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We service Columbia, Missouri and surrounding area but not limited to Boonville, Centralia, Fulton, Hallsville, Moberly. In instances of sever weather; we may travel to other areas to assist in clean up of down trees due to storms.

If you need to have a tree removed from your property, you may be wondering just how much it is going to cost you to do so. There are several factors that determine the price of the service.

Price will depend on the size of the tree. When looking at the size, the width and height of the tree will be considered to provide you with an estimate. The larger the tree is, the more it will cost simply because it will take more manpower.

Additional services for the tree may be needed. For example, do you need to have the stump removed too? Are you going to try to have pest management services performed on the tree first? All of these additional services will factor into the cost, as well.

If a tree is in an awkward spot or if the tree needs to be trimmed down first before it is removed, this will influence the actual price.

When it comes to the price of tree trimming & pruning in Columbia, MO, there are several different factors that you need to consider first.

Size of the tree that you need to have pruned or trimmed, and how much time it will take to complete. The larger the tree is, the more it will cost.

How much trimming is needed. For instance, is the tree currently growing out of control or has it been managed? Are the branches wrapped in electrical wires or are they free and easily accessible?

Pricing for stump grinding services will vary and a couple of factors need to be considered for an accurate price for the job. First, the cost will depend on the size of the stump you need to be ground. A smaller stump will naturally be easy to remove and will not be as complex as a larger stump, which will cost you more. The more stumps you have, the more it will cost.

The cost of brush hogging in Columbia, MO will depend on several factors. These factors can influence how much you pay for the service at hand.

You will pay per hour for a brush hogging job. This is because the job is intensive and does require a lot of time to complete. The cost per hour will depend on the company you choose to work with and is set based on the complexity of the job.

Are any hazards on the land. For example, if there is a lot of debris on the land, this can damage the brush hogging equipment, so the job is priced accordingly to factor in potential hazards and damage.

Size of the area to be completed. A property that is small will not cost as much as a larger property that has more acreage to be trimmed and brush hogged.

Be cooperative with the inspectors and tree trimmers. They will try to answer your questions the best they can. When the crews arrive, they need free and clear access to the trees to be trimmed. They also appreciate having animals restrained, so that they can work without interruption.

Typically, only high-voltage overhead power lines are cleared of vegetation. These are the lines in the highest position on power poles. The words “High Voltage” are marked on poles or cross-arms with high voltage lines. Secondary lines, those below the transformer, are only trimmed if there is strain or abrasion present.

The service drop is the electrical line that runs from the utility pole to your home or business and is typically not high voltage. This line only serves you and is not typically trimmed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. If you think tree branches are straining or abrading your service drop Care should be taken by anyone clearing trees near service drops, because, although the lines may be low voltage, an electrical contact could result in injury or death.

We require contractors to disinfect their tools between locations if there is a known disease in the area, as appropriate or as recommended by state and local agencies.

The amount of trimming necessary is prescribed by a qualified utility forester, based on tree growth and structure, wind sway and line sag. Factors that influence the amount and type of trimming necessary include species of tree, environmental factors, irrigation, proximity of the tree to a line and line configuration. As always, we also need to include a reasonable margin of safety above the absolute minimum clearance requirements.

If any part of a tree holding a tree house is within 10 feet of a power line, it is too close, and the risk of electrocution to children playing in the tree house is very high. Make sure that children cannot reach the lines with a pole or any other object. For more information about tree houses, please visit our Power Line Safety & Trees page. If in doubt, call 1 (800) PGE-5000 to have the situation checked.