reasonable price for tree removal?
July 5, 2011 2:31 AM Subscribe
Is this a reasonable price for tree removal?
posted by jne1813 to Work & Money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've done a decent amount of googling and still can't find a solid answer so maybe you can help! Recently a fairly large (over 20 ft) oak tree fell on the roof of my home. The tree more or less straddled the width of the roof. Luckily, no one was hurt.
The company enlisted to remove the tree presented me with a large fee. They've already done the work - going door to door in my neighborhood after the storm. It could be a fair fee, but I am trying to research its validity for the sake of my pocketbook.
In sum, they have charged around 10,000 dollars including labor. I am sure that the job did not require more than a day of work. We asked for proper accounting after receiving our bill and were provided with an invoice from a crane rental company (a different company) in the amount of about 7,500 dollars. The crane capacity was 75 tons.
Are these reasonable figures? In addition to the removal, the company put a tarp on our roof. Also, after removing the tree they chopped it but did not remove the the debris from the property. We asked them to leave the debris and removed the pieces of the trunk ourselves.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you know where I can find similar rates posted online that would be really helpful.