The costs on this page represent a combination of 1) sample of costs provided to us by stump removal services around the country and 2) research done by our staff. To get a more precise estimate, we recommend that you request a quote from a local stump removal service near me.
Stump removal cost is roughly $80 to $250 (15-inch diameter stump) depending on the method of removal. Different removal methods include, but are not limited to: manual removal, burning, grinding, and chemical rotting.
Stump removal cost based on the removal method:
Stump removal cost for manual removal: $250 to $350.
Stump removal cost for burning: $200 to $300.
Stump removal cost for grinding: $150 to $250.
Stump removal cost for chemical rotting: $100 to $150.
These estimates are rounded. These costs do not account for overly large stumps that may incur additional costs for removal. The upper end of these ranges include expensive geographic locations.
There are many things to consider when you are planning your stump removal project. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Methods Used to Prepare Stump Removal Cost Estimates
Stump removal projects are commonly priced using a per linear inch approach. The contractor will measure the diameter of the tree stump and base their quote on that measurement. If multiple stumps need to be removed, it may be easier for the contractor to provide a quote for the whole job. If you are interested finding out how much it will cost to remove a stump in your area, Request a Price Quote.
Reasons for Tree Stump Removal Cost Variances
Stump removal services use a combination of methods to evaluate and price projects. They take several factors into consideration that impact the cost of the project, including:
Size of stump. Stump size is the primary cost consideration. Smaller stumps may have a higher cost per linear inch than larger stumps (discounts may apply as the size of the project goes up).
Removal method. Removal methods like manual removal may be more environmentally friendly, but they may also be more expensive than removal methods like chemical rotting. Stump grinding may require the use of heavy-duty equipment. Getting that equipment out to your property can be expensive.
Type of tree. Certain tree stumps are more difficult to remove – which may increase the cost of the project. Some of these trees include aspen, oak, mahogany, and hickory trees.
Large or deep roots. If your tree is very large or has deep roots, the cost may be higher.
Geography. If you are in a high cost area or in an area that is difficult to reach (more travel time), then costs will generally be higher.