7 Factors That Go Into Your Tree Removal Cost

When you’re spring cleaning your yard, or you’re doing some cleanup after a storm has passed through, you may be thinking about tree removal. This is a good instinct because the quicker you deal with dangerous dangling limbs or potential hazards, the safer your place will be.

However, you may be tempted to grab your chainsaw and knock down a damaged or dead tree yourself. This is not as good an instinct. Cutting down trees is a highly-specialized skill and requires training, expertise and special equipment. Not to mention huge liability risks if something goes wrong. Let’s say it together: do not remove large trees without professional help.

So, how much can you expect to pay? There are many factors that go into the cost for tree removal in the Comox Valley. Here is a quick review of what goes into pricing when you have your initial tree assessment.


We’ll just say it, size matters. The bigger the tree, the bigger the risks. They’re heavier and more unpredictable than a short tree. And if you have a tall tree causing a nuisance or posing a potential hazard, then the scope of damage it can cause on the way down (to other trees or nearby structures) is also increased.


Lest you think height is the most important metric when determining a quote, there’s also the tree’s width to think about. The thicker the tree, the longer it will take to remove. It’s basic math, but if you’re not a Supertreero then it’s probably not something you spend much time thinking about.


Where your troubled tree is located makes a huge impact on the cost of tree removal. Is it in a wide-open field? Well, that’s easy. But what if it’s leaning dangerously towards power lines? Sketchy. Some removals require basic equipment, while others need every trick in the book from highly specialized arborists to be removed safely and without causing additional damage.

Tree Condition

There’s a reason you need tree removal services so there’s a good chance your tree isn’t super healthy or ridiculously good looking. It’s got issues. The condition of your tree is assessed before you’re given a quote so a plan can be established for removing it in the safest way possible.

Soil Condition

Your tree may be in a sticky soil situation like in a rocky area, on an unstable slope or in a bog. The soil condition your tree is growing in may increase complexity and will be added to your quote.


When you need a tree removed, like, right now, you’re going to end up paying for a team to drop everything they’re doing and tend to your situation ASAP. This has a premium price tag because you’re getting a premium service. And if it’s a true emergency, it’s worth every penny. Good thing you have insurance, right?

Tree removal near me

When you’re hiring a tree services company, you want to make sure they’re working within their regular service area. For example, Precision Tree Services works in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the rest of the Comox Valley. But if we’re called out to work outside our service area, it’s going to cost extra. That’s just the way it is.

Because there are so many factors that go into a tree removal’s cost, it’s important to get an assessment ahead of time. At Precision, we’ll give you a free site assessment or estimate. If you’re wondering if tree removal is in your future, get in touch and we’ll create a plan that works for you.

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