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Any help on what to expect for tree removal costs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by NJMedic, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. NJMedic

    NJMedic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Ok, so long and short loking at wildly various quotes for tree removal in northern nj. Tree is a biggie, a 100" circumfrence maple bout 20' behind home and a rough guess of 60-70' tall. Ive attached a few pics and would be gratefull if anyonce cna offer their 02c as to what I should fairly expect.

    Behnid the home is an uphill slope but about 200' thats getting cleared so the tree could be dropped there.Thanks in advance,


    Also if any of yall, insured arborists, work around the clifton, nj are and are interested please let me know. (chrism @ ugo . com)



  2. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    try putting this out at arboristsite.com all the tree guys are there.
  3. NJMedic

    NJMedic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Ahh, didnt even know about that site, just posted asaem info over there. Thanks,

  4. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    I would say around $900. If you can wait til winter, I would think you might get it done cheaper.
  5. mexiking

    mexiking LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 565

    900 seems cheap for that big a tree...
  6. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    Central NY... at least $1000 to drop it, grind the stump, and remove the debris... At LEAST!
  7. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    A tree like that would go for $700.00 in my area. Total tree removed, stump ground and chips cleaned up. 7 bills would do it. The tree service I network with can do that tree in about 2.5-3 hours easy.....(4 men).
  8. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    If we were to do it, you would be looking at $28 per foot (height). So you would be between $1680-1960 + tax depending on the actual height of the tree.

    This would include climbing the tree and limbing everything. Trunk to be cut and left in 4' long sections. Stump ground (all grindings to be left on site).

    Haul Debris- $85 per ton. We take any good firewood free of charge, if you don't want it.

    Remove Grindings and Fill in Hole- $100.00

    I won't notch a tree that close to a house. Even though I know all of my guys could do it; there is just too much liability there. So all trees within lengths distance of the house are climbed and cut so they can be dropped safely. This should be standard procedure for any professional tree service.

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