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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

Tree Pruning Guidelines in Sydney NSW

Usually, healthy trees that are not causing much 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 a complete tree removal.

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

  • You are not removing anymore 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 pruning of amenity trees is 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 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
Telecommunicatio
n 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.

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