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How Much Does it Cost to Have a Fallen Tree Removed From My Yard?

Updated: Jun 28


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New Jersey homeowners know unpredictable weather. The type of weather that causes damage to both homes and the environment can create the perfect storm.


In it, the wind can take down trees, which may fall on your vehicles, house, or if you are lucky, the tree will fall into your yard and avoid damaging your property.


Homeowners are also at risk of having dead or damaged trees fall. You can't control the way a tree falls when it happens accidentally.


However, if you are lucky enough to have a tree fall onto your yard and not hit anything, you will still need to deal with the tree removal.


You’ll most likely need to call a tree removal service to have the tree taken off your yard. By now, you are probably wondering how much it costs to have the tree removed from your yard.


Read on, and we will cover the cost and what goes into removing a fallen tree from your yard!





What is Basic Tree Removal?



When you need a tree removed from anywhere around your home, there are different service tiers available. The tiers depend on how involved removing your fallen tree is.


A basic tree removal service typically includes the following:


  • Cutting down the remaining trunk portion after the tree has fallen

  • Climbing up the trunk to cut it into more reasonably managed pieces

  • Hauling away the fallen pieces of the tree may be included in the cost


Services that are not typically not included and can add to your costs:


  • Tree limb removal is sometimes not covered by a basic cost.

  • Stump removal is very rarely covered, and unless it is paid for, you will be left with a stump. The cost is between $50 and $400.

  • Chipping the limbs is typically cheaper than having the limbs hauled away. This typically costs around $50-80.

  • Tree trunk removal is not usually covered. Commonly, your trunk is chopped into more manageable pieces so you can move them where you need to. You may, however, choose to pay your tree contractor to do it for you. The cost for this is usually between $50 and $150 to have this done.

  • Log splitting can be arranged if you would like to use the felled tree for firewood. Some tree services do not offer this service, but if they do, it is pretty reasonable. The cost is about $75.

  • Travel to your remote site can cost more, and you will have travel costs included in your price.




Tree Removal Costs


Once you have accounted for the add-on costs, you can tackle the cost of having your felled tree removed. The average price of basic removal of your tree depends on the size of the tree.




Large Tree (75 Feet or taller)


A fallen tree of this height requires special equipment, so it is crucial to consider this when you hear the cost. The total cost depends on some details. Extremely tall trees generally do not break off close to the ground.


As a result, the tree technicians will probably need to climb relatively high to chop and rope down the tree pieces before felling the rest of the tree. This will add to your overall cost. Expect to pay at least $1500.




Medium Tree (25 to 75 Feet)


A medium-sized tree usually takes less involvement than its larger counterpart. It is, therefore, less expensive to remove. You can expect your cost to be from $200 to $1000.




Small Tree (Up to 25 Feet Tall)


A small tree requires the least amount of work and costs about $75 to $150.




Types of Wood



Your tree service company may base their removal costs on the type of tree that needs removing. Here are the most common types of trees requiring removal:


  • Oak Tree: Oak trees are usually quite tall, averaging about 60 feet. Oak is solid wood, and as a result, tree services sometimes charge extra to remove oak trees. The cost is usually between $200 and $1500, but generally closer to the higher end of the scale.


  • Pine Tree: The average height of a pine tree is between 35 and 60 feet, but some are well over 80 feet high. The costs of removing a pine tree vary between $200 and $1500.




Removing Tree Branches



If you haven't actually had a tree fall into your yard yet, but you are worried about a tree on your property, you might want to have some limbs removed.


Even if you think you might be paranoid, it is better to be safe than sorry.




Call your tree contractor to see if they can assess your tree limbs and determine if they pose a danger to your home. You can also ask if there is a risk to a neighbors' house or anything of value (including your loved ones).


If the tree company determines your tree limbs are causing trouble, it can cost between $200 to $300 per hour to have them removed.




Tree Stump Removal


Unless you include a tree stump removal in your tree removal cost, you will be left with a tree stump in your yard.


Tree stump removal depends on the health of the stump. If the stump is healthy, you will pay less than having a rotten stump removed. You may pay by the hour or by the diameter, or both. The cost is typically between $50 and $350, depending on the factors involved.




The Bottom Line


Even if your tree has not yet fallen down into your yard, you might suspect that one or more of your trees is posing a hazard to your home. This is especially true after a bad storm with high winds or freezing rain.


Finding a reputable tree removal service like Laricks Complete Tree Services to have your trees inspected is crucial for your home's safety and integrity.


If your tree does need cutting down and removing, a good tree service offers expert advice and arbor care that will efficiently and safely remove the offending tree.


The tree service will also give you a reasonable price for the job based on its size and the factors involved in its removal.


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