Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN ARBORIST?
  • An Arborist has the knowledge and expertise to prune trees safely and effectively.
  • An Arborist can access a tree using elevated platforms or by climbers, where access is restricted.
  • All trees are different and will respond differently to different types of pruning. It is important to be aware of that. Poor pruning technique can potentially result in Dieback, tree death, creations of a weakened crown structure or even in many species, a shock response that can lead to vigorous sprouting of regrowth, which can create more work and maintenance in the future. Not to mention poor pruning can look unsightly.


Q: MY TREE IS IN A CONFINED SPACE OR OVERHANGING PROPERTY
An Arborist has the training and equipment to safely prune or remove trees in difficult positions, with no damage to property.

Q: I HAVE RECEIVED A WESTERN POWER NOTICE?
  • Your tree is too close to an overhead electrical supply. Trees must be a certain distance from overhead cables (dependant on voltage) for safety and to ensure consistent supply.
  • Trees that are close to the wires have the potential to cause interruption to supply, damage to the network and even a danger to human life, by electrocution and fire.
  • It is important to remember that just because your trees isn't touching the wires does not mean it isn't a danger.


Q: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?
  • Of course every tree and circumstance is different and we can provide FREE no obligation quote for any job, small or large.
  • Poor pruning has hidden costs down the line.
  • Increased future maintenance costs
  • Costs involved in removal if the tree dies or at worst fails.


Q: ARE MY TREES SAFE?
  • The ability to predict tree failure is limited but with the proper training, Arborists learn to identify characteristics that have been associated with tree failure. It takes a trained eye to locate significant defects in a tree which could result in limb or whole tree failure.
  • When an Arborist assesses a tree he will look for the following:
  • Dieback, gaps or discolouration in the tree crown.
  • Take note of any significant lean.
  • Inspect trunk, the root collar and root zone.


Q: CAN I CUT MY OWN TREES?
  • Incorrect pruning can result in larger costs later.
  • Risk of personal injury
  • Incorrect pruning can place people and property in danger if weak limbs regrow and fall.
  • Increased risk of a large public liability claim if damage is done to other property or persons.
  • Damage to power lines can result/ in enormous bills from the supplier for the repairs.


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