Apex Tree Services

Most Asked Questions

As per GCCC guidelines, you can remove or prune vegetation without a development approval when trees or vegetation are:
  • along an existing property boundary fence and for the construction of a new boundary fence (distances vary according to lot size)
  • close to an existing approved building, for example, a house, shed or garage (distances vary according to lot size)
  • within 1.5 metres of an existing pool fence
  • native under growth such as native herbs, grasses and small trees (trees less than 4 metres in height or 40 centimetres circumference at 1.4 metres above ground level) under the canopy of taller trees on a lot size less than 1000m2

The cost of tree removal can vary depending on factors such as the size, location, and condition of the tree, as well as any additional services you may require (such as stump grinding or mulching). Contact us for a free quote.

The four steps of tree removal are: Assessment: Before any tree removal work can begin, a qualified arborist should assess the tree to determine its condition, size, location, and any potential hazards. They will also consider the tree species, soil type, and weather conditions that may affect the removal process. The arborist will create a plan of action for the removal, including the equipment and personnel needed. Preparation: Once the plan is in place, the tree removal team will prepare the site for the work. This may include clearing the area around the tree, setting up safety barriers or traffic control measures, and ensuring that any nearby structures or utilities are protected. Tree Removal: The tree removal process itself involves cutting the tree down in a controlled manner, usually starting with the upper branches and working down towards the trunk. The tree removal team may use a variety of tools and equipment, such as chainsaws, ropes, and cranes, to safely remove the tree. They will also take measures to prevent damage to any nearby structures or landscaping. Cleanup: Once the tree has been removed, the tree removal team will clean up the site by removing all debris and disposing of it properly. They will also remove any remaining tree stumps, roots, or other remnants. The site will be left clean and tidy, ready for any future use. Note that tree removal can be a dangerous and complex process that should only be carried out by trained professionals. It is important to choose a reputable tree removal company with proper qualifications, insurance, and equipment to ensure the job is done safely and effectively.