Tree Removal Pricing Estimates And Professional Advice

There are many factors to consider when it comes to the cost or price of tree removal in Brisbane.

Taking all of the factors listed below into consideration, the average price of a tree removal is about $1000 but can vary in price from $300 to over $10,000 depending on the following scenarios.

Some important considerations to take into account when removing a tree in Brisbane are:

  • The size of the tree.
  • The age of the tree.
  • Is the tree dead or dangerous?
  • The location of the tree within your Brisbane property.
  • Access i.e. stairs, narrow passage ways and slopes.
  • Proximity to buildings and other vegetation.
  • Vehicular access (How close can we get the truck to the tree)
  • Is the tree deciduous?
  • Processing of debris.

Location of Tree

If a tree is close to a building and or shed/ swimming pool: special techniques and equipment will need to be used in order to remove the tree safely and efficiently. (Preventing damage to your Brisbane property is paramount)

An average tree of around 10 meters tall and diameter of say 30cm’s at chest height can vary in cost (Depending on the factors above) from around $300 to $2000.

The size of the tree can be a small factor in determining the price of tree removal in Brisbane. The biggest factor in determining the price of rermoval is always access to the tree.

Worst Case Scenario

Tree removal in Brisbane can be very expensive. The price will vary dependant on various factors.

A large Gum Tree can be expensive to remove.

Large tree, covered in Bougainvillea, located at the rear of a large property, at the bottom of a hill, behind a pool over a glass house or shed with three flights of steps and a small gate. (Believe me, I have experienced such a site)

All of these elements combined can significantly increase the overall price of tree removal. A rough estimate of a tree like this one would be anywhere from $4000 to $10,000 and can take more than a few days to complete.

Difficulty of Access:

Difficulty of access will determine the number of staff required. All staff need to be experienced due to the dangerous nature of the work. I personally choose to employ quality staff that have experience and are fully aware of the hazards involved.


Insurance premiums in the arboriculture industry are expensive. Because we are dealing with large heavy materials that can break, destroy and kill, the premiums are costly.

I personally have never claimed on my insurance, which allows me to keep my overheads low and pass those savings on to you.

Processing of Materials:

There are many different ways to deal with the tree debris. Using a wood chipper to turn the debris into wood chip (Mulch) is probably the most common way of taking debris away, but not the cheapest or environmentally sound.

If environmental considerations are important to you as well as keeping the price down, then maybe you could consider composting the leaves and smaller branches and using the larger sections of the tree on site for retaining walls, garden edging and habitat creation.

Some tree species are very suitable for fire wooding.

All of these factors come into consideration when quoting on a tree. Any one of these elements can either significantly increase or reduce the price of tree work.

How Can the Customer Reduce the Cost?

  • Keep tree debris on site.
  • Dismantle or move obstacles.
  • Take down fences in order to gain access.
  • Temporarily move or transplant small or delicate vegetation.
  • Gaining permission from neighbours to utilise their property for access.
  • Provide refreshments for workers to minimise off site time (Builds healthy relationships and creates positive attitude)
  • Get the Tree removed during the off season. Don’t wait for Brisbane’s storm season to get the tree removal work done.
  • Winter is the best time to do tree work in Brisbane due to cooler climate.

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