Estimating the cost of tree trimming jobs is something our tree professionals do every day. What considerations go into these estimates? What are the factors that make up the cost to trim a tree?
What Determines Cost of Tree Trimming
Here are some of the primary points we consider:
The size of the tree needing trimming
A tree under 20 feet often costs about a quarter of the amount it might cost to trim a 60-foot tree. Different equipment is required, and the job becomes significantly more challenging when we must ascend above 50 feet. Since those tall trees tend to have much thicker limbs and branches, all of the tree trimming becomes harder, more labor-intensive, and more time-consuming.
The hazards involved
If there are notable hazards involved with the tree’s placement or the yard’s layout – for example, if we are removing big branches that are right above power lines – then the hazard pay for the workers must be taken into account. If our tree professionals require a great deal of surrounding space to make the cut, then this can increase the cost of tree trimming.
The health of the tree
Whenever a tree is diseased, this impacts the cost to trim the tree. Diseases such as rot make the tree unpredictable. If branches fall unevenly or quicker than anticipated, this makes our job more difficult. Damage due to weather and large cracks in the tree’s trunk could indicate that the tree is in poor health.
Woodpeckers’ presence often means the tree is rotting. Fungal decay could be taking over the tree. Ants, mites, and other pests could add complications to the tree trimming job, and may affect the cost of trimming the tree.