Why some tree loppers in Woodbine charge 300% more than others
Every Woodbine company has a different philosophy on how they what to run a profitable tree lopping business.
Some spend BIG on advertising, do lots of quotes and charge high prices.
Other local tree services in and around Woodbine, don’t do a lot of advertising and rely more on word of mouth.
These are the ones you want quoting your job!
You may be thinking that this has to do with a person’s honesty or integrity, but this is not the case.
Why are some companies trying to rip me off?
In reality they are not trying to “game you”.
These are just tree business owners in Woodbine who run a “premium service”. They know that some customers have different price points. Some are happy spending more for perceived value.
They cater to those customers.
Some people just never go with the cheapest bottle of wine at a restaurant or the cheapest quote for tree lopping in Woodbine. Everyone is different and that’s fine. But I’m here to help you find the best deal.
“If you have 3 expensive companies in Woodbine give you a quote, then you will be choosing between 3 expensive quotes! You need to know who is cheap & when”.
There are lots of little thing to be aware of that will save you a small fortune for your tree removal Woodbine, such as;
1. Time of year - Winter is always cheaper as tree companies have less work on.
2. Access - Granting good access for hard to get to trees, such as removing a side fence will save the tree lopping service time and you a tonne of money.
3. Firewood - Getting them to leave the timber logs and selling them online.
But the very best way to save money is to know who is cheap NOW!
You see all tree services around Woodbine have lean and busy periods of work which actually affects how they price jobs.
A Woodbine tree service will always charge less when they don’t have much work on as they want to win the job.
The bonus is they will actually pick up their phone and arrive on time.
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Do I need council approval for tree removal Woodbine?
Campbelltown City council do allow for the removal of trees in Woodbine without council consent.
Council approval is required for removal of any tree on private property that:
- Has a height of more than three metres, or
- Has an outside circumference of at least 500mm at ground level, or
- Has a branch and foliage crown spread of at least 4 metres
If the tree is dead or deangerous, you may remove without council concent, but document with photos."
Some local councils have a list of tree species that are exempt from any limitations on removal as they are considered a pest. If Woodbine’s local council Campbelltown City has an exemption list is can be found in their Tree Preservation Order.
We have also listed them below if applicable.
If the council for Woodbine does not nominate a list of trees, then most of the time they use the default list of noxious weeds outlined at the state level of government.
Trees exempt that can be removed without approval:
Safety standards for accredited tree arborists in Woodbine
Certified arborist in the Woodbine and surrounding areas need to all abide by the Australian standards when carrying out tree management work.
These standards include:
AS 4373:2007 – Pruning of amenity trees
AS 4970-2009 – Protection of trees on development sites
How do I apply for council approval?
You will need to fill in a tree removal permit form which can be found on your local councils website. Normally there will be a small fee you will need to pay upon application.
Within 7 - 14 days you will have an arborist from the council for Woodbine will come out to inspect your tree. They will then give their recommendation on whether the tree should be removed or if a tree prune/ lop might be better.
In some cases your council for Woodbine will ask for an independent arborist for a tree report if they are undecided. This can give you the upper hand as it allows you to select which tree arborist you choose to assess your case.
What does tree lopping in Woodbine cost?
There are many factors that make up cost of tree lopping in Woodbine. Not only the height and spread of the tree, but also its location on the property, access, surrounding buildings or fences, type of tree/ timber. Whether you decide to get the stump removed as well will also factor in.
We are a growing tree services company that aims to provide quality tree services for customers in Woodbine that is personal, fair and over-delivers on value and satisfaction.
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We are committed to the certified arborists in Woodbine 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 removal procedures for results that are superior to those achieved by any other means.
Our high expectations of Woodbine tree contractors we work with means they do everything in their power to uphold these values.
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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 Woodbine for quoting.
There is no obligation to hire and we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all customers.
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How many quotes should I get before deciding?
You should always get at least 3 quotes from local tree services before deciding on one. Prices can vary greatly (between 10% and 40%) between tree services, so it always pays to shop around before going ahead.
Is it cheaper to cut down a tree in winter?
Yes. There are a couple of reasons for this. The deciduous trees are a little easier to work on as they do not have any leaves. They are lighter and there is less clean up at the end. The biggest reason though is there is a lot less demand for tree services in winter. With an over-supply of companies and a low demand, tree companies will bid lower and lower prices to win the work. This put you in pole position to get some great quotes on your tree job.
Can I get quotes over the phone?
You can try, but in most cases the tree service will need to come out and view the job first. Every tree is different and so is the difficulty or ease to remove. A tree contractor will need to take into consideration not only the tree itself, but also the access, location on property and obstacles around the tree. This is impossible to quote from a photo or a description over the phone.
Can I get my tree cut down for free?
Generally the answer is no. If the tree has fallen in a storm, your home owners insurance will cover it, but if it is healthy and you just want it remove, you are going to be hard pressed to find someone willing to work for free. Tree service companies are expensive to run as they have large overheads with insurance and labour costs. They will need to charge you to do the work to make a living.
Do I need council permission to cut down a tree?
This will depend on the council laws on tree removal in your area. Every local council has what’s called a Tree Preservation Order. This outlines the rules regarding tree removal. An example of a rule might be; “If the tree has a trunk circumference of 1.0m or more when measured at 1m above ground level will need a permit for removal.” To see the TPO for your area go here.
Will insurance pay for tree removal?
If your trees has fallen as a result of a storm or any other act of nature, your insurance company will cover it. If the tree is still standing you will be hard pressed to convince an insurance company to pay for its removal. The same is true if the tree has been dead for many years and has just fallen due to negligence. You are expected to upkeep the trees in your yard, so if it has fallen due to neglect, your insurer will most likely not cover the costs for removal.
Can I prune or remove my neighbour’s tree?
You may prune any branches that are hanging over your yard from your neighbour’s side, just as long as it is not breaching your councils TPO. You may remove your neighbour’s tree after they have given you permission and if it does not breach the council TPO.
Is it cheaper to remove trees in winter?
Because outdoor type services like lawn care, landscaping and tree maintenance is seasonal, prices can fluctuate depending on the workload of the local services. During winter, especially later winter, tree services are scratching around for work and are much more likely to quote cheaper prices to win your job. If you can hold out, I recommend you get trees removed in the winter.
How much does it cost to cut down a gum tree?
The cost to remove a gum tree in Brisbane will depend on the size of the tree, the number of branches and how easy it is to access and remove. The average price for a medium-size gum tree removal is $1,750, but the real range starts at $950 for smaller eucalyptus, and goes right up to $4,300 for very large ones.
How do I know the best company to remove my tree?
There are a few things you need to look for when selecting a tree service to remove your tree. Firstly when doing an internet search you need to have a look at their reviews. If they have too many 1 and 2 star reviews, you need to keep looking. Next you need to do a background check. Go to ABN lookup and type in their company name. Have a look to see how long they have been in business and whether they have changed their trading name recently. When they are out quoting your job you need to ask for an arborist certificate and insurance details.
What’s a fair price for tree removal?
This will depend on the size of the tree being removed. The best way to gage whether you are getting a good price, is to get more than 1 quote. A good number of quotes is 3, but there is nothing wrong with getting 4 or 5 quotes for very large jobs.
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.