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In many cases, you do need permission to remove a tree in NSW. It’s crucial to check with your local council, as different rules apply in different regions. For instance, the tree’s species, size and location might influence whether you need permission.

Fire breaks are a preventive measure where vegetation is removed to create a gap in combustible material. This can stop or slow the spread of wildfires, protecting properties and lives. They are particularly important in NSW due to the region’s high risk of bushfires.

In the event of an emergency, most professional tree services aim to respond as quickly as possible. The exact timeframe can depend on the severity of the storm and the demand for services, but a typical response time might be within 24 to 48 hours.

While it is possible for homeowners to remove smaller trees or branches by themselves, it is typically not recommended, especially for larger trees or those near power lines or buildings. Tree removal can be dangerous and should ideally be handled by professionals with the right training and equipment.

A quality tree removal service should have certified arborists on staff, be fully insured and follow the Australian Standards for pruning, removing and maintaining trees. They should also be familiar with local regulations regarding tree removal in NSW.

Stump grinding generally causes minimal disturbance to the surrounding landscape. The process focuses on the tree stump itself, and while it may create a mound of wood chips or sawdust, this can be cleaned up or used as mulch. Any minor damage to the surrounding grass can typically recover with time and proper care.
Bushfires are a common risk in NSW, particularly during the hot, dry summer months. Clearing land can create a ‘fire break’ that reduces the amount of combustible material available and can slow or halt the spread of a fire, helping to protect buildings and lives.
Yes, professional tree removal services are equipped to handle trees that have fallen onto buildings. This is a complex and potentially dangerous task that can involve both removing the tree and mitigating any further risk or damage.

To prepare for an emergency storm damage service, ensure that the area is as safe as possible—keep people away from the damaged tree and avoid doing anything that could exacerbate the situation. Provide clear, detailed information when you call the service, including the size and type of the tree and the nature of the damage.

Most tree removal services include clean up and removal of tree debris as part of their service. However, it’s always a good idea to confirm this when you’re getting a quote to ensure you know exactly what’s included in the service.

Whether a dead or dying tree can be saved often depends on the cause of the tree’s condition. An arborist can assess the tree and may be able to treat diseases or pests that are causing harm. However, if the tree is too far gone, or if it poses a risk to people or property, removal might be the best option.

Yes, tree removal services typically operate year-round. However, the best time for non-emergency tree removal or pruning is usually late winter or early spring, when the trees are dormant and less likely to be stressed by the work.