Tree Removal Cost [2020]

Bark and Branch Tree Surgeon Cost – Tree Felling Cost, Tree Removal Cost [2020]

Have a tree or a few trees that you plan to have removed from your property? Bark & Branch can take care of that for you. We will not only cut those trees down, we will remove them and leave your property looking like-new minus a tree or two. For more information on our services, or to book an appointment, contact us today at Bark & Branch. Call us at 07958 495031 today.

What Does It Cost To Remove / Fell A Tree In The UK?

Several factors will impact the cost of taking down a tree. They include:

– The height of the tree
– The diameter of the tree
– What type of tree it is
– Where the tree is positioned on your property
– The amount of overhang the tree has
– The location of the tree to public footpaths or roads
– Whether or not the stump is to be ground down after tree removal

The general rule of thumb is to consider that the larger the tree is, the more it will cost to remove. The same rule applies as far as access is concerned. The harder the tree is to get to, the longer it will take to remove which will cost more.

Tree surgeons in the UK charge roughly from £150 – £200 per day (labour) and will typically have a crew of two labourers. This means labour costs to remove a tree will be about £350 per day.

Tree Removal Cost – Based On Size

The chart below includes cost estimates on hiring a tree surgeon to take down a tree. The prices listed include the cutting of the tree to its stump and clean up. Stump removal is extra at £100 to £500, again, depending on size, type of tree, and access.

How The Various Factors Impact Tree Removal Costs

The height, diameter, and type of tree you wish to have removed greatly impacts the cost of this service. The taller the tree, the more equipment is required to complete the job safely as the risk increases with tree size. The same for diameter and type of tree. Some tree varieties are easier to cut down than others because of the type of wood these trees are made from. Essentially, the greater the risk and the difficulty in removing a tree, the more it will cost. If that tree overhangs a building or other feature, more time and labourers will be required to safely remove those branches to prevent damage to nearby structures. This is also true with trees that are close to roads and public pathways. If the tree is hard to reach on your property, as there are obstacles or outbuildings in the same area, the work required to remove that tree will increase to minimize damage and that will add to the cost of removal. Clean-up adds time and stump grinding is another piece of equipment and a labourer so you can see that many variables come into play when a tree is slated for removal.

Can I Remove Trees From My Property On My Own?

Trees that measure 18-inches in diameter or less can easily be removed as a do-it-yourself project. That is, provided they do not overhang a building, public road, or pathway. Also, if the tree you plan to remove yourself does not have a severe lean to it and does not have a Tree Preservation Order attached to it, you can take care of it on your own. But if you don’t know how to remove a tree or are unsure of the safety precautions necessary, it is best to leave even the small trees to a professional to handle.

Why Stumps Should Be Removed

Suckering, where a new tree plant will grow from an old stump, can occur if the stump of a removed tree is left behind. It takes a special tool called a stump grinder to shave down a stump to just below ground level. The best thing about a stump grinder is that it can be used on stumps of any age. This means that if you have some old stumps on your property, they can still be removed with a stump grinder. Stump grinding is also faster and cheaper than having the stump dug out of the ground. Grinding also produces wood chips that can be used elsewhere in your yard or garden.

What Is A Tree Preservation Order?

Local governing authorities who have selected specific trees or woodlands to protect will have issued a Tree Preservation Order for that area. You cannot remove or trim a tree that is under such an order without written consent from the planning authority. Obtaining permission to remove a protected tree is very unlikely unless that tree poses a danger to the public or a nearby structure. If you have a tree or more that you wish to remove but have Tree Preservation Orders on them, you may need professional advice from an arborist on how to find a suitable solution. For assistance with this type of situation, contact us at Bark & Branch. We can discuss the options available to you once we carry out a site inspection. To book your appointment, call us today at 07958 495031.

Why We Remove Trees With Wedges

A wedge simply assists us in falling a tree in a specific direction. Each tree has a natural lean. When cutting a tree down, it is going to want to fall in the direction of that lean. If there are no obstacles or structures that can be damaged, letting the tree fall naturally is a good idea. However, most trees are close to buildings or other items that can sustain damage if the tree is allowed to fall naturally. So wedges are used to redirect where that tree will land. In addition to wedges, ropes may be required. The use of wedges takes a fair deal of skill and an understanding of physics, which makes it anything but a DIY project.

Contact Us Today

For all your tree removal needs, call us at Bark & Branch. We offer many different services including tree removal and cleanup. For a free quote on the tree removal cost or more on your property, book your appointment today so we can schedule a site inspection. That way we can give you an accurate estimate. Call us today on 07958 495031.