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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)

Latest by Ben McInerney

What is the fine for removing a tree in NSW

In New South Wales, removing a tree without permission from authority can result in fines and penalties. Trees play an essential role in maintaining the environment and ecosystem, and as such are protected by the NSW government. In NSW, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the maximum fine for illegal tree removal in […]

Tree Removal in Victoria 2023

When removing a tree in Victoria, in most cases, you will need to get a permit from the council before you begin. There are exemptions such as invasive species, dead trees and clearing land around your home for bush fire protection. Tree removal in Victoria costs $2,240 on average. Prices can range from $750 for […]

Penalty for tree removal without a permit in NSW

Removing dead, diseased, or hazardous trees on your property in NSW might seem like a normal backyard task for many householders. However, there are certain things to know before removing a tree in New South Wales. The cost of removing a tree in New South Wales ranges between $750 – $3,490 for a medium-sized tree. […]

Where does oxygen come out from trees

Trees harness the suns natural energy make food through a process of photosynthesis. They do this by using carbon dioxide from the air and water from the soil to produce sugar and oxygen. Trees and plants release oxygen during the day through the process of photosynthesis. When this process stops as night, the tree stops […]

Fines for Cutting Down Trees in Western Australia

All councils in Western Australia have their own set of rules when it comes to tree removal. Remove the wrong tree without a permit and you can be hit with some pretty hefty fines. The local councils in WA usually enforce tree protection laws and fines of $25,000 to $200,000 per offense. There are lots […]

Cocos Palm Removal Cost

Cocos palm, also known as a Queen Palm, is the most common variety of palm in Australian yards. The average cost for a cocos palm removal is $280 – $630 for a medium-sized tree. The taller and more mature a tree is, the higher the removal cost. Extremely tall cocos palms at about 25 meters […]

Mango tree pruning cost

Mango trees can be a great addition to a home garden but taking good care of them is very important. Pruning a mango tree is one of the top steps to ensuring it’s healthy and growing properly. The cost of pruning an average mango tree is about $650. The cost of pruning a mango tree […]

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Grow Your Tree Business This is the GoTreeQuotes blog for arborist and tree service business owners looking to take their business to the next level. Here, you will find ways to interview industry experts and tender experts, as well as some of my own analyses on how to win in the world of tree services.

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Can I remove a tree in Cessnock Council without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions. Under what conditions? Tree removal for the following purposes does not require Council approval: Removal of dead tree(s) or branches. Any trees with a height of less than 3 meters or crown spread of 3 metres or less […]

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