Cost to Remove Tree

December 2021

Tree Removal CalculatorZip Code
Trees
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Tree Removal Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to remove tree with favorable site conditions. Remove tree to 30 ft tall with max 8 in dia trunk, leaving grade level stump. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 tree$0.00$0.00
Tree Removal Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 100 # wheelbarrow, shovels and rakes. Gas powered mower and trimmer. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 tree$0.00$0.00
Tree Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 tree88.5938100.7813
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Remove Tree   
Average Cost per Tree  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 tree, the cost to Remove Tree starts at $492 - $596 per tree. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Remove Tree - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Tree Removal, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Tree Removal jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc.).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Tree Removal. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

References - Tree Removal

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