Would anyone dare to guess how much Davey Tree Service wants to charge me to rem

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  1. flacoinohio profile image78
    flacoinohioposted 11 years ago

    Would anyone dare to guess how much Davey Tree Service wants to charge me to remove one 37 foot tree

    I have a 37 foot tall maple that died this summer from the drought.  The neighbors were concerned that the tree could fall on their cars should we have an ice storm this winter, so I called around to a few tree removal services to get estimates for the removal of this tree.  My first estimate arrived this evening, the cost less taxes almost me me fall over.  If I were to charge what they are asking to remove this tree I would only have to work a few hours a day 5 days a week to clear $225K a year!  I am in the wrong business!

  2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image74
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 11 years ago

    Get a chain saw and have some fun. Several years back I cut down a half dozen maple trees lining my driveway. I got to the last one, which also was the closest to the road and the biggest one, and it was getting dark and I was getting tired. I had cut part way through it but I decided to quit and finish the next day. Yeah, guess what happened. It blew down during the night and was lying across my driveway. A good thing it didn't fall into the road, a well-traveled main thoroughfare.

  3. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 11 years ago

    give it a try yourself and then let me know if it's too expensive. a good removal company pays absurd insurance costs, risk their lives and clean up the yard when they are done. i know it seems expensive but if it is under $2,000.00 and the tree is dangerous, what are they suppose to charge?

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    Larry Wallposted 11 years ago

    Removing a 37 foot tall tree, including cutting it in sections and hauling off the pieces could run up to $3,000, depending on how much greenery was still left, its position in relation to powerlines, whether or not they could get the truck into the backyard.

    I had three threes cut down after a hurricane a couple years ago, they were Tallow trees and not very big but $300 each. That does not count stump grinding. I also had a dying pine tree removed and another tree pruned and the bill was about $3,400 and the crime is that insurance will not pay in advance for you to remove a tree that presents a threat to your house or your neighbor. Personally, I would not want to climb a 37 foot tree with a chain saw and cut it down in sections and then have to use some kind of lift to load it on a truck. Sounds like hard work to me.

    1. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Another factor is how close the tree is to your house, neighbors and powerlines.

    2. profile image52
      Virginia Lawrenceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Would you know of a good tree service in AZ? I'm trying to find someone I know will be efficient and safe. The only one I've heard of so far is http://www.victorslandscaping.net/home/index.php Thoughts?

  5. mvoicu profile image70
    mvoicuposted 11 years ago

    In my country they will pay you just to leave them to cut the tree and to take away the wood... my personal preference would be to take it down myself and to use the wood for my fireplace.

  6. garyluther profile image39
    garylutherposted 10 years ago

    I think you should direct contact with company they will gives a more ideas or talk to other related companies like Instant Shade Inc..

  7. LoisRyan13903 profile image63
    LoisRyan13903posted 10 years ago

    Well how much was it?  I would guess $500 tops.  We had 2 pine trees that were over 100 feet tall and it cost $1000 for both.


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