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Tree Removal Adelaide Price Guide & How to save Money
Updated: 25 May 2020
If you want tree removal in Adelaide and cost is a concern, finding a professional service for a good price can be tough.
We have a few tricks to finding a well-priced tree loppers in Adelaide who are qualified & insured.
Also, we have a four tips on shrinking your bill even more.
What we cover
Cost to cut down trees in Adelaide
Average cost of tree lopping Adelaide
Does stump removal cost extra?
Laws regarding tree removal
Finding best priced local tree loppers
Top 4 tree services Adelaide – Review
How much does tree removal cost in Adelaide?
First up, what will it cost to remove your tree? It is kind of a complicated question as it does depend on a few factors like:
– Tree size
– Location in yard (front or back)
– Trunk diameter
The average cost of tree removal Adelaide so far in 2019 is $1,270. The real range in price is $250 for a small tree, right up to $4,500 for an absolutely huge tree.
We have a more in depth guide here if you want to research a little more what tree and stump removal in Adelaide costs.
Below is also a very accurate calculator that will give you a price in seconds. Just scroll down. It covers every thing tree care related from stump removal, arborist reports, to palm removal Adelaide.
Does tree stump removal cost extra?
Normally when you request a quote for tree removal Adelaide, you are paying extra for the stump to be removed.
They will need to use a special machine called a stump grinder to so the job.
There are budget tree stump removal companies, but I would not have the job done separately. If you are getting the tree removed, you are best getting the stump removal done done at the same time.
3 quick tips for MASSIVE savings
Although the contractor is the first hurdle in getting a good price on Adelaide tree removal, there are a few more really important things you need to consider.
This is where the power shifts into your control and you are no longer at the whim of what tree removal services in Adelaide want to charge you.
Go straight to page 2 of Google
The companies at the top of Google, Yellow pages, True Local etc. are paying a lot of money in advertising each month to be seen at the top. They are not there by accident.
Companies charge up to 300% more for the same tree trimming or removal job just to pay for their advertising costs.
Trick: Go straight to page 2 and 3 of Google results and select companies from there.
Time of year matters
Getting a tree remove in autumn or winter in Adelaide can save you 30%.
Most tree care services are pretty quiet in winter, so you will find they are more than willing to slash prices just to win a job.
Waiting for the off season can save you upwards of 25% of the price of tree removal all over Adelaide.
Clear a path for better access
A tree in your backyard can cost 100% more then for the same size tree being lopped in a front yard.
It’s all about time. Time to get the tree cut down on the ground and loaded in the mulching machine.
Allowing your Adelaide tree service great access, especially if the tree is in a hard to get to spot in your yard is critical in securing a good deal on tree removal.
Sell the timber as firewood
Ask you friendly Adelaide tree lopper for 2 prices, one to completely remove the tree and another to remove the tree and leave the timber for firewood.
You will find the second option will always be cheaper.
One complete and you have a pile of firewood, take a photo and auction off on eBay. People will pay through the nose for great hardwood and they will be more than happy to come and do the labor to come and pick it up.
It’s a win-win.
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From tree removal to pruning in Adelaide, we’ll match you with the 3 best priced arborists in Adelaide. You can go ahead and hire one that meets your cost budget.
Tree removal Adelaide laws
Some trees in Adelaide that are regulated and you will need to first seek council approval before lopping them. These trees are referred to as “significant trees”. A tree is considered significant once they reach a certain height and or trunk diameter.
There is an easy to follow infographic below which lays out the laws regarding Adelaide tree removal. You can also go directly to the source here.
There are penalties for illegally cutting down trees and the fines range from $5000 right up to $100,000 for large tree removal and multiple offences.
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Adelaide Tree Services Reviewed
We have worked with close to 100 different tree removal services in Adelaide and let me tell you there is a GIANT difference in quality and cost.
So wee thought we would take the time to give our unbiased opinion (I like it’s who the customers have voted for…) on who we think are the top 4 tree services in Adelaide.
In no particular order:
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You don’t always need approval from council, on trees that are protected. You will need to check the specific rules for protected trees in your local council area here, but in most cases the tree has to have a trunk diameter of 1.0m or greater when measured at breast height.
The problem is one trees are very hard to quote from a description and photo’s can be deceiving. Telling a tree removal service in Adelaide you have a “large tree” with ”good” access means it could cost anywhere from $550 to $7000. For the company to give you an accurate price, they really do need to come and inspect the tree and the access for removal.
I get this question quite a bit and the answer is usually no. A lot of people assume a tree removal service will remove a tree for the firewood. We need to remember it is firewood and not silver or gold. The timber needs to be dried for 2 years, split and delivered. The profit margin on firewood is minimal even if it is a free byproduct of tree removal Lots of time and man hours go into preparing and delivering it to the final customer. You will need to pay for your tree to be removed.
There are some cases where your home insurance will cover tree removal. This is normally when the tree has fallen in a storm or other natural disaster. They will not pay for the removal of a healthy tree. Also, it is worth mentioning that insurance companies pay for the removal of trees, but never the stump.
You are legally withing your rights to prune your neighbours tree if it is encroaching on your property. You will need to check that the tree or trees are not protected by tree preservation laws in your local council area. Go here to see the local rules.
Tree removal is normally 20% cheaper in winter on average. As there are less people in their yards in the winter, industries like lawn care, landscaping and tree services all take a hit. This means you will have more companies dropping prices to compete. If you can, save your job for winter.
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.
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