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Examples of fallen trees and broken branches after the Northern Beaches storm in December 2021.

Northern Beaches tree removal after storm.

The team here at Banksia Arborcare are still working 7 days, assisting residents throughout the Northern Beaches, cleaning up and removing fallen trees and branches after a fierce storm swept through the area on Sunday 19th December 2021.

The storm saw large trees and huge branches snapped like toothpicks.  While the storm passed within a few minutes, the destruction it left behind saw hundreds of huge branches and established eucalypts, pines and palm trees destroyed.

Emergency tree removal

While Northern Beaches Council has the responsibility to clean up and remove trees from public land, they do not clean up or remove fallen trees and branches on private property. That’s where we can help!

We offer an emergency, 24-hour tree cleanup and removal service to residents throughout the Northern Beaches, Upper North Shore and Lower North Shore areas.

We’ll very quickly take steps to ensure your property is safe, removing and preventing the potential of further damage to your property and those of your neighbours. We can even liaise with your insurance company and service providers (electricity, gas, water, etc).

We have the equipment, tools and expertise to remove fallen trees and branches quickly.  You won’t have to wait for equipment to arrive, we’re ready to go – any time of the day or night!

NEED EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL? 

If a storm has damaged trees on your property, contact Chris for emergency tree removal.  Chris is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist residents on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney suburbs.

Whilst he is onsite, ask Chris about tree trimming he would recommend that can minimise and prevent tree damage in future storms.

Northern Beaches Storm Cleanup

Below are photos of Northern Beaches storm cleanup jobs we completed, removing fallen trees and branches after the December 2021 storm.

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(Above) We were called to dozens of jobs throughout the Northern Beaches to remove and clean up broken branches. This includes branches hanging across electricity cables, in gardens, on cars, the list goes on…  Our expertise and equipment meant we were able to do this safely and quickly for our customers.

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(Above) A large tree in the front garden of this Narrabeen home suffered extensive damage in the December 2021 storm. Broken branches hung precariously over the house, garden and front verge, not only creating a dangerous situation for the occupants but passing pedestrians.

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(Above) Tree removed. We returned a week later to stump grind. The customer now enjoys a more useable front garden. Arborist, Chris Allchin, is now in discussion with the customer to re-landscape the front garden, recommending trees and shrubs that will offer shade and privacy.

Arborist and Tree Services North Shore.

Northern Beaches arborist, Chris Allchin, and the team at Banksia Arborcare offer affordable and reliable tree services to North Shore residents and businesses.
Chris and his team strive to provide the highest quality customer service. They are extremely passionate about the local 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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Storm damaged tree removal Neutral Bay.

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After this section of a large conifer in Neutral Bay collapsed after a large storm onto powerlines, we were called in to remove the rest of the tree that the Fire Brigade were unable to do.

It’s quite common for multi-trunked conifers to have a trunk fail in a storm like this one.

We are available 24/7 for emergency tree removal.

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Tree trimming to restore view in Kirribilli

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Above : Lilly Pilly before (partial trimming commenced on the left)

When housing prices are so out of control these days, the last thing you want is to pay a whole lot of money and then have someone’s hedge completely block your view.

In these photos, we are doing a height reduction of a large Lilly Pilly hedge so the neighbours behind can get their view of Sydney Harbour back.

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Above: Lilly Pilly trimming complete. Harbour views restored!

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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. Chris has over 35 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.

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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.

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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.  Chris is commited 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.

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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;

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.

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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, of 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 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 neighbour’s tree

If you have more questions or concerns about removing a neighbour’s tree, contact Chris directly for advice.  Chris is proficient in Council tree removal regulations and can work with you and your neighbour to ensure the process is handled peacefully and professionally.

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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.

Chris has decades of experience in a wide range of tree services, making Banksia Arborcare a trusted choice in providing expert, local 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 follows 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 directly 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 services Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.

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

By Northern Beaches arborist, Chris Allchin. 

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

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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.

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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.


arborist northern beaches

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.

Chris has decades of experience in a wide range of tree services, making Banksia Arborcare a trusted choice in providing expert, local 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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