Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about removing trees on your property? Check out our FAQ below for answers to common tree removal queries. If you don’t see your question covered, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 07 3113 9133. We’re always happy to provide free estimates and advice.

How much does it cost to remove a tree in Brisbane?

The cost varies depending on factors like the tree’s size, location, and accessibility. We provide free, no-obligation quotes tailored to your specific situation. Contact us today for an estimate and see how affordable professional removal can be.

What areas in Brisbane do tree loppers and removalists serve?

We proudly serve the entire Brisbane area, including suburbs like Chermside, Carindale, Indooroopilly, and beyond. Wherever you are in the city, our professional arborists are just a call away. We’re ready to assist you with all your felling and maintenance needs.

Can you remove a tree near power lines or my house?

Absolutely! Our skilled team has extensive experience safely removing trees near power lines, homes, and other structures. We use specialised equipment and techniques to ensure precise cutting and removal, protecting your property throughout the process.

How long does it take to cut down a tree?

The time required depends on the tree’s size and the complexity of the job. However, our efficient crew can typically complete most projects within a single day. This is to minimise any disruption to your property.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree on my property?

In some cases, a permit may be required. Our knowledgeable team can assess your tree and property and advise you on any necessary permits. We’ll even assist with the application process to ensure a smooth and compliant removal experience.

What happens to the tree debris after you cut it down?

We always clean up thoroughly after completing a job. We can chip the branches and remove all debris from your property. Or, if you prefer, leave the wood chopped for your personal use as firewood. Our goal is to leave your yard tidy.

Can you remove tree stumps as well?

Yes, in addition to removing trees, we offer professional stump grinding services in Brisbane. We can grind the stump down below ground level, allowing you to plant grass or landscaping over the area, leaving no trace behind.

How do you ensure safety during the tree removal process?

Safety is our top priority. Our team is highly trained in the latest techniques and is equipped with state-of-the-art safety gear. We follow strict safety protocols to protect our crew, your property, and any bystanders during the tree-cutting process.

What sets Smart Tree Removal apart from other tree services in Brisbane?

We have over 10 years of experience, a highly skilled team, and a commitment to exceptional customer service. We’re fully licensed, insured, and dedicated to providing efficient, affordable, and safe tree solutions for our valued clients.

Do you offer emergency storm damage services?

Yes, we understand that emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency services. If a storm has damaged a tree on your property or it poses an immediate risk, call us right away for prompt assistance.

Can you help with council tree removal applications?

It can be daunting to obtain Council Approval, but or experienced team can help. We can assess your tree, provide expert advice, and assist you in preparing and submitting the necessary paperwork to your local council.

What types of trees do you commonly remove?

We have experience removing a wide variety of trees commonly found in Brisbane, including gum trees, paperbark, ficus, and more. No matter the species, our skilled arborists can safely and efficiently handle them.

How do you protect my property during a service?

We take great care to protect your property during the cutting process. Our team uses techniques like rigging and lowering branches to ensure controlled removal. We employ protective mats and equipment to shield your lawn and landscaping from damage.

Can you remove palm trees?

Yes, our team is well-versed in palm tree removal techniques. Whether you have a single palm or a cluster that needs to be removed, we have the expertise to get the job done safely and efficiently, leaving your property palm-free.

Do you offer tree pruning and trimming services as well?

Absolutely! We provide expert tree pruning and trimming services. Regular tree maintenance can help improve your tree’s health, appearance, and safety, and our skilled team is ready to assist with all your tree care needs.

What should I look for when hiring a tree removal company?

Look for a team with full licensing, comprehensive insurance, and extensive experience. Check for positive reviews and ask about their safety protocols and equipment. At Smart Tree Removal, we tick all these boxes and more.

How do I know if my tree needs to be removed?

Several signs include dead or dying branches, leaning or unstable trunks, or roots causing damage to your property. If you’re unsure, our expert arborists can assess your tree and provide a professional recommendation.

Can you remove trees that are close to my neighbour’s property?

Yes, we can remove trees that are close to property lines, but it’s important to discuss the situation with your neighbour first. In some cases, you may need their permission or cooperation. Our team can help guide you through this process and ensure a smooth removal experience.

How do you remove trees in tight spaces or difficult-to-access areas?

Our skilled team is equipped to handle removals in challenging locations. We use specialised equipment and techniques, like crane-assisted removal or climbing and rigging, to safely and efficiently work in tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas.

What is the best time of year to remove a tree?

In Brisbane, the best time for tree removal is typically during the cooler, drier months, such as autumn or winter. However, our team is equipped to handle tree cutting and removal year-round, so don’t hesitate to contact us whenever you need assistance.

Can you provide a quote over the phone?

While we can offer a general estimate based on your description, we recommend scheduling a free, on-site consultation for a more accurate quote. This allows us to assess the tree and any potential challenges, ensuring you receive a fair and transparent price for our services.

Do you offer discounts for multiple tree removals?

Yes, we often provide discounts for clients who need multiple trees removed at the same time. This can help make your project even more affordable. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and see how we can help you save on our professional tree services.

What is the difference between tree lopping and tree pruning?

Tree lopping involves the indiscriminate cutting of branches, often leaving stubs. This practice can have an impact on health and appearance. In contrast, pruning is a more selective and skilful process that removes specific branches to improve the structure, health, and safety.

Can you remove tree roots that are damaging my driveway or foundation?

Yes, our team can safely remove problematic roots that are causing damage to your property. We use specialised tools and techniques to extract the roots without compromising your driveway, foundation, or stability if the tree is to remain in place.

What should I do with the space after a tree is removed?

You have several options for the empty spot. You can plant a new tree, create a garden bed, or lay down grass or landscaping. Our team can help you explore your options and provide advice on the best way to revitalize the area.

How do you ensure the safety of my children and pets during tree removal?

We take extra precautions to ensure the safety of your loved ones during the process. We establish clear safety zones, use barricades and signage, and communicate with you throughout the process to keep your children and pets safe and away from the work area.

Can you remove a tree that has fallen on my house or car?

Yes, we offer emergency tree removal services for fallen trees that have damaged your home or vehicle. Our team will respond promptly, assess the situation, and safely remove the tree, minimizing further damage and allowing you to begin the repair process.

Do you have experience with removing heritage or protected trees?

Yes, our team has experience navigating the special requirements and regulations surrounding the removal of heritage or protected trees. We’ll guide you through the process, obtain necessary permits, and ensure the extraction work complies with local laws.

What kind of equipment do you use?

We use a range of modern, well-maintained equipment to ensure safe and efficient service. This includes chainsaws, stump grinders, wood chippers, cranes, and aerial lifts. Our team is trained to use this equipment effectively and safely.

Can you remove trees affected by pests or diseases?

Yes, we can remove diseased or pest-infested trees. Our arborists can assess the tree’s condition and recommend the best course of action, whether that’s treatment or removal. We follow strict protocols to prevent the spread of pests and diseases during the removal process.

How do you minimise disruption to my property during tree removal?

We understand that tree removal can be disruptive. This is why we work efficiently to minimize the impact on your property. We use techniques like sectional removal and lowering branches to control the process, and we protect your landscaping with mats and other equipment.

Do you offer stump removal as a separate service?

Yes, we offer stump grinding as a standalone service for clients who have previously had a tree removed but still need the stump dealt with. Our powerful stump grinders can quickly and effectively remove stumps of all sizes, leaving your yard ready for new landscaping.

Can you advise me on the best trees to plant after removal?

Yes. Our team has extensive knowledge of the trees that thrive in Brisbane’s climate. We can suggest species that are well-suited to your specific property and goals. Are you looking for shade, privacy, or aesthetic appeal?

What should I do if I suspect a neighbour’s tree is dangerous?

If you believe a neighbour’s tree poses a risk to your property or safety, the first step is to discuss your concerns with your neighbour. If they are unresponsive or unwilling to address the issue, you may need to contact your local council or a qualified professional like Smart Tree Removal for assistance.

How do you handle the removal of trees with significant sentimental value?

We understand that some trees hold special meaning for our clients. In these cases, we work closely with you to develop a respectful removal plan. This may include preserving a portion of the tree for memorabilia or planting a new one in its place to honour the memory.

Can you help me understand the regulations around tree removal in Brisbane?

Navigating the rules around removing trees can be complex. Our knowledgeable team stays up-to-date on local laws. We can help you understand the requirements for your specific situation and complete your project legally and responsibly.

What if I need tree removal services outside of regular business hours?

We understand that tree emergencies don’t always happen during standard business hours. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency services. No matter the time of day or night, you can count on us to be there when you need us most.

How can I prepare my property for tree removal?

Clear the area of any furniture, vehicles, or personal items. If possible, provide clear access for our equipment and crew. Our team will take care of protecting your landscaping and cleaning up any debris after the job is complete.

What is your process for providing quotes?

Our process begins with a free, on-site consultation. One of our experienced arborists will visit your property, assess the tree and any potential challenges, and provide you with a detailed, transparent quote for our services. We believe in clear communication and fair pricing.

Can you remove trees that are leaning or at risk of falling?

Yes, our team specialises in the safe removal of leaning, unstable, or hazardous trees. Using advanced techniques and equipment, we can remove them while minimizing the risk of damage to your property or surrounding areas.

Do you offer any guarantees or warranties?

We stand behind the quality of our work and offer a satisfaction guarantee on all our tree services in Brisbane. We won’t stop until you’re happy with the results.

What are the signs that a tree may need to be removed?

Some signs include dead or dying branches, significant lean or instability, and cracks or cavities in the trunk. It’s also up for removal if the roots cause damage to structures or landscaping. If you notice any of these signs, contact a professional service for an assessment.

How do you handle the removal of trees with wildlife habitats?

We take special care to minimise the impact on the animals. This may include scheduling the removal for a time when the habitat is less active or working with wildlife experts to safely relocate any animals before proceeding with the removal.

Can you provide references or reviews from past clients?

Absolutely. We’re proud of the work we do for our clients. We’re happy to provide references and reviews upon request. You can also find testimonials from satisfied customers on our website and social media pages.

What are the benefits of hiring a professional tree removal service?

Hiring professionals offer numerous benefits. We have the expertise, equipment, and insurance to handle the job safely and efficiently, minimizing the risk of damage to your property or injury to yourself. Plus, we handle all the cleanup and disposal of debris, saving you time and hassle.

Can you tell me if I should remove my tree or if you can save it?

Proper care and maintenance can be enough to save trees that appear to be in poor health or pose a risk. But this is not always the case. Our expert arborists can check the condition and provide honest, professional advice on whether removal or preservation is the best course of action.

What are the most common reasons to have trees removed?

There are several signs a tree may need removal, including dead or broken branches, leaning or uprooting, cracks or cavities in the trunk, and mushroom growth around the base. If you’re unsure, our arborists can perform a health check and provide expert recommendations.

Can you provide an estimated timeline?

Every project is unique. The timeline depends on factors like the size and location of the tree, accessibility, and any necessary permits. However, our team will work efficiently to complete your project as quickly as possible without compromising safety or quality. We’ll provide you with an estimated timeline during the quoting process.

What happens to wood and brush from removals?

We always recycle or repurpose the wood and brush from removals whenever possible to minimize waste. Larger trunks and branches become lumber or firewood. Smaller brush gets chipped into nutrient-rich mulch. Stumps can be grounded into mulch too.

Can trimming save damaged trees?

In some cases, yes. Our certified arborists specialise in pruning and trimming trees using industry best practices. Proper pruning can remove deadwood, prevent disease spread, and restore structural integrity. However, severely damaged or hazardous plants may need full removal.