In this section, we want to explain our pricing, including how we compare with our competitors, and offer a few examples of prices. This will not only help us serve you better but may give you an idea of what your job might cost. We understand that some people just aren't ready for an on-site estimate but need an approximate price so they can plan ahead or make other decisions.
How We Compare
We work hard to offer you good prices. We do this by working hard to stay engaged and innovative, with a culture of no-nonsense efficiency. You can expect outstanding customer service, a cleaner, professional job, and a willingness to take on your rush jobs and specialty situations.
You can trust our pricing. While we charge enough so that we can stay in business without cutting corners, and stand behind our work, 24 years in business is proof that we also don't charge too much, as that is simply an unsustainable business model.
Understanding Tree & Stump Pricing
Most of our prices are given as a firm, flat price quote. Occasionally a job could have a moving finishing line, making it difficult to estimate, so we'll give an hourly quote for the necessary crew and equipment. Major factors when calculating cost are:
How long it will take. This is determined by the size of the tree, obstacles, and access to the tree. Is it next to the driveway in your front yard? Or through the dog kennel, around the garden, and leaning over the greenhouse?
Level of risk. Is the tree so dead that it is unstable? Or broken and leaning on the house under pressure? Tree work can be dangerous. At the end of the day, it is our responsibility to see that your property is in the same condition, or better than when we arrived.
Who's cleaning it up. Clean-up adds extra time and equipment to the job. There can also be off-site costs such as trucking and dump fees.
Single Tree Removal
The average price for a single tree removal without stump grinding is about $550. This includes everything from small trees starting around $200 up to massive cottonwood trees that could cost several thousand dollars for one tree.
Multiple Tree Removal
If one tree costs $300, (for example a 12" diameter, 40 ft tall birch), 4 trees of the same size and difficulty should be about $800, not $1200. Quantitative discounts reduce the average price per tree.
Our minimum charge for stump grinding service is $150. This would cover about a 16” diameter front yard stump, or possibly several small stumps. Factor in size and difficulty, (i.e. access, surface roots, rocks, etc.) and the price could increase.
Multiple Stump Grinding
There is typically a substantial quantitative discount when grinding multiple stumps. Grinding 20 backyard spruce stumps, for example, might be about $600, or $30 apiece. About 90% of our stump grinding falls between $250 and $750.
Two to three hours of annual maintenance pruning is about $500 to $600. This would include clean-up and hauling of debris.
Brush chipping is $450 an hour with a 1 hour minimum. After the first hour, all charges will be prorated and billed in 15 minute increments. Turning branches in the same direction and moving the pile to the edge of the road will make the job faster.
Remember, these are average prices. As each situation is ultimately different, we have to look at the work to give you a firm price!
Christmas Lights. Our average design and install is about $1,200 - $1500. While this may initially seem like a lot, it‘s important to keep in mind that we provide all of the lights and decorations, installation, takedown, and servicing of the lights if needed. We average 4 visits to each property throughout the time they‘re up. Because of the cost of the products, and the multiple visits that are often necessary due to wind, we ask for an $800 minimum when we‘re providing the lights and taking them down.
Snow Blowing. The average four-car residential driveway is around $65 per visit. Cost is determined by size, obstacles, and the amount of shoveling required.
Crane Service. For tree removal, crane rates are included in the price. Otherwise, they can be a flat rate or hourly. When hourly, current crane rates are $245/hr with a two-hour minimum.
Brush Mowing. A ballpark estimate would be $2,500 to $5,000 per acre to mulch trees up to about 5" in diameter. The cost can vary greatly depending on the average size of trees and the number of acres to be cleared.
Landscape Mulch. $55/yd for red and brown colored mulch and $35/yd for natural. Delivery starts at $150/load depending on the distance. Raw chips including delivery are $90/load when available. Raw wood chip load sizes vary from 10 to 30 cubic yards each.