Tree removal and pruning in Geelong is now easier, safer and more accessible than ever. Our local Arborists on the surf coast are ready to assist you with any planned or emergency tree work. While our specialist Tree Surgeons are experts in Tree and Stump removal, they are also highly skilled at tree lopping, trimming and maintenance.
Jim’s Trees are your one-stop-shop for all tree works in Geelong.
Our loppers are local, qualified and friendly professionals. Whether you need some horticultural advice, or a specialist to cut down a tree, our team are ready to help!
What we can do
Preservation and maintenance of trees is always a priority for us, however in certain circumstances a complete removal is necessary. Sick, damaged or obstructive trees can be a financial burden and in some cases a serious public hazard. Trees that are too close to houses, walls or paths can begin to encroach on the structural integrity of the construction through their root systems. These issues often manifest through cracks, but can quickly lead to much greater problems. Trees that are sick, often through disease, can decline rapidly in health and begin to drop limbs and eventually fall entirely.
Damaged trees, often from storms, can become dangerous very quickly. The right combination of precipitation and wind can cause any healthy tree to become a risk of falling. In these circumstances you should contact us immediately so we can begin the process of removing the hazardous or problem tree.
For all tree removals we provide a full cleanup service after to ensure your property is left clean and safe.
We often get asked by clients with fallen branches or unsafe trees, “how could I have prevented this?” – the answer is almost always, regular pruning. Pruning is a vital part of maintaining a healthy tree. Ensuring routine pruning should be high on the to-do list for every property owner. Overweight branches, imbalanced trees, excessive fallen foliage and blocked gutters are all common problems resulting from a lack of regular trimming and maintenance. When left unkempt, trees can exacerbate many common property issues and cause an even greater financial burden. In extreme cases, failure to prune mature trees can create hazardous, even lethal branches with a propensity to fall. Here in Geelong we love to preserve our trees, that’s why we will go to any length to help you maintain your trees so they can keep providing you with shade, fresh air and beauty.
Stump grinding is a specialty of our Geelong crew. Often overlooked on properties, stumps can cause a range of issues for property owners. Amateur tree-cutters will often leave the roots and stump either above or below the surface, thinking the job is done. These stumps can develop rot over time and cause other problems for your home; from termites and cracked pavement, to renovation nightmares and safety risks. Our top-end Limited Access Stump Grinder means we can get to the places that others can’t. Narrow access properties, difficult locations and complex jobs are no problem for our team. We ensure the stump and roots are removed while the hole is filled with mulch to leave your property aesthetically pleasing and safe.
From the treeworks we carry out around the Greater Geelong and Surf Coast area, we have a constant fresh supply of the highest quality, local garden mulch and woodchips. We reprocess untreated local timber to provide you with fresh woodchips for your garden, free of toxic wood treatments and chemicals. You’ll be amazed by the benefits fresh organic mulch can have for your garden. Mulching can support your garden’s growth and health through the supply of fresh nutrients, the conservation of the soil’s moisture and the protection against varied weather conditions. By purchasing fresh woodchips from work carried out around your locality you ensure your garden is provided with the right regional nutrients for your plants and soil. Join the list of businesses, schools, universities and expert gardeners that purchase our fresh woodchips and see the difference in your garden!
Who We Are
Here in the Geelong and Surf Coast Shire Division of Jim’s Trees we maintain the highest level of qualifications and training for all of our arborists and staff. Our arborists are fully certified and our whole team are kept up to date with industry standards for training and qualifications.
Our team is equipped with the best industry tools to ensure that all jobs can be done with precision, safety and efficiency. Beyond the essential equipment, our crew are prepared for highly complex situations with a Limited Access Stump Grinder. This extra tool means that narrow access zones are a specialty of ours. When the need arises for dangerous trees or precarious situations, our team can call in a Cherry Picker to ensure there is no risk to persons or property onsite. We are also connected to Traffic Management services when necessary for any treeworks that takes place over or near busy roads. No job is too big or complex for our well-equipped crew!
Our specialist arborists aren’t simply tree removalists, they are horticulturally trained and focused on enhancing the value of your property. Our work is all carried out to Australian Standard Practice of pruning, and all treeworks are done with the goals of the property owners and the wider community in mind. To the question our team gets asked most often on the job – “Can you really climb that?” – the answer is yes. To the amazement of many, the years of experience and training have endowed our team with an ability to scale trees that would leave our primate ancestors envious.
Choosing us for your next tree works means enjoying the benefits of a risk-free service. We know that oversized trees and branches can cause residents and property owners serious stress and anxiety. Once you have enlisted us to help with your next treework, you can leave your worries behind. Under the Jim’s brand we are covered by an industry-leading insurance policy to protect your property from any damages. To give you peace of mind we offer a $10 Million dollar insurance safeguard that is applicable to any and all services that we offer. Once work has begun on your property, we are liable for the very unlikely chance of any accidents or damages occurring.
Our insurance policy can help you rest assured your property is covered, but it’s our 100% safety record that should make you confident you’ve come to the right place. Never in our years of servicing the Greater Geelong community has a public liability insurance claim been made.
All work carried out by our crew is sanctioned by Federal, State and Council laws. Our pruning is done to Australian Standards, ensuring the work is always beneficial to the property, the environment and the community. For tree removals we obtain all necessary permits from Greater Geelong Council prior to commencing any onsite work. This generally needs to be done by the property owners, but we are always happy to assist clients with any information or advice they might need in this process.
Safety is the number one priority for all the work we carry out around the Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire region. To ensure the safety of all clients, pedestrians and staff we conduct onsite hazard inspections to identify all potential risks around the tree and the property. We assess the health and condition of all trees prior to climbing, and if the condition is assessed to be too poor to climb, we use other strategies or call in a Cherry Picker or crane. For roadside work we alert traffic with all necessary signs and cones, and redirect road and pedestrian traffic to prevent anyone from accidentally entering a work zone. All our training centres around safety precautions and all of our equipment is the highest quality and well maintained to make sure our team is always well prepared.
From our training and equipment, to our customer service and onsite work, we always strive for the highest possible quality. We don’t believe in cutting corners at any step in the process because the product and service that we deliver to our customers is a reflection of our business as a whole. This is why our team will always show up to your property on time, in uniform and ready to help improve your property. As such, we guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with the work we provide because we go the extra mile to deliver you a premium tree service experience.
Part of providing a quality experience is our response time; we don’t like to make you wait around for us to call back. Our response time to requests is second to none, plus our online quote and booking system means that no matter when you find the time to organise your next tree work, you can begin the process immediately. With the proper permits acquired, trees can be removed within a few weeks of a quote. For stump grinding it’s even quicker – if not a couple of days, within a week of the initial quote!
As a tree service we love the environment. Our work is always aligned with the community’s Urban Forest Strategy and we will always prioritise preservation and restoration over removal. Where removals are necessary, we do so with the least harm to the ecosystem, allowing for new saplings to be planted in their place. Pruning, removal of limbs and removal of hazardous trees are an essential part of a healthy and safe community and we will always strive to preserve Geelong’s beautiful natural environment.