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How much does an Arborist cost

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There are many reasons why people require the services of an Arborist Company and often wonder how much it is going to cost them?  So, how much does an Arborist cost?  5 ways to save money on Newcastle Arborist Services.

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There are a couple of factors to consider when hiring a contractor for your tree removal, as not all tree companies are the same.  Why are all Newcastle Arborist’s not the same?

Do they have a qualified Arborist to perform the work?

For tree pruning or tree removal a Qualified Arborist is essential with a minimum level of 3.  This Arborist has the knowledge base to safely and correctly prune your tree without harming it.

What level of insurance do they provide?

Different tree companies will have different levels of insurance.   You should always ask to see the level of insurance and ensure that the tree company has adequate insurance for your job.   Some tree companies may not have insurance altogether and these companies are to be avoided.

What equipment do they have to make the job an easy one?

Most tree companies will turn up with a minimum of a team of 3 people, truck, chipper and appropriate sized chainsaws.

Do they have a license to perform the work required?

There is no license required to have a tree company although there are individual certificates required to perform tree work.   For example, the climber should have a Working at Heights Certificate.

There are also a couple of factors that will determine the final price

  1. The size of the Tree
  2. The location of the Tree
  3. Stump Grinding
  4. The disposal of the debris
  5. Tree Reports and/or Permit Required

Be prepared, hire a Professional Branch Management Tree Removal company today, so you aren’t caught out at the last minute.  Not all Newcastle Arborist’s are the same.  At Branch Management we strive to offer you quality, professional and safe Tree Arborist Services Newcastle and surrounding areas with competitive prices.  Read more about the 5 ways to save money on Arborist Services within Newcastle.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at: https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or Mobile: 0419 289 223

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Why all Newcastle Arborist's are not the same

Why all Newcastle Arborist’s are not the same

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TREE LOPPER versus ARBORIST

Why all Newcastle Arborist’s are not the same!  Many people are mistaken when it comes to understanding the difference between a Tree Lopper and an Arborist.  Do they do the same thing?  No, this is not the case?  Do they cost the same?

Continue reading if you care about the appearance and health of your trees and you will understand why all Newcastle Arborist’s are not the same.

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Tree Lopping is a term used for cutting the branches to stubs or otherwise known as reducing the size of the tree.   A Tree Lopper is a person to cut those branches back to stubs and reduce the size of the tree.

An Arborist is known as a Tree Surgeon.  This person is certified and has had extensive training in ‘Arboriculture’ understanding the science behind a tree and capable of the care and ongoing maintenance of trees and plants.  There are multiple levels of training ranging from Level 2 to Level 5.

Find out the 5 ways to save money when paying for Tree Services or an Arborist.

Understanding the needs for your tree care?

For the maintenance and on going care to your trees it is advisable to contract a tree company with a Qualified Arborist who can perform the works with the understanding and knowledge of how a tree is best to be pruned or removed.  There are 2 types of Arborist’s:

  1. Climbing Arborist – minimum Level 3 required
  2. Consulting Arborist – minimum Level 5 required

A climbing Arborist is a person who performs the tree pruning or removal.  They can also perform an aerial inspection, which is assessment of the trees health and safety from an aerial position.

A consulting Arborist is a person who assesses the tree for defects or potential hazards.  This assessment is done from the ground.

Be certain to hire a Professional Branch Management Tree Removal company, so you aren’t caught out at the last minute. Find out how much an Arborist costs here.

At Branch Management we strive to offer you quality, professional and safe Tree Arborist Services Newcastle and surrounding areas with competitive prices. Read more about the 5 ways to save money on Arborist Services within Newcastle

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

Get your FREE quote for Tree Services here

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5 Ways to SAVE you MONEY on Arborist Services in Newcastle

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Location of your tree determines the removal cost

Are you looking to save time and money, well read on and you will find 5 ways to save you money on Arborist Services in Newcastle?  Is your tree easily accessible or is it located in a hard to get to place in your yard? All sorts of factors are taken into consideration when pricing an Arborist Service in Newcastle.

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Hiring contractors to perform tree work doesn’t have to be expensive.  Here are 5 ways to save you money on Arborist Services in Newcastle:-

    1. Free Quotes.
    2. Trees located in an easy to get to place will save you money.  Access is the key ingredient.
    3. Obstacles – remove what may be in the way.
    4. Waste Disposal – the difference between removing from site or possibly keeping it yourself.
    5. Insurances – making sure they are covered.

Not all Newcastle Arborist’s are the same, click here to read more about Why all Newcastle Arborist’s are not the same.

Free Quotes

When enquiring about a quote for your proposed tree removal, make sure that you ask the contractor if they provide free quotes.   Not all contractors provide free quotes.   You don’t want to be stuck having to pay a fee for your quote.  You are looking at ways to save you money on Arborist Services in Newcastle after all.

If you are after a health and safety report or tree report for a DA, this is not included in a Free Quote.   This Arborist advice will be a paid service and a quote for this service can be provided.

Some other factors to consider when choosing your Newcastle Arborist Company is their insurances, level of qualifications, equipment.    Click here to find out more about how much does a Newcastle Arborist cost.

Access

The location of the tree is a crucial part of keeping the price low.  If the contractor can get his machinery next to the tree, then there will be less manual labour involved getting the branches to the machine. This means less time onsite for the crew and less money for yourself.  Trees in the front yard often have less obstacles and access difficulties.

If the contractor cannot get his machinery next to the tree for the tree removal, then to save you money with access, ensure you move any obstacles removed before they arrive.  Obstacles such as chairs and tables, children’s play equipment, pot plants and any breakable items.

Trees being removed in the rear yard, the wood and foliage needs to be bought to the front yard for chipping and is more labour intensive.  Other ways at looking at saving you money with access, is the option of using a neighbours property, if accessible.

Obstacles

Looking out for obstacles when removing a tree is another factor taken into consideration when working out a price.  Here are a few obstacles we look at:-

      1. Can the tree be easily felled in the yard?
      2. Is the tree close to the house and every limb needs to be lowered individually?
      3. Is the tree near power lines and needs a power line shut out?
      4. Does the tree hang over or near a swimming pool?
      5. Where is the tree located,in the front yard or the back yard?
      6. Are extra labourers required to perform the job?

Choosing the right Newcastle Arborist can be tricky.  Why they are all not the same.

Waste Disposal

Does the Wood and foliage need to be removed from your site. We chip all wood and foliage with a wood chipper and an excavator for large timber, if required.  See Video below.

 

Once the tree has been chipped, the mulch is then removed from site or you may want to look at possibly using some of it in your yard.

Another example is, if you need firewood you will be able to save on the timber being removed from your site and this will also save you on your electricity bill.

Palm fronds do not mulch up well and very acidic.   Some companies do not want to chip mulch for fear of damaging their machinery.  Palm mulch is not desired and tip fees apply.

For more tips on competitive pricing click here for how much does a Newcastle Arborist cost.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

Get your FREE quote for Tree Services here

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