Banksia tree removal at Balgowlah (Northern Beaches)


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Northern Beaches tree removal.

By Northern Beaches arborist, Chris Allchin. 

The owner of this Balgowlah property, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, wanted a large banksia tree removed that had grown much bigger than they anticipated. The tree branches were causing damage to the carport and the roots digging up paving.

As tree lovers, the owners had built the carport around the tree, wanting to retain such an important native species.  They contacted arborist and tree removal specialist, Chris Allchin, to assess the situation in the hope the tree could be saved.

Unfortunately, Chris explained that the banksia would only continue to grow larger, the root system spread further and more damage caused.

The only possible long-term solution was tree removal.

Whilst the banksia wasn’t exceptionally large in comparison to the huge gums and palm trees we are regularly called upon to remove or lop, the location and angle of the banksia posed numerous problems.  Located between the carport and fence, access was difficult and we were unable to use our large tree removal equipment.

Additionally, there were two adjoining neighbouring backyards directly behind the carport, both with pools and glass fences.  The angle of the tree meant branches were overhanging the pools.  The safe and secure handling of the tree branches as they were being removed was paramount so they didn’t cause damage to the client’s property or that of the surrounding neighbours.

The finished result was successful banksia tree removal without even a scratch on the carport, fence or any inconvenience to the neighbours.

To discuss tree removal on the Northern Beaches, North Shore and surrounding areas, contact Chris directly for advice on 0412 181 075 or send him an SMS.

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To discuss tree maintenance and tree removal requirements, contact Northern Beaches arborist, Chris Allchin, directly.

Chris is a qualified arborist and has undertaken 8 years of study in arboriculture, horticulture and landscaping.  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.

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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, horticulture and landscaping 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.


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, Upper North Shore, Lower North Shore and Northern Sydney areas 7 days a week.