Tree Removal Cost

There are many factors that can affect the cost of tree removal. Some of these factors are listed below:

  • Size of tree
  • Location of tree (eg. Front or Back yard)
  • Location of job site
  • Location of buildings and utilities relative to the tree to be removed
  • Access to the tree for vehicles and other machinery
  • Slope of block upon which tree is situated
  • Equipment / Vehicles required to be used on job
  • Whether wood and debris is to be removed from property
  • Whether stump is to be removed

Indicative Prices for Tree Removal in Melbourne

Tree Removal Cost
Small Tree Removal (Up to 30 feet)$125$500
Medium Tree Removal (30 to 60 feet)$200$1000
Large Tree Removal (Over 60 feet)$400$2000

Small Tree Removal

Small trees should be spaced anywhere between 6 to 15 feet apart from each other. This distance allows them to get access to essential nutrients they need for growing. Small trees also need to be planted at least 8 to 10 feet away from the wall of a one-storey building. Popular small tree species in Australia include Citrus, Wollemi Pine, and Blueberry Ash.

The average cost to remove a small tree (up to 30 feet tall) can range anywhere from $125 to $500. You will need to dial utility companies or dial-before- you -dig, if there are any plumbing lines or electricity concerns before the tree and/or stump is removed.

Medium Tree Removal

Medium trees should be planted at least 30 to 40 feet away from each other for optimum health. A medium tree should also be at least 15 feet away from a one-storey building wall. This distance helps to prevent any structural damage from tree roots growing underneath your home. Popular medium tree species in Australia include Magnolia, Honey Locust, and Crab Apple.

The average cost to remove a medium tree, which can be anywhere from 30 to 60 feet tall, can range in price anywhere between $200 to $1000 or above. Additional expenses are incurred if you wish to have the tree wood removed from site or the stump removed.

Large Tree Removal

Large trees can reach a height of up to 40 feet when they’re fully matured. Aim to plant these trees at least 40 to 50 feet apart for optimal growth. To protect the structure of your home, try planting these trees at least 20 feet away from the nearest wall. Popular large trees in Australia include the Sydney Red Gum, Silky Oak, and the Flowering Gum.

The average cost to remove a large tree (over 60 feet tall) can vary greatly from approximately $400 to $2000 or more. Reasons for tree removal can be numerous including:

  • Disease or pest infestation
  • Storm damaged
  • Close proximity to power or plumbing lines
  • Adversely affecting the foundations of the home.