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Have you priced having the tree removed?

We recently had a sycamore tree removed from the back yard. It involved a six man crew not counting the boss. This crew seemed to have specialists among themselves. There was a climber, a spotter, two guys carrying large pieces to the grinder out front and two guys at the end with the really big chain saws and special clothing and ear muffs. The job took about three hours at a cost of $2,100 plus tax or $2,273.25.

Tree removal seems to have gone way up over the years since we have had other trees removed and I vaguely remember them being in the $1,000 to $1,500 range.

We are approaching hurricane season so it's something that had to be done. We didn't cherish the idea of having a branch come through our roof or the neighbors roof.

As an aside we were going to have the stump ground for another $100. In order to do so we had to get CenterPoint Energy come out and mark the gas lines because a gas line from the meter to our house ran very close to the tree. CenterPoint came out and placed their little orange flags all along the back fence and spray painted the St. Augustine but there was no indication of them marking the line up to our house. When we and the boss of the tree cutting service complained CenterPoint's response was they have to mark "their" lines but the line coming from the meter to our house was "our" problem. The serviceman that came out let me know that for $20 under the table he would come out Sunday and mark the line for me.

Here's a little bit of false advertising for you (in my opinion) CenterPoint routinely runs a Public Service Announcement on TV to call them before you go digging in your backyard. Bull Sh*t.


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