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ShreveportHog94
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GodBlessAmerica
Member since Nov 2006
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Anyone paid for tree work recently?
Need a 75 ft tall 4 ft diameter cotton wood tree cut down and hauled off. How much would I be looking at spending?


Great Plains Tiger
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Member since Sep 2005
123 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
It really depends on how difficult it is to drop and haul off. I got some prices on a big oak tree that was easy to get to and they ranged from $700-$1000.
Make sure whoever you get has insurance.


MudEngineer318
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The AP
Member since Jan 2013
657 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
I'm preparing myself for a raping in the spring. I have 24 mature live oaks to be pruned!!!! Gonna look awesome when they finish though!


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plazadweller
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South Georgia
Member since Jul 2011
7134 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
Make sure whoever does the work has workman's comp in their insurance. General liability won't cover injuries (death). Call your insurance agent and they'll tell you the risk you're incurring by not hiring someone without it.


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JoePepitone
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Member since Feb 2014
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re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
I had several large pines and oaks removed a couple of years ago. The guy charged me a different rate depending on whether he had room to just saw it off and drop them or was in close proximity to my house and fencing where he had to climb and take them down in pieces. He charged $350 for the ones that required climbing and $175 for the ones he could drop in place. He gave me that price because there were 14 of them and the pines were large enough to make saw logs and he was going to resell the oaks as firewood.


plazadweller
Florida Atlantic Fan
South Georgia
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
That's a good price


JoePepitone
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Member since Feb 2014
4009 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
Yeah - I was surprised when he quoted it. Those pines were massive with lots of board feet of lumber in them. He sold those and cut and split the oaks and sold the firewood himself.


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Barf
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Member since Feb 2015
3727 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
I paid almost $3,000 to have a water oak removed. It had to be taken out with a crane.


nelatf
Louisiana Tech Fan
NELA
Member since Jan 2011
2296 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
Wow - you got a great deal there.

Were you able to retain any of the oak firewood?


Hammertime
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Member since Jan 2012
38032 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
Had two quotes around $2000 to take out a river birch a month ago. I ended up renting some equipment and only spent $250 to do it myself


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White Bear
USA Fan
NWLA
Member since Jul 2014
2920 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
1500-2000? That's a lot to haul off and handle. Get a bid from Miller and Atkins tree svc. And Barron's Both insured, I've done business with all of them, they're all good folks. If you're in fact in Shreveport.


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JoePepitone
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Member since Feb 2014
4009 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
No - he hauled off every scrap from the oak trees.

He must have had a buyer for the pines in order to do the work that cheaply. Not to mention that he had several days work in one location. No doubt his price would be higher if I only needed 1 or 2 removed. The pines were roughly 80' tall and 36" in diameter. The heartwood in each one would easily make 2 12" x 12" beams 20' in length.


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NatalbanyTigerFan
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On the water somewhere
Member since Oct 2007
6359 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
I'm curious about this myself. i need to have a 75ft pine tree taken down. Problem is its between my powerlines and house.
Curious as to how much its going to cost me.
This post was edited on 1/1 at 5:15 pm


crownNbull
LSU Fan
Gretna
Member since Jun 2010
1786 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
If it's touching the power lines, call your power company and get them to come cut it first. If you get the right crew, they will remove most of the tree and you can get the remaining cut very cheap.
This post was edited on 1/1 at 6:07 pm


White Bear
USA Fan
NWLA
Member since Jul 2014
2920 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
Yeah, if the tree is dead the power co will lots of times stub it short enough so if it falls it won't effect the lines, or remove the entire tree.


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
27706 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
If any of y'all fell some pine trees, I will take the logs.


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Pepe Lepew
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Member since Oct 2008
30323 posts

re: Anyone paid for tree work recently?
quote:

I paid almost $3,000 to have a water oak removed. It had to be taken out with a crane.


my bid on one about 75' tall


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