My tree was damaged in a storm. What now?
Safety is the first priority - hanging branches, splits or leaning tree trunks are all dangerous hazards. Time to call in to the pros.
What is an arborist?
An arborist is a qualified specialist in the care of urban trees.
What is a tree risk assessment?
An arborist may assess your tree and site conditions for possible hazards, as well as providing information on preventative maintenance and treatment.
Can I remove a tree stump myself?
Sometimes. With the correct tools and materials, DIY stump removal is possible. If unsure, consult with your local arborist.
Can a split tree be repaired?
It depends. The severity and location of the split will determine the outcome for recovery.
How do I get approval for tree removal?
The City of Newcastle has a form which you need to fill out and submit. You will then receive a letter with an outcome.
Can my sick tree be saved?
A tree professional can conduct a range of tests and give you a treatment plan if appropriate.
Will my property incur damage from tree removal?
Find an experienced arborist and talk to them about the protective measures and materials involved.
Can I remove a tree from a neighbours property?
You will need both council and homeowner approval to remove a tree on private land.
How can I tell if my tree is likely to fall?
A certified arborist can assess the structural integrity and hazard risk of your tree.