No, that’s not a headline from The Onion; that’s how tree removal contractors really charge.
In the course of collecting a couple bids last week, I discovered that the quoted price for at least two local companies only includes cutting down the tree.
Removing it is an extra charge.
So is getting rid of the stump (does anyone really want it left??).
And all that’s before tax.
Surgeons whose “base fee” doesn’t include sewing you back up??