What does DBH mean? What factors influence how much a tree will cost to remove?

DBH is a measurement for tree size that means diameter (in inches) at breast height, which is 4.5 feet from the ground. Multi-stem trees are measured as one tree at the narrowest point above ground.

Beyond size of the tree, removal pricing is based on the tree’s location within the property and the presence of obstructions such as overhead utilities, steep slopes or structures. Prices can also vary between companies due to education/experience levels of staff and type of equipment and techniques used for removal.

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1. What is a Minnesota Certified Tree Inspector?
2. What is an ISA Certified Arborist?
3. What should I ask for when I am hiring an arborist or tree company?
4. What happens when a tree is infested with emerald ash borer, or diseased with oak wilt and/or Dutch elm disease and is marked for removal?
5. What are the removal requirements for an infested/diseased tree?
6. What does DBH mean? What factors influence how much a tree will cost to remove?
7. How do I dispose of the wood and brush debris?
8. Does the stump have to be ground out and removed?
9. What If I don’t think I can complete the removal requirements within the provided timeline?
10. Should I notify the City when work is complete? How do I tell if my property has been re-inspected?
11. Does the City of Lakeville offer replacement trees for removed infested/diseased trees?
12. How did the Tree Inspector determine property lines? What if I don’t think the tree is on my property?
13. What if there are power lines over or around my tree?
14. Does the City mark infested and diseased trees on its own property?