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Old 03-21-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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What's the going rate for tree removal services? What's your experience with these and what type of tree or height of a tree was it. I was quoted $850 per tree @ 40 Ft high. Removal and stump grinding included.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Default What is the company name?

I'm in MD and I was quoted $9,000 for 3 big trees, 1 medium and two tiny trees. I was also quote $3,000 last year from a company from North Carolina for the two big trees on each end of my backyard (need to be roped off).
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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OP sounds about right and second poster sounds high - though I have obviously not seen the trees. JR Sisk has done tree work for me several times, including one large job that I got several estimates.

JrSiskTreeExpert Tree Service
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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You should get an estimate from JL Tree Service. They are on of the largest in the area and are inexpensive. I had them cut down a tree and they charged half what another company estimated.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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$600 fora 80ft tree. Not on top of the house but closeenough that it had tio be cut into 20 inch sections. They hauled small stuff and we kept large logs for fireplace. They wanted $700 but talked them down. Took about two hours. Woodbridge.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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I second JL Trees - they recently gave me an estimate that was the lowest of three that I obtained. They also told me that I really didn't need to remove the tree, which I liked even better.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Make sure whoever you use carries their own insurance. If it falls on your home they need insurance or you are on your own. The company that did mine had a one million dollar policy.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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rates vary depending on many factors..landscaping,size and height of tree, location of tree, power lines, fences, houses or other buildings near or is he tree hanging over these things and so on..price generally rages from $300 - $5000... so please make sure you have details before you ask how much does tree removal cost? keep in mind that no two trees are alike.

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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Welcome to the Culpeper toothless tree mafia. It's a big rip-off. Get a few estimates, check insurance, keep in mind they often will sell what they cut down at a significant profit.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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I recently had 4 huge poplar trees removed that were close to the back of my house for $3500, or an average of $875/tree. That was the best estimate I had gotten over the course of 2-3 yrs of occasional inquiries. Everything was hauled away and had to be manually carried up a slight grade to the curb. Branches were roped down, and trunk blocks pushed down. I had shrubbery that had to be avoided. The job took about 7 hrs. with a crew of about 7. I didn't have the stumps ground. I disagree with the poster who addressed tree services' sale of the wood, presumably for firewood. Few tree services bother with that anymore because it doesn't pay enough for the bother. In fact, they would love for you to keep the wood or deliver it to someone nearby for free. That saves them disposal costs. Furthermore, if you keep the wood (less chippable stuff), you can negotiate a steeper discount. Likewise, if you have paths on your property, get wood chips from tree services for free to lay down for the same reason. I burn a wood stove all winter and never pay for firewood.
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