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Updated: February 24th 2020
Finding a well-priced tree pruning expert in and around Elwood can be challenging.
There are no fixed hourly rates and Elwood tree services just look at the job and make up a price on the spot.
The chances of you paying above average prices increases depending on time of year, type of company and a few other factors we are going to break down for you.
So if you are looking to save money on tree trimming in Elwood, then read on.
Different tree companies have different tactic and strategies for running their business and winning work.
Model 1: Big budget marketing, lots of inquiries, charge higher prices
Model 2: Small budget marketing, much fewer inquiries, change reasonable rates
Both tree service companies will win a similar number of jobs, but companies using model 1 spend more to be seen.
Top of search results
Top of yellow pages
Bigger ads in newspapers
They need to pass those costs onto customers.
You are best trying to find a model 2 company. There are plenty around Elwood and we can show you have to find the quality ones that charge less in Tip #3.
Depending on the size of your tree pruning in Elwood, you might want to consider getting a lawn/ garden maintenance company instead of a qualified tree surgeon.
The reason is price! Lawn & garden companies are 50% cheaper.
A tree surgeon in Elwood is going to charge you a lot more money as they have much larger overheads associated with their business such as insurance, equipment, larger staff, expensive workers compensation insurance etc.
If you are hiring to trim small trees, tidy up hedges or a fruit tree prune, getting a local Elwood based lawn mowing & garden care company in is your best bet to save a stack of money.
Tree services don’t much like these small cutting jobs anyway as they are not worth their time.
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All tree services in Elwood are small businesses. As such they fluctuate their prices depending on workload.
If they are booked out for the next month, they will begin quoting higher prices to slow down demand until the catch up
The opposite is true when they have very little work on. In winter there is not a lot of work going around in Elwood, yet there are the same amount of tree services looking for work.
Simple supply and demand has tree services handing out cheaper prices in winter months to win work.
If it can wait until autumn/ winter, you can save a further 20% off the price of tree cutting or tree removal in Elwood.
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Hundreds of previous users vote so we can narrow it down to just 3 outstanding local contractors who have previously performed tree pruning in Elwood, 3184.
Port Phillip council do allow for the trimming of trees without council consent.
a) a tree on private land with a trunk circumference smaller than 1.5 metres when measured 1 metre from its base; or b) a multi-stemmed tree on private land where the circumference of its exterior stems equals or is smaller than 1.5 metres when measured 1 metre from its base. Any tree larger than the above is considered a “significant tree” and a work permit must be obtained before removal.
There are many variables that make up cost of tree trimming in Elwood. Things like height of tree, spread of branches, obstacles such as power lines, number of branches being trimmed, storm damage, access to the tree… The list goes on.
To get an idea on what tree services might cost, check out our tree pruning cost guide.
Certified arborist in Elwood and surrounding areas are all well versed on the Australian standards of the lopping of amenity trees.
The standards are outlined here in this document AS 4373:2007 – Pruning of amenity trees.
Tree Contractors Association of Australia as well as Arboriculture Australia also recommend these pruning or removal practices.
We are a growing company that aims to provide quality tree lopping services for customers in Elwood that is personal, fair and over-delivers on value and satisfaction.
We are committed to the certified arborists in Elwood we recommend using the method of ‘BEST PRACTICE’. This is a methodology that is accepted as better to any alternatives for commercial or professional tree and stump removal procedures for results that are superior to those achieved by any other means.
Our high expectations of Elwood tree contractors consulting arborists we work with means, they do everything in their power to uphold these values.
Once you call us on 1800 252 208 or fill in the 2 minute form, we forward your details directly onto the best local tree surgeons in Elwood for quoting.
There is no obligation to hire and we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all customers.
Author: Ben McInerney is a qualified arborist with over 15 years 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 about the benefits of using a certified arborist for tree trimming and removal work.