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Tree Removal and Pruning Adelaide
We have put together some tips and tricks to saving money on your tree removal job. The first question you need to answer is:
Does your job actually need an arborist?
You would be surprised at the amount of requests we get for very small jobs that only require a lawn mowing/garden maintenance type company to execute it.
Saving Money by Getting a Gardener to do the smaller stuff.
At the end of the day, tree removal in Adelaide can be expensive. And getting an arborist in to prune very small shrubs or hedges can be overkill.
Arborists are not a one-man-band. In general, they come with a crew of workers and some very heavy duty equipment. Arborists are better geared for large tree removals, branch removals and stump grinding. Basically anything smaller than a 1 story house, (5 meters) you are probably best hiring a gardener.
It’s worth mentioning that suburban tree removal and or tree lopping is one of the more dangerous industries in Australia. Actually it is technically number 2 after mining for Australia’s DEADLIEST!
To take on tree removal yourself, by hiring a chainsaw from Kennards Hire really isn’t the way to go about it. It does take a professional arborist to remove bigger trees in a safe manner without damaging property or ultimately putting lives at risk.
If you are not too sure which way to go at, call local gardeners first. They will soon tell you if it is too big for them to handle. But if they can do it, they will charge you less than half of what a professional arborist will charge.
You DO Need An Arborist?… Here’s How You Can Save.
Well, if you have considered the above and you still need an arborist. Here is how you can save yourself money.
The number 1 reason arborists charge more to remove or prune a tree is due to bad access. This can’t be avoided half the time as your tree in question is in the backyard, and your block simply won’t allow rear access.
But most of the time you can make it easier on the arborist to access the tree by removing a side fence to allow access through neighbors rear access driveway or through a rear block/lane way. Don’t get along with your neighbors? You might be out of luck!
When it comes to the crunch, the quicker a tree can be brought down to the ground by the tree lopper, the less it’s going to cost you.
What can limit the speed is the tree’s immediate surroundings, basically anything directly under the tree such as a garden, lawn, pot plants, a tap etc. If you are concerned about your lawn getting damaged, the arborist will need to dismantle the tree and lower everything piece by piece. This will take time and ultimately cost you more.
If they can “drop” larger sections of the tree, the dismantling and removal process will happen a lot quicker and will cost you less. You need to make the arborist aware of this during the quoting process, so they give you the best price possible in relation to time.
You could also consider moving any potted plants, making a sturdy cover for the garden tap or anything else that has the potential to get damaged.
Tree removal or lopping is an extremely technical craft that does take time, effort and the support of a crew and machinery. Taking into consideration the above factors will save your “back pocket” and make the arborists job just a little bit easier.