Accurately determining the cost of removing a shrub can be challenging without a direct evaluation of the work, as each shrub varies. Thus, it’s prudent to invite the contractors to your residence for them to provide a precise estimate.

The cost of shrub removal can run between $25 to $350, depending on the size and type of the shrub. Many tree companies that offer shrub removal services will charge by the hour for this service. The hourly rate runs between $25 to $75, depending on your location.

Many homeowners can decide to DIY the shrub removal, but it is safer to hire a professional tree service company for the job.

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shrub removal cost

Tree service companies categorize shrubs and bush removal1 into four size groups which are small, medium, large, and very large shrubs. You can estimate what it will cost to remove the shrub in your yard by placing it in one of the classes listed below:

Shrub SizeLowHigh
Small Shrubs (1 - 2 feet)$30$50
Medium shrubs (2 - 4 feet)$50$100
Large shrubs (4 - 6 feet)$100$150
Extra Large shrubs (Beyond 6 feet)$150$350
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Factors affecting the cost of shrub removal

  1. Size of the shrub: Smaller shrubs are easier to remove compared to the ones with established roots. Thus, it is cheaper to remove small shrubs than bigger ones.
  2. Type of tree: The different types of trees are a variable that determines how difficult it can be to cut a particular tree since some trees will be harder to cut than others.
  3. The surrounding terrain: The nature of the earth around the shrub and its accessibility will also determine if you’ll be paying more or less.
  4. Stump Removal: If you need to remove a stump with an elaborate root system, this may cause you to pay an additional cost for your shrub removal.

Additional cost implications for shrub removal

Waste Disposal: Apart from the labor services, you also need to account for the cost of waste disposal. This can cost between $25 to $100 per bush. It depends on the amount of waste and the hauling distance.

Soil replacement: If you’re removing large shrubs, you may sometimes end up with a few significant holes that may require soil replacement. Replacing with screened topsoil costs around $20 per cubic yard.

The cost and material and labor per cubic yard of soil replacement can cost you up to $180. The actual cost will depend on the type and quality of the soil, the number of holes needed to be filled, and whether you have to pay for the cost of delivery.

Rejuvenation: You may need to replace the old shrubs with new plants or turf grass if your plan is to rejuvenate your yard. You can consider hiring lawn experts to do the job for you.

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