How much does tree removal cost?
Ultimately tree removal Sydney prices are determined by the amount of time it takes to complete the job. There is no simple formula because a quote takes into account many different considerations that will affect the overall difficulty and amount of time it will require to complete the tree removal. Tree removal costs depend on a wide range of important factors that are relevant to both the direct and indirect condition of the tree. These include the size, species and condition of the tree. It also includes the level of access to the site, the type of terrain the tree is on and whether there are any surrounding hazards. Any one of these factors can increase the amount of time and the difficulty of the job.
To take an example, the site on which the tree is located can have a dramatic impact on the overall time it takes to remove the tree. If the tree has easy access and is on flat ground far away from any roads or traffic, then the tree removal time will likely be expedited. This will result in the work being completed faster, with less crew members required and less risk to the workers.Conversely, if the same tree was on a site with limited access, steep terrain and lots of nearby hazards, the overall time to complete the tree removal will be much longer. More crew members will likely be required, progress will be slower and more care will have to be paid to safety due to the nearby hazards. This example illustrates that while the size, species and condition of the tree is important, it is not the only factor that influences the overall tree removal costs.
If you’ve made it through the explanation above and are still asking “what are the tree removal costs” then you have certainly earned some indication. While we can’t provide exact figures – because every tree removal job is different – we can give you an idea with the average price of tree removal Sydney. For a Sydney tree on private property, the average tree removal costs around $800 to $1200. However, for small trees this can go as low as $250 and for large mature trees it can be as much as $3000, depending on the aforementioned factors.
What’s the difference between an arborist and a lopper?
This is one of the single most common questions our crews and customer service specialists get asked. It’s understandable because the terms are frequently used interchangeably. This writer is not innocent of that charge. However, the term lopper has risen to prominence in recent years as a result of being one of the most commonly searched terms by those looking for tree services. However, many arborists balk at the term. This is because within the industry, ‘lopping’ refers to the unsustainable removal of large sections of a tree, generally its canopy. The term ‘lopper’ therefore indicates a certain failure to meet Australian Pruning Standards and a misunderstanding of proper tree maintenance strategies. The term ‘arborist’ on the other hand, refers to a tree surgeon who has earned their arboreal qualifications and studied horticulture to a very high standard.
The term ‘lopper’ is one that has risen in popularity in the general public due to the ease of expression, but within the tree industry and among professional tree surgeons it remains an unpopular term. It is best to keep the term ‘lopper’ to your internet searches and politely refer to any tree surgeon you meet in person as an arborist.
Can I remove a tree myself?
This question is a very common one, but we will tweak it slightly and instead answer the more important question of: “Should I remove a tree myself?” We have no idea whether you can remove a tree yourself, but we are very sure that you should not. Tree removal is dangerous, technical and requires the right training and machinery. Without the appropriate training, experience, skills, tools, safety protocols and supporting crew members, you are putting yourself and anyone around you in a high level of danger.
Even small trees can be risky to perform a tree removal on without the right knowledge and tools. However, the danger is not restricted to yourself. If done improperly, a bad tree removal can permanently ruin the soil and surrounding ecosystem. This type of environmental damage can have long lasting effects on the health, growth and prosperity of your entire garden.
Tree removal costs are far cheaper than the potential financial repercussions of destroying your property while trying to excavate a tree by yourself. Our tree removal Sydney crews are fast, efficient, friendly and professional. They also have the machinery and skills to carry out an end-to-end tree removal Sydney. This means they have stump grinding and wood chipping machinery that can allow them to complete the job and transport all of the green waste away from the property for you. This ensures that your home and property are clean and tidy at the completion of our job.
When should you remove a tree?
A tree removal should be done when your arborist recommends it. Our Sydney tree services include health assessments that can identify whether and when your trees should be removed. If the motivation to engage our tree services is to remove dangerous large trees, then this should be done immediately. If the reason to remove the trees is for aesthetic reasons, then obviously the time frame is less important. The import thing is to speak with our tree services specialists to determine what the best course of action is for you and your trees.
Is it important to remove tree stumps?
The job of removing trees is not complete if the stumps are left to rot in the ground. That’s why we come to every job equipped with a stump grinder and wood chipper so that we can do the extrema work to completely remove your Sydney tree. Whether the stumps are from large trees or small trees, no job is too difficult for our crew to work through. If you want a tree removal job done on your Sydney tree and you want the job done right, get in contact with our tree surgeons today.