Trees add beauty and life to the environment. However, you may need to remove trees for various reasons.

It costs about $30 – $80 per foot to remove a tree. So, you will pay about $4,000 – $8,000 to remove a 100ft tree.

Many factors affect the cost of professional tree removal. The size and height of the tree are indicators of how much you will pay for tree removal.

Height Of The TreeCost Of Removal
30 ft$350 - $500
60 ft$700 - $1,800
80 ft$1,000 - $3,800
100 ft and above$4,000 - $8,000
Cost To Remove 100ft Tree

Height Of The Tree

The higher your tree is, the more you will pay for its removal.

It will cost $350-$500 to remove a 30 ft tree, while it will cost $700-$1800 to remove a 60ft tree. You will pay $1000-$3,800 to remove trees up to 80 ft. A 100ft tree removal will cost $4,000-$8,000.

Diameter Of The Tree Trunk

The trunk size of your tree determines how much you will pay for removal. The larger the trunk, the more you will pay.

A 100ft tree will have a larger trunk diameter than a shorter tree. The larger the tree, the larger the tree trunk, the harder it is to remove the tree. Therefore, the more you pay.

Depending on the type of tree, a short tree may also have a larger trunk. You will pay more than the average price to remove a short tree with a large trunk diameter.


Accessibility issues will increase the cost of removing a tree by about 25-50%.

If a professional tree remover has to transport their tools to a remote area, they will charge you transport costs. It will increase the cost of removal.

Further, if you have a tree growing near a house or electricity wires, accessibility is difficult. Removers have to be careful to ensure that cut branches do not fall on the electricity wires or the house. It will make the removal difficult, and you will have to pay more than expected.

You will pay less to remove a tree that is safely away from property and other obstacles.

Tree Condition

The health of a tree determines how much you will pay for its removal. A healthy tree is hard to cut. You will pay more to remove a healthy tree.

A diseased or dead tree is easy to remove. However, it will need additional precautions to ensure that it doesn’t cause damage or accidents. Weak branches can fall easily onto properties near the tree.

You will pay less to remove a diseased tree that doesn’t need too many safety precautions.

Fallen Tree

You will pay $75 – $150 for fallen tree removal. You may pay more for additional services, such as debris and trunk removal.

It will take less time and labor to remove a fallen tree. It is reflected in the cost of removal.

Emergency Removal

When a tree falls on a fence, car, or home, it is an accident, requiring emergency tree removal.

You do not need emergency tree removal for a tree that has fallen on the ground.

Emergency tree removal costs more than double the regular price of tree removal. Depending on the intensity of the accident caused and the size of the tree, you will pay from $1000 – $6,000. You will pay more if you need tree removal after work hours.

Your home insurance should cover part or whole of the cost of emergency tree removal if the tree falls on your house. You can also reduce the cost by calling state emergency services.

Debris Removal

Once a tree removal is complete, there will be a lot of debris left on the ground. Debris removal is an additional service offered for tree removal.

If you want the debris cleared, you will have to pay for debris removal.

The size of the tree determines how much debris you will have. You will pay more for debris removal for a 100ft tree than a shorter tree.

Debris removal services cost $100  -$500 depending on the size of the tree.

Debris Removal

Type of Tree

Different types of trees grow to different heights depending on their age. Oak trees and palm trees are strong and grow to great heights. Therefore, it will cost more to remove these trees when they are mature than when they are younger.

Number Of Trees

The more trees you have for removal, the more you will pay.

However, tree removers will charge you less per tree than it would cost you to remove a single tree.

Tree removers will charge you depending on the land size for tree removal. You will pay $4,000 – $10,000 to remove trees from an acre.

Can You DIY Tree Removal

Yes. You can DIY tree removal depending on the size of the tree. With a short tree, less than 30 ft in height, DIY removal is easy.

Depending on where you live, you will need a permit to remove a tree. You can only get to DIY tree removal for shorter trees.

Tall trees have many other factors you need to consider for removal. You will need tools and skills to remove a tall tree without disaster.

Hire a professional tree removal service to remove tall trees.

Benefits Of Hiring A Pro For Tree Removal

  • They have the right tools for tree removal.
  • Ease the permit payment process.
  • They have insurance in case of accidents.
  • Skilled for the job.
  • They will save you time
  • Easy debris removal
  • Enhance the aesthetics of your property.
  • Minimal incidents and accidents during tree removal.
Benefits Of Hiring A Pro For Tree Removal
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How To Reduce The Cost Of Tree Removal

  • Contact and collect at least three quotes from professional tree service providers.
  • DIY tree removal for shorter trees.
  • Carry out the additional services, for example, debris removal by yourself.
  • Remove many trees at once.
  • Depending on where you live, hire tree removers during winter to enjoy off-season discounts. Winter is the cheapest time of year to remove trees.
  • Ensure regular assessment of your trees by professional arborists.
  • Negotiate with the tree removal services to secure a better price.

Can You Get A Tree Removed For Free?


Certain circumstances can lead to having your tree removed for free. If a tree falls on your house, you can use your home insurance to pay for tree removal.

The local government can also remove trees for free on your property under certain circumstances.

You can also have your tree removed for free if you offer the tree for wood to the remover.

How Long Does Tree Removal Take?

The amount of time it takes to remove a tree depends on the size of the tree. The larger the tree, the more time removal takes.

It takes about 8 hours to remove a 100 ft tree. It will take more time to clear debris and trunk removal.

Ben McInerney
Author: Ben McInerney - Ben is a qualified arborist with 15 plus years of industry experience in Arboriculture. He ran a successful tree service before turning to writing and publishing. Ben is dedicated to providing users with the most accurate up-to-date information on everything trees.