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Ben McInerney

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CEO, Researcher, Editor
Expertise: Horticulture, Arboriculture
Education: TAFE NSW


My work story begins with a lawn care and garden maintenance business in Sydney’s southwest. While working, I studied Certificate III in Horticulture (Arboriculture) to work exclusively with trees. I started my first business, Busy Bee Mowing and Gardens, at 21 until I found my calling in Arboriculture. After becoming qualified it was a natural progression to sell my mowing run and start Tree Tree Man Arborist Services. Climbing trees for a living is pretty hard work, and after 7 years of running a tree removal service, I wanted something different. Not long after, I founded my first internet business, GoTreeQuotes. I had a lot of knowledge to share on trees, and I noticed that the topic was not covered well or accurately. Plus, I was able to help readers make better decisions when hiring tree surgeons.  


  • Certificate III Horticulture (Arboriculture)

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If you want to remove a tree on a private property in the Mornington Peninsula Melbourne you may need a planning permit from council. There are certain trees that can be removed without permits, like pest species, some palm trees, dead trees, and if you are clearing trees away from your home in bush fire […]

Who’s Responsible When a Neighbour’s Tree Falls on My Property

Picture this: A powerful storm sweeps through your neighbourhood, and the next morning, you find your neighbour’s tree has fallen onto your property, causing significant damage. Determining responsibility for fallen trees requires consideration of factors such as ownership, health and maintenance, and the cause of damage. Homeowners insurance may cover tree damage if it causes […]

Who is Responsible for Tree Root Damage

Tree root damage is a common problem for property owners in Australia as we have a lot of native species with invasive roots. When trees grow, their roots can extend far beyond the tree’s canopy, potentially causing damage to surrounding structures such as sidewalks, driveways, and even the foundation of nearby buildings. The million-dollar question […]

Does Home Insurance Cover Tree Damage

Understanding the ins and outs of tree damage coverage can be confusing, but fear not! We’ll take you through the essential aspects of home insurance and tree damage, including types of tree damage covered, limitations and exclusions, and how to file a claim when asking, “Does home insurance cover tree damage?” So let’s get started! […]

Golden cane palm removal cost

Golden cane palm trees usually grow in clumps of 3 or more trees, so they can be hard to price without seeing your particular job. The average price for removing golden cane palm trees is $385 for each large palm or small clump with 3 – 5 smaller trees. Stump removal will cost extra. Below […]

How Much Does Tree Removal Cost in Victoria

Tree removal is an essential service that homeowners and property managers often need to consider when trees become a hazard, pose a risk to buildings or people, or simply need to be removed for landscaping reasons. The cost of tree removal in Victoria is $1,575 on average for a medium-sized tree. Cost is determined by […]

Fines for cutting down trees in victoria

In Victoria, trees play a vital role in maintaining the health and balance of the ecosystem. Unfortunately, illegal tree removal has become a growing concern in recent years, and people who remove trees without permission from the relevant authorities can face fines or penalties. The Victorian government has implemented fines for those who engage in […]

Tree removal SA Cost Permits 2023 Guide

There are various reasons why tree removal might be necessary, including disease, storm damage, age, or structural issues. However, removing a tree in SA, and generally, all of Australia, needs careful planning, assessment, and execution by qualified and experienced professionals. The cost of tree removal in SA can range from $500 to $5,000, with an […]

tree removal nsw average cost infographic

Trees can be a valuable addition to any property but there may be situations where a tree needs to be removed due to disease, damage, or safety concerns. If you’re a property owner in New South Wales, you may be wondering how much it costs to remove a tree. The cost of removing a medium-sized […]

what trees are protected in NSW

There are trees that are protected across Australia as well as trees protected at the state level. As such, the NSW government has implemented several laws and regulations to protect trees from unnecessary removal and destruction. Various tree species are protected under different laws and regulations in New South Wales (NSW), including Blue Gum High […]

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