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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

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
Maximum diameter
of branch which may
be pruned
Major Arterial
4.5m above the kerb 100mm
Local Roads 2.5m over a parking lane and
4.5m above the kerb
Council pedestrian
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
Domestic power or
n lines
Must be 0.5m minimum and 1m
maximum clearance from the
service line

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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