Estimating the Cost of Removing a Tree

Felling a tree is another way of saying cutting and removal. Many services exist to remove trees of various sizes in a safe and professional manner. Costs can range from under $200 to over US $1000 each including taxes and additional fees. You can get yourself a budget to consider some elements , but you can also consult a service tree removal for an estimate in person.


  1. Determine if the tree is on public property or is considered protected by federal, state or local law. Your local government may provide this information to residents. In some cases a botanical shall inspect the tree, which can add a consulting fee which can vary greatly.
  2. Estimate the height of the tree to be felled by using the surrounding buildings to estimate tree height. The higher the tree’s height, the greater the cost. For example, a tree less than 30 feet (9.14 m) is on the cheaper end of the price range, while one of 100 feet (30.5 m) is the highest. Intermediate heights trees have varying prices.
  3. Check for utility lines, poles and buildings or structures in contact or very near the tree. The closer the tree to these structures, the higher the cost.
  4. Take into account additional costs such as the destruction of the trunk, pruning of branches and removal pruning. Some companies include these services, while others may charge a fee based on the size of the trunk and the number of branches and pruning to clean.

Tips & Warnings

Look for tree removal companies that are licensed and insured.