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The cost of tree removal in Melbourne will depend on a number of factors such as tree size, the spread of branches and access to the tree. The average price of tree removal in Melbourne is $871. The low end of the range is about $350 for a small tree and can go right up to $4,500 for a monster gum removal.
But other factors do add to price such as:
- Location on property
- Access to the tree
- Obstacles around the tree
- Trunk diameter
- Number of branches
- Complexity of removal
- Time of year
- The company doing the job
- Where in the city you live
Going into detail on all of the above is beyond the scope of this post. But you can get more detailed information on the true cost of tree removal.
Gone are the days of rummaging through the local rag and playing lucky dip with the companies listed. These days with so much information at our fingertips, the best place to find a local Melbourne arborist is online.
Reviews are key but don’t be fooled by the reviews on just Facebook. I’m sure there are some legitimate ones, but a bilk is just friends giving other friends good reviews on their business.
I would start with a search engine and look at Google, Yelp, Yellow Pages, True Local and anything else that pops up with reviews for that particular business.
The fastest and easiest way to get 3 Estimates from the most affordable tree services near you would be by using this FREE service.
GoTreeQuotes helps to match you with the three local tree arborists who have been voted previous users in your area as being quality acts.
- Scroll up to the top of the page and enter your Zip code.
- Fill out the quick 23-second form with details about your tree job.
- Your tree details are forwarded on to the closest three tree services who will bid on your job at a great price.
Below have outlined a list of paperwork you need to ask for when selecting a tree company to carry out arbor works on your property.
A qualified arborist will have this paperwork on hand and be happy to provide it. This includes:
- Certificate in Arboriculture
- Public liability insurance
- Min. 5 years of industry experience
The most basic training is a Certificate II in Arboriculture and is required for them to be onsite and working. It is preferred that the Climber has a minimum of Cert. III in Arboriculture.
After that, you have a Diploma which is the highest grade or level. A diploma qualification means they are capable of carrying out tree surveys and tree arborist reports on trees around Melbourne.
This should actually be provided without you even asking for it. As mentioned above the tree care industry is full of unqualified labours, so if they can not provide a certificate of currency for public liability insurance, then move on.
They are not a serious company and may not even be qualified.
Public liability insurance will cover the company and yourself if any damage to property or persons happens while they are on your property. This is not actually their insurance policy but YOURS.
The industry standard is 10 million public liability insurance, but 5 million will also suffice in most cases. Let’s not forget tree lopping is the most dangerous industry ahead of mining and construction when measured per capita. As the tree industry is not yet regulated, making these types of checks is essential to make sure you and your property survive the experience.
This you can check yourself by going to ABN Lookup. This is a government-run site that allows you to enter a companies name or ABN number and see details about their company.
Firstly if they are who they say they are, and secondly how long they have been in operation. 5 years in business would be a bare minimum for larger tree removal Melbourne but can be a little less if it’s just a small prune or stump removal job.