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Ben McInerney

Review Board Member
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’ve been looking for a local tree surgeon, you might have also come across the terms arborist or tree doctor. Tree surgeons know how to safely prune or remove trees, as well as diagnose any health issues and come up with the best treatment methods. As in every occupation, there are frauds. There are […]


This guide is designed to give you an accurate price on what you can expect to be charged for stump removal in your city. The average cost of tree stump removal is $ $225 but can cost anywhere from $75 and $450 for a single stump, depending on its size and location on your property. […]

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It is frustrating trying to find a professional tree lopper on the Sunshine Coast, only to keep coming across unqualified gardeners with chainsaws claiming they are arborists. If you want the work done safely, then make sure you hire an expert. But tree services can be expensive. In this article, we show you how to […]

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GoTreeQuotes solves the critical problem of getting your trees lopped on the cheap. Get matched with local tree services through our unique contractor rating system which shows who is well priced NOW in real-time. You see, we get hundreds of quote requests for tree lopping Perth northern suburbs.When a customer fills in our easy online […]

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