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Updated: February 24th 2020
Finding a well-priced tree pruning expert in and around Blackburn North can be challenging.
There are no fixed hourly rates and Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North, 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 Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North, 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 Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North, 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 Blackburn North.
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White Horse council do allow for the trimming of trees without council consent.
The tree is not on the Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO) The tree is not on the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) Refer to the following link for overlays: http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Treeprotectionoverlays.html
There are many variables that make up cost of tree trimming in Blackburn North. 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 Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North that is personal, fair and over-delivers on value and satisfaction.
We are committed to the certified arborists in Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North 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 Blackburn North for quoting.
There is no obligation to hire and we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all customers.
It is extremely difficult to price a tree pruning job over the phone or by pictures. The arborist will need to come out to your property and inspect the job. The price of tree pruning is not just dependent on the tree itself, but the location, access, obstacles and a myriad of other factors.
No, a tree pruning service is able to work without you there just as long as they have access to the tree. They will not need power cables or anything to work. You can have the job done and arrange to pay them after you have come home and inspected the job.
In most cases yes. Most self-respecting arborist will include the waste removal in with the price. There are done dodgy operators out there like in any trade so I would get them to specify on the quote they the waste removal will be included in the pruning cost.
Yes. You can save an average of 20% off the price of tree trimming just by having the job done in winter. Because there is a slump in work for arborists over the winter, they need to lower their prices to be more competitive. In winter you find yourself on the right side of the supply and demand paradigm.
Technically yes, but if you have a qualified arborist doing the work this outcome is very unlikely. If you are attempting to do the work yourself and you cut too much off the tree, at the wrong time of year using the wrong tools and techniques, the tree can go into a state of shock and die. You really do need to know what you are doing.
Yes you need to use an arborist for any tree that is larger than 5m (single story house). Tree pruning and removal is highly dangerous and needs to be carried out by a professional arborist with the expertise and tools to do the job in a safe and efficient manner. There are plenty of “gardeners” who will claim to be able to do the job, but few will have the tools experience or insurance to cover them in case of an accident.
This will depend on the size of the tree, the number of branches being pruned and the difficulty of access. The average price of tree pruning is $325, but the real range is $90 to $967. You are best getting some quotes from local experts to get an accurate price for your tree. For a better idea on tree pruning cost, go here for our cost guide.
As a general rule of thumb, trees should be trimmed in winter. The reason for this is mainly to do with the trees health. Trees are dormant in winter so removing limbs will be less of a shock to their system. Pests like bora beetles or fungal infections like Oak wilt are also less prevalent in winter which give your tree time to heal before summer hits.
If the tree is on our property you will need to pay for it to be trimmed. If it is a rental property, you might be able to get the owner to pay for it, but you would need to ask them before going ahead. If the tree is growing into the roof or fences, they will not have a problem with paying for the trim.
Normally tree trimming is best done in winter, but if it’s only a small prune (less than 10% of foliage) then pruning in spring should be fine. Obviously emergency trimming jobs such as building clearance.
If your tree is hanging over your neighbour’s yard they are well within their rights to trim your tree, just as long as they are not breaking any tree audience laws in the process. It’s the norm for them to ask your permission first before pruning, but it is not against the law as it is encroaching on their property.
Home insurance will cover tree trimming in emergency situations. If a branch come down in a storm, insurance companies will come the party to pay for the branch(s) to be removed and other branches to be trimmed. It might not be worthwhile depending on how much your excess is though. Insurance companies will not cover tree trimming for trees that are healthy.
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.