You have successfully hired a professional tree service to remove a tree in your property that is causing you a lot of problems. However, once they have finished removing or chopping the tree down, you should know that the work is not yet finished. Because once the tree is chopped down, you would still be left with a tree stump and if you don’t want a tree stump in your grounds, you could either choose to have the tree professionals remove it or remove the stump yourself.
There are tree service companies that include stump removal in their estimates but more often than not, tree stump removal comes with an additional price. But If you would weigh in the costs of hiring a professional tree service with renting a stump grinder for you to remove the stump yourself, the costs don’t really differ that much. So if you do opt to hire tree services to take care of the stump, you would probably first need to know about its costs.
According to Mark Tremain of Ark Fencing and Tree Work, stump removal may be priced depending on three categories:
- Some companies charge by diameter. Oftentimes, you would be charged with $2 to $3 per inch of diameter. There are also companies that would charge a minimum of $100.
- Total Number of Stumps. Price breaks are offered by many companies when there are large numbers of stumps that homeowners would like to be removed. Normally, you can be charged with $100 to $150 for the first stump and then add $30 to $50 for each additional stump.
- Clearing Land. When you need to clear a wide expanse of land with a number of stumps to be removed, you can be charged with $150 per hour.
Tremain had also shared a few factors that affect the costs of stump removal. According to him, the stump diameter and the age of the stump are also at play when determining the price for stump removal. Factors such as soil condition, the type of the tree stump, and the root system are also considered. You will also have to pay more if you want the ground-up stump to be cleaned as well.