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Ben McInerney

Review Board Member
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CEO, Researcher, Editor
Expertise: Horticulture, Arboriculture
Education: TAFE NSW

Experience

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.  

Education

  • Certificate III Horticulture (Arboriculture)

Latest by Ben McInerney

When should trees be pruned

There is an optimum window in which you should prune trees. You can’t just do it whenever you feel like it, or you could wind up doing more damage than good. Trees should be pruned during late winter, waiting until the coldest part of winter has passed is always advisable. The reason for pruning trees […]

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Can I remove a tree in Yarra Council without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions Under what conditions? A Tree may be removed without consent provided: Trees within two (2m) meters of a building can be removed without a permit or inspection. The tree is not registered as a significant tree. It’s dead […]

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Can I remove a tree in Woollahra Council without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions Under what conditions? You may remove trees that; Have a height of less than 5m Have a canopy spread less than 3m Dead trees Emergency and safety-related tree work Listed undesirable tree species, and (see: https://tinyurl.com/y96l6zcr) Exempt trees […]

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Can I remove a tree without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions. Under what conditions? A tree can be removed without council approval if; The tree has a trunk circumference of 2.0m or less measured at a point 1.0m above the natural ground level Trees with multiple trunks it is those with trunks […]

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Can I remove a tree in Waverley Council without a council permit? Yes, you can remove trees in Waverley Council suburbs, but under certain conditions Under what conditions? A tree removal permit is not required when; A height of five metres or over and trunk width of 300mm or over at ground level; or; A […]

tree removal Walkerville Council man removing a tree

Can I remove a tree without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions. Under what conditions? A tree can be removed without council approval if; The tree has a trunk circumference of 2.0m or less measured at a point 1.0m above natural ground level Trees with multiple trunks, it is those with trunks with […]

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Can I remove a tree in Willoughby Council without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions Under what conditions? A tree removal permit is required when; A height exceeding 4 metres, or A trunk girth (circumference) exceeding 600 millimetres measured at 1.2 metres above ground level, or A crown spread exceeding 3 metres The […]

tree removal Unley council man removing trees in a home

Can I remove a tree without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions. Under what conditions? A tree can be removed without council approval if; The tree has a trunk circumference of 2.0m or less measured at a point 1.0m above natural ground level Trees with multiple trunks, it is those with trunks with […]

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Can I remove a tree in Warringah Council without a council permit? Yes, but under certain conditions Under what conditions? You do not require Council permission to remove trees on your property where the tree is; Under 5 metres in height On the Exempt Tree Species List. In an area in which the Council has […]

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Can I remove a tree in The Hills without a council permit? Yes it is possible to remove a tree in The Hills without a permit from council, but only under certain conditions. The below is a summary of the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) for Yarra Council and their rules for tree removal. Under what […]

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