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A tree removal invoice is a commercial instrument issued to clients on behalf of tree removal companies and arborists to collect payment for the removal of entire trees, tree stumps, or the clearing of brush. Tree and stump removal are often complicated jobs, potentially requiring many different line items – through the use of a digital invoice, charges can be displayed to customers in a clear, upfront manner; reducing confusion and improving payment turnaround time.

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Types of Tree Removal Equipment

Tree removal, both for residential and commercial means, requires an extensive list of equipment. In general, there are three (3) categories of equipment that new tree removal companies should look to purchase; climbing equipmentrigging equipment, and the most obvious, being cutting equipment.

Climbing + Rigging Equipment – Gear can be found for sale on a variety of websites dedicated to climbing supplies. WesPur offers complete spur climbing kits ranging from $389.95 to $624.00. Some of the important climbing and rigging equipment that should be purchased includes:

  • Protective clothing (helmets, gloves, goggles, etc.)
  • Saddles
  • Rope, pulleys, blocks, and carabiners
  • Spurs (attach to climbing/work boots)
  • Ascenders + descenders
  • Rigging plates + thimbles
  • Swivels
  • Hoists

Cutting Equipment – Small tools and large machinery can be found both online and industrial supply stores. TreeTrader contains both new and used equipment and contains the contact information of heavy equipment dealers for equipment ranging from large trucks and cranes to motorized hand tools.

  • Hand tools
    • Chainsaws
    • Hedge trimmers
    • Telescopic pole saws
    • Hatchets + axs
  • Heavy Duty Equipment / Machines
    • Cranes
    • Chip & dump trucks
    • Bucket trucks
    • Skid steers
    • Log loaders
    • Stump grinders

(Source for list items: AmericanArborists.net)

Average Tree & Stump Removal Costs

The prices that are set by arborists and tree removal businesses are often responsible for their long-term success. Through the creation of a business plan (where every real and potential cost is factored), the research of average market rates for the town, city, and/or state where the company is offering its services, and the comparison of the average rates below, companies can ensure the rates they offer both provide as economical to the survival of their business and leave them as affordable options for their customers.

Tree Removal Costs – A fully grown adult tree stump can cost anywhere between $50 – $400 dollars to be removed or about $2.00-$3.00 per inch of diameter

Tree Stump Removal Costs – Depending on the risks involved (tree height, location), removal can costs a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars for complex jobs.

(Sources: HomeAdvisor & TreeRemoval.com)

Arborist Salary & Hourly Rate ($/hr)

Salary: $42,729/yr (source: glassdoor)

Hourly Rate: $18.87/hr (source: PayScale)