Trees that are left to rot or die can prove incredibly dangerous.

Not only can it lead to branches falling, but it endangers the safety of the surrounding areas of the tree. Do not risk falling branches or deadwood, and hire a professional arborist to assess and take care of your tree.

A qualified and experienced arborist will be able to identify the current state of your tree, and what is needed to ensure it’s health and safety.

They will conduct a detailed assessment and remove any areas that are a possible threat to the structural integrity or surrounding environment. In some cases, they may suggest tree removal if it has irreversible damage.

To ensure that all of this is done with the right equipment, knowledge and skills, make sure that you hire a qualified arborist local to your Gold Coast home.

There is a huge difference between what you could do with a chainsaw, and what a professional tree lopper can do with an educated and careful approach.

To ensure the safety of yourself, and those around you, hire a professional arborist to conduct the lopping or removal of your tree.

Not only do they have the correct equipment to conduct the job, but they also have substantial knowledge of tree species and how to best handle them.

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Will I need a permit to remove a tree?

There are rules in place to avoid the destruction of the urban forest. Because trees provide a benefit to the whole community, the council put rules in place to make sure the canopy cover is maintained over the Gold Coast.

The council protects trees of a certain size. You can see a summary of rules here.

If you trees is not protected or is exempt from needing a permit you are fine to proceed in it’s removal, but if you remove a protected tree without a permit you can be fined up to $20,000 per tree.

It’s always a good idea to get your ducks in a row before you pull the trigger.


The cost to remove a large tree would depend on the type of tree is and its location on your property. The average price for a tree 25 – 30m in height is $3,200. But the real range is $1,500 – $4,500. If it is a tall skinny tree that is easily felled and removed, the cost will be relatively cheap. But if it is a tree with a huge trunk that overhangs your home, the time taken to remove will be greater so the price will also be higher.

Quoting the price of tree removal based on a photo taken or an explanation of the tree over the phone is a little difficult.

The price is not just about the tree itself, but also the access to the tree, obstacles around the tree and all in all the ease of removal. The tree service will need to inspect the site first for potential hazards such as overhead/ underground services, access and of course take a closer look at the tree itself. It’s amazing how different a tree can look in a photo than in real life.

This will depend on the agreement you have come to with the tree service. Stump removal in essence is a separate job as it requires a whole different type of machinery to get the job done so it is something I would not assume is included. Make sure you ask for a price including stump removal and be sure they specify on you written quote that the price includes stump removal.

Yes, trees are on average 25% cheaper to remove in winter then they are in spring or summer. The main reason for this sis supply and demand. Tree services along with landscapers and lawn care services are in low demand. Because there are lots of companies competing for what little work there is in winter, they will generally fall over each other trying to win your work with cheaper prices.

In general tree removal is not covered by insurance. If the tree has come down in a storm or some other act of nature your home insurance should cover it. If the tree is still standing and health, your insurance will not pay for its removal just because you want to remove it.

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.