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Old 06-22-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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One tree is expensive. The more trees, the lower the cost/tree. Most of the cost in removing a tree is bringing in the heavy equipment and labor. Once they're there, then it's easy to move on to the next tree.

We had 5 trees taken down when we built our addition but our neighbor wanted trees taken down too, so we approached the tree company as a unit and he gave us a lower cost/tree price.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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OK, the guy's name I mentioned above is Derwin Young. He's not the most "people person" I've ever met, but he did a good job. I think it's called "Young's Tree Service".

When they came, they came in full force! Tone of guys and trucks and stump grinders, shredders. They took up like 1/2 the street. It was fascinating to watch. He also told me that the price depends on how time consuming the job is and how difficult it is, not just "price per tree", so I guess every's estimates are all different depending on the job.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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It sounds high to me call tim at 877-tree-guy . He'll give you a good deal.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
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Below link includes the after pictures of tree removal with new shed and a couple of other projects I have been working.

Scimeca Projects (http://www.thescimecas.com/projects.htm - broken link)
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:56 AM
 
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I couldn't get 30 stumps ground in NJ for $3,100- yet alone take the trees down.....lol. We paid $2,800 a few years ago to take down two big oaks and have the stumps ground. Granted, they were larger than the pines in the pic, but $3,100 still sounds like quite a good deal.

Bob
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:59 AM
 
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I think it sounds about right. My parents had a bunch of pines taken down for $3000 a few years ago.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Default Adding question: What to look for with insurance?

Has anyone ever followed up on a tree person's insurance credentials prior to enlisting them? What does one look for in the insurance policy? Are they required to be insured by a company based here in NC?
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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Got a quote to remove about thirty trees from back yard to round off tree line so that if I wanted to expand deck off of the back of the house there would still be plenty of lawn left for kids and what not. Also, removing some skinny pines out in the middle of yard that don't really look right there and block activities. This also includes removing a fallen tree next to driveway. All stumps ground down and graded in preparation for seed.

Price is $3100, is it good? I am thinking it isn't horrible.
I mean no offense by this, but......

1. Home Depot, good chainsaw $175.00
2. Google searches on how to fall a tree.
3. Practice on a few smaller trees.
4. Gas oil, $5.00
5. Rope to guide those close trees.


A few friends to help, long day $180.00 job done.

Strip away branches and cut main body of tree into 2 ft chunks, then stack into pile at front of home, near street.

Put an ad on craigslist for firewood (estimate 31 trees= 3 cords wood) It will be gone in an hour. Make $450 profit.

This is how I would do it.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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Yes, that is high. Try Traynor Tree. Scott Traynor always has really good rates- I've been using him for years. And I probably get about 40 - 50 trees taken down a year (this is for about 20 neighborhoods, not my house).
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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Has anyone ever followed up on a tree person's insurance credentials prior to enlisting them? What does one look for in the insurance policy? Are they required to be insured by a company based here in NC?
For work, we confirm they have liability, auto, and workers comp. I keep a list of preferred vendors that I'm happy to share. It covers things like arborists, landscapers, plumbers, carpenters, etc. It's helpful when we have to hire someone for an emergency and don't have time to bid.
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