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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. 5 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. 5 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. 6 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. 6 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 7 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. 7 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! 7 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! 8 months ago
Fantastic crew leaving no mess and a very good attitude, fast and effective service. Would recommend! 1 year ago

Tree Pruning Guidelines in Sydney NSW

Usually, healthy trees that are not causing many issues apart from growing a large spread can simply undergo Tree Pruning to remove the troublesome branches and foliage. This is a preferred method for many councils as it saves the need to fully remove the tree and is more environmentally friendly.  For you as the homeowner, Tree Pruning is also welcome it saves costs on complete tree removal.

As with any type of arboricultural projects, you require permission to carry out most Tree Pruning, Tree Removal or Branch Removal tasks. The city of Sydney Council does provide some exceptions where you can carry out pruning work without approval including the following:

  • You are not removing any more than 5% of the tree canopy
  • pruning does not affect the health or structural stability of the tree
  • Where you use a qualified Arborist (AQF Level 2 and above) and the Australian standard for the pruning of amenity trees are adhered to
  • Where the tree infringes on the clearance guidelines specified in the following table

Table 3.4 Guideline for tree pruning

Location Height to which pruning is permitted Maximum diameter of a branch which may be pruned
Major Arterial Roads 4.5m above the kerb 100mm
Local Roads 2.5m over a parking lane and 4.5m above the kerb 100mm
Council pedestrian paths 2.5m above the footpath 100mm
Buildings 1m above any approved building, measured from the surface of the structural component, such as a wall or roof on the building’s edge 50mm
Domestic power or Telecommunication lines Must be 0.5m minimum and 1m maximum clearance from the service line 50mm

Note: Branch size is measured from the point of attachment to another branch or the trunk. You can find out all council regulations and make an application by using this link. Alternatively, if you live in other Sydney suburbs you can use our shire council specific pages to find current tree removal regulations for your local area.

Tree Trimming

Often associated as one and the same with pruning trees, many of our Sydney Tree Removal tasks involve general maintenance in the way of tree and vegetation trimming. There are several reasons we may get called upon to carry out tree trimming tasks and these include:

1. Area Beautification – Just like getting a hair cut to make yourself look good, vegetation used for ornamental purposes also look good when they have had their extremities trimmed and uniformed.
2. Overgrown limbs and branches – as the tree or shrub grows it may begin to interfere with or damage surrounding structures. This could includes house, garages and driveways but could also mean the tree is dropping its leaves and waste into gutters for example.
3. Safety hazards – Tree branches may have grown so large they begin to obstruct critical services such as overhead power lines and electrical poles, causing risk of fire and electrocution
4. Health of the tree – Like people, Trees can also contract diseases not unlike cancer. In many cases by using a process often referred to as ‘Tree Surgery’, a professional arborist can actually save the tree from dying by cutting out or trimming the unhealthy sections of the tree.