Last reviewed by: Marion C.from Gold Coast Verified Customer
Top Rated Tree Lopper Gold Coast
Trees make our cities and landscapes beautiful. Unfortunately you might have a tree that is diseased, at risk of falling or right where you want to build a pool. Cutting a tree down can be dangerous and involves a certain level of risk, something you should never do yourself. You need to contact a Qualified Arborist to assess the tree and safely cut it down without hurting people or damaging property.
What Does An Arborist Do?
Qualified Arborists, more commonly known as Tree Loppers provide a range of services including:
- Tree Lopping
- Tree Removal
- Tree Pruning
- Tree Surgery
- Stump Grinding
- Stump Removal
- Land Clearing
How Much Does It Cost To Get A Tree Removed?
There are a number of factors that a Tree Lopper will take into consideration when providing a quote:
- Size of the tree
- Location of the tree
- Access to the tree
- Safety precautions
- Stump removal
Trees approximately 6 meters height with a narrow trunk cost in the vicinity of $500.
Trees approximately 8 meters in height with a thick trunk requiring a chainsaw and safety equipment cost in the vicinity of $1000 this includes the removal of cuttings.
- One to five trees $75-$100
- Additional trees $20-25 each
- Council submission fee $35
For the layman, these rough prices may appear expensive. Bear in mind, tree removal can be dangerous and Arborist’s charge accordingly to this risk. Additionally they use specialised equipment to get the job done. When fully understood, their prices are actually quite reasonable for the work they are doing.
Tree Removal Regulations
In many cases you will need council approval to remove a tree. Some tree species are protecting and can’t be removed unless you can provide evidence the tree is diseased or is a risk to people or property. Often you’ll need to submit a Qualified Arborists report to the Gold Coast City Council for approval.
Do Tree Loppers Need To Be Licensed?
Tree Loppers and Arborists don’t require a license in Australia. You should however make sure they have Public Liability Insurance and are qualified with a Certificate II in Horticulture (Arboriculture) for ground and climbing work or Certificate III in Horticulture (Arboriculture) for supervisors of climbing work. Membership of recognised professional associations such as Queensland Arboricultural Association or Arboriculture Australia is desirable as their members are more likely to be informed about new laws and legislation.