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.
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 equipment, rigging 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.)
- Rope, pulleys, blocks, and carabiners
- Spurs (attach to climbing/work boots)
- Ascenders + descenders
- Rigging plates + thimbles
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
- Hedge trimmers
- Telescopic pole saws
- Hatchets + axs
- Heavy Duty Equipment / Machines
- 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.
|Service Type||Price Factors||Average Cost|
|Large Tree Removal||Tree Location, tree Height + diameter, and tree condition||$1000+ per tree|
|Medium Tree Removal||Same as large tree||$500 - $900 per tree|
|Small Tree Removal||Same as large tree||$400 - $500 per tree|
|Stump Removal||Condition of stump, stump size (diameter), number of stumps, and stump’s accessibility||$80 - $300 per stump|
|Limb Trimming / Cutting||Time since last trimming, tree health, and accessibility of the tree||$70 - $150 an hour|
|Log Splitting / Chipping||Size of chipper or splitter & amount of splitting/chipping required||$75 - $200 per tree|
Arborist Salary & Hourly Rate ($/hr)
Salary: $42,729/yr (source: glassdoor)
Hourly rate: $18.87/hr (source: PayScale)