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Expert tree removal services in Sydney

Expert Tree Removal Services in Sydney

Are you looking for safe, efficient and affordable tree removal services in Sydney? Affordable Dan's Tree Services are your local tree removal experts. With over 20 years experience, our certified arborists have the skills and equipment to handle any tree removal project - from small trees to towering gums.

As a leading tree services company, we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of workmanship and customer care. Our team adheres to strict safety protocols and always aims to minimise disruption to your property. We offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality.

Whether you need a tree removal, pruning, stump grinding or emergency services, you can count on Affordable Dan's. We service all suburbs of Sydney and are fully licensed and insured for your peace of mind.

For the best tree removal Sydney wide, contact Affordable Dan's Tree Services today. We offer free quotes and expert advice.

Our Complete Tree Removal Sydney Services

Affordable Dan's are your one-stop shop for professional tree services in Sydney. Our comprehensive services include:

Tree Removal

Our skilled climbers and ground crew can safely remove trees of any size or location, even in confined spaces. We use specialised equipment like cherry pickers to ensure efficient removal with minimal impact.

Stump Grinding

After removing your tree, we can grind the stump down to below ground level. This eliminates trip hazards and allows the area to be re-landscaped. We have heavy duty stump grinders suitable for any sized stump.

Tree Pruning & Trimming

Regular tree maintenance is important to remove dead, diseased or damaged branches. Our arborists can skillfully prune your trees to improve their health, appearance and safety. We also offer hedge trimming and shaping.

Land Clearing

If you're clearing a block for development, our team can remove all the vegetation including trees, shrubs and stumps. We have the equipment and expertise to clear any sized lot quickly and effectively.

Mulching & Wood Chipping

Our tree removal services can include mulching the branches and foliage on-site to recycle the materials back into your garden. This provides moisture retention, weed suppression and nutrient rich mulch.

Arborist Reports

Need an arborist report for council approval or insurance claims? Our qualified consulting arborists can assess your tree and provide detailed reports and expert witness statements if required.

Emergency Tree Services

Storms and adverse weather can cause unexpected tree failures. If you have a fallen tree or hazardous situation, our team provides a rapid 24/7 emergency response to safely remove the tree and clean up the site.

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Why Choose Professional Tree Removal?

While it may be tempting to go the DIY route, tree removal is an inherently dangerous task that is best left to the professionals. Here's why you should always use a qualified arborist:


Tree removal involves working at heights with heavy branches and powerful equipment like chainsaws. There are significant risks to person and property if things go wrong. Professional arborists have the training, experience and safety gear to mitigate these risks.


Removing a tree is a big job that requires careful planning and the right machinery to execute properly. Arborists can skilfully dismantle even the largest trees quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption.


Certified arborists have expert knowledge of tree biology, enabling them to determine the safest and most effective removal method. They can also advise on any council permit requirements and help you select replacement trees if desired.


From elevated work platforms to cranes, stump grinders and wood chippers, arborists have access to specialised equipment to handle any tree removal scenario. This enables them to work smarter and safer.


Reputable tree removal companies carry full liability insurance to protect against accidental damage to your property. This provides extra peace of mind compared with the risks of DIY.


Tree removal often requires council approval, with hefty fines for unauthorised work. Arborists can help you navigate this process to ensure your tree removal is above board. They will also ensure the work complies with Australian standards like AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees.

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The Tree Removal Process

So what's actually involved in removing a tree? Here's a quick overview of what you can expect when you hire Affordable Dan's for your tree removal in Sydney.

1. Free Quote & Arborist Assessment

First, we'll visit your property to assess the tree and provide an obligation-free quote. Our arborist will explain the recommended removal method, costs and timeline. We can also check if any council permits are required.

2. Plan & Prepare

Once you accept the quote, we'll schedule a convenient time for the tree removal. We'll organise any necessary equipment and council permits. Safety preparations may include cordoning off the work zone and notifying neighbours.

3. Tree Removal

For most trees, our climbers will ascend the tree and begin removing branches with chainsaws. Branches are lowered safely to the ground using ropes. The trunk is then dismantled in sections from the top down. For very large or difficult trees, a crane may be used to assist.

4. Stump Removal

After the tree is felled, we'll cut the stump horizontally as close to the ground as possible. If you've opted for stump grinding, we'll then use a special machine to grind the stump down to wood chips, leaving the area flush with the ground and ready for replanting.

5. Clean Up

Finally, we'll remove all the debris from your property, leaving the site clean and tidy. The timber and mulch can be removed or kept for your own use if preferred. We pride ourselves on being one of the cleanest operators among Sydney tree removal companies.

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Signs You May Need Tree Removal

Trees are beautiful living things that enhance our homes and communities. However, there are times when a tree can pose a risk to people or property. Here are some of the key signs you may need tree removal services in Sydney.

Dead or Dying Tree

If 50% or more of the tree is damaged or decaying, it's probably time for removal. Look out for signs like cavities in the trunk, mushroom growth, peeling bark, or branches with no living buds.

Diseased or Pest-Ridden Tree

Trees can sometimes be treated for pests and diseases. However if the infestation is too severe, removal may be the safest option to stop the problem spreading to other trees.

Damaged or Leaning Tree

Storms, strong winds and lightning strikes can destabilise trees and cause splitting or uprooting. If the damage compromises the tree's structural integrity, it may need to be removed.

Dangerous Overhanging Branches

Large branches that overhang your home or powerlines pose a serious safety hazard. If they cannot be pruned back sufficiently, the whole tree may need to go.

Excessive Leaf & Fruit Drop

While leaf and fruit shedding is normal, excessive amounts can be a nuisance that clogs gutters and stains outdoor areas. Removal can be a convenient low-maintenance option.

Invasive or Poisonous Trees

Some trees like camphor laurel are classified as invasive due to their ability to spread prolifically and crowd out native species. Others like oleander are poisonous to people and pets.

Property Damage

Tree roots can cause damage to building foundations, driveways, sewer pipes and paved areas as they search for moisture. In these cases, removal is often the only permanent solution. You may need to engage a consulting arborist to assess the damage and recommend the best course of action.

Council Requirement

You may be issued with an order to remove a tree if it's deemed a safety hazard or causing a nuisance to neighbors. Councils can also tell you to remove a tree to comply with a development application.

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What To Look For In A Tree Removal Company

Choosing the right arborist in Sydney can be the difference between a hassle-free experience and a risky operation. Here are the key things to look for:

Relevant Qualifications

Make sure your arborist holds a minimum AQF level 3 qualification in Arboriculture. This ensures they have been properly trained in safe tree work practices.

Full Insurances

Don't be afraid to ask for proof of current public liability and workers compensation insurance. This protects you in the rare event that something goes wrong.

Industry Associations

Membership of professional organisations like Arboriculture Australia is a good sign that the company follows industry standards and best practices.

Extensive Experience

Nothing beats on-the-job experience, so look for an established company with a proven track record. Ask for examples of recent work they've done that's similar to your job.

Range of Services

An arborist that offers a complete range of tree services like stump grinding, pruning and land clearing will save you time and money sourcing multiple contractors.

Modern Equipment

Using the latest technology and well-maintained equipment is essential for safe and efficient tree removals. Ask what equipment will be used for your job.

Positive Reviews

Check the company's online reviews and ratings on Google and Facebook. Satisfied customers are usually happy to recommend a good service.

Detailed Quotes

Be wary of cheap quotes that seem too good to be true. A professional arborist will provide a detailed written quote that outlines all costs and inclusions so there are no nasty surprises.

With 20+ years of delivering high quality tree services Sydney wide, Affordable Dan's Tree Services ticks all the boxes. We are fully qualified, insured and equipped to handle all your tree removal needs.

Tree Removal Sydney Costs

As a common question we get asked is "How much does tree removal cost in Sydney?", we wrote a comprehensive guide on tree removal costs. The short answer is that tree removal cost depends on several key factors:

  • Size of tree - The taller and wider the tree, the longer it will take to remove, so larger trees cost more than smaller ones
  • Location of tree - Trees that are hard to access or close to buildings or powerlines require more complex removal, which increases the price
  • Type of tree - Some species are harder and therefore slower to cut and remove, which adds to the cost
  • Diameter of trunk - Trees with thicker trunks contain more timber to cut and remove, so cost more than slender trunked trees
  • Stump removal - Grinding the stump down is an additional service that will increase the overall price
  • Crane hire - If a crane is needed to assist with removing a large tree, this will be an extra cost
  • Access - Difficult site access that requires specialised equipment or traffic control will cost more
  • Travel - While many arborists work across Sydney, some may charge a travel fee if you're outside their usual service area

As a rough guide, you can expect to pay from $250 for a small tree under 5m, $500-$1000 for a medium tree up to 10m, and $1500+ for a large tree over 10m. However, prices can exceed $5000 for extra large or complex removals.

The only way to get an accurate price is to have a tree removal company inspect the tree and provide a detailed quote. Be sure to get at least 3 quotes to compare and check what's included to avoid hidden costs.

Council Regulations For Tree Removal In Sydney

Most councils in Sydney have rules about removing or pruning trees on private property. These are designed to preserve the urban tree canopy and protect significant trees. In general, you will need council approval to remove a tree if it is:

  • Above a certain height (typically 5-10m)
  • Above a certain trunk diameter (typically 30-50cm)
  • A listed species of environmental or cultural significance
  • Located in a heritage conservation area
  • Zoned as protected vegetation under the council LEP or DCP

However, there are often exemptions that allow trees to be removed without approval if they are:

  • Dead, dying or dangerous
  • Causing property damage or have a high potential to cause damage
  • A declared noxious weed or undesirable species
  • Located within a certain distance of a building (typically 2-5m)
  • Smaller than the regulated size requirements

The rules vary between council areas, so it's important to check with your local council before removing any tree. Significant penalties apply for unauthorised tree removal. We've written a detailed guide on tree removal permits in Sydney to help you navigate the regulations.

When you hire Affordable Dan's, we can help you determine if a permit is needed and even handle the application process for you. We have extensive experience dealing with local councils to ensure your tree removal is fully compliant.

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Affordable Tree Removals Sydney Wide

Our expert team of tree removal specialists services all suburbs of Sydney. Whether you live north, south, east or west, we've got you covered:

  • Northern Beaches
  • North Shore
  • Hills District
  • Western Sydney
  • South West Sydney
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Inner West
  • Sutherland Shire

No matter what size tree you need removed, or how difficult the access is, we have the skills and equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently. We work with residential, commercial and government clients to provide a full range of tree services Sydney wide.

Our passionate team prides itself on delivering a personalised service and the highest level of customer care. You can count on us to show up on time, be respectful of your property, and clean up after ourselves. But don't just take our word for it - check out our customer reviews

For the best tree removal services in Sydney at affordable prices, contact the team at Affordable Dan's. We're here to help keep your property safe and looking its best.

Tree Removal Sydney FAQs

Q: Can I remove a tree myself?

A: We strongly advise against DIY tree removal, as it is extremely dangerous without the proper training and equipment. Climbing trees with chainsaws and dropping large branches is hazardous and best left to professional tree loppers. Attempting to remove a tree yourself could result in serious injury, death, or damage to your property. It's simply not worth the risk.

Q: Will you remove the stump as well?

A: After we cut the tree down, we can also remove the stump for an additional fee. We use a stump grinding machine to grind the stump down into wood chips, leaving the area level with the ground. This eliminates trip hazards and allows you to plant lawn or garden over the top.

Q: What happens to the waste material?

A: Once the tree is cut down, we run the branches and foliage through our wood chipper to create mulch. We can leave this mulch on site for you to use in your garden if you wish. Alternatively, we can remove all the timber and green waste from your property as part of our complete service.

Q: How long does a tree removal take?

A: This depends on several factors including the size of the tree, access to the site, and proximity to hazards like powerlines. As a guide, a small tree removal may only take 1-2 hours, a medium tree could be half a day, while a large or complex removal might be a full day or more. We'll give you an estimate of the timeframe before starting the job.

Q: Do you offer emergency tree removal?

A: Yes, we provide a 24/7 emergency tree removal service for storm-damaged or hazardous trees that pose an immediate risk. Our team will attend your property as soon as possible to assess the tree and take appropriate action to make the area safe. We work with all major insurance companies to streamline any claims.

Q: Are you insured for tree removal work?

A: Yes, we carry full public liability and workers compensation insurance to protect our clients and staff. We are happy to provide copies of our insurance certificates on request. You can have peace of mind that you are covered in the unlikely event of any property damage or injuries.

Q: What areas of Sydney do you service?

A: We provide tree removal services to all suburbs of Sydney, from the Northern Beaches to the Blue Mountains and everywhere in between. Whether you're in the Eastern Suburbs, Hills District, Inner West or Sutherland Shire, we've got you covered. We also service many regional areas of NSW - just ask us if your location is included.

Q: Do I need council approval to remove a tree?

A: In most cases, yes. Each council in Sydney has its own Tree Preservation Order (TPO) that regulates the removal or pruning of certain trees based on their size, species and location. Fines apply for unauthorised tree work. We can help you determine if your tree requires council approval and even handle the application process for you.

Q: What is the best time of year to remove a tree?

A: Trees can be removed at any time of year, however the ideal time is usually in late autumn or winter. During this dormant phase, trees are less susceptible to stress and pests. There is also less impact on nesting birds and wildlife. That said, dangerous or damaged trees should be removed as soon as possible, regardless of the season.

Q: Can you remove trees near powerlines?

A: Yes, we are authorised to work near powerlines and have the specialised equipment and training to do so safely. We liaise with Ausgrid to arrange any necessary shutdowns or clearances. However, if the tree is directly touching live wires, do not attempt to remove it yourself - always contact Ausgrid on 13 13 65 for emergency shutdowns.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: We understand that circumstances can change and you may need to cancel or reschedule your booking. We appreciate as much notice as possible so we can offer the slot to another customer. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled start time may incur a fee to cover our lost time and preparation costs.

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Get A Free Tree Removal Sydney Quote

For fast, safe and affordable tree removal Sydney residents trust the expert team at Affordable Dan's Tree Services. With over 20 years industry experience and a reputation for quality service, you can count on us to remove your problem tree with no fuss.

We are fully licensed and insured for your peace of mind and committed to providing exceptional service at competitive prices. Our skilled team of arborists and tree surgeons can handle everything from a simple tree pruning job to a complex removal of a large, dead or dangerous tree. We use the latest equipment and techniques to get the job done safely and efficiently every time.

To request a free, no-obligation quote for tree removal in Sydney, please call our friendly team on 0414 638 360 or send us an email via our online contact form. We'll get back to you promptly to discuss your requirements and provide a clear, transparent quote with no hidden costs.

Don't risk your safety by attempting DIY tree removal or hiring an unqualified, uninsured contractor. Trust the experienced professionals at Affordable Dan's for all your tree services in Sydney. Contact us today!

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