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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Chattyboy, 10th Jan, 2017.

  1. Chattyboy

    Chattyboy Member

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    Hi all,

    Any idea of the costs of removing a pine tree (approx. 8-9 metres in height, with diameter about 60cm)?

    I know it would be easier to get a few quotes, but appreciated if any of you have the experience of negotiate a better price.

    The tree is all approved to be removed and located in Ryde area, NSW.

    Reason of removal: It is just too close to the house (about 2 metres from the closest wall of the building), and is affecting the structural aspect of the house.

    Thanks a lot in advance.
     
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Hi there.

    I can bring my chainsaw if you like:)

    Careful - are you in a vegetation overlay? if yes, be careful of council issues....

    Call Taylors Tree removal for a quote - however they are smarter these days and will not touch it if its in a vegetation overlay.

    Remember to remove the trunk which will be a different price...and think about access....

    Cheers Ivan
     
  3. Chattyboy

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    Thanks Ivan for shedding some lights

    No, it is not vegetation overlay.

    What was your last work which you have done with Taylors Tree? How much do they charge for the scope of work that they have done?
     
  4. Redwood

    Redwood Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Mate

    I had neighbours complaining when I cut down a tree (a little bigger than yours) on 1.5 acres of my own land...

    Used taylors a couple of years ago - id estimate $500 for the cut and the trunk extra, call someone local and get a quote mate.

    Cheers Ivan
     
  5. magpieseason

    magpieseason Active Member

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    Pine is a soft timber, if your handy you could give it a go. But you'll probably need the stump grinded anyway.( i had similar size pine and cost $350 for grinding).

    Our pine fell over in a storm at our IP.( they usually have a high matting type root system that is very unstable when they get older).

    I was informed by the stata manager who called me at work and said the tree had gone THROUGH nextdoors townhouse roof, adding helpfully strata insurance will NOT be paying .

    The tree had actually landed ON the roof and insurance DID pay for minor damage to the guttering.
     
  6. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Access and distance to structures will be a major factor in the amount of the quote.
    Marg
     
  7. Eugene82

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    I'm in North Ryde and I had a tree taken out last year for 700$ +150 for the stump grinding. About same height. I can pm you details of the guy if needed.
     
  8. Matthew

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    As the owner of a garden maintenance company nearby I should be able to answer this one. :)
    To give an accurate indication one needs to know what site access is like, is the tree close to power lines, is the property on a busy road, do you want the tree back in the form of mulch, do you want the stump ground out.
    Happy to recommend good tree companies that work in the area.
    Feel free to pm me.
     
  9. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Access sounds difficult due to proximity to the house. I'd hazard a guess that they may use a crane & sling to avoid dropping it into the building.

    Try the tree fellas.
     
  10. Chattyboy

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    Hello Eugene82
    could you please pm me the tree guy that you have used? cheers mate
     
  11. Chattyboy

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    Hello Matthew
    Could you please pm me more details?
    cheers
     
  12. Chattyboy

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    Thank you all for the valuable insights
    very helpful
     
  13. jjcxu

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    We were quoted 900 to remove a 9m tree in Geelong
     
  14. dabbler

    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    I have paid a lot more than the amounts mentioned, using insured legit companies.

    It is cheap when there is nothing for them to hit when bringing them down, stump/s are extra and depends on access, there is also other ways to get rid of stump, but would only do it if your own home and time is not an issue :)
     
  15. r3ckless

    r3ckless Well-Known Member

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    I paid around $800 to remove a 10m tree about a year ago.

    Liverpool council approval fee - $50odd

    The $800 also included removal of the tree etc