?

You can expect to pay $700 or more to remove a fallen tree and have it hauled away from your property, depending on the size of the tree. If a tree is already on the ground yet needs to be removed for safety reasons or just for improved aesthetics, work with a tree removal service to get a quote in this situation. A tree that has fallen likely will cost much less than it would cost to remove a standing tree.

Depending on the size, stump removal may be included in that cost. You could rent a stump grinder, but we have specialized equipment to grind down a stump to about 6 inches or deeper below the surface of the ground. Often, we can grind the stump for the same as or even less than the cost of a stump grinder rental. To get a quote, give us a call at 717-502-4707.

A fallen tree or downed tree during severe thunderstorms may require emergency tree service. Limb debris in high-traffic areas and downed wires require professional emergency tree removal services. We offer 24/7 emergency tree removal and storm damage cleanup.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Large Tree?

It could cost as much as $3,000 or more to remove a large tree, particularly one that would require that a crane or “cherry picker” be used to do so safely. The process of removing large trees is more complex and typically involves a higher risk to arborists, surrounding properties, and the surrounding landscape. The girth of a tree may also raise the price of tree removal. Thicker trunks require more intensive labor and equipment for successful removal.

The following table provides estimated costs for tree removal based on the size of the tree:

Estimated Cost Based on Tree Size
Up to 15ft  $300 Crabapple, Dogwood, Fruit, Japanese Maple, Flowering Plum
Up to 25ft  $600 Arborvitae, Fruit, Eastern Redbud, Fire Cherry
Up to 60ft  $2,000 White Pine, Blue Spruce, Gum, Honeylocust
75ft and above  $3,000 Oak, Tulip Tree, Beech, Elm, Sycamore

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Dead Tree?

The cost to remove a dead tree may be less than that of removing a living tree. You can expect to pay less than $800 for the removal of a dead tree that is still upright.

You can also expect to pay more, as cleanup usually takes longer, and dead trees are often more hazardous and therefore require more time, skill, and specialty equipment. These variables will impact the final amount.

When you get an estimate, inquire about stump grinding as it is usually a separate cost.

If you observe cracks, wounds, or dead branches on a tree, don’t wait until the branches or the tree itself falls. Dead trees are not just eyesores. They are a potential risk to anyone near your property and/or a risk to your home. If a homeowner knows there is a dying or diseased tree on their property, they are responsible for its removal (or face possible negligence if injury or property damage occurs).

A dead tree should not be ignored. If you need help determining diseased or potentially dangerous trees on your property, contact us to schedule routine tree trimming and tree health inspection.

Now that you have a better idea of how much it costs to remove a tree, whether it’s standing, fallen, alive or dead, we recommend getting a custom quote to find out exactly how much it will cost you to remove your tree. If you’re in Lancaster County or Chester County PA, you can trust Reaching Higher for your next tree removal job. Call us today at 717-502-4707.

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