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Macca, Sam, Craig and Shane cut back our trees and were such a delight. They were friendly, professional and really efficient. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They cleaned up the yard and left it tidier than it was when they got here. We will definitely use them again, They were outstanding. Thank you Shane's Trees. 3 months ago
We have an huge old gum tree in our back yard that was dropping branches & lumps of mistletoe and was a danger to my 94 years old father. The crew of Shane's trees came and removed all the dead dangerous timber and cleaned the tree up and made it safe. My Dad can now use his back yard safely. The guys were professional and courteous and made sure Dads flower garden was protected while they worked. 3 months ago
We had a large job which we thought would take days to complete but the wonderful team was amazing and completed the job within the same day and far beyond our expectation. They were professional and friendly and cleaned up when they were done, leaving our backyard looking completly transformed. It was so impressive watching the team remove these enormous trees with precision. We are so happy that we used Shane's tree and would absolutely recommend them. 3 months ago
Thanks to John and the team for a job well done on a difficult prune and remediation. No fuss, very professional and best of all no mess. If it wasn't for the neat and tidy tree you would never have known they were there :). Highly recommend Shane's Trees. 3 months ago
Shane's Trees have just completed a big job at my place which involved the removal of several trees, overgrown shrubs, weeds etc. and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of work done. Michael, Scott and the whole team were friendly, polite and courteous. The team were hard-working and didn't leave until the whole place was cleaned up. I will be using them for further work in the future. Thanks Cheryl 4 months ago
Large gum tree was taken down 17/4/20. The team is as professional as any I have seen. They left the site clean and tidy. More importantly our surrounding garden is crammed with a huge variety of plants and at jobs end there no damage. Great service and highly recommended. 5 months ago
We would recommend Shane's Trees Removals 1000%. Ben and his team were all very professional, skilled workers and easy to deal with. They were very considerate to our neighbours and cleaned up immaculately. Special thanks to Cale for keeping us informed on the progress and the tree climber was highly skilled. Thanks again! 5 months ago
Awesome experience from quote to completion. I have a huge jacaranda tree in the front yard over hanging my 1920's house. Dropping leaves on the roof, blocking the gutters to my water tank. Problem solved & more sunlight on my lawn. They also removed branches touching my power lines. Very safe & efficient with a cherry picker, & a nice bunch of blokes. Confirming along the way what i wanted done & how much to take off. Exciting to watch how they were going to avoid any damage. Was very impressed. Great price, great service & great results! 6 months ago
Fantastic crew leaving no mess and a very good attitude, fast and effective service. Would recommend! 1 year ago

What is Tree Lopping?

The internet is full of guides and tutorials on tree lopping. These 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 clean up 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 Woodchipper; 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.