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Typical Range: $431 - $1,319

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Updated: May 12, 2021

Tree and Bush Removal Costs

On average, removing bushes and trees costs $867 with most homeowners paying between $431 and $1,319. These prices reflect total project costs. For any tree, bush or shrub between about 15 to 30 feet tall, you’ll pay $100 to $200 each. For shorter bushes or shrubs, you might only pay $50 to $60 an hour plus any dumping fees.

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National Average $867
Typical Range $431 - $1,319
Low End - High End $170 - $2,500

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Shrub and Bush Removal Costs

Removing a shrub or bush, like a juniper, costs $75 to $125 per shrub or $25 to $75 per hour per worker. Most pros figure costs based on what they want to make hourly. The total cost reflects drive time to the site, travel expenses, overhead, haul fees and any licensing or insurance needed in your area.

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Shrub and Bush Trimming Prices

Most professionals charge $50 to $75 per hour plus any hauling and dump fees of $25 to $100. Some pros charge $6 to $15 per bush, depending on how tall they are. You’ll usually pay less per bush or shrub for larger jobs, where you’re grouping together dozens of plants.

Hedge Removal Cost

Removing a hedge costs the same as a bush with every five feet of hedge equaling one bush. For example, if a pro charges $100 per bush, you’d pay $600 for 30 feet of hedge row.

Hedge Trimming Prices

Hedge trimming costs $10 to $20 for every five feet of hedge, depending on how tall it is. Dump fees might add another $25 to $50. However, most professionals just offer a total price of $200 to $800 or charge hourly at $50 to $75 per hour.

Tree and Brush Removal Cost

Removing trees and bushes at the same time costs $100 for every bush and $250 to $1,200 for each tree, depending on its height. Tree removal costs $750 on average.

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Shrub Trimming or Removal Cost Factors

the average cost to trim or remove trees and shrubs is $850 or $165 to $2,400

Professionals usually include the cost of removing shrub trimmings. Some pros use drop cloths to make cleanup easier while others might simply mulch and bag with a commercial mower. There are a couple methods employed, depending on where you live.

  1. Hourly rate: $25-$75 per hour. They’ll bag up and prep the trimming for disposal.
  2. Flat rate: They’ll remove everything from your yard and dump it with a composter or yard waste disposal facility. The dump fees get calculated into the estimate.

DIY Shrub Trimming and Removal vs. Hire a Pro

Shrub trimming makes a great DIY project. Do a little research on how to trim shrubs so you don’t harm them or force them into growing in the wrong directions. But, buying a trimmer and taking the time to do the research and the work isn’t for everyone. Consider hiring a local shrub removal service.

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How do you remove bushes?

Remove bushes manually by cutting down into the ground around the roots and mechanically pulling them out of the ground. Make sure all underground roots are cut, including a tap root, if one exists.

When should you cut a hedge?

You should cut a hedge before it begins to look shaggy, no more than 6 inches of growth in any direction. Too much growth and you may end up with “bald” spots when you trim it back.

How do you trim a shrub?

Generally, you use trimming shears or a powered hedge trimmer to shape them however you’d like. If you’re doing it for the health of the tree, it’s best to hire a professional for your shrub services.

What’s the difference between a bush, shrub and hedge?

A shrub is generally a little taller than a bush without any foliage touching the ground. A hedge represents a line of bushes, shrubs and even trees pruned and shaped to form one continuous line of foliage.

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