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Ben sorted out what we needed on a tricky block. Had a large jaccaranda that needed a haircut and you would never had known his guys had been in the yard working was so clean and tidy at the end. Very professional and felt at all times was in good hands 2 months ago
Very efficient!! We had to get a special tree removed on a property we were working on for a clients out of town investment property and couldn’t wait to long. Shane’s trees were there the next day to remove the tree so we could continue with our work! Highly recommended! 2 months ago
After getting some quotes and being messed around by a few different companies, I contacted Shane's to cut back a few trees at my parents place. Ben got back to us with a quote immediately and was very competitive on price. Needless to say he won the work and within a week the guys had been out, completed the Job and left no mess behind. If you want an honest price and the job done right, give them a call. 2 months ago
What a great service today guys!! We couldn't recommend them highly enough. A very friendly crew, they made sure everything was cleaned up perfectly and even chopped up firewood for us to use. The backyard has more sunshine than ever and our view at the front is 10 times better than when we moved in three years ago. Thanks to Tony & the boys!! 3 months ago
I had a number of quotes to remove some trees that were hanging dangerously over my house. Shane’s Trees came in very competitive and on recommendations from a friend I chose them to do the job. They were incredibly efficient, professional and made it look easy. Great staff and company. 3 months ago
Exceptional! We had a big gumtree fall on part of our house, Tony and his team were amazing removing the entire thing from our roof & gardens etc with no issues at all. They were fast, professional and tidied everything up when done. Manager Ben also very efficient & understanding, easy to deal with. Top job! 3 months ago
Very professional & timely. We didn't have to be at home - they let themselves in & left the yard tidier than it was!! Highly recommend Shane's Trees! 5 months ago
If you’re looking for an EXPERIENCED, HONEST, and FAIR PRICED arborist, then don’t call anyone else but SHANES TREES. We called a number of arborist’s in the area to visit our home to quote the removal of a 60 yr old grey gum tree, and some additional smaller trees. Ben came over the same day I called for a quote, was extremely professional, and honest with what he could and couldn’t do. He took the time to explain the process and was one of the only companies to get back to me within a day with a price that was below what others had quoted me. My experience with trades people in the past hasn’t been great, however I have to say that the level of service, we have received with Shanes Tress, has been amazing. Communication on timeframes to complete the job were excellent, the work they did, well exceeded our expectations and I’m so glad that we chose them for the job. Even my father in law commented on how good there were on our site. Thanks again Ben and Matt, I know where to go if I have any future needs, and I will no doubt be recommending you, to the people I know. Cheers! 8 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.