When it comes to tree removals in Brisbane, it’s important to know what you need to do and what to expect from start to finish to ensure you don’t get any nasty surprises. Here are our top tips for success.
Why Remove A Tree?
If you’re a homeowner with trees on your property, you may need to have a tree removed for a number of reasons. Some of the most common reasons for tree removals are:
- The tree is leaning
- The tree is overhanging or getting too close to power lines or other services
- The tree is sick or dying
- The tree is too close to your house or other buildings and poses a risk
- The tree is dropping heavy or excessive debris
- The tree roots are overgrown and damaging property
If you have a tree that’s at risk of falling over, or it has large, at risk branches that can fall onto anything, don’t delay in getting it looked at. A storm or heavy winds can very quickly bring it down and the damage can be disastrous. Too often people ‘wait and see’ and it’s too late once it’s happened. With trees it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so call in the professionals for a full assessment.
You’ll need to check with your local council and make sure it’s okay to have the tree removed. You can do this yourself or an Arborist can check this for you. Sometimes a tree can be protected under the Natural Assets Local Law (NALL) without your knowledge and there might be very strict regulations around its management, or in some cases, you may not be allowed to remove it at all. Similarly, if there is wildlife living in the tree you will more than likely not be able to take it down. Don’t ignore the rules, doing so can result in hefty fines.
Get A Quote (from a great Arborist!)
Once you’ve gotten the green light from your local council, contact a suitably qualified, experienced Arborist for a quote. Tree removals can be very tricky, and highly dangerous, so it’s critical you hire someone with the expertise to do the job right. Be sure to check they are insured, qualified and experienced with client testimonials to back it up. Ask what exactly they will be doing from start to finish, how they intend on protecting your home and any property throughout the job, and most importantly, what they will do with all of the debris at the end of the job. The quote should be written, comprehensive in detail and they should have no qualms in discussing every detail with you.
What Should Be Assessed
A good Arborist will assess a number of factors including the size of the tree, how accessible the tree is, its proximity to buildings, power lines and other services, the health and condition of the tree, any existence of wildlife, the hardness of the timber and whether or not you would like to have the stump ground down once the tree has been removed.
Don’t become a statistic and try to do the job yourself. We see disaster stories every day and trust us, it’s just not worth it. Removing a tree, even a small one, is a job that requires skill and experience, not to mention the right tools and equipment. A tree through your roof is going to cost a whole lot more than hiring an Arborist – so don’t take the risk!
For all your Brisbane tree removal and stump grinding needs, Aussie Tree Solutions is a company you can trust. Servicing the Brisbane area for over 35 years, we’ve built our solid reputation on safety-first and professional workmanship. Our expert team have the skills, knowledge and experience to take care of all your tree care needs. Call us now for a free, no-obligation, written quote on (07) 3351 1722.