Most people consider the tree services near them to be cheaper than engaging the services of a tree company which is miles away. While this is true, there are some other factors I came to realize are used by those offering tree services to draw up a budget for every tree service projects.
Below are the factors:
-Health status of the tree being trimmed.
An infected tree poses more risks to the trimmer and the property around. Many tree trimmers will first ask or assess the health status of the tree before they can give you a quote.
If the tree is healthy, the quote will capture this and would be low but when the tree is largely infected, the charges will be a bit higher to cover the risks of the trimmer falling off or the branches unexpectedly coming down on the property. This is caused by the weak status of the tree and branches to hold together tightly.
When the trees to be trimmed is near risky lines for example, they are close to power and utility lines, tree trimming service will cost higher. The higher charges cater for the risky nature of climbing and trimming the trees since they can damage the utility lines which will have to be repaired later.
If it is difficult to access the tree, the trimming cost rises because sometimes getting to the tree involves special equipment.
A tree trimming service near me will take the height of the tree in consideration when giving me the final quote. Some may even charge according to per foot of tree height. This means that shorter trees will cost less to trim and vice versa. The charges will be higher if the tree is tall and is close to the physical property, power lines etc.
-The shape of the tree.
Is it straight or curved? Not all trees grow straight. Some due to uncontrollable factors grow while it’s curved or bending. When trimming this trees, the chances of accidentally falling off are higher compared to trimming a straight tree. To cater for this risk, a tree trimming service will cost more.
Different tree species have different hardness levels. A tree trimming service considers the species of the tree before giving you a comprehensive quote.
You can expect higher charges when the tree is a hardwood tree like the oak. This is one of the hardest trees and trimming it may sometimes need specialized equipment.
After realizing all these factor matter before I can get a quote from a tree trimming service near me, I usually provide full details of the trees including estimates of the above. This makes the work of the trimmers easier when they are quoting their price.