One of the most common questions asked when talking about tree work, is actually how much does a tree surgeon cost?
Do you have a tree that needs chopping down? Or does the tree in question just need trimming back to keep it under control and also let more light through? Have you got a tree stump that needs removing? Do you need to know how much each of these tree surgeon services costs?
It is quite a difficult question to answer as there is no one size fits all policy, you may want to call us today to get an exact quotation, but if you’re keen to learn about what goes into pricing professional tree work, please read on.
What actually does a tree surgeon do?
A tree surgeon is a specialist in planting, cutting, trimming, maintaining and removing trees. They are trained in health, safety, and various trade techniques which help them not only do their job proficiently and safely but also efficiently.
Tree surgeon cost prices can vary massively, dependant on a number of factors (explained below); but in short a tree surgeon’s services can consist of: –
- Tree Felling service
- Emergency Tree Removal Service
- Tree Thinning
- Tree crown reduction
- Tree crown uplift
- Tree Stump Removal
- Hedge Trimming
- Tree Planting
What factors determine how much a tree surgeon costs?
As mentioned, tree surgeon’s offer a wide range of services. The most frequent question we get asked is ‘how much does it cost to cut down a tree?’. In order to answer this question we first need to know what size is the tree? Does the tree lean/hang over anything important/dangerous e.g a building, busy road etc, does the tree have signs of decay and is therefore dangerous to climb via rope, would it require MEWP/cherrypicker to gain access, does the tree have easy access to drag from the tree to the chipper. As you can see there are many factors to consider when pricing up a job.
Tree Felling/Dismantling Cost
When we talk about tree felling this is most commonly seen when you see a lumberjack put a chainsaw through a tree and shout ‘TIMBER!!!’ Obviously this is the quickest way to get rid of an unwanted/diseased tree. As easy as this looks it is a highly skilled part of our job and should not be attempted by anyone who hasn’t had experience or training in tree felling. Unfortunately, not everyone has the space to just fell a tree, this is where dismantling comes in and is achieved by the use of rigging and ropes. Rigging is the most labour intensive side to our game and can change the price dramatically. If the tree in question is too big for rigging even a crane can be used, increasing the price again.
As you can see the is not one size that fits all and prices can vary from as little as £100 to in excess of £3,000+.
In any instance the best way to find out would be to speak to any member of our team, who can provide honest advice as to what you would be expecting to pay. At Hassell Tree Services we pride ourselves on honesty and reliability, so you’ll be in safe hands.
Aside from tree felling, there are tree cutting techniques that you may also need. You may not be sure which service you actually require, in that case please get in touch.
Crown Reduction Cost
Crown reduction, is the reduction of a trees whole canopy. Generally we would categorise reductions in a percentage eg 20%, we would rarely go over 30% to help reduce harming the tree. There are so many factors into determining how much this service costs similar to tree felling. A few are listed below
- Tree size and how many men needed for the job
- How much reduction is needed
- What’s underneath?
It is near impossible to give an exact cost for this service over the phone therefore we would always ask to see the tree in person. The experts at Hassell tree services would be more than happy to provide you with a more exact estimate whenever suits you. We cannot promise how much your tree operation is going to cost on this blog, but one thing we can promise is that we are fair on price.
Crown Lifting Cost
Crown lifting is a focus on removing the lower branches of a tree to create accessible space, increase of light and an overall tidier appearance. A Tree surgeon cost for this may typically be cheaper than a full reduction as we are only touching the lower branches therefore reducing the time spent. The main thing to consider here would be accessibility and tree’s location.
Crown thinning Cost
Crown Thinning is the removal of smaller branches on a tree which reduces the tree weight, a little like a tree-haircut! Again, there are many factors which can determine the costs of this procedure. Access, tree size and how many men for the job can all factor in the price. We would be able to make a more accurate assessment on an individual basis, however our business ethos of honesty and reliability would be able to give you the best options for yourself cost wise.
Tree Stump Removal Cost
Once your tree is cut to to ground level you are left with a stump, it is most likely you will then need someone to remove it. Our trusted tree surgeons have the nouse and the specialist machinery to provide this service for you.
The process is simple, we will use our ‘stump grinder’ to grind out the stump and turn it into mulch which will then rot down. The price of this is dependant on the size of the stump, the number of stumps and also the size of the machine required.
Hedge Trimming is the process of taking an overgrown row of trees, and cutting them evenly, to create a tidier, better looking space whilst training the plants to grow upwards, not out. Hedge trimming is generally a cheaper tree surgeon cost than for instance stump removal or tree removal, as the jobs are quite often smaller, less costing to the business and there are general easier access issues. Once again, each job would be best individually priced, and for that you can give us a call, and we can guide you through our competitive rates.
Tree Planting Service
Finally, tree planting services offered by tree surgeons in Cheshire, or elsewhere, are also fairly cheap compared to other tree surgeon costs. Tree planting is the service of creating a new hedge, or exotic garden by, you’ve guessed it, putting trees into the ground at their root, and surrounding with soil, straightening up and then watering/ maintaining. We can all figure out how to plant trees, but at Hassell Tree and Ground Maintenance, we use our experience and general tree knowhow, to make sure a tree is planted the right way. If you wanted to know how much this costs, then please get in touch with how many trees you require planting, which trees they are, and also please let us know of what access there is available to your garden/planting area.
How much does a Tree Surgeon cost with Hassell Trees?
Over the many years Hassell tree services have been around, we’ve managed to maintain a fair and competitive pricing structure for our clients. Our reputation speaks for itself and longevity in the industry is unrivalled by any other company in the area. This is due to years of optimising our business operations, researching and practicing streamline techniques, and sticking by our business ethos of actually caring about or customers. Having said that, even though we can charge a fair and competitive price, we don’t fall short in terms of quality and it is on this basis we create our business model that allows us to run a successful tree surgeon business. If you wish to find out more about a tree surgeon cost in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and all surrounding areas, or have any tree surgeon queries at all, we would be more than happy to help, so please do get in touch.