Shrub removal is made necessary due to safety concerns or to enhance the appearance and accessibility of your property.
You will find the cost to remove average shrubs will vary with shrub size and type, proximity to buildings and/or power lines, accessibility of its location, stump removal options, shrub health, and labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete task.
Remove twenty five shrubs on a residential lot: each with ten years growth since last trim; no power-line or building issues.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Wood chipper: 40 HP; chip all cut material and spread decoratively onsite (requires vehicle for transport to and around site).||$244||per day||2||$488|
|Chainsaw: 18” gasoline powered, including gas and oil.||$68||per day||2||$136|
|Hand tools: shears, axe, etcetera.||$45||per day||2||$90|
|Back Hoe: 1/2 CY wheel mounted; dig out stumps; requires gasoline and proper vehicle for transport to the site.||$231||per day||2||$462|
|Equipment Cost||$588||per day||2||$1,176|
|+ Labor Cost (2 persons)||$38||per hour||32||$1,216|
|Total Cost||$96||per shrub||25||$2,392|
Prices range from $47 per shrub (25 shrubs removed; equipment and material - DIY) to $115per shrub (25 shrubs removed; equipment, labor and material - high season) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: