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Yes. With our combination of equipment and climbers, we can handle any tree of any size.

Yes. We remove all waste matter and leave your property exactly as we found it.

Yes, of course! Just ask!

Three words: Danger, danger, danger. You could hurt yourself or the tree, and you could be violating council regulations if the tree is protected. A poorly pruned tree can suffer and eventually die – they do not automatically heal themselves. Always call a qualified tree care professional first!

All trees are different, so we always inspect your trees in person before giving a quote. Pricing is dependent on the difficulty of access, the size and type of tree, and the potential danger of the job.

Yes and yes. We’re insured for up to $20 million in public liability, and all our staff are formally trained in all required OH&S practices.

Lopping is the act of cutting off massive chunks of a tree without any thought, planning or concern for the tree’s health. Qualified arborists understand tree biology and will never indiscriminately “lop” huge parts of your tree apart. We carefully select which branches to cut, trim and remove.

Your tree may be protected under council legislation. Before we get our equipment out, we have to be sure we’re not violating any laws. It’s up to you, the property owner, to obtain any required council clearances. It usually takes one simple phone call to your local council. However, if the tree is protected, you’ll need to apply for clearance. We would do this for you, but unfortunately we aren’t allowed to – it has to be you. If you need help understanding how to go through this process, we’ll be glad to help.

Nearly everyone that owns or manages property will need to order tree removal service at some point. Tree problems can be exacerbated by waiting too long to remove a tree however, and the following issues make immediate tree removal necessary to avoid longer term problems:

Obstructive Trees – The leading cause of tree removal is obstruction of power lines, windows, into the path of traffic, etc. Trees slowly grow into harms way if not pruned properly, and eventually it is better to remove the tree and plant a new (& often different type of) tree.

Invasive Roots – Tree removal due to invasive roots can be done as both a preventative or reactionary measure. Damage from invasive roots can be extremely expensive when plumbing pipes or concrete walkways need to be fixed or replaced. Certain species of trees have roots that eventually grow strong enough to lift up entire walkways and break into plumbing. If this has happened on your property or your arborist has warned you about the roots of certain trees on your property, it is nearly always a good investment to have the trees removed before the damage is done.

Storm Damage – Storms knock down thousands of trees in populated areas every year in Australia. This means that storm clean ups always require tree removal in their aftermath. Much of this is emergency tree removal as trees can block roadways, fall on cars or property or otherwise impede daily life.

It all depends on the type of damage that can be inflicted by a falling tree or a growing trees’ roots. If you are not very concerned about a little used walkway that is being lifted and cracked then tree removal might not be necessary. However if you are concerned with plumbing or gas pipes potentially breaking, or if you live in a high wind area that makes falling trees a serious health hazard, then tree removal becomes a necessity. The expert arborists at Tree Cleanup Specialists can help you distinguish between a dangerous tree and one that is less likely to cause serious damage.

This is a common problem in suburbs with tightly packed tracts of housing, and trees can often fall on and damage neighbors property. It is much better to help your neighbor pay for tree removal service than to park your expensive car beneath a tree that could cause serious damage if a storm or high wind hits. If major pruning does not alleviate the problem, and if you neighbor is not amenable to a full tree removal, you may have no other choice than to report the tree as a hazard to the council.

Every council has different regulations for removing trees on private property that are based on type of tree, size & diameter of tree and more. It is generally easy to obtain tree removal permits, particularly if the tree falls within 5 feet of your property or poses a public health hazard as large, dead or dying trees often do. Tree removal on public property always requires a permit. The larger the tree, the harder they are to obtain in general.

Removing a tree is permanent so always be sure to do your research and ask your certified arborist about everything you need to know to ensure you are making the right decision. Here are a few FAQ’s that will help: