At times trees in Brisbane need removal due to them being a safety hazard for residents. Our Brisbane tree care teams have a combined experience of over 50 years and are competitively priced.

The cost of Brisbane tree removal depends on factors like tree size, location, difficulty, access, travel time, and the company used.

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All Professional tree services in Brisbane are a little different, so there is no standard removal price. It all comes down to the tree size and ease of removal.

The average price for Brisbane tree removal cost is $882. The price range, though, can be anywhere from $265 to $4,200 for large trees.

National Average Tree Removal$1,560
Brisbane Average Tree Removal$1,340
Small trees$780
Medium trees$2,610
Large trees$3,950
X-Large trees$6,250

Some of the things that will determine the price will be;

  • Tree size
  • Trunk diameter
  • Number of branches and spread
  • Access to the tree
  • Number of obstacles near and around the tree

You can’t do anything about the tree’s physical size, but you can save a considerable amount of money on the cost of tree removal by granting better access to the tree lopping service.

A tree in the front yard of a home with good access can cost up to half the price of the same tree in the backyard with poor access. Time is money for Brisbane arborists, so if you can reduce the time it takes for the Brisbane tree experts to remove the tree, you will save more.

Will I need a permit?

Brisbane city council has a tree removal policy that must be adhered to. It is illegal to remove trees without a tree permit. Fines for illegal tree removal start at $10,000.

Councils in Brisbane QLD each have their own Tree Preservation Order (TPO) which outlines the specific rules for tree lopping and tree trimming in Brisbane.

View: Local Councils policy for tree removal Brisbane here

Cost of services

Service typeAverage costLowHigh
Tree Removal$882$265$4,200
Tree Pruning$423$75$1,200
Stump Removal$225$60$750
Palm Removal$240$175$2,500
Arborist reports$450$400$550

Brisbane tree experts that service trees for Brisbane residents and the surrounding local community will also be able to carry out the following services.

Tree Pruning Brisbane

The cost of tree pruning will depend on the number of tree branches and the obstacles around them. The average cost is $423, but you might pay up to $1,200 for trimming a large gum tree overhanging a roof.

Tree stump removal

Stump grinding in Brisbane is fairly standard. Last year’s average cost was $225, but prices start at $120 and go up to $750 for huge stumps.

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Palm removal

Palm tree removal services cost $240 on average for a standard 1-story Cocos palm. Small Alexander palms start at $150, and the price of a large Canary Island Date Palm can cost as much as $2,500.

Arborist reports

Arborist reports are essential for proper tree maintenance and care to ensure a specimen’s long-term survival. Arborist reports in Brisbane generally cost $450 for a single tree report. Some consulting arborists might charge a little more, but if you are paying anything over $550, I would look elsewhere.

Ways to save money

There are many great ways to save money on a quality tree service in Brisbane. I am going to cover the top three below.

1. Skip page 1 of Google

Also, skip the first 10 results on Yellow Pages and True Local. All these top-listed quality Brisbane tree services are paying a premium to be shown at the top of search results. By going further down the list you are getting some good quality tradesmen who will charge you less in most cases.

Getting a tree removed by quality services in Brisbane and surrounding suburbs at a good price is sometimes that simple. Add the next two points and you can save upwards of 43%.

2. Hire in winter

The end of winter is best. It’s when people are least active in their gardens and don’t contract lawn mowing, landscaping, or tree service. With workloads down, Brisbane tree experts are in a fight for your business. This usually means cheaper prices as they bid low to win.

3. Use THIS free service

Get a free quote from affordable tree services that previous users have voted on as being the best local tree specialists. We then use those picks to match you with 3 of the best local tree and tree stump removal services.

Call us for 24/7 emergency tree work on 1800 252 208. For peace of mind it’s worth mentioning that all services we recommend give free quality advice, come highly recommended by previous users and their highly skilled team does impeccable work day in and day out.

Difference between lopping and removal

Tree lopping is a term used to describe the removal or trimming of trees. It’s an older term that used to be used for workmen who felled trees for timber in the old days.

The difference these days a tree expert who works with trees in an urban setting is known as an arborist.

Arborist comes from the word Arboriculture, a subset of Horticulture and is the study of tree management in urban spaces.

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Is stump grinding included in tree removal prices?

A tree stump is not automatically included in the price with tree lopping so you need to make sure when you get a free quote that clearly states whether you have stump removal included.

As it can cost over $500 extra for stump removal, you need to make sure this is clear before the tree service starts.


An insurance company will cover the cost of removing a tree provided the tree has come down in a storm or some other act of nature such as after storm damage. In most cases, your insurance will not cover the removal of a healthy tree.

Your local council has what is called a Tree Preservation Order. This outlines the rules and regulations for tree removal on Private property. If the tree is not of a protected size or in a protection overlay, then you will be ok to remove it without a permit. If not you will need to get approval before proceeding.

Author: Ben McInerney is a qualified arborist with over 15 years of industry experience. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the tree service industry to give readers to most accurate information on tree service costs and helps to educate them about the benefits of using a certified arborist for tree trimming and removal work.