Pay them to get on ground only .None of us can really tell you what it will cost without seeing them. The post about $250-$400/hour was pretty accurate but then.....how long will it take? Some trees look easy but take a lot of work. Some look hard but are pretty easy for someone who knows what they are doing. Some trees look hard.....and they are.
Around here one company advertises for $2500 you get a crew of 3 with either a bucket truck or climber depending on the job requirements. I think that’s high. They have signs everywhere! My buddy that does it professionally part time has no ads or signs and is booked for at least 6 months, if not a year out all the time.Figure 700-1500 per tree lol. Impossible to say but that's what I've paid/been quoted. Full day with a bucket truck on site was 3k, whatever they could do in that time they'd do. Seemed a little steep to me, but I ain't a pro