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Tree Removal Services?

Anyone have a hookup on removing a tree?

I have a rather large tree in the back yard that I want removed sometime in the spring.

Anyone have any ideas on what companies charge to remove a tree? (Its like 3 stories tall).

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Anyone have a hookup on removing a tree?

I have a rather large tree in the back yard that I want removed sometime in the spring.

Anyone have any ideas on what companies charge to remove a tree? (Its like 3 stories tall).


I paid 750 for a tree that was probably 30 feet tall. They ground the stump and everything.
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i called three places asking for a price range for "normal" tree removal.
they all said they had to come see it first.
the third place i started to get aggrivated.
i was like well is it usually like a hundred or two thousand?? i just need a general idea. they said sorry, we have to set up an appointment.
i just hung up.


so anyway thanks for saying it cost you 750.

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what kind of tree?
bradford pear - usually between 500-650 w/stump grind
oak trees vary so much in size it hard to say
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not to hijack his thread but i got 1 cotton wood and two big oaks

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i called three places asking for a price range for "normal" tree removal.
they all said they had to come see it first.
the third place i started to get aggrivated.
i was like well is it usually like a hundred or two thousand?? i just need a general idea. they said sorry, we have to set up an appointment.
i just hung up.
What is a " normal" tree to you? What size do you think a normal tree is?Why would you think any company would give you a quote over the phone.Prices can vary based on the trees size and location. The more difficult the tree is to cut down , then the more the price will be. I think they should be the ones getting aggravated with you.

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I used Malouf's Tree Service (Craig Malouf is Tom [Turbo Mustang] Malouf's son) out here at my place last month... they did a great job, showed up exactly on time, with nice equipment, got the job completed at a very reasonable price and I was very pleased with their work.

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i called three places asking for a price range for "normal" tree removal.
they all said they had to come see it first.
the third place i started to get aggrivated.
i was like well is it usually like a hundred or two thousand?? i just need a general idea. they said sorry, we have to set up an appointment.
i just hung up.


so anyway thanks for saying it cost you 750.
No kidding. I called because I have a 3 story old oak thats kind of leaning now, and for safety, I'm going to remove it.

Everywhere says, let us come out and see for a free appointment.

I'm like, just give me a range.

NONE of them would.

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I paid 750 for a tree that was probably 30 feet tall. They ground the stump and everything.
Who did you use?

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Who did you use?

Salazar Tree Service. He did some work at my parent's house, and did a good job so I hired him for some work over here. I don't have his number handy, but I can get it for you if you want.
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What is a " normal" tree to you? What size do you think a normal tree is?Why would you think any company would give you a quote over the phone.Prices can vary based on the trees size and location. The more difficult the tree is to cut down , then the more the price will be. I think they should be the ones getting aggravated with you.

well, i had $500, i didn't know if that would be enough. i guess i was right.
i would be aggrivated as a business person if i wasted a few hours driving to the other side of town and the person didn't have enough money.
plus i didn't want to waste my time driving to other other side of town to meet someone cuz it's at a rent house, just for them to say it's gonna cost 2g's.

i'm sorry i was trying to be considerate

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well, i had $500, i didn't know if that would be enough. i guess i was right.
i would be aggrivated as a business person if i wasted a few hours driving to the other side of town and the person didn't have enough money.
plus i didn't want to waste my time driving to other other side of town to meet someone cuz it's at a rent house, just for them to say it's gonna cost 2g's.

i'm sorry i was trying to be considerate

I just wanted a price comparison.

Whenever I decide to do it, I'm just going to call them out, and say sure, come out give me a estimate, and I'll show your estimate to the next company I call. I guarantee you I'll show your estimate to at least 3-4 other companies before I make up my mind, unless you can give me a price range over the phone.

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I just wanted a price comparison.

Whenever I decide to do it, I'm just going to call them out, and say sure, come out give me a estimate, and I'll show your estimate to the next company I call. I guarantee you I'll show your estimate to at least 3-4 other companies before I make up my mind, unless you can give me a price range over the phone.




Good luck, most of these folks don't speak Engrish.
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I just wanted a price comparison.

Whenever I decide to do it, I'm just going to call them out, and say sure, come out give me a estimate, and I'll show your estimate to the next company I call. I guarantee you I'll show your estimate to at least 3-4 other companies before I make up my mind, unless you can give me a price range over the phone.

but it's not like asking for a price to replace an a/c compressor. There's lots of factors involved that prohibits them from giving a phone estimate. It depends on the size of the base, the height of it, does it hang over fences or neighbors houses, is it mixed with power lines, can they reach it all with a truck or will they need climbers, will they need 1 truck or two, is it close to the street or will it take more labor hours to move the brush/logs to the truck.

Besides, it's a free estimate. It's not like your obligated to use them and I'm sure they've factored in the percentage of window shoppers vs. customers that are ready. The next person might be showing them another estimate to beat. It's just the name of the game. Get 3-4 estimates and then start negotiating from the lowest one. They've all left room to negotiate.

I did that with a roof. It started at $4700 and I'm now at $3650.00.

On a side note, I wish I could do it for you...or help. I'd love to have the wood.

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not to hijack his thread but i got 1 cotton wood and two big oaks
Try to keep the oaks if they're healthy. Get rid of that cottonwood as their soft
weak wood makes them prone to fall anytime the wind is up.

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i like trees and like to keep them when possible, but these 4 trees are jacking up the foundation and plumbing at two houses. $$$$$$$

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what kind of oak? red, live, bur, ect.. also multi or single trunk, what is the drip line diameter? that will be a starting point? also accessability to the tree.
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I've worked with many tree service companies before. Always a good idea to vet some reviews online prior to working with one. Want to make sure they're pretty reputable in their customers eyes.
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I know a company the does Tree and Shrub Care.
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Before you can hire a tree trimming or removal service, you should first enquire if they have the necessary licence, insurance and permit to do so. To me, this is more important than the price. I believe in, you get what you paid for.'
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