Tree & Stump Removal Services in Raleigh

How Much Do Tree Services Cost in Raleigh?

Raleigh, North Carolina has a non-profit organization that’s been planting trees in the area since 1996 to help residents. It’s important to keep the trees alive in the city by maintaining. Listed below are the costs for maintenance and removal of trees and stumps in the Raleigh area.

Raleigh Average Price to Trim or Remove Trees & Shrubs

How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Tree?

Sometimes trees die or get infected with disease or pest. In that case sometimes it’s best to remove them rather than try to save them. When calling a tree service professional out to assess the situation, one in the Raleigh area will quote a price between $422 and $602 usually, with an average quote of $512 for tree removal. The exceptional cases where it would cost more include situations with power lines or proximity of the tree to the home where it could hit it on the way down.

How Much Does Stump Removal Cost?

Stump removal in Raleigh will cost homeowners between $150 and $200. It will take about two hours for the professional to uproot the stump from its position in the ground and haul it away. There is also the option to grind the stump down into wood chips and leave a portion of it in the ground. Discuss this with your tree service professional and see which options works best for the situation and budget.

Average Cost of Tree Maintenance in Raleigh

Tree maintenance in the Raleigh area costs residents between $266 and $310 depending on the types of tress and the bushiness of each. Usually though, the professionals will charge an average price of $288 to prune, cut or trim the trees.

Raleigh Tree Facts & FAQ

Raleigh’s Urban Forestry department encourages residents to plant trees through a program called NeighborWoods. They give residents free trees to plant, as long as they maintain these trees for two years. It’s a great deal that mutually benefits the owner and the community, and it can contribute to a homeowner’s larger landscaping project.

Rules and Regulations

Raleigh has no permit requirements for the removal of trees on private property, unless the trees are part of the champion lists or on the conservation list. Check to make sure the tree intending to be cut down isn’t part of either of those or in a conservation area by calling the Urban Forestry department or having the tree service professional check this information ahead of time. October and November will be the best times to schedule a tree removal service in Raleigh, due to the trees going dormant.

Picking Trees to Grow in Raleigh

The official state tree of North Carolina is the pine tree (Pinus palustris). Pine trees are the most commonly grown trees in the state, and they have been used commercially as timber and turpentine for decades.

Trident maple

Another very common type of tree to plant in Raleigh is any kind of oak (Quercustree. It is, after all, known as the “city of oaks”. Some other trees that grow well and thrive in Raleigh include:

  • Lacebark elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
  • Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
  • Trident maple (Acer buergerianum)
  • Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

Pear, peach, fig, and apple trees grow well in Raleigh’s environment as well. It’s just important to make sure that they’re trimmed and pruned regularly to allow for growth and protected against frost in the winter.

Difficult to Maintain Trees

Mimosas (Albizia julibrissin), although beautiful, can be weak trees and hard to maintain during high winds, as their branches can break. The tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) and the princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa) are two other species that are not native to Raleigh and should be removed, as they cannot withstand the winds and can be harmful to the home or the yard.

Common Diseases Affecting Raleigh’s Trees

Emerald ash borer, a green beetle indigenous to Asia and Russia, was discovered in Raleigh in 2013. It feeds on ash trees underneath their bark, which makes it harder to kill ahead of time. Laurel wilt is another disease caused by a beetle that creates a fungus, which impedes the tree’s ability to grow. It’s important to prune off those parts with the fungus before the whole tree dies. Oak wilt is another fungal disease that can cause oak trees to quickly wilt and die if the infectious parts are not cut off quickly.


Rules Regarding Trees and Overhead Power Lines

Progress Energy Carolinas asks that residents do not plant trees near power lines. If residents do plant a tree, it should be one that does not grow higher than 20 feet. They recommend trees like crape myrtle, flowering crabapple, dogwood, redbud, and saucer magnolia which require minimum trimming or pruning. They also have a pruning request form that residents can fill out, and the company will send a professional over to trim the tree if its branches are near a power line.

Plant Hardiness Zones in North Carolina

Here are the plant hardiness zones for North Carolina as provided by the USDA:

North Carolina plant hardiness zones
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Trident maple

Local Tree Services in Raleigh


Featured Tree Service in Raleigh

ABC Lawn and Tree, Inc.

Service Areas: Southern Wake County, NC
Services Offered: Tree and Lawn Service

Arbormax Tree Service

524 Banks St
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 412-6790

A Plus Tree and Crane Service

531 Oak Run Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 854-0020

Ashland Tree Service

4401 Green Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 272-2061

Arbormax Tree Service

4236 Rockside Hills Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 412-6790

Jackson's Tree and Stump Removal

4105 Yates Ml
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 832-5212

919 Oak-Tree

4401 Green Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 625-8733

North Raleigh Tree Service

3516 Horseshoe Bnd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 808-2467

Dixie Tree Service

1601 Pine Needle Ct
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 847-9998

Brown's Tree Service

5104 Yachtsman Ct
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 845-6222

Everett Tree Service

10024 Baileywick Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 271-6108

Alpha Tree Services

4830 Fayetteville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 585-5967

Raleigh Tree Service

5300 Atlantic Ave
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 889-5783

Young's Tree Tech

3211 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 420-0404

American Tree And Stump Removal

1535 Caraleigh Mills Ct
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 431-9511
Serving : Caraleigh

Alternative Tree Removal

8515 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 781-0318
Serving : Lake Anne

Molina's Tree Service And Landscaping

1208 Beverly Dr
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 307-7199

Premiere Tree Services of Raleigh

9660 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 746-9087

Longhorn Tree Service

8804 Klondike Ct
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 847-7731
Serving : Neuse Crossroads

Matthew's Tree Service

4120 Laurel Hills Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 787-1902

Alfredo and Son Lawn Maintenance and Tree Service

4809 Bluetick Rd
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 625-7544

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