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How much does it cost to pull a tree?

Oct 25


Sometimes trees can be a nuisance and ruin the beauty of your landscape. Trees that have poor stability, disease, or are dying can be a danger to your foundation and home.

 Continue reading to find out how much tree removal costs and what factors could affect that price.

The Average cost to remove a tree

Tree removal costs can range from $150 to $2,000 but on average, they are between $700 to $5000. Cost of tree removal varies depending on its size and complexity. Large trees are generally more expensive than smaller ones.


You may find low-cost tree-removal companies that will work for you, but make sure they are certified arborists and are insured for tree removal. Even simple tasks can have unexpected complications and long-term consequences. This can't happen to your landscaping or property. Arborists must renew their licenses regularly to ensure they remain current on the best tree-removal techniques.

Factors that are important in calculating the cost to remove a tree


Tree service companies can quickly spot any dangerous or difficult situations that could make tree removal more difficult. Sometimes the tree is too close to a house or fence. In these cases, extra care is required. Trees with smaller diameters and shorter trunks can be easier to remove than larger, older trees.


Tree's Size

Trees less than 30 feet tall are considered small. Typically, removing a small tree will cost between $150 and $500. Many fruit trees, like hawthorns or silver birches, are small. A medium-sized tree such as maple or Elm is between 30-60 feet high and can be removed for around $600 to $1,000. Large trees, such as mature oaks, can be 60-80 feet high and cost between $800 and $1,700 to remove. Trees over 80 feet in height will require a removal cost of approximately $1,500 to $3,000.


Type of tree

It is not uncommon for trees of similar height and trunk dimensions to be priced the same. The size of trees has a greater impact on the cost of removal than their type. These are just a few examples of the most common types of trees. 

  • A mature oak tree will grow to 60-80 feet high and can be taken down for $700-1300. Palm trees can grow to different heights depending on the species.


  • The height of palm trees varies depending on their species. However, the trunks of these palm trees are relatively thin. They are therefore expensive to remove, costing between $200 and $900.


  • There are more than 100 species of pine trees. They can grow up to 90 feet high and as low as 5 feet. Tree removal costs range from $150 to $2,000.


  • Cedar trees can be so tall that removal costs range from $500 to $2,000.