While most people will generally agree that the right trees add quite a bit to a property, there are many reasons that sometimes removing a tree is the only viable option. Whether it’s because of damage due to disease or pests, a tree dying for other reasons, or just getting too big for the infrastructure in the area, sometimes the tree needs to be removed. Portland tree removal services are available from a wide variety of truly high quality providers. However, results and costs can vary.
In addition to this, every job is different and not many people outside of the business have a good grip on what fair pricing is. That can make it difficult to figure out what fair pricing is. If you want to know what a good price to pay for professional tree removal in Portland Oregon is in 2019 then read on to get the full scoop including average price ranges, special considerations, and everything else you need to think about.
Many Different Factors
There are many factors that can affect the pricing for a job. First and foremost is the overall difficulty. Simply put the longer a job takes and the harder it is, the more it is going to cost. This makes perfect sense, but certain extra factors or concerns can play a major part in upping the price.
Just a short list of these include, but are not limited to:
– Nearby hazards (power lines)
– Any property line issues
– Storm damage (resulting in very high demand)
– Size (age) of tree and complexity of job
– Time of the year
If there are special circumstances that hit any of these checklists (or all of them), then you can bet on the price creeping up to the high side. In addition to this, in certain neighborhoods you will need certain papers, permits, or approval from the city ahead of time and it is up to the homeowner to provide these.
Average Numbers for 2019
While the numbers can vary, there are some general ranges that can be a good rule of thumb based on general billing information and trends from 2018 into 2019 so far.
On the low end are bids ranging from $540 to $600
The middle (average) range seems to be in the $601-$710 with $643 being the “mean” average
On the higher end is the $711 to $850 price range
Different providers are going to provide different estimates and this is all going with the assumption that it is a relatively forward tree removal. If additional services are needed or other professionals need to be called in then you can expect that price range to grow, as well.
Is Stump Removal Needed?
Tree removal means just that: the removal of a problem tree. This does not include stump removal, which is an entirely different service and will likely add $250-$350 more on top of the actual bill for tree removal. It’s important to keep these two services separate to have a more realistic expectation when it comes to pricing.
Keep these factors in mind and now you have a good general idea of what tree removal should cost you. You can also read more if you are trying to calculate the cost yourself here