Monetary cost is ultimately one of the most important factors for customers when choosing a tree surgeon and the question of “how much do tree surgeons charge per hour?” gets asked time and time again. The answer to this question is very complicated, as each job must be priced individually due to the number of variables involved. For example here are just a few considerations we would need to make before calculating the cost of the job:
The size of the tree – more material will result in more material to transport and dispose of.
The location of the tree and its surroundings – if the tree is in an awkward place or overhangs buildings/property limbs may need to be lowered, and this will increase the time required.
The distance to travel from tree to truck and chipper – the further the distance the longer time it will take to transport.
The health of the tree – if the tree is unhealthy this will increase the risks involved and if it’s too dangerous to climb we may need to price in the cost of a MEWP (Cherry Picker) or Crane.
Does the location of the tree pose a risk to the public? – if the tree is close to a path or road, we may need to apply and price for closure or traffic management.
As you can see, there are far too many things to consider to determine an average price per job or hourly rate for a tree surgeon. The best course of action is to utilise our free site visit and quotation service by contacting us today.