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Good Morning,

 

I have a large fir/pine(?) tree in my front garden as per the photos below. At a guess it's probably 12-15m tall and for various reasons we have decided to have it removed. My question is if I were to remove a significant proportion of the branches myself would that have much of an impact on the price that a professional would charge for the removal? For clarity I would still need the branches to be removed from the site but I would probably keep some or all of the trunk. Any advice or guidance welcome.

Thank you

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I'd leave it to the tree co. to dismantle.
Cost will vary. I'd want 400+VAT.

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7 minutes ago, Mark J said:

I'd leave it to the tree co. to dismantle.
Cost will vary. I'd want 400+VAT.

Thanks Mark much appreciated

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Just as an exercise..


I reckon there’s less than an hours work if the wood is staying.

 

Strip it on the way up, chipping as you go, chunk it down and leave the wood.

 

Ideal job to do on the way home after making a full days money elsewhere.

 

Of course pictures can be deceptive.

 

Sounds like the OP is already relieved at the figures being quoted anyway!

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10 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Just an an exercise..


I reckon there’s less than an hours work if the wood is staying.

 

Strip it on the way up, chipping as you go, chunk it down and leave the wood.

 

Ideal job to do on the way home after making a full days money elsewhere.

 

Of course pictures can be deceptive.

 

Sounds like the OP is already relieved at the figures being quoted anyway!

Why would the wood stay mick ? said he was taking it down and no chimneys in pic

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He said he wanted to keep some if not all of the trunk.

 

Why I neither know nor care, but it does make it cheaper.

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2 minutes ago, topchippyles said:

Why would the wood stay mick ? said he was taking it down and no chimneys in pic

I think he is referring to the fact that I would look to keep the wood from the trunk after it has been taken down. Again I don't know what bearing, if any, that has on cost as only the branches need to removed from the site.

 

Just re-read my posts and to make it clear I need the trunk removed but will keep the wood for firewood.

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3 minutes ago, blue55 said:

I think he is referring to the fact that I would look to keep the wood from the trunk after it has been taken down. Again I don't know what bearing, if any, that has on cost as only the branches need to removed from the site.

 

Just re-read my posts and to make it clear I need the trunk removed but will keep the wood for firewood.

It's a similar amount of time on site even if logs are left there. I would reduce price a bit though if I didn't have to remove them.

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Everyone’s indicative price will vary - to a degree. 
 

All I’d say is, generally, when a site / home owner wants to do some of the work in return for a reduced cost it invariably results in well intentioned but poorly considered actions which actually ADD to the hassle of the job. 
 

Example - it you cut and pile branches like a wood pigeon nest, it makes chipping MORE troublesome than direct feed into chipper as they come off the tree. 
 

You have to measure the time, hassle, personal risk of ‘doing it yourself’ against what real cost saving it actually represents. 
 

Just reading the question (or hearing it on the phone) is often wnough to make me think - I’ll give that one a miss. 

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21 minutes ago, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

Everyone’s indicative price will vary - to a degree. 
 

All I’d say is, generally, when a site / home owner wants to do some of the work in return for a reduced cost it invariably results in well intentioned but poorly considered actions which actually ADD to the hassle of the job. 
 

Example - it you cut and pile branches like a wood pigeon nest, it makes chipping MORE troublesome than direct feed into chipper as they come off the tree. 
 

You have to measure the time, hassle, personal risk of ‘doing it yourself’ against what real cost saving it actually represents. 
 

Just reading the question (or hearing it on the phone) is often wnough to make me think - I’ll give that one a miss. 

Thanks Kevin that's helpful. Having read all the replies I'll definitely leave it all to whoever does the job. 

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