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Tree Removal Costs

by | Sep 11, 2020 | Uncategorized

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the cost of removing a tree ranges from $200 to $2000. The average tree removal cost ranges from $400 to $1,200, with the typical medium-sized tree costing about $750. 

Various factors – including size, tree species, and tree accessibility – often affect the tree removal cost. In this guide, we will take a look at the main factors affecting the tree removal cost. 

Tree Removal Cost Factors in Las Vegas, Nevada 

1. Tree Size 

Both tree diameter and tree height affect the number of hours needed to bring a tree down. In Las Vegas, the height-based cost often varies between $8 and $15 per foot. This explains why a 100-foot tree will cost $800 to $1500 to remove while a 30-foot tree costs only $240 to $450. 

Compared to small trees, large trees are heavier and may require bigger machines to bring down safely. The tree trunk often increases with tree height – a 100-foot tree will have a bigger trunk diameter than a 20-foot tree. Since tree removal involves cutting through the base of the tree, trees with bigger trunk diameters need more time to remove. 

Depending on your tree’s size category, you should expect the tree removal costs below: 

Small Tree Removal Cost 

These trees have a height of below 30 feet and a trunk diameter of fewer than 15 inches. Small trees are very light, and sawing through their base takes less time – the typical small tree can be removed in under 2 hours. You should expect to pay $150 to $400 to remove small trees. 

Medium Tree Removal Cost 

Forming the largest percentage of the trees growing in Las Vegas properties, medium-sized trees grow to a height of 30 to 60 feet, and a trunk diameter of 15 – 19 inches. Medium trees are often removed in 4 to 8 hours. Professionals charge $450 to $750. 

Large Tree Removal Cost 

For a tree to fit in the large category, it needs to be taller than 60 feet, but shorter than 100 feet. These trees have a trunk diameter of 20 to 24 inches. Heavier than small and medium trees, large trees take more time to bring down – depending on how well-equipped and experienced the professionals are, they may need one or more days to remove large trees. This will cost you $900 to $1,200. 

Very Large Tree Removal Cost 

These trees mature at 100+ feet. Very large trees will rarely have a trunk diameter less than 25 inches. To remove a tree in this category, you should set aside, $1,300 to $2,000. 

2. Crane-Assisted Removal 

When heavy trees are standing in risky positions – say, between buildings or next to powerlines – their removal tends to be more complicated because a small mistake could leave the property owner with extreme property damages. To avoid property damage, tree removal experts often use cranes. 

In Las Vegas, you will rarely find tree removal experts who own cranes. For this reason, the tree owners are often requested to rent a crane. 

Renting a crane for a day costs $200 to $600. You will also need to pay a crane operator $50 to $100 per day, bringing the total to $250 – $700. If you are required to pay $1,800 to remove a tree without a crane, the cost may increase to $2,250 – $2,500 if a crane is needed. 

3. Tree Species 

Tree species affects the size of the tree, which, in turn, affects the time needed to remove the tree. In Las Vegas, property owners have both softwood and hardwood species growing on their properties – the hardwood species tend to have a higher tree removal cost. 

Oak Tree Removal Cost 

Oak trees grow to be 30 – 100 feet tall. Oak trees with a height of 30 to 60 feet will cost you $200 to $800 to remove. Large oaks with a height of 60 – 100 feet will have a tree removal cost of $800 to $1500. 

Sycamore Tree Removal Cost 

Sycamores mature at a height of 30 to 60 feet. The tree removal cost for sycamore trees ranges from $600 to $900. 

Pine Tree Removal Cost 

White pine trees rarely mature at a height of below 60 feet and can grow to be over 150 feet. The height of the pine tree influences the tree removal cost, with the charges increasing from $200 to $2000. 

Eucalyptus Tree Removal Cost 

Eucalyptus trees have the highest removal cost in Las Vegas, and can sometimes go beyond the normal maximum of $2000. The average eucalyptus trees will mature at a height of over 164 feet, with a trunk diameter of over 79 inches. This size, combined with the fact that eucalyptus trees are hardwoods put their removal cost between $1,200 and $3000. 

Conifer Tree Removal Cost 

Although conifer trees can grow to over 100 feet, the trees are generally easy to remove. For this reason, their removal cost is generally lower than that of other trees of the same size, with professionals charging $800 to $1,100. 

Maple Tree Removal Cost 

Maple trees mature at 100+ feet. The tree is hard to remove – professionals often charge $1000 to $1,700. 

4. Tree Conditions 

Tree removal procedures are often altered by a variety of pre-existing tree conditions. While some conditions may make tree removal easier, most can complicate the process, forcing the tree removal professionals to raise the cost. Below, we have outlined the conditions that commonly affect trees in Las Vegas, Nevada: 

Weak Branches 

During tree removal, these branches may fall unexpectedly. In addition to injuring the team, the branches can cause property damage. To avoid these problems, tree pruning may be needed before bringing the tree down. 

Decays and Cavities 

These are sure-fire signs that your tree has significant stability problems. Since a slight alteration in the tree’s balance could bring unstable trees crashing down, it is often necessary to support these trees. This increases the time needed to complete the tree removal process, which, in turn, increases the tree removal cost. 

Significant Lean 

A tree can have a slight lean and still have zero complications during removal. However, when the lean increases beyond a certain point – especially over important structures – interventions may be needed to bring the tree down safely. 

Fallen Tree Removal Cost 

Fallen trees are much easier to remove, considering that a significant portion of the needed work is already complete. Most professionals will charge $75 – $150 to remove the fallen tree. However, when a tree is lying on an important structure, its removal cost may be a little bit higher as the professionals have to be extra careful to avoid causing extra damage. 

Dead Tree Removal Cost 

Since dead trees are lighter than living trees, their removal is simpler. Professionals will, therefore, charge you $75 to $400 depending on tree size. 

5. Accessibility 

If a tree is standing on open ground, it will be easier to remove compared to a tree standing between buildings or utility lines. When a tree is standing next to important utilities, professionals may need to use complicated machines to remove it. 

6. Additional Costs 

Most tree removal experts will charge the following fees separate from the quoted tree removal cost: 

Tree Chipping 

This involves cutting the trunk into portable chips. This is generally done to make hurling and dumping easier. You should expect a charge of $50 to $100 for tree chipping. 

Wood Splitting 

Splitting helps professionals convert a tree trunk into firewood. The procedure costs $50 to $100. 

Inconvenience Costs 

If you need emergency tree removal, you should expect a higher tree removal cost. This is because of the inconvenience the professionals have to deal with – for example, they may need to remove the tree at night. The inconveniences often increase the normal tree removal cost by 10%. 

However, most home insurers do pay for emergency tree removals. Therefore, before paying for the procedure out of your pocket, talk to your insurer. 

Stump Removal Cost 

To remove one stump, tree removal experts will charge you $100 to $150. This cost, however, may change depending on the method of payment: 

  • Per hour charge – When clearing large areas with tree stumps, professionals charge $150 per hour. 
  • Per stump price – The first tree stump will cost about $150. The price reduces for the remaining tree stumps, with each costing $50. 
  • Per diameter inch – For each diameter inch, you should expect to pay $2 to $3. Professionals, however, may have a minimum cost of $100. 

Travel Fees 

If the professionals you decide to hire live too far from your home, they will have to spend a lot of time on the road. This may force them to charge you a travel fee of $0.5 per mile traveled. In some cases, the professionals may charge a fixed cost of $50 to $200. 

Cleanup Costs 

Tree removals often result in sawdust, leaves everywhere, and branches lying around on your compound. If you are on a budget, DIY cleanup can be a money-saving option. However, the tree removal professionals can help with cleanup for $25 to $100. 

 

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