Are you hankering to get those old, overgrown, or dangerously placed trees removed from your yard? Removing trees can be a necessary part of landscaping, and it’s not as expensive as you might think. Although there’s no simple way to determine how much it will cost you to remove a tree, the average cost for tree removal in Edmonton is less than $1,000.00. How much you spend depends on the type of trees you need removed and whether you need additional services performed. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re considering tree trimming, removal, or pruning in the Edmonton area.
What’s Included with Basic Tree Removal Services
There are many different services available when you hire someone to remove a tree for you, but there are a few basic components that most companies will include. The most obvious service included is chopping or cutting down the tree. This is usually done by using rope to climb to higher parts of the tree, cutting off the top section of the tree, and then climbing down and removing lower sections as well. Many services will include both the cutting down of the actual tree and removal of the branches as part of the basic services, so make sure you discuss what is included with any company you consider hiring to help in your yard. If you do have to pay to remove the limbs once the tree is cut down, this is usually less than $75.00.
Other Additional Services
Once the tree is removed from your yard, there may be other services a tree removal company can assist you with. Some of these services include stump and trunk removal or log splitting. Most companies don’t include stump removal as part of their basic service. Unless you pay extra, you will probably be left with a stump once your tree is chopped down. Some companies offer a discount on stump removal services if you use them for both tree and stump removal. Others sub-contract this work or charge you depending on the size of the stump in question. Stump removal typically does not exceed $350.00 in cost.
Tree trunk removal is another service that is sometimes extra. If the company you hire chops the tree into pieces, you may have to also pay them to remove these pieces from your property. This is often included in the cost of tree removal, but if it’s extra, the fee should be less than $100.00. If you have a fireplace, you may be able to pay the tree removal company to split the trunk and stump into smaller pieces that can then be used as firewood during the winter.