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Cost of Tree Removal in Melbourne: A Comprehensive Guide

Tree removal is a significant decision for property owners in Melbourne. Whether it’s due to safety concerns, aesthetics, or space constraints, understanding the costs involved is crucial. In this blog post, we’ll explore the factors affecting tree removal expenses and provide estimates based on various tree sizes.

A tree removal truck and mulcher at work, efficiently processing felled trees into wood chips
Precision in Action: Tree removal experts utilize cutting-edge machinery, including this powerful tree removal truck and mulcher. Witness the seamless process as we transform towering trees into manageable wood chips.

Factors Influencing Tree Removal Costs

Several factors contribute to the overall cost of tree removal:

  1. Tree Size: Larger trees require more effort, equipment, and time for removal. The height and girth of the tree play a significant role.

  2. Tree Type: Different tree species have varying densities, wood hardness, and branch structures. Some trees are more challenging to remove than others.

  3. Location: The tree’s proximity to buildings, power lines, and other structures affects the complexity of removal.

  4. Accessibility: Is the tree easily accessible, or does it require specialized equipment or climbing techniques?

  5. Health Condition: Diseased or dead trees may need additional precautions during removal.

  6. Stump Removal: If you want the stump removed as well, it adds to the cost.

Estimated Costs

Here’s an updated breakdown based on tree size:

  1. Small Trees (Up to 30 feet):

  • Cost Range: $200 to $800

  • Examples: Young saplings or smaller ornamental trees.

  1. Medium Trees (30 to 60 feet):

  • Cost Range: $300 to $1500

  • Examples: Common backyard trees like maples or elms.

  1. Large Trees (Over 60 feet):

  • Cost Range: $600 to $3000

  • Examples: Mature oaks or tall eucalyptus trees.

Getting an Accurate Quotation

Before hiring a tree removal service, gather the following information:

  • Tree Details:

  • Species

  • Diameter (at its widest point)

  • Height estimate

  • Health condition (diseased, dead, or healthy)

  • Accessibility (steps, incline, etc.)

  • Proximity to gas or water mains

  • Impact on public roads or paths

  • Stump Removal:

  • Decide whether you want the stump removed and specify how.


Tree removal costs vary, but understanding the factors involved empowers you to make informed decisions. Consult with professional arborists to get accurate quotations tailored to your specific situation.

Remember, each tree has its story, and its removal should be handled with care. 🌲

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