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Very happy with the services and pleasant to deal with, they went far and beyond. Fair quote and fast booking. Very good communication, it was raining and they took the time to message me and say they will come over the next day. They tidy up and rack up the leaves after the job is done. Just call Shane's Tress, no need to waste time with other Arborist. I am keep their number in my bookmark for future job. 3 weeks ago
Great service, really simple and fast. Can't recommend anything better for such a cheap price. Seriously good! 3 weeks ago
Very experienced crew. Worled at school. Fast and efficient 1 month ago
Excellent service, friendly and professional. They did a great job, will be using them again. 1 month ago
Shane's Trees have been excellent to deal with. They were fast in quoting and doing the job. Their price was very competitive and the job was well done. I will definitely be using them again and highly recommend them. 1 month ago
Shane's Trees were by the far the best, easiest and most pleasant arborists to deal with. When we found a very large gum was dying and posing a threat to our house we had a few businesses come and quote. The guys from Shane's Trees were the only ones to be on time and provide a very competitive quote. They even went as far to take the time to explain in detail the reasons behind the dying tree - turns out it suffered from Bracket Fungus (I had never even heard of that before). We ended up getting a few more trees pruned including a very tall gum tree. None of what we needed done was a problem to these guys. We accepted their quote and had all the works done the same day. I had heard stories of arborists not cleaning up after themselves, but these guys not only had all the work done in one day, but they cleaned up so well that it was like we had no work done at all. Every bloke on the job site were super friendly and helpful. They were all cheery and it really looked like they love the work they do and take great pride in their craft. If we ever need more work done we will not bother looking around for anyone else, we'll be calling Shane's trees again. Could not be happier and will 100% definitely be recommending the boys. Thanks again. 2 months ago
Ben and the guys at Shane's Trees did a great job at our place. We had several trees including a large tree hanging over the house and they were removed very professionally and safely. I can highly recommend this company. 2 months ago
Best in the East. Quick quotes and looked after our property. Thankyou Shane’s Trees team. 2 months ago

What is Tree Lopping?

The internet is full of guides and tutorials on tree lopping. The guides make it sound and appear so easy, as if it is something everyone can manage, right? But truth be told, there is more to tree lopping than just having a chainsaw and some fancy safety gear.

Tree lopping requires thorough planning and meticulous execution. It entails the cutting away of huge branches that may pose an inherent risk not just to you, but to your property as well. However, this is not to say that it is not an important exercise. Rather, it’s just a reminder on the need to get a professional tree lopper instead of you trying a trial and error DIY.

What is the difference between tree lopping and tree removal?

1. Both are actually almost one and the same. However, tree removal entails the cutting down and removal of the entire tree. It’s also known as tree felling.

2.  Tree lopping on the other hand often refers to trimming and pruning of specific branches, leaving the rest of the tree intact. Usually, tree lopping is done to improve the aesthetic value of your trees and other plants.

3.   It’s also done to trim off branches that may have overgrown and covered the roof or driveway.

4.   Still, sick or unhealthy plants may require tree lopping in order to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts.

 

DIY Vs hiring a professional Tree Lopping Company

DIY tree lopping is common with people looking to save a coin on two they’d have spent on a tree lopping company. Plus others enjoy working on their trees in their homes during their free time. However, there are inherent dangers of doing tree lopping by yourself. It’s a technical task that requires you to have the right tools to do the job efficiently.

You also risk falling off from your ladder, which is not uncommon around homes. Using a Chainsaw is risky business. It’s always much better when you hire a professional tree lopping company to come and get the job done.

Benefits of hiring a tree lopping company

– Tree loppers adhere to safe work practices in accordance with Australian WHS Standards.

–  Professional tree loppers are trained on how to operate around power lines

–  They have the right tools and equipment for trimming, pruning, or cutting off dead trees.

–  Tree loppers will cleanup after doing the job

–  They offer additional services like tree mulching, trump removal, and so on

–  They have insurance

Before chopping down a tree, always remember that some are legally protected. You may need to consult the local council or authorities before embarking on tree lopping especially in public places. Tree lopping companies are better suited to pursue the legal aspects of tree removal, they’ll advise you on the best way forward.

Common tools used in tree lopping

Depending on the size of the tree and geography of an area, there are some power tools that are mandatory during tree lopping.  These include:

Small chainsaw; this is used for trimming and pruning small, light branches.
Large chainsaw; in case you need to fell a big tree by cutting the trunk
Stump grinder; for stump removal after the tree has been felled
Log splitter; splitting large pieces of wood into smaller, more manageable ones.
A chipper; turning timber waste to mulch
Cherry picker; platform to stand on when lopping higher branches.
Safety gear; gloves, goggles, helmet, harnessing rope (where climbing is involved)
Regardless of how much research you’ll have done on the internet, avoid handling chainsaws unless you’re really qualified at it. The chainsaw blade is super sharp and it takes just one wrong move to cause serious injuries or damage.

Picking The Ideal Tree Lopping Company

Seeing that there are so many tree lopping companies around, how do you identify the best one for the job?

–  Always start by conducting some background research on the tree lopping company before hiring.

–  How long have they been offering tree lopping services? Is the company insured, well equipped, does it have a reputation for doing efficient jobs?

–  A good tree lopping service provider should be familiar with your area and the local laws governing tree removal. They should be licensed and accredited to offer tree lopping services in your state.

–  In some instances, you may also want to find out whether the tree lopping company offers emergency tree removal services.

–  Such would come in handy when you’re dealing with an old or fallen tree that poses an immediate danger to lives and property.