Springwood Tree Works

Your local insured & certified Arborist.

25+ years experience tree lopping in the Blue Mountains local area.

Springwood Tree Works

Your local insured & certified Arborist.

25+ years experience tree lopping in the Blue Mountains local area.

Meet Paul, an Australian certified working arborist who has worked in the tree industry for 25+ years.

A fully insured and quality expert in:

Meet Paul, an Australian certified working arborist who has worked in the tree industry for 25+ years.

A fully insured and quality expert in:

Working with trees can be dangerous and often requires the skills of an expert.  It is important to hire appropriately qualified people to carry out your tree works. Paul has been working in the tree industry for over 25 years.  He trained as a tree surgeon with Ryde College of TAFE School of Horticulture and achieved a distinction in arbor culture techniques.  He is an Australian certified working arborist.

Paul has been working as an arborist in the Blue Mountains for the extent of his working career and has earned the recommendation from customers who he has looked after during this time.  Whilst the majority of Paul’s work is tree removal, he is also called upon for his skill in the maintenance and pruning of many grand old trees that have become assets to property owners throughout the Blue Mountains.

What differentiates Paul from the others is Paul quotes the work and he is the one who does the work.  Paul doesn’t rely on contractors and always carries a current certificate of insurance.

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Trees are an essential part of our homes and public spaces, and while we love the greenery they provide, occasionally they need to be felled and removed for a number of reasons. You may need to remove a tree because it is:

  • dead or dying;
  • rotting or damaged by termites, infected by fungal or other diseases
  • unstable or damaged by storm
  • causing damage to your home, another building or surrounding utilities and
  • impacting on the light coming into your property
  • in the way of a new development; or
  • there are branches dropping which are either becoming a nuisance or which may be dangerous.

 

There are many different tree lopping techniques that can be used. At Springwood Tree Works, Paul will work with you to determine how best to manage your needs. This may depend on the size of the tree, it’s location and access of your property and any restrictions that may be either imposed by Local Council or by the Heritage Council.

Once a tree is removed, the remaining stump can be ground using a stump grinder. These machines consist of a spinning wheel with teeth that mulches the stump. The leftover product is a fine mulch that can be left to settle and fills the hole where the tree once stood or can be spread over the surrounding garden.

Pruning your trees is a necessary part of maintaining your property for both aesthetic and safety reasons, and also improves the health and extends the life of the tree. Reasons to prune your trees include:

  • removing dead branches
  • increasing the light or airflow into your property
  • removing branches that are impacting surrounding buildings, electrical ser
  • reducing access or fire hazards
  • aesthetic reasons, such as improving the view from your property.


Pruning should be carried out to the Australian Standard by an experienced arborist to avoid taking the shape out of the tree and causing damage to the tree. At Springwood Tree Works, we understand the biological structure of tree species, and also have the training to carry out work safely.

Trees create dead wood naturally. This is where branches die and become brittle and eventually break. Dead Wooding is a process that improves the health and aesthetics of the trees and importantly makes them safe from falling limbs. It is generally recommended for dead wood trees in high traffic areas, over houses and driveways.

If you are about to commence building on a new block, Springwood Tree Works can assist with clearing the land. These jobs usually require extensive man hours that involve climbing, felling and clearing.

We believe in the quality of our work, and so do our customers!  We pride ourselves on providing a reliable, safe and efficient service every time. We are happy to provide a copy of our public liability insurance which is required by law.

Here’s what our clients have to say:

Here’s what our clients have to say:

Got some questions about a tree on your property?

Paul, can provide the right advice.  Review our frequently asked questions here or contact Paul below.

FAQ's

You should always ask for a copy of their certificate of insurance and check that it is current. As a minimum, they should be AQF level 3 qualified in tree surgery/arbor culture. Make sure you receive a written quote for the services with details of the work that will be carried out. You should be wary of companies or individuals who either:

  • solicit for work from door to door
  • demand payment in advance
  • ask what other quotes you’ve had..If they can’t quote the job – you have to wonder if they can do the job!
  • do not provide you with a written quotation
  • cannot produce a valid certificate of insurance
  • cannot produce a copy of their trade certificate.

In accordance with the Blue Mountains Council – Generally an application is required to remove or prune a tree when the tree:

  • is above 4 metres in height, or
  • has a branch spread of more than 4 metres, or
  • is a heritage item or part of a heritage item, or
  • is within a heritage conservation area, or
  • is listed on Council’s and Significant Tree Register (which is available for inspection at the office of the Council), or
  • is part of landscape planting required by a development consent.

For more details refer to the BMCC website. Select the ‘Residents’ tab and follow the links from the section titled ‘trees, plants and weeds’.

In 2014, the NSW Government introduced the 10/50 vegetation clearing rule in response to the 2013 bush fires in NSW. This rule allows property owners living within a Category 1 and Category 2 Bush Fire Prone Land (known as the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area) to remove trees within 10 metres of their home.

For more information, visit the RFS website.

You can find out if your property is in a 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area using the RFS online tool. You should check this tool immediately prior to attempting to remove any vegetation, as the entitlement area may have changed, otherwise we can look this up for you.

If you would like a quote give us a call or send us an email. Paul will let you know what needs to be done, provide you with full costing and will schedule a day to suit your needs. Give us a call today!