Trees are gorgeous. They’re valuable for the environment and the lives we live so it makes sense to have trees checked when required by a qualified arborist. This way you’ll make sure the trees you’re responsible for are in tip-top shape.
If you own a tree, it’s your responsibility to ensure it’s safe and doesn’t pose a risk to people or property. While some safety issues, like dead limbs, may be easy to spot, pinpointing other tree problems aren’t so easy without the support of a qualified tree arborist or tree surgeon.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a tree removal service, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great tree removal service?
Choosing the right tree removal service can take your stress away. You’ll want an arborist or tree surgeon to identify if a tree needs to be removed or if it can be saved, including through pruning or other maintenance.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a tree removal service.
- Fully certified and insured. You’ll want a tree removal service that is fully insured and certified, to protect your home or business. Removing trees isn’t always straightforward so choose someone who is well protected and who protects you.
- Extensive experience. Ask about experience and years in business. The last thing you need with tricky tree services is to have an inexperienced arborist or tree surgeon on the job. Select a company that makes safety a priority. Check online for reviews and ask for customer referrals.
- Availability. While not all tree services are urgent, some are. This is especially true when a tree poses a danger to people, residences or businesses. If you need something tended to now, make sure the company you call can arrive quick sharp.
- Guaranteed service. Check the tree removal service company’s guarantee. You’ll want exemplary service and 100 per cent assurance that the job will be done right.
- Competitive pricing. Choose a tree removal service that provides premium services at the best price. Make sure they don’t compromise on workmanship. Also ask for a written quote and check there are no hidden fees.
The best tree removal services in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
With almost 40 years’ experience in the tree surgery industry, ACT Tree Felling provides all tree removal, pruning and chipping services. The company’s professional arborists are passionate about trees and have a genuine interest in maintaining their health and safety. Total tree health care services include specialist pruning, dead-wooding, removal, stump grinding, cable and bracing, and power line clearing.
Pana Thurston wrote on Google, “We have no hesitation in recommending ACT Tree Felling to anyone requiring tree management right across the spectrum of tree services.”
TreeWorks Canberra is a professional, experienced and reliable tree services company. Servicing Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounds, qualified arborists handle commercial, residential and emergency services. They provide tree removal, pruning and stump grinding services and can check tree health.
Sarah Oates on Google wrote, “TreeWorks did such a great job at our complex cutting down and removing a huge gum tree that was sick and dangerous over our house. They let my 6-year-old watch and even made him a little stool.”
The highly experienced team at Paramount Tree Removal Canberra offer quality service. The team removes trees, prunes trees, lops trees and helps maintain trees. With over a decade of experience, the team is fully qualified to meet Australian standards, ensuring unkempt or ageing trees don’t remain a major hazard.
On Google, Hannah Gillespie wrote, “Very happy with the tree service by this business. They offered great value and the team did a great job. Happy to recommend!”
Aussie Tree Lopping Canberra has the knowledge and know-how to provide high-quality tree services. This includes tree removal, tree lopping, stump grinding and tree trimming. The team is experienced, certified and offer on-time and on-budget services that are cost-effective, fast and dependable.
Glenn Maxwell wrote on Google, “Quality work. Got them out for tree removal and stump grinding for our new home build in Belconnen. They arrived on time and got the job done fast. They even tidied up after themselves.”
Gold Leaf Tree Services provides high-quality tree management services to the Canberra region. The company has a holistic approach to tree management, recognising the value of maintaining tree health for environmental sustainability, value to land, and the enjoyment of future generations. Services include tree pruning and removal, tree maintenance, consultation and reports, as well as pest and disease control.
On Google, Phil Ewers wrote, “Large tree trimmed to a manageable size with limited fuss or mess. Very good value for money and professional advice to complement their services.”
Your experience with tree removal services in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
What do tree removal services do?
Ask a couple of companies about their services. Many offer the full gamut of tree management services. This includes removing, pruning, trimming, lopping and checking tree health. Services can also include pest and disease control, tree consultation and stump grinding.
How much does it cost to have a tree removed?
The cost depends on many factors, including the size, type and location of the tree. If the tree is close to a powerline or a building, for example, it can be more difficult for a tree surgeon or tree arborist to remove it. Your best bet is to have a couple of companies come on site to inspect the situation and provide an obligation-free quote.
How do I know if I need a tree removed?
Whether to remove or save a tree is a big decision so you'll first want to get expert advice. A qualified arborist or tree surgeon will examine an unhealthy tree and let you know of it can be saved. These experts typically have a healthy respect for trees and the value they add to our lives, so they’ll do what they can to save them.
What are the signs of a dangerous tree?
Many factors indicate a tree could pose a danger. Dead limbs are one factor. Other factors are cracks, cavities and splits. Crumbly rotten wood along the trunk can be a sign of decay. Root damage from pavement, fungi or mushrooms growing around the base and even leaves falling off at the wrong time of year can be problematic. These are just some factors. If you’re concerned about a tree you own, call in a specialist.
How much does it cost to have the health of a tree inspected?
Different companies charge different rates so it’s best to check. Some companies will provide a free health inspection.