Pricing

All pricing depends on actual conditions. 95% of the time I’ll give you a quoted price for the work you request. For the rest, I price at time and materials. The below covers most of the work I perform.


Tree Downing and Disposal

Downing, per tree Disposal, per tree
Tree Size Category base max base max
A $59.00 $79.00 $40.00 $120.00
B $79.00 $109.00 $60.00 $180.00
C $99.00 $139.00 $80.00 $240.00
D $119.00 $159.00 $150.00 $300.00
E $139.00 $189.00 $180.00 $360.00
F $159.00 $219.00 $210.00 $420.00
G $179.00 $249.00 $320.00 $480.00
H $199.00 $279.00 $360.00 $540.00

Price differences between tree of similar size are determined by factors including: amount of tree canopy, tree health, nearby structures & targets, pedestrian & vehicle traffic, animal nests, and heavy poison ivy infestations. I do not remove trees with inhabited animal nests. I will work around the animal’s life cycle or contract a humane removal service to relocate live animals for trees that need removal sooner.

Trees that have high disposal costs relative to their size include Bradford Pear and Mulberry. They produce large amounts of heavy wood on closely spaced branches.

Tree Size Category

Tree Height
Diameter < 20′ < 25′ < 30′ < 40′ < 50′ < 60′
< 4″ A A
< 6″ A A B
< 8″ A B B B
< 10″ B B B C C
< 12″ B B C C D D
< 14″
B C C D D E
< 16″
C C D D E F
< 18″
C D D E F G
< 20″
D D E F G
< 24″
D E F G H
< 28″
E F G H

For trees that are too large for me to handle or exceed my skills, I can recommend 2 to 3 large-tree service companies to contact. I recommend tree services that do good work, work safely, and that hire Americans; I support American workers. You may pay more, but your neighbors will have a job.

I don’t give your name or contact information to these companies. The decision to contact them is yours. All should give free estimates or quotes.


Stump Grinding: Starts at $155.00 which covers one hour of my basic stump grinding service using a mid-size grinder. A mid-size grinder is much more powerful than typically available to homeowners at equipment rental stores. If you share stumps with a next-door neighbor, the stumps can often be combined to meet the minimum price.


Tree Planting: Please see this page that details pricing for tree and shrub planting. I plant <1 gallon to 25 gallon containers, so there is a wide range of prices.


Log Bucking: $60.00 per hour. 1 to 2 trees can be bucked in 15 minutes.


Pruning: $60.00 per hour. Disposal of the material generated by pruning is included. Pruning of tree and shrubs with fire blight or similar diseases rated at $75.00 per hour to cover tool sterilization. Roses with rose rosette are bagged and disposed in a landfill to prevent the spread of mites.


Shrub Removal: Includes removal of stumps and disposal of debris. Prices below are general prices. Please see this page for a more specific list of shrubs and their prices.

Shrub Height: <4′ 4′ – 5’11” 6′ – 8’11” 9′ – 10’11” 11′ – 12’11”
Price each: $15.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
Extras (each): Root chasing +$5.00. Hole filling billed on a per job basis, unless soil provided.

All pricing depends on actual conditions. 95% of the time I’ll give you a quoted price for the work you request. For the rest, I price at time and materials. The above covers most of the work I perform.