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Tree Removal vic, 3803 – Secure a better price from certified arborists
Getting a tree removed by a qualified and insured professional in Hallam is not always a straight forward process. There are council regulations to deal with, a mine field of companies that are either too expensive or have no idea what tree removal they are doing.
In this article, I am going to look at why some companies charge more than others, and how to secure a better price on tree removal Hallam by quality tree service company to do your job at rock bottom prices.
Let’s get into it.
Why some tree loppers charge 300% more than others
Every company has a different philosophy on how they what to run a profitable business. Some spend a tonne on advertising, do lots of quotes charging high prices and see what sticks.
Others are not looking to light the world on fire, but just do an honest job at fair prices.
The trick is to know who to get to quote your job.
Stay smart, save money
There are lots of little thing to be aware of that will save you a small fortune for tree removal Hallam, such as;
1. Time of year - Winter is always cheaper as 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 company 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 companies have lean and busy periods of work which actually affects how they price jobs.
A company will always charge less when they don’t have much work on as they want to win the job.
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You could knock yourself out trying to crunch all the variables on who is the best local contractor for tree removal Hallam
… but it is likely to take you hours as you look over reviews, check their ABN to see if they are legitimate, check their credentials, insurance. The list goes on.
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Tree Removal Regulations Casey Council
Before you start getting quotes, you need to find out whether it is legal to remove your tree according to local council laws.
Casey council has a tree preservation order (TPO) https://goo.gl/T7vSos which outlines conditions that need to be met before it is legal to remove or prune your tree.
We have also summarized them below.
Do I need council approval for tree lopping Hallam?
Casey council do allow for tree lopping in Hallam the removal of a tree without council consent if the tree is:
The conditions for removal without council approval are as clear as mud.
Below is what we determined.
The council state that;
The removal, lopping and pruning of trees or other vegetation may require a planning permit.
They have a ‘significant tree register’ and you can basically remove any tree that is not significant. The document (see below) is quite vague and does not list identified significant trees by location on the register nor do they give an exact criteria for what qualifies as a significant tree.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon recently said ‘Council has varying planning controls for different parts of the municipality – some more restrictive than others’
My strongest recommendation is that you check with the planning department to see whether a planning permit is required.
In most cases if a tree is;
- Clearly dying
- Poses an immediate hazard to persons or property
You can remove the tree without council permission, but be sure to document the tree with photos before doing so.
Trees exempt from above rules
Some local councils have a list of tree species that are exempt from any limitations on removal as they are considered a pest. If your council has and exemption list is can be found in the TPO for Casey.
We have also listed them below if applicable.
If your council 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:
How do I apply for council approval?
You can download an application form here:
Normally there will be a small fee you will need to pay upon application.
Within 7 - 14 days you will have an arborist from council come out to inspect your tree. They will then give their recommendation on whether the tree should stay or be removed.
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How to win council approval. (Tips & Tricks)
Depending on your council, it can be tough to get approved to remove a tree. If it’s a healthy specimen and not causing any damage to your home, then it makes it even harder.
When applying for removal you need to give a reason. Saying something like “it keeps filling the gutters with leaves” is not convincing enough argument and your application will most likely be denied.
There are however some tips and tricks to applying for council approval and winning.
In some cases your council will ask for an independent arborist report if they are undecided. This can give you the upper hand as it allows you to select which arborist you choose to assess your tree.
Casey council contact details
What does tree lopping Hallam cost?
There are many factors that make up cost of tree removal. 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 etc.
To get a price on what tree removal might cost you, you can view out tree removal cost guide or you can use our quick tree lopping cost calculator below.
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