Here in Sydney, we recognize that trees are essential to our quality of life. They provide us with oxygen, shade and fruit. They offer refuge to birds and other wildlife. Additionally, as homeowners, they add value and beauty to our property.

But maintaining the health and vitality of the trees around your home requires more than simply sitting back and watching nature take its course. You need to establish a solid tree care regimen to ensure that your foliage continues to flourish for years to come.

Our certified arborists can help you assess the health of your trees and take steps to protect them, from pruning and lopping to total removal. Call us immediately if you observe any of the following conditions:

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Widowmaker

In forestry, a “widowmaker” refers to a branch that is no longer attached to the tree, but is temporarily suspended above ground by other branches. When gravity inevitably takes its toll, these falling limbs can severely injure or kill a person on the ground or cause expensive property damage.

Widowmaker branches are best handled by a tree professional, as they cause more than 1 in 10 chainsaw-related fatalities each year in Australia.

Dead Wood

Seeing large sections of bark falling off a branch is a dead giveaway for dead wood. You may also notice that the branch shows no signs of new growth in the spring, another sure sign that the wood is dead and needs to be removed.

If dead wood accounts for more than half the tree, chances are it will need to be replaced. You may wish to consider planting the new tree ahead of the removal of the older tree to give its replacement time to start growing.  

Foundation, Sewer Line or Septic Tank Issues

Root systems of large trees can damage a home’s foundation or cause leaks or blockages in sewer lines and septic tanks. While trimming back the invasive roots can be a temporary solution, at some point tree removal will become unavoidable.

Maintenance and Planting

Even if you don’t see any of the potentially destructive conditions listed above, regular professional maintenance can help prevent them from occurring in the future. Prior to the arrival of spring, schedule a pruning visit to remove dead, diseased or dangerous branches before the tree begins its spring growth cycle. Waiting until later in the season to make these cuts elevates the risk of disease and pest infestation.

Late winter and early spring are also the best times to plant new trees to give them a full season for establishment and growth. At the same time, we can provide you with soil analysis services to help you select the best fertilizer

Tough Choices: When to Remove a Tree

Knowing when a tree needs to be removed completely can be challenging, and most of us are hesitant to take such a drastic step. When you’re faced with that difficult decision, our team of certified arborists stands ready to help you evaluate, diagnose and treat your trees—and when necessary, safely remove them.

When a tree must be removed, our experienced team of experts will complete the job safely, without causing damage to the surrounding trees or property. We approach each job on a case-by-case basis to develop a customized plan to meet your needs, whether your situation includes diseased or dangerous trees, trees causing obstructions to construction, driveways or other paths; pest infestation; or wind or storm damage.   

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Cost Estimates

The cost of removing a tree is determined by several factors, including the tree’s location, height, trunk width, number of large or high branches and proximity to utility lines. Call us anytime to schedule an on-site estimate tailored to the specifics of your work.

Don’t Risk It—Call a Professional

While it may be tempting to try to save money by doing the work yourself, remember that tree removal—and even limb removal—is a hazardous endeavor, even for skilled professionals. It can be difficult to predict how branches and trunks may fall, and if you don’t have the experience needed, your odds of being seriously injured go up exponentially.

Chainsaws and other tree removal equipment can be awkward to use, and the consequences of even a small error can be life-changing. The presence of live utility lines nearby raises the stakes even higher. Why not avoid the risk and the hassle and let a professional do the job right the first time?

If you do decide to outsource the job, make sure to do your homework when selecting your service provider. It’s not uncommon to run into self-proclaimed “professionals” whose only experience is watching a few tree-felling videos online. Safe and precise tree removal requires extensive training, and the last thing you want is to be providing on-the-job training to an unskilled amateur at the risk of expensive damage to your home, vehicle or property.

Another benefit to hiring a licensed professional service is that it removes your liability in case something goes wrong during the removal process. Tree work is inherently dangerous, and dozens of people are hurt or killed each year due to related falls, falling objects and electrocution.

If you hire an individual or small business that doesn’t have adequate insurance, you as the homeowner will be liable in case of a catastrophe.

We Provide Peace of Mind

Thanks to decades of field experience and extensive training, we are proud to offer the safest, most precise tree removal services in Sydney. We take the time to accurately assess your trees and develop an effective plan for treatment or removal. We use high-quality, well-maintained equipment to complete every job, and we’re fully licensed and insured to protect you and your property. Most importantly, our work is performed by qualified, trained arborists who meet or exceed all government standards.

Don’t leave the health of your trees up to chance. Call us today for a free assessment.