I've honestly have just been looking at trees and seeing what its worth to me to cut it. I know I'm coming in well under area tree companies but how do you go about figuring a charge for dropping a tree? Some guidelines. Example: got no more than a 16" diameter, 45-50ish tall tree to drop........Maple I believe...........its dead. Easy drop and cut it up and haul away. Now I'm thinking $600 and companies around me I would guess at $1000 for the job but I really don't know. So its known, I do not go any higher than I can get at about 20' with a ladder so I don't do any of the swing around and so on. That I sub out to extended extended extended family (like that?). So I know if it is something I can handle or not and go from there. I don't want to hit houses or cars etc.