Tree removal -- Help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by captn, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. captn

    captn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I'm a homeowner and have 2 tall Pine trees adjacent to the house that are pretty ugly and just fill the gutters with needles.

    I've cut down a few trees in my day, but nothing this big so close to the house.

    The trees are about 30-40 feet tall, and are branchless at the bottom 6 feet.

    I'll keep and split the lumber myself for firewood, so how much would it cost to cut down, and grind? Is there anyone in the forum close that wants to bid this?

  2. captn

    captn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Seriously, there's no-one with an idea of cost on this?

  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I think there are only a handful of tree folks on the forum. Most here really don't want to touch tree that size... Just a guess.
  4. Acswaupaca1

    Acswaupaca1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    Open the yellow pages, thats the best i can do you. Just make sure they are well known and well insured
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Check license and insurance.

    One lady called me to remove a 25' pine once, and lost a down payment to another tree service whom her neighbor hired. So that goes to show that references don't guarantee an insured licensed referral.

    I don't even sub-contract big removals anymore.

    We're buying a new house in May, and once we take possession, there is a weak sweetgum that needs to go, and possibly a few conifers dropping debris over the driveway parking.

    Odds are, I'll sub-contract.

    Even a few of us pros can become uncomfortable after a number of years, with removing large trees.
  6. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    Around 600 plus the stumps.
  7. cdsport

    cdsport LawnSite Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 13

    depending on how close to the house they are, direction they lean, any wires nearby? they may have to be rigged down in sections. or jus tlined & dboxed out & dropped. from $150 -350 each all depends on above items.
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    you burn pine for firewood?
  9. captn

    captn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    yes, I'll burn it.

    I called a tree service, they quoted $800 to cut the tree, grind and take away the branches.

    I asked them the leave the trunk for burning.
  10. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    Wow, sounds close to my price.

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