A tree may need to be removed for a number of reasons – it might be sick or dying, it may pose a risk to your home and property in the storm season or you may just need more space for extensions or renovations. It’s important to note that removing a tree isn’t always as straightforward as you may first think.

A number of factors will determine just how ‘easy’ it will be to remove a tree on your property. Some of the main factors that will determine the degree of difficulty for a tree’s removal are:

  • Accessibility to the tree
  • The ability to get equipment to the removal site
  • The tree’s proximity to power lines and underground services
  • The tree’s proximity to your home, garage, shed and fences as well as neighbouring properties
  • The health and overall condition of the tree
  • The existence of active wildlife in the tree
  • The hardness of the wood

In addition, a tree may be protected under the Natural Assets Local Law (NALL). In these cases, your local council will have stringent regulations around the tree’s removal or it may not be able to be removed at all.  These regulations must be abided by or you can face significant fines.

Every tree, and every situation is different with a number of variables at play, which is why it’s almost always advisable to consult with a professional Arborist before doing any kind of tree work yourself. Whilst there are a number of maintenance jobs that can be done by yourself around the home, the removal of trees is not generally one of them! Given the significant risk to your home, property, yourself and your family, it’s just not worth the risk. Even a relatively small tree can fall surprisingly far, do a lot of damage and create a big mess once it’s on the ground.

There’s also the stump to consider once the tree has been cut down. Leaving a stump in the ground isn’t advisable as it will attract pests such as termites, it can be a tripping hazard and they’re just unsightly. A professional Arborist will be able to grind the stump down so that the whole stump is removed.

Remember to always be safe and take precautions to minimise risk if you’re going to do any work yourself. Tree maintenance work can be highly dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing or don’t have the right equipment for the job, and is more often than not, best done by a professional Arborist with the appropriate expertise, tools and insurance.

Take the stress out of your tree maintenance needs and have total peace of mind with Aussie Tree Solutions – your local team of professional, Brisbane Arborists. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Aussie Tree Solutions are your Brisbane tree removal specialists.  Call (07) 3351 1722 now for an obligation free tree removal and maintenance quote today.

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