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Updated: February 24th 2020
Finding a well-priced tree pruning expert in and around Thornbury can be challenging.
There are no fixed hourly rates and Thornbury 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 Thornbury, 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury, 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury, 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 Thornbury.
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Darebin council do allow for the trimming of trees without council consent.
A permit is required to remove, destroy or lop any vegetation specified in a schedule to this overlay. This does not apply: • If the vegetation has been planted for pasture, timber production or any other crop. • To any action which is necessary to keep the whole or any part of any vegetation clear of an electric line provided the action is carried out in accordance with a code of practice prepared under Part 8 of the Electricity Safety Act 1998. • Within electricity supply easements in order to minimise the risk of bushfire ignition in the proximity of electricity lines. • If the vegetation presents an immediate risk of personal injury or damage to property. • If the removal, destruction or lopping of vegetation is necessary for emergency access or emergency works by a public authority or municipal council. • For fire fighting measures, periodic fuel reduction burning, or the making of firebreaks up to 6 metres wide. • If the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation is necessary for the making of a fuelbreak by or on behalf of a public authority in accordance with a strategic fuelbreak plan approved by the Secretary of the Department of Sustainability and Environment. • The maximum width of a fuelbreak must not exceed 40 metres. • To the removal of ground fuel within 30 metres of a building. • If the removal, destruction or lopping of vegetation is in accordance with a fire prevention notice under: o Section 65 of the Forests Act 1958. o Section 41 of the Country Fire Authority Act 1958. o Section 8 of the Local Government Act 1989. • To the removal, destruction or lopping of the minimum extent of vegetation necessary for establishing sight-lines for the measurement of land by surveyors in the exercise of their profession, and if using hand held tools. • If the vegetation is proclaimed as a noxious weed or is bracken (Pteridium esculentum), burgan (Kunzea ericoides (previously Leptospermum phylicoides)) or manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and is on land which Where is the VPO? This is something we found difficult to determine. The best links we can provide you of the locations of the Vegetation Protection Overlay or area these; Location 1: unable to determine Location 2: Former Kingsbury Centre cite http://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/schemes/darebin/ordinance/42_02s02_dare.pdf Location 3: Mout Cooper Estate http://planning-schemes.delwp.vic.gov.au/schemes/morningtonpeninsula/ordinance/42_02s01_morn.pdf Location 4: The Springthorpe hope estate http://planning-schemes.delwp.vic.gov.au/schemes/darebin/ordinance/42_02s04_dare.pdf Location 5: Lancaster Gate site http://planning-schemes.delwp.vic.gov.au/schemes/darebin/ordinance/42_02s05_dare.pdf
There are many variables that make up cost of tree trimming in Thornbury. 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury that is personal, fair and over-delivers on value and satisfaction.
We are committed to the certified arborists in Thornbury 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 Thornbury 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 Thornbury 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.