Felling a tree.. how much ?
I know there may be a bit of MTFU and diy, especially as I have a chainsaw but I reckon its best to get a pro and their insurance in on this job.
In our garden are four evergreens in a short line, each 1m diameter at the base.
3 obstacles in a U shape, the trees sit in the centre of the open side of the U.
House 1, 10m away. Open end of the U, Right side
Mains overhead power line, 15m away. Open end of the U, left side.
Another house, 20m away against the closed end of the U
The 4 trees are mature and about 30m high…
Getting it wrong and they take out our house gable end to the right, the power line to the left or, for comedy value they go the completely wrong way and cleave my neighbours house in two.
What would be a guestimate or typical price to drop them by a tree surgeon ?Posted 3 years agoDelSubscriber
in a restricted space they’ll be topped and brought down that way, rather than dropped as one lump i expect. if you still want the brash taking that’s where the other cost lies apart from the felling. the cost for that will to some extent depend on how much of a ball-ache it is to get that out of your garden to the chipper. money gained from wood as fuel is christmas beer money to a tree surgeon IME.Posted 3 years ago
Getting a tractor into the garden is no problem neither would removing the timber be a problem. Its just dropping them safely thats the worry.. If the branches were removed it would be no problem if they were dropped full length away from all the obstacles… there is nothing to hit.
Happy to tidy up brash and stuff myself.Posted 3 years agoslowoldmanSubscriber
Like Zed we had several wildly varying quotes to take down 3 large willows and lop a couple of other trees. We got them done by a very professional outfit for £400ish. They chipped the lot and left us a wagon load of mulch. It would have been extra to have the stumps ground down but we advised not to bother. Providing they are cut very low they will die off. They have.Posted 3 years agoTooTallMember
Brash is the stuff too small to burn – hence why it gets chipped down. I only mention it as my brother is a tree surgeon on Tyneside and I’ve done ground work with him a few times. When you cut all the branches off a tree and put them on the ground they are an awful lot of bits that are only useful for chipping.Posted 3 years ago
They are pretty big trees with a lot of brash.
Don’t forget, with a proper tree surgeon you are paying for insurance in case anything goes wrong. Just get a couple of quotes – they don’t charge for them.
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