How Much to Cut Down a Tree?

Are you wondering about the cost of tree removal?  The average cost of tree removal for small tree (0-10ft) is £150), for extra-large trees(50+ft) can go up to £3,000. Whether you have a small tree in your garden or a towering giant, understanding the factors that affect tree removal costs is essential. We’ll break down the average costs of cutting down a tree, what influences those costs, and why hiring a qualified tree surgeon in Middlesbrough is your best choice.

40ft tree, for cost comparison of large tree. This tree removal cost  £3000

What Affects the cost of removing a tree?

When it comes to tree removal, several factors can influence the overall cost of the job:

1. Size of the Tree: Larger trees take more time and effort to remove, so expect to pay more for their removal. The size and height of the tree is the most important factor in the pricing of the job.

2. Ease of Access: If the tree is difficult to reach due to obstacles, or is too close to properties then, this may increase the cost as more labour and specialized equipment such as cherry pickers may be needed.

3. Difficulty of the Job: Some tree removal jobs are more complex than others, depending on factors such as the tree’s condition, its location, and any obstacles that need to be navigated during removal.

4. Building Regulations and Planning Permission: Depending on local regulations, you may need approval from your local council before removing certain trees. It’s essential to consider any associated costs or delays in the removal process.

5. Types of Trees: Different tree species have varying removal challenges and costs. Here are some common trees found in UK gardens and their estimated removal costs.

Types of tree Cost

English Oak Trees: England’s most common tree, these beautiful tree’s can grow up to 100ft. Removing and English Oak tree could cost you £3000 – £5000 depending on how big it has become and how accessible the tree is.

Common Beech Tree: These beautiful trees have a lifespan of 150 to 400 years; they can also go from 50 feet to 160 feet. Removing a Beech tree can cost £3000 – £5000.

Ash Tree: Ash Tree are common UK tree’s; ash trees lose their leaves during winter. These trees can also grow up to 40 metres in the UK. To remove these trees, it can cost you anywhere from £2500 to £4000.

Horse Chestnut Tree: These beautiful trees can grow up to 35 metres, to remove these trees it can cost you anywhere from £2500 to £4000.

Sycamore Tree: These trees can grow to 80 – 100 ft, they also produce winged seeds, which also known as ‘helicopter seeds’. These can cost anywhere from £2500 – £5000 for a tree removal.

Average Tree removal Costs

Tree removal prices can vary significantly based on the size of the tree and other factors. Here’s a general breakdown of what you can expect to pay for different tree sizes:

  • Small Trees: Up to £500
  • Medium Trees: £500 – £1,500
  • Large Trees: £1,500 – £3,000
  • Extra-Large Trees: £3,000 – £4,200 (may take several days)

Additional Costs

In addition to the core tree removal cost, there are several additional expenses to consider:

Waste Disposal Fees: Many tree surgeons include garden waste removal in their service, but it’s essential to confirm this. If you have a significant amount of waste, additional fees may apply.

Finding the right Tree Surgeon

Before hiring a tree removal contractor, consider these essential factors:

  • Guarantees: Ask if the tree surgeon offers any guarantees for their work.
  • Cost Breakdown: Request a breakdown of costs to ensure transparency.
  • Experience: Ensure the tree surgeon has experience with the specific type of tree removal you need.
  • Number of Contractors: Clarify how many Crew members it will take for the job
  • Aftercare needs: Ask the Tree Surgeon if they will fix any issues that may arise.
  • Insurance: Verify that the Tree Surgeon carries insurance to cover potential mishaps.
  • Waste Removal: Confirm if waste removal is part of the service.

How We Remove Your Tree

Most of our tree removal services are done by section felling, this is a method of taking down a tree in smaller, manageable pieces with the help of ropes and slings. The process starts by removing all the branches. The larger limbs are then lowered from the upper part of the tree using specialized ropes, we then cut the trunk into sections and safely place in a designated drop zone.   

Our dedicated team takes great care to ensure the site is left immaculate, with all debris meticulously removed. Additionally, for those customers who require it, we help with the removal of tree stumps. Our specialized machinery guarantees a level surface that can be repurposed for various uses such as a lawn, shrubbery, or patio.