Tree Removal Services Melbourne

Victoria’s Most Efficient Tree Removal Service

The tree removal process may subject your property to drastic—and permanent—changes. Rest assured, though: Total Tree Care understands that the safety, aesthetics and tidiness of your outdoor environment are important to you. Because of this, our usual preference is to try and save your trees to the best of our ability, but preservation isn’t always the healthiest or the most cost-effective option.

If we believe a tree removal has become absolutely necessary in order to maintain the integrity of your land, we will act. Our up-to-date equipment and extensive experience enable us to remove any tree quickly and cleanly—across all of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

Taking Down a Tree

Trees that are dying from disease or old age can become dangerously unstable. Moreover, extreme weather can do irreparable harm to an otherwise healthy tree in a very short period of time. These ailing trees pose a debris hazard to property owners, tenants and guests, and such trees likewise tend to attract potentially dangerous nesting animals such as possums. Left unchecked, an unmanaged or an unhealthy tree can endanger structures both above- and below ground.

But we can help.

Our climbing arborists can combat tree afflictions at the source by scaling damaged trees with the aid of a secure rigging system. From the crown, we can control the placement and direction of falling limbs, and our professionals can then systematically remove portions of the tree, taking it apart piece by piece until it’s carefully dismantled.  Once the process is complete, you probably won’t believe we were ever there…save for the missing tree. Controlling the demolition in this way allows us to ensure the protection of your grounds. It also helps us prevent expensive damage from occurring (such damage can sometimes arise in the event of a mismanaged extraction).

Palm Tree Removals

Palm tree removal is one of the most daunting and difficult tasks for any arborist. Palms grow extensive root systems that cover vast underground areas and take hold differently in varying soils. When it comes to palms, our years of experience really come in handy. Thanks to our expansive knowledge base and our two decades of fieldwork, we have the necessary equipment to remove your palms safely and permanently and prepare them for transferal to another location.

Gum Tree Removals

Gum trees are renowned for their proclivity for destroying property. Random snapping of gum branches can spell disaster in the form of tile, glass or car damage. Gums are also highly susceptible to injury from high winds in both summer and autumn, which is when their branches are most brittle. As gum trees often exceed the boundaries of their intended placement, it’s sometimes safer for both people and their property if the tree is removed (rather than pruned).


Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Removal

Read on for answers to some basic questions about the tree removal process.

How much does tree removal cost?

The cost of a tree removal depends on the size of the tree, the arborist’s ability to access the location and the type of machinery required for safe extraction. Removal projects usually start at around $500 (for smaller jobs) and may increase into the thousands depending on the scale of the work involved. Read more about how much tree removal services cost on this page. Schedule a no-obligation assessment today to receive an honest evaluation of your current property and an estimate regarding requisite fees.

Do you remove any and all debris, branches and/or logs?

Like we said before, you won’t believe we were ever there. All of the debris, broken limbs and torn soil will be expertly cleared and efficiently discarded. If you like, we will also convert your trees to mulch or firewood directly on site.

Do I need a permit?

Most community councils require a permit for tree removal. The type of permit will depend on the size of the tree, its proximity to certain locations and its age. Our staff is well versed in these criteria and can assist you in preparing all of the necessary paperwork.

What is the typical tree removal schedule?

Following an assessment, most arborist quotes are delivered within one to three days. Once the assessment is made and the terms are accepted, work is usually completed within two weeks. Priority jobs may be scheduled ahead of time.

Can you give me an estimate over the phone?

Accurate quotes depend entirely on a personal assessment. However, we’re happy to give you a rough estimation based on the size of your tree (if you can provide us with measurements).

Can I keep the firewood/mulch that’s made from my trees?

Absolutely! They’re still your trees.

Do you work on weekends?

Scheduled work depends on existing contracts and our subsequent availability.

Do you remove tree stumps as part of your tree removal procedure?

Stump removal is a different service requiring a completely different type of equipment. We do offer stump removal as a separate service and, in most cases, we can achieve tree and stump removal within the same visit.

Speak to a qualified Arborist Consultant

Our team are ready to take your call.