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Makumba, Home Buyer in Westwood, NJ

Cost of removing a big tree and the roots of the tree

Asked by Makumba, Westwood, NJ Sun Mar 31, 2013

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The cost of tree removal often depends on the size of the tree and the placement of it. Since you would like the roots removed as well, that may cost more. I would suggest contacting a few different companies to get different quotes. By doing so, you can ensure that you get the best price. http://www.arbormantreecare.ca/en/dangerous_tree_assessment_…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 12, 2015
Why don't you just call a tree expert and ask for a price? Let me know if you need contact information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 6, 2015
There are a lot of variables that go into a tree removal. There could be a problem with the tree being in the power lines and so they'll have to cut branches. Are you moving the tree to another location? That will cost extra as well. http://jonnystreeandlandscaping.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 6, 2015
It's hard to say how much removing your tree will be. I think tree trimming firms usually base their costs more on labor rather than the size of the tree. You should probably talk to a few tree trimming companies and see if they can give you a quote on the tree, or at least an estimate. I'm in a similar situation as you though. I have a few trees that I'd like to remove, but I'm pretty sure I can't afford to remove all of them. It sounds like a better idea to take the larger one first. http://www.mcgintybros.com/treecare.htm
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 9, 2015
Gerald is right, it is really difficult to say. It depends on the size of the tree and the kind of tree that it is. Some harder woods like Oak are a bit harder to remove. But you should definitely talk to a tree company to get an estimate. http://www.meadtree.com/services/tree-care.php
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I think that the first thing to consider is what company you are going to have remove your tree. Each company will probably have different costs, so you'll probably need to consider the different options to get a good price. If you have a very large tree, then you'll probably need to plan on it costing quite a bit of money. The bigger the tree, the more time it will end up taking, especially if you want them to get the roots out. http://wichita-treeservice.com/contact-us/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 8, 2015
It depends on the company. I recommend looking up some removal services in your area, then call and get some quotes. That is probably the most accurate way to gauge cost. Good luck with your search. http://www.vabeachtreeservice.com/Tree-Trimming-Virginia-Bea…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 20, 2014
Like the other answers your best bet is to shop around and check out Angie's list. But you should also check with your local town first. In some towns in NJ if you remove a tree you need to plant another one right away. Check with Westwood for local ordinances.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 12, 2014
Tree removal is really important. When we moved into our current house, we really needed some of the trees removed. They were crowding up our front yard. Maybe they meant something to the previous occupants, but they had to go for us.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 11, 2014
Hi Makumba,
If a crane is needed to remove tree the cost could be betwee, $900 and $1,500.
Old Tappan has a tree ordinance which should be checked at town hall.
Anything further, please call me at 201 446 8349.
best regards, mike kijowski
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 1, 2013
How would the tree be removed if a crane wasn't involved? I didn't even know there were other ways to do it. It might be because I've only ever taken out giant trees, but I guess some people need small trees removed. The price would obviously be different depending on the size.
Jenn | http://www.cleancuttrees.com.au
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I can strongly recommend American Beechwood Tree Service in River Vale, NJ. They charged $1000 less than their competitors to remove a huge live tree plus two skinnier trees from our property. Very professional. Call 201-391-3520.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
You have some very good recommendations especially with Valkam. If you want to get another quote which is always helpful you can also try Kodiak. Just keep in mind prices can vary greatly but it depends on how large the tree is and what type of equipment is used. If they have to use a crane the price goes up dramatically because the tree service often does not have it in its own arsenal but "rents' it from somewhere else. Good luck! Wendy Dessanti

Wendy W. Dessanti
201 310-2255
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
After Hurricane Sandy, we paid about $1500 to get a tree removed that had split and fallen onto a neighbor's garage. Here is the contact information for an excellent tree service, tell him that I recommended him!

Valkam Tree Service
TEANECK, NJ 07666 phone:
(201) 390-8400

Barbara Ostroth
Coldwell Banker Residential RE
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
Hi Makumba,
LMK if you want a contact name for the tree removal co that removed an 80 year Cooper Beech for $2,000....had easy access. Ground the stump but did not remove the chips.
Westwood is close to Ridgewood so I'm sure they cover the town.
Chris Gubb
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
Here in my slice of paradise in Palm Harbor FL, a old oak with a 54 inch diameter was removed from a back yard. The 72 foot tall tree over hung the roof of the house, the pool, patio, the neighbors shed, fence and convienently emeshed in the power and communication lines.
Quotes ranged from $3,700 to $8,800 for dropping, grinding, haul away and grading.
Add to that cost any landscaping that must be done to restore the area of intened use.
I would imagine labor costs in NJ are higner than in FLORIDA.
As everyone one has stated, it depends on size, location and if you can actually get a removal permit.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
Hello Makumba,

Tree removal is a tricky business. Make sure you get at least 2 estimates. Ask neighbors or friends who they have used. I know of people who got two estimates and one can be twice the price of the other. Make sure the company has insurance and find out what their insurance covers.

Removing the stump is very expensive, but a stump in he front yard is unsightly.
I have used Adirondak Tree Specialists. You can call them at 973-692-6357. They are very professional, reliable, and they are fully insured.

I cannot give you a price because I am not a tree removal expert, but the others who had posted answers are correct in that the location and size of the tree directly proportional to the cost of removing it.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
I agree with Chris, $2000+. It's definitely not cheap, especially if you are having the stump removed. Try to get at least 3 estimates.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
This really depends on the company. Shop around.
I have gotten estimates from $2,000-$3,500 for very large trees and root removal.
Key here is where is the tree...is it easily accessible for large equipment?? If so this cuts down on the labor costs
Good luck,
Chris Gubb
Keller Williams Village Square
Ridgewood, NJ
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