Arborist and Tree Services Northern Beaches.

Northern Beaches arborist, Chris Allchin, and the team at Banksia Arborcare offer affordable and reliable tree services to Northern Beaches residents and businesses.
Chris and his team strive to provide the highest quality customer service. They are extremely passionate about the local Northern Beaches environment and endeavour to educate interested parties in all aspects of plant care and how to maintain a happy and healthy garden.
Below are examples of tree removal jobs completed by Chris and his team.

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Tree Removal at Seaforth

In the photo above, we are removing the remainder of an old Coral tree in Seaforth.

One of their competitors had started this job however, after doing some damage to the property, they left and wouldn’t return the clients phone calls.

We were able to complete the job without any problems and left a very happy client.

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Tree Removal at Palm Beach

Above: Starting to remove the coral tree.

This Palm Beach client native trees so this invasive coral tree had to be removed to make way for more indigenous species.

Once the coral tree was removed, the pretty spotted gum next to it was able to shine.  The beautiful Pittwater views were also enhanced.

Coral trees are extremely unpredictable and renowned for dropping large limbs without warning.

Above: Coral tree removed and the view opens up. The beautiful spotted gum is now visible.

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Tree Removal at Frenchs Forest

It was a delicate operation to remove this large gum from around powerlines at Frenchs Forest.

The tree had bracket fungus which basically turns the wood into a very soft pulp around the infected area.

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Tree Removal at Dee Why

We had to remove these fallen trees in a block of units playground in Dee Why. It is always a good idea to have the dead trees removed sooner rather than later. It was extremely lucky that these trees fell when there were no children in the playground.

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About Banksia Arborcare

All tree services Northern Beaches and North Shore Sydney.

Chris Allchin, owner of Banksia Arborcare, is a qualified arborist who has undertaken 8 years of study in arboriculture to gain a broad and varied understanding of tree and plant care. A member of the National Arborists Association of Australia & International Society of Arboriculture, Chris has years of experience in a wide range of tree services, making Banksia Arborcare is a trusted choice in providing trusted landscaping advice and solutions.

Affordable and reliable tree services

Safe and reliable tree services.

The team at Banksia Arborcare use only the highest quality, most advanced equipment to ensure all our tree services are safe, reliable and completed on time. We always try to endeavour to educate the public on the significant positives of maintaining a green environment and as a result, we always perform our tree services with the environment in mind.

Arboriculture is a dangerous profession and Banksia Arborcare follow all Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines;

  • The Banksia Arborcare team wear protective clothing during emergency tree removal and use well-maintained equipment;
  • Removal of small and large trees, leaving the area neat and tidy. Banksia Arborcare can offer experience advice on the planting of new trees and they can supply and plant trees;
  • All pruning work complies with Australian Standard AS 4373;
  • Stump grinding – unattractive stumps can be turned into fine mulch and used in the garden;
  • They will discuss any problematic trees you may have and suggest an appropriate course of action.

Arborist reports.

Chris and the team at Banksia Arborcare are leading Northern Beaches arborists who have the necessary Level 5 qualification to prepare any arborist report.

Our arborists can often save problem trees.

Trees make our world a better place, but sometimes they can cause problems, and emergency tree removal becomes necessary. That’s why we recommend you employ an arborist to regularly inspect your trees to predict and, importantly, prevent serious tree problems from arising.

When you suspect a tree problem, whether it’s sick or dangerous, in most instances a tree be saved with just a few maintenance steps.

NEED TREE ADVICE?

For advice on how you can maintain happy and healthy trees on your property and neighbourhood, don’t hesitate to contact Chris direct or scroll down to complete our online enquiry form. Chris is passionate about the trees and our environment and is always happy to impart his expertise in plant care to his clients.

The team at Banksia Arborcare service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.

Plant care tips by Chris Allchin,
Northern Beaches Arborist and Horticulturist.

Healthy trees help make healthy neighbourhoods, cooler suburbs and even higher-value properties. One reason is that the area feels more friendly and livable. Another reason is that trees make a property or community look more natural and beautiful.

Using trees to add value to your home

Trees have a huge role in providing shade and regulating the microclimate in suburbs and residential areas. In forests, they play even a greater role because of the trees’ role as a habitat and food source for different animals. Trees also make water flow stable and make sloping areas less susceptible to erosion. They are important in regulating the quantity and quality of water in rivers and other bodies of water.

In human communities including urban areas, trees also play a regulating role and even function as a temporary resting place for exhausted professionals and homeowners.

Under the trees, people can take fresh air and take a break from the concrete inside their homes or business premises. Even without going to a park or reserve, a single tree could already be enough to rejuvenate us.

When it comes to property values, trees also have a contribution because they make the place more beautiful. Imagine a suburb or a street with no trees at all. It will all feel dry and sterile and for some, it will even feel like an abandoned place. But with healthy trees here and there, suddenly the area feels more vibrant and relaxing.

Trees for a greener Sydney

Due to the values of trees being recognised, there are now initiatives to plant more trees and better take care of what we have already. For example, there’s a commitment for a greener Sydney by 2030 by planting 5 million trees. One of the goals is to increase the tree canopy from 16.8% to 40%, which will mean more shade in streets, parks, schools, backyards and neighbourhoods.

Although healthy trees require some costs and upkeep, the return on investment could be high because of both the perceptible and imperceptible benefits. Perceptible benefits include a bit lower temperatures and more beautiful environments. Imperceptible benefits include reinforcing the message that humans and nature can coexist and that we encourage the planting of more trees in the future because of the trees’ value and role in suburbs.

Arborist Chris Allchin  and his team at Banksia Arborcare, can help to maintain the trees in residential properties and throughout the Northern Beaches and North Shore community.

As members of the National Arborists Association of Australia & International Society of Arboriculture plus being a community-focused team of professionals, we are committed to maintaining the health of valuable trees.

Contact us today if you want to maintain the health and beauty of the tree/s you already have in your property or asset.

About Banksia Arborcare

All tree services Northern Beaches and North Shore Sydney.

Chris Allchin, owner of Banksia Arborcare, is a qualified arborist who has undertaken 8 years of study in arboriculture to gain a broad and varied understanding of tree and plant care. A member of the National Arborists Association of Australia & International Society of Arboriculture, Chris has years of experience in a wide range of tree services, making Banksia Arborcare is a trusted choice in providing trusted landscaping advice and solutions.

Affordable and reliable tree services

Safe and reliable tree services.

The team at Banksia Arborcare use only the highest quality, most advanced equipment to ensure all our tree services are safe, reliable and completed on time. We always try to endeavour to educate the public on the significant positives of maintaining a green environment and as a result, we always perform our tree services with the environment in mind.

Arboriculture is a dangerous profession and Banksia Arborcare follow all Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines;

Arborist reports.

Chris and the team at Banksia Arborcare are leading Northern Beaches arborists who have the necessary Level 5 qualification to prepare any arborist report.

Our arborists can often save problem trees.

Trees make our world a better place, but sometimes they can cause problems, and emergency tree removal becomes necessary. That’s why we recommend you employ an arborist to regularly inspect your trees to predict and, importantly, prevent serious tree problems from arising.

When you suspect a tree problem, whether it’s sick or dangerous, in most instances a tree be saved with just a few maintenance steps.

NEED TREE ADVICE?

For advice on how you can maintain happy and healthy trees on your property and neighbourhood, don’t hesitate to contact Chris direct or scroll down to complete our online enquiry form. Chris is passionate about the trees and our environment and is always happy to impart his expertise in plant care to his clients.

The team at Banksia Arborcare service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.

Ask Chris, Northern Beaches Arborist and Horticulturist.

QUESTION
Can I ask my neighbour to cut down their tree that is blocking my view and dropping leaves into my pool?  Can I cut down my neighbour’s tree myself?
ANSWER

The short answer is YES, however the process is far from short and simple.

Hazardous neighbour trees

If your neighbour’s trees are causing trouble and hazards to you or your family, a straightforward and friendly approach might work.

Examples, where you might want to approach your neighbour about their trees, include:

In some cases though, it can result in a long legal and mediation process. You need your neighbour’s written consent (aside from Council approval) to get that hazardous tree removed.

Consent from your neighbour and Council is paramount

There can be huge financial consequences if you remove a neighbour’s tree without their consent. This is what happened in a case handled by the Hunter’s Hill Council in 2018 (source: Land and Environment Court of New South Wales).

The original complainant about the neighbour’s trees went ahead with cutting the trees without the neighbour’s consent. Also, there was no permit from the Hunter’s Hill Council in the first place. The resulting fine is more than $80,000 total. In addition, she was required to plant replacement trees on the neighbour’s property (with professional services from a qualified arborist).

That might be a rare case but you get a glimpse of what might happen if you went ahead without going through the right process. There, we’re only talking about the financial consequences. The whole situation becomes even more complicated if we also talk about the potential conflict among neighbours and in the community. For example, if you already had issues with a particular neighbour (e.g. always noisy because of frequent parties), the hazardous tree in his/her property might finally get you angry. As a result, it will seem impossible to ask for a written consent and come up with a win-win solution.

Mediation with the help of the Community Justice Centre can help settle things between you and your neighbour. However, this might turn into a long process of negotiation and compromise. Agreement is still possible but be ready for the process and timeline before things finally get settled.

This is just to give you an idea of what might happen if your neighbour’s tree is hazardous or troublesome and you want it removed.

Advise about removing a neighbours tree

If you have more questions or concerns about removing a neighbour’s tree, contact Chris direct for advice.  Chris is proficient in Council tree removal regulations and, as a member of the National Arborists Association of Australia and the International Society of Arboriculture, we can work with you and your neighbour to ensure the process is handled peacefully and professionally.

About Banksia Arborcare

All tree services Northern Beaches and North Shore Sydney.

Chris Allchin, owner of Banksia Arborcare, is a qualified arborist who has undertaken 8 years of study in arboriculture to gain a broad and varied understanding of tree and plant care. A member of the National Arborists Association of Australia & International Society of Arboriculture, Chris has years of experience in a wide range of tree services, making Banksia Arborcare is a trusted choice in providing trusted landscaping advice and solutions.

Affordable and reliable tree services

Safe and reliable tree services.

The team at Banksia Arborcare use only the highest quality, most advanced equipment to ensure all our tree services are safe, reliable and completed on time. We always try to endeavour to educate the public on the significant positives of maintaining a green environment and as a result, we always perform our tree services with the environment in mind.

Arboriculture is a dangerous profession and Banksia Arborcare follow all Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines;

Arborist reports.

Chris and the team at Banksia Arborcare are leading Northern Beaches arborists who have the necessary Level 5 qualification to prepare any arborist report.

Our arborists can often save problem trees.

Trees make our world a better place, but sometimes they can cause problems, and emergency tree removal becomes necessary. That’s why we recommend you employ an arborist to regularly inspect your trees to predict and, importantly, prevent serious tree problems from arising.

When you suspect a tree problem, whether it’s sick or dangerous, in most instances a tree be saved with just a few maintenance steps.

NEED TREE ADVICE?

For advice on how you can maintain happy and healthy trees on your property and neighbourhood, don’t hesitate to contact Chris direct or scroll down to complete our online enquiry form. Chris is passionate about the trees and our environment and is always happy to impart his expertise in plant care to his clients.

The team at Banksia Arborcare service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.

Palm tree frond removal and lopping services.
Northern Beaches, North Shore and North Sydney.

Palms are very different for deciduous or evergreen trees and, when it comes to large palm trees, it takes an expert arborist to undertake the appropriate cleaning and trimming to keep them looking lush and beautiful.

When people plant a palm tree, particularly cotton palms, date or cocos palms, they don’t realise how large they are capable of growing.  This is when they become a problem as they drop large fronds and berries.  The beautiful canopy is high up and only the trunk is seen unless you look skywards.

Luckily, qualified arborist Chris Allchin and his team at Banksia Arborcare is here to help. We have the skills and equipment we need to handle all types of palm trees – no matter their height or species.

We have 30 years of experience cleaning and removing palm trees along Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Upper and Lower North Shore.

Get a palm tree maintenance and removal quote

Can you spot Chris high up in the canopy of these huge palm trees?

Our skilled arborists make palm tree removal quick and easy.

Palm tree can grow extremely tall. Safety is always our top priority.

Unfortunately, a messy old palm tree can become more trouble than it’s worth.  Palm trees can become diseased or be badly damaged during storms, or perhaps you want the garden space for something else?  Whatever the case, Banksia Arborcare is ready to help.

Palm trees can be extremely tricky to remove safely.  Our arborists are expert palm tree climbers and have the skills to do so making it both safe for them and the tree. Additionally, we have the equipment needed to handle even the biggest palm tree projects.

Removing dead palm fronds from trees at Dee Why, Northern Beaches.

Palm tree cleaning and maintenance.

Why do palm trees need to be cleaned and maintained?

Palm trees soon begin to look very messy without proper care and cleaning. Proper maintenance also improves their overall health and can help them live longer.

If your palm is suffering from any of these issues, we can help:

  • Dead or dying foliage
  • Seed pods attracting messy birds, bats and rats
  • Berries, seeds or nuts falling and posing potential injury to humans and pets.

Palm tree maintenance enquiries

To discuss your palm tree maintenance and removal requirements, contact arborist Chris Allchin direct.

Chris is a qualified arborist and has undertaken 8 years of study in arboriculture.  Chris is passionate about the environment and is always happy to impart his expertise in plant care to his clients.

The team at Banksia Arborcare service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.


About Banksia Arborcare

All tree services Northern Beaches and North Shore Sydney.

Chris Allchin, owner of Banksia Arborcare, is a qualified arborist who has undertaken 8 years of study in arboriculture to gain a broad and varied understanding of tree and plant care. A member of the National Arborists Association of Australia & International Society of Arboriculture, Chris has years of experience in a wide range of tree services, making Banksia Arborcare is a trusted choice in providing trusted landscaping advice and solutions.

Affordable and reliable tree services

Safe and reliable tree services.

The team at Banksia Arborcare use only the highest quality, most advanced equipment to ensure all our tree services are safe, reliable and completed on time. We always try to endeavour to educate the public on the significant positives of maintaining a green environment and as a result, we always perform our tree services with the environment in mind.

Arboriculture is a dangerous profession and Banksia Arborcare follow all Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines;

  • The Banksia Arborcare team wear protective clothing during emergency tree removal and use well-maintained equipment;
  • Removal of small and large trees, leaving the area neat and tidy. Banksia Arborcare can offer experience advice on the planting of new trees and they can supply and plant trees;
  • All pruning work complies with Australian Standard AS 4373;
  • Stump grinding – unattractive stumps can be turned into fine mulch and used in the garden;
  • They will discuss any problematic trees you may have and suggest an appropriate course of action.

Arborist reports.

Chris and the team at Banksia Arborcare are leading Northern Beaches arborists who have the necessary Level 5 qualification to prepare any arborist report.

Our arborists can often save problem trees.

Trees make our world a better place, but sometimes they can cause problems, and emergency tree removal becomes necessary. That’s why we recommend you employ an arborist to regularly inspect your trees to predict and, importantly, prevent serious tree problems from arising.

When you suspect a tree problem, whether it’s sick or dangerous, in most instances a tree be saved with just a few maintenance steps.

NEED TREE ADVICE?

For advice on how you can maintain happy and healthy trees on your property and neighbourhood, don’t hesitate to contact Chris direct or scroll down to complete our online enquiry form. Chris is passionate about the trees and our environment and is always happy to impart his expertise in plant care to his clients.

The team at Banksia Arborcare service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.

Northern Beaches Council Tree Removal Regulations

If you need assistance obtaining the necessary approvals for tree removal or pruning at your home or business on the Northern Beaches, or if you have questions about what trees can or can’t be removed, contact Chris Allchin for advice.  Chris is up to date with trees that come under the Tree Species Exemption List and Northern Beaches Council regulations.

Additionally, Chris has the Level 5 qualification to prepare any arborist reports required for your development or renovation in the Northern Beaches Council area.

Mosman Council Tree Removal Regulations

If you need assistance obtaining the necessary approvals for tree removal or pruning at your home or business on the Lower North Shore, or if you have questions about what trees can or can’t be removed, contact Chris Allchin for advice.  Chris is up to date with trees that come under the Tree Species Exemption List and Mosman Council regulations.

Additionally, Chris has the Level 5 qualification to prepare any arborist reports required for your development or renovation in the Mosman Council area.

Ku-ring-gai Council Tree Removal Regulations

If you need assistance obtaining the necessary approvals for tree removal or pruning at your home or business on the Upper North Shore, or if you have questions about what trees can or can’t be removed, contact Chris Allchin for advice.  Chris is up to date with trees that come under the Tree Species Exemption List and Ku-ring-gai Council regulations.

Additionally, Chris has the Level 5 qualification to prepare any arborist reports required for your development or renovation in the Ku-ring-gaiCouncil area.

More Council Tree Regulation Links

Hornsby Council Tree Removal Regulations
Hunters Hill Council Tree Removal Regulations
North Sydney Council Tree Removal Regulations
Parramatta Council Tree Removal Regulations
Ryde Council Tree Removal Regulations
Willoughby Council Tree Removal Regulations
Lane Cove Council Tree Removal Regulations