Jim G
Jim G
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Asked on Aug 1, 2012

Tree removal: Cost, PLUS assume Tree company sells tree lumber?

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We have a VERY good tree removal company. VERY good. cost is pricey, but they do great work and clean up after themselves. Curious, - assume tree company sells the trees lumber when they take them down. Should that be considered in cost for tree removal. Cost for 6 trees to be removed, 2 are approx 15 feet tall, 8-10 inches around, 3 are approx 20 - 20-25' tall & 12-14inches in diameter, 6th is BIG..... 35 feet tall and 3 feet in diameter.. what should I expect cost to be?
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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 2, 2012

    This can vary by region and the tree type etc. a number of years ago I had a quote to drop some pines (straight trees) that were near my home and power line. One company quoted $150 per tree...which I thought was pretty outrageous just to "drop them" I had planned to buck them up and haul all of the slash. In my area firewood runs about $200 a cord for split pine. It takes a lot of trees to make a cord of wood. I the end I ended up cutting them down myself after some rigging and many other less technical drops. By the time I was done I cut over 50 trees from my lot and got about 5 cord of wood. I would probably not tackle branching deciduous trees...those are way more complex to deal with and boom truck can make for much safer work. Why are you taking these out?....are they diseased? Mature trees are an asset to most homes.

  • Jim G
    on Aug 2, 2012

    taking them down as they block sunlight to the pool, spiders and leaves drop in the pool, and biggest tree is my biggest concern If it goes doww in a Hurricane. either the house & pool are destroyed or even if it falls the opposite direction, the roots will tear up the plumbing to the pool, sprinkler syste, break up teh foundation of the shed and pool pump area, let alone potentially some of the pool. Branches have fallen during storms that broke a part of the pool pump and many fall into the pool and going to damage the liner..... issue is be careful what yu ask for! no braches . no shade! water gets warmer faster, grass stresses more!

  • Jim G
    on Aug 2, 2012

    6 trees includes the big one (using a crane to get behind the shed to the tree - $3K

  • Clay B
    on Aug 3, 2012

    From what i've read, it's not cost effective to even try to sell the lumber. I paid $3500 for 11 pine tree's to be removed in my backyard in 2008, with stumps ground. I have 5 out front, and was quoted $1000(these are not as big as the ones out back).

  • Jim G
    on Aug 4, 2012

    well, had the company come in, expensive, but they did a good job and cleaned up after themselves. 2nd time I used them and although they are expensive, I will recommend them on Angies List. Thanks all!

  • A Southern Tree
    on Oct 31, 2012

    In our area, we have to PAY to get rid our wood. There is NO market in our area. And, most of the time, we are having to take small pieces due to landscape, homes, etc. which immediately makes any small value disappear.

  • Jim G
    on Oct 31, 2012

    I an tell you the work done by James River was excellent. They come in behind themselves and cleanup and you'd never know they were there! big DIFFERENCE this year with NO acorns in the yard, all over the pool deck or in the pool! I'm going to have them come back for four more (LAST four!) next spring.

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