Who to get for shrub/tree removal and replanting?


There are what we believe to be two, Arborvitae Blue Cone shrubs/trees, outside near the house. One of them has died and the other one has gotten out of hand. We are thinking of removing both or at least the dead one, and replanting another in it’s place of the same kind.

I have a few questions guarding this project.

  • Would we call in a tree removal/specialist or landscaper company to remove it and replant it?
  • Where would we or the company we hire be able to find the Arborvitae Blue Cone?
  • What is a guesstimate on what the price may be for this kind of project?


q who to get for shrub tree removal and replanting
  16 answers
  • It depends on the size of them. If they are very large, I'd call in a pro. As for the cost, it depends on where you live. Be sure to get a few estimates if that's what you decide to do.

    • April April on Sep 26, 2021

      Thanks for your input, Ann! The one that is still alive is at least 8-10 ft. It’s pretty large. Will do.

  • Dee Dee on Sep 26, 2021

    I had a tree removed and the stump grinded out and it cost me $250 total. But that was also with total removal off premises.

    • April April on Sep 27, 2021

      Thanks Dee, for letting me know about your experience with a similar situation. Much appreciated! :-)

  • William William on Sep 26, 2021

    You can check with a landscaper, garden center. Not the big box stores.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 26, 2021

    You could call a professional tree company that does tree transplanting and removal who has a certified tree arborist with them. Before you start, check to be sure there are no state or local ordinances regulating this. Also utilities companies may need to be contacted depending on the tree's location before and after.

    • April April on Sep 27, 2021

      I thought that a tree company/specialist might fit the job better, but wasn’t sure, since we also are thinking of having new ones replanted. Thanks for your help and advice! The trees are located closer to the house (in fact right in front of it), rather than the electrical lines, thankfully.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Sep 26, 2021

    It depends on the size of the trees, I would call a few local arborists

  • Teigermichael Teigermichael on Sep 26, 2021

    That's really expensive

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Sep 26, 2021

    The price for that will totally depend upon the area where you live. You will just have to get some people to come in and give you prices.

    • April April on Sep 27, 2021

      Thanks, Chloe! We’re located in the suburbs. I was more or less wondering who to seek to get the job done right and not be overcharged. If we decide to do it, we will definitely get some estimates. :-)

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 27, 2021

    Hello. A landscaper should be able to help. You might want to observe the trucks and workers in your neighborhood community and get a referral from your neighbors.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Sep 27, 2021

    you could call a tree removal service in your area- ask neighbors or friends for recommendations - they can do it quick and easily since they have all the right equipment a lot of the tree services have arborists who can tell you what you need to plant there

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 27, 2021

    Hubby cut down a plum tree but the stump was left so we had a guy who grinds stumps come out and grind that away. I wanted a nice level area that we can mow over so needed this totally flat and smooth.

    I was surprized that it cost as little as it did. And nothing has grown back in that area.

    • April April on Sep 28, 2021

      Hello, Mogie! Glad that worked out for you. Good to know that the cost was smaller than you expected! I’m hoping the same for our potential project. icon

  • I would call a local nursery. They'll be able to help direct you. Oftentimes, they do all the works themselves and I've found that when they do it all, sometimes they give you a break on the removal labor.

  • Betsy Betsy on Sep 28, 2021

    Hi April: Along with the other answers, I would like to add that the roots aren't deep like other trees, which is good for you, since they, most likely, won't bother your foundation. Here's a site that tells about their root system. Also, if the trees are close to your house, squirrels, raccoons and other climbing animals, will have access to your roof and maybe attic. So, I'd take that into consideration when planting near the house.


    Good luck

    • April April on Sep 29, 2021

      Thanks Betsy, for your advice, the link and the information about the Arborvitae root system! Very helpful and good to know.

      We're still unsure on what to do with the live one. Somehow it’s gotten really overgrown the past few years. I’m not sure if it can be trimmed down or not.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 30, 2021

    We’re are you located

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Sep 30, 2021


  • You could use either type of company. Removal folks don't replant as far as I'm aware though. Contact your local garden center for some direction on who to call, or your local hardware store/home improvement store. You could also search online for landscaping companies in your area to get some quotes.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 02, 2021

    Ask at your local garden centre if they could help with recommendations and some sort of price for trees.