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Tree removal can be a dangerous business. Although it may seem like a simple DIY project, it’s always best to consult with a professional tree service. This is particularly important when the tree is in close proximity to your home, power lines, and other structures.

The cost of emergency tree removal will depend on:

1) How urgent is the situation? Many tree services are available 24 hours a day. Keep in mind that calls outside of normal business hours are typically more expensive. However, if you are in need of immediate assistance, you will be glad someone is there to help.

2) Where do you live? The location of your home may have a significant impact on the cost of removing a tree from your yard. Labor rates tend to be higher closer to major cities. Prices are typically more affordable in rural regions. Use our cost report to find local prices near you.

3) Working with a local contractor. One of the easiest ways to save money is to work with a local contractor. If you live outside of your contractor’s normal service area, there may be additional travel charges on your bill.

4) Are there any obstacles nearby? Can all of the necessary equipment reach the tree? Are there power lines close by? It’s typically easier to remove a tree that’s situated in an open area, where there are no fences or gates to work around.

5) Degree of difficulty. Is the tree still standing? Has the tree been struck by lighting? Is the tree dying or diseased? Do you need to secure a permit to remove the tree? Does the tree company need to consult with a certified arborist?

6) How large is the tree? The size and height of the tree will have a large impact on the cost of your project. As a general rule, taller trees are more expensive to remove.

7) Would you like the stump removed? Most tree companies will remove the trunk down to the stump. For an additional cost, they will remove the stump as well. A stump grinder can be used to break down the trunk and shallow roots into smaller, manageable pieces.

8) What do you want to do with the remaining wood? The cost of hauling away the remnants of the tree is not typically included in the base cost of tree removal. Depending on the size of tree, you may also opt to use the tree for firewood.

9) Compare multiple cost estimates. If possible, try to request multiple cost estimates from local companies. Although it may be tempting to accept the lowest bid, it may not be the best offer on the table. Carefully compare each estimate before making a decision. If time permits, take a few minutes to verify that the contractor is appropriately licensed and insured.

10) Get an in-person estimate. It is hard to predict the cost of tree removal over the phone. Although a contractor may be able to provide a ballpark estimate over the phone, there is no substitute for an on-site consultation with an experienced professional.

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