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 we look at a couple of examples to give a better idea of what your job might cost.

Golden cane palm removal cost

Note: these prices take into account that golden cane palm trees grow in clumps of 3 or more trees. The below prices are for a clump of 3 trees and with the largest of the three indicated by the height column.

HeightCost Range
Small 4 - 6m$250 - $390
Medium 6 - 9m$390 - $620
Large 9m or more$620 - $930

Small golden cane removal cost

Small golden cane palm trees no higher than 4m will cost up to $390 for removal. If access to the tree is difficult the cost may increase by 50%.

Small golden cane

Medium gold cane removal cost

The cost of medium Golden Cane palm removal is $390 to $620 for trees no larger than 6m. The main cost of palm tree removal is the disposal of the debris after which it can cost the tree services $250 per tonne or more to dump.

Large golden cane removal cost

Golden cane palm trees are not known for growing very large. The cost to remove a tree up to or larger than 9m in height ranges between $620 and $930. If the clump of trees has more than 3 trunks, the price may increase depending on the tree service you use.

How to save money on golden cane palm tree removal

There are a few different ways you can save money when removing golden cane palm trees from your property.

Dispose of waste yourself

A large cost factor in removing any palm tree is dumping fees for the tree service, Because palm trees have a very acidic sap, they can not be mulched and spread on gardens, they must be dumped as general waste. This can cost $250 per tonne or more which is passed onto the customer.

When you get a quote ask for a price with and without the removal of green waste. You will be able to put it in your green waste bin.

Winter removal

In general, tree removal services are cheaper in winter than in the warmer months because there is less demand. So the same number of tree services are competing for less work. They generally reduce their prices in winter to increase their chances of winning work.

Better access

Costs for Golden Cane palm removal can double if the access to the tree is poor. Imagine a tree in the front yard of a home vs down the back behind a shed with poor access to the backyard. It’s going to take twice as long and cost twice as much. Do what you can to grant the tree service better access for heavy equipment.

Can I get Golden Cane palms removed for free?

There are some local councils that have vegetation management grants to help with the cost of tree removal, but in most cases these grants are reserved for orchards or large nurseries and not residents.

Because palm trees do not have usable timber for either burning or wood working, the chances of getting free removal in exchange for wood is near zero.

Golden Cane stump removal cost

Golden Cane Palm stumps are relatively soft and are easy to remove. They cost about half the price as regular stump removal. The cost is as follows.

Stump sizeLowHigh
15 - 25cm$60$100
25 - 40cm$80$160
45 - 60cm$120$200
65 - 80cm$190$320
80 - 120cm$250$450


No. As with most palm trees, Golden Cane Palms have a fibrous root system and not a tap root like other trees. All roots are about as thick as your index finger and do not spread too far. If you plant them too close to walls or other structures, they can cause damage over time as they grow.

Termites do not like palm trees as there is no heartwood to eat. Palm trees are Monocotyledon and closely related to grass. They are alive from the outside all the way into the core of the trunk, while regular dicotyledon trees have a woody internal heartwood that is essentially dead that gets eaten by termites.

Depending on the size of the palm tree, roots can travel 1 – 2 metres below ground, so compared to other trees, they are not particularly invasive.

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.