Should I remove a dead tree?

If you know that you need to remove a dead tree, it’s best to do it sooner rather than later, for these reasons: The longer a dead tree remains standing, the more dangerous it becomes. Dead trees break more easily, so they are more likely to drop branches or come down without warning.

Can I get my tree cut down for free?

Many want to heat or repair their homes with wood and they may be glad to get free wood in exchange for their efforts for cutting the tree. If the tree in question is entangled in power lines or sewage lines, you can call the power or sewer company to remove it for free. … You may also opt to cut down the trees yourself.

When should trees be removed?

A tree leaning more than 15 degrees from vertical should be removed promptly. Signs that more than 50% of damage to the root system of the tree suggest the tree should be removed. Trees intended for placement under power lines should not exceed normal heights over 25′. If you aren’t sure, it’s best to bring in a professional to assess your tree and whether trimming or removal is the best option. 

Does homeowners insurance cover tree removal?

Home insurance generally does not cover removal of the tree unless it falls on a fence, garage or home and causes damage. Sometimes home insurance will pay for removing a tree if it falls and blocks your driveway. … Typically, home insurance policies cover tree removal up to $1,000 per storm.

How much does it cost to take down a tree?

The average cost to remove a tree ranges from $100 to $1,800 with most homeowners spending about $700. For small trees up to 30 feet high you can expect to spend $250, for trees between 30 and 60 feet prices range from $300 to $700, and to cut down large trees over 60 feet costs between $700 and $1,800.