Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find some of the more frequent questions we get asked by our customers. If you have a question you would like to ask and do not see it below please contact us on 07 3106 8611
Q. What is an Arborist?
An arborist is a specialist who focuses on the planting, care, and maintenance of individual trees in order to improve and maintain their health, growth, and aesthetics. They are highly knowledgeable about the needs of a wide variety of tree species and are expertly trained to care for them.
Q. What is tree removal?
This is a process that involves getting rid of trees which are old and pose a safety hazard, or those that are in the way of structures or landscapes, or others that are unhealthy and diseased.
Q. What is stump grinding?
Stump grinding is a method used to remove tree stumps. This method uses a powerful tool to grind tree stumps by means of a rotating cutting disk that chips wood away.
Q. What is tree pruning?
Tree Pruning is a common tree maintenance procedure that involves selectively removing various parts of a tree such as branches, roots, or buds. This helps remove dead wood, shape the tree (by controlling or directing growth), improve or maintain its health, and reduce the risk of falling branches.
Q. What is land clearing?
Land clearing involves the removal of native vegetation. It can include bulldozing bush-lands as well as draining natural wetlands for replacement with urban uses, agriculture, and other land applications.
Q. What qualifications does an arborist need in Queensland?
An arborist must have several qualifications in order to provide services.
- They must be competent and qualified in Australian Government AHC50510 Diploma of Arboriculture. Or a certificate III in Arboriculture.
- Must be insured for public liability of up to $10 million and professional indemnity of $2 million in-line with the Council’s standards.
- Must be experienced in arboricultural principles and practices including tree risk hazard assessment and reporting.
- For further information visit the Brisbane City Council’s website.
Q. Are you qualified?
Yes. We are fully qualified and hold all the necessary certifications from the Council.
Q. Do I need Brisbane council approval to remove trees?
Yes. You must obtain a permit to work on protected vegetation from the Brisbane City Council for any tree work that is not covered by an exemption. The exemptions only apply to protected vegetation that is located within your boundaries. For more information you visit the Brisbane City Council’s website.
How much does tree removal cost?
Costs range between $500 and $6000 per tree although there are several factors that affect price:
- Size of the tree involved
- Location of the tree
- Ease or difficulty of access
- Necessary safety precautions
- Transportation and tipping fees
Q. Are you insured?
Absolutely. We are fully qualified and have $20 million dollar public liability insurance.
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