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Palm Tree Removal - Western Sydney

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Kael, 22nd Oct, 2015.

  1. Kael

    Kael Well-Known Member

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    Gday everyone,

    Just wondering if anyone has ever had any Palm Trees removed in Western Sydney? :p

    Our IP in Quakers Hill has 4 palm trees on it and it's got those nasty little bulb ball things that fall into the grass every few months. We're looking at having one removed which is right next to the house, as we'll be having a new awning put in to the front verandah and unfortunately, the palm tree is in the way.

    I've heard that palm trees can cost thousands of dollars to remove but if that's what it takes, we'll do it as it'll be a big improvement to the property and less hassle for the tenant (and future tenants).

    I've put an ad in on hipages.com.au for an arborist, but if anyone has any contacts or advice, I'm happy to listen :)

    Thanks
     
  2. magpieseason

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    Over a 3 or 4 metres high they are probably beyond diy . Hi pages is the way to go.
    If they are really big check that the contractor has correct insurance.
     
  3. larrylarry

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    ok serviceseeking.com.au
    I removed a palm tree (about 2.5m) myself. It's hard work digging the root but satisfying.
     
  4. neK

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    Is there somewhere I can sell palm trees / give away (but the person needs to dig it out themselves).

    The ones I've got arent too high yet.
    Excluding foliage it about 2m, including foliage, its about 2.5m tall.

    They are good ones - No berries
     
  5. larrylarry

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    @neK try gumtree or freecycle? or even facebook groups in different localities.
     
  6. Scott No Mates

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    Is there a similar site called "palmtree.com.au"?
     
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  7. Kael

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    Forgot to mention mine are about 6-10 metres tall, so beyond DIY :p
     
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  9. larrylarry

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    Not grinding. I dug out the whole root system (ball shape) not leaving any roots behind. @Kael you need to get a professional to remove it properly.
     
  10. S1mon

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    i paid 550$ in western sydney 2 years ago...inc grinding...was pretty big, about 2 stories high (you can see it in this pic behind the house), costs more cause they gotto pay to dump it (so they told me)..was plenty of room to fell it so not a hard job...tho i did get other stuff cut too...they got angry when i didnt pay cash, just a group of young kids who were very good at climbing trees and the like
     
  11. larrylarry

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    NOt cash? Cheque?
     
  12. Kael

    Kael Well-Known Member

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    Update: I've had three quotes done. Quotes were for removal of the palm trees and stump grinding.
    1. Two brothers in a business, one brother does the tree removal. Only been in business for 10 months, has no reviews or recommendations. Quote came in at $1,800.
    2. Company with a few guys, one main owner and arborist. Quoted $2,000.
    3. Company seems to be a husband and wife business, been in business since beginning of 2013. Quoted $2000.
    Still waiting to hear back from council about inspection though :/

    I like the dog at the end :p But bugger. If I have all those roots things, that's just gonna be annoying...

    Mine are probably about that tall also, maybe a bit taller.

    When you say a professional, do you mean someone like an arborist (not just a normal tree remover)? The people who have provided me the quotes are all arborists.
     
  13. larrylarry

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    Yeah, that's what I meant. :)
     
  14. Biz

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    Cut it down then cut it into pieces, leave it for a few months, the things are all water, they waste away to virtually nothing. Chuck a piece or two out in a green recycle bin every other week.

    Genius used to plant these right near the house 25 years ago and now they are all huge.
     
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  15. Kael

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    If we had a green recycle bin, sure :p We only have a normal rubbish bin and recycling bin. But that'd require me to get the tenant to chuck a piece or two out each week and I'm not sure if they'd want to do that. They'd probably just much rather me to have it removed. One of the arborists did mention that they were all water, but that he could stump grind them if I wanted to. I'd be more comfortable just having them stump ground immediately.
     
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    Disposal costs is the biggest factor, very heavy stuff.
     
  17. bob shovel

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    Is there much room on the property? Get the aborist to take the head to the tip and store the trunks somewhere out of the way, then when they dry out tip fees will be a third!
    Leave the lower trunk to about 1m tall and put a pot plant on top! Saves grinding ;)
     
  18. Kael

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    LOL I don't think my tenant is a pot plant sorta guy :p Plus, removing it would free up some more yard space down the side of the house.

    I've heard that - I made sure to get this included in the price, so all quotes include the disposal and clean up :)
     
  19. bob shovel

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    He can put his beer on it. Make it table height then. Chop the rest of the trunk into bar stools ;)
     
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  20. Kael

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    He may actually love that idea ;P