Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To get permission to remove a tree, you will need to contact your local council or government authority & follow their specific process for tree removal. This typically involves submitting an application, paying a fee, & providing evidence to support your request for removal.

The council may remove a tree for several reasons, including if it’s dead, diseased, or a safety hazard. They may also remove trees to accommodate new construction, infrastructure projects, or to preserve a heritage site.

If the trees are not protected or subject to any local regulations, you can typically cut down trees on your own land. Check with your local council on tree removal or government authority before cutting down a tree to avoid legal issues & ensure safe removal.

You can typically find out if a tree is protected by checking with your local council or government authority. In many cases, protected trees will have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in place, which means a tree cannot be removed or pruned without permission from local council.

You can protect your trees legally by applying for a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or by entering into a covenant with your local council or government authority. To apply for tree protection, you will likely need to complete a written or online request through your local authorities.

The 45 degree tree rule refers to the angle at which a tree is measured for overhang or encroachment onto neighbouring properties.

If you leave a tree stump in your property, it can attract insects & new shoots may grow from the remaining roots. This can cause damage to nearby structures & landscaping.

Grinding a tree stump can take between 1 to 2 hours for a medium-sized stump.

The cost of stump grinding depends on the size and location of the stump.

The average cost ranges from $100 to $400 per stump.

Arborists should have certifications such as ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) or TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) to demonstrate their knowledge & expertise in tree care.

The cost of hiring an arborist depends on their experience, location, and the services required.

The average hourly rate is between $75 to $200, but some may charge a flat fee for specific services.

The four types of pruning are crown cleaning, crown thinning, crown reduction, and crown raising.

Each type involves different techniques and serves different purposes.

Professionals use a variety of techniques such as cutting the tree down in sections, using a crane to remove large branches, or grinding the stump.

They prioritize safety and avoid damaging nearby structures or landscaping.

The distance varies by location, but in general, you are allowed to trim branches up to the property line as long as it doesn’t harm the tree.

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