How to spot a cowboy arborist

There are a lot of tree service companies out there, and it can be hard to know which one to choose. You want someone who is qualified and insured, but you also don’t want to overpay. So how do you know if you’re dealing with a professional arborist or a cowboy?


Here are some things to look out for.


  1. They give you a quote without even looking at the tree.

A good arborist will always come and take a look at the tree before giving you a quote. They need to assess the condition of the tree and see if there are any other factors that could affect the price, such as how difficult it will be to access. If they give you a quote without even looking at the tree, chances are they’re just guessing and hoping you won’t know any better.


  1. They try to upsell you on services you don’t need.

We’ve all been there – you go in for a simple oil change and they try to convince you that you need new tires, a new engine, etc. The same thing can happen with tree services. Just because they suggest something doesn’t mean you need it. A good arborist will only recommend services that are actually necessary, based on their assessment of the tree.


  1. They don’t have insurance.

This is a big one. Always make sure that any company you hire is fully insured. Otherwise, if something goes wrong, you could be left footing the bill. If they’re not insured, chances are they’re not professionals and you should look elsewhere for your tree care needs.


  1. They give you an unreasonably low price.

If someone gives you a quote that’s much lower than other companies, it’s probably too good to be true. Often, these cowboys will do a subpar job or use inferior materials, which can end up costing you more in the long run. It’s better to pay a little more and get the job done right the first time by someone who is qualified and experienced.


There are plenty of reputable tree service companies out there that can provide the quality services you need at a fair price. But there are also cowboys who will try to take advantage of unsuspecting customers. Watch out for these red flags so that you don’t end up getting ripped off by a cowboy arborist!

Hire an Arborist, Save a Tree

Trees are important. They make the air we breathe cleaner, they provide shade and beauty, and they’re homes for all kinds of animals. But sometimes, trees can be a nuisance. They can grow too big for their location, they can drop branches and leaves everywhere, and they can even damage your property.


That’s where we come in. We’re a team of professional arborists with years of experience in all aspects of tree care. We’re fully insured and qualified, so you can rest assured that your trees are in safe hands. We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs and provide a no obligation quote. So whether you need us to remove a problem tree from your property or simply want to keep your gardens looking tidy, we would be happy to help. Contact us today to find out more.

The Benefits of Hiring an Arborist

There are many benefits to hiring an arborist, including:

-Tree removal: If you have a tree that is dying, causing damage to your property, or is otherwise a nuisance, we can remove it for you quickly and safely.

-Tree pruning: Regular pruning is important for the health of your trees. It helps them to grow properly, resist disease, and look their best.

-Stump grinding: If you have an unsightly stump on your property, we can grind it down so that it’s level with the ground.

-Hedge trimming: Trimming your hedges is important for both aesthetics and safety. Overgrown hedges can block views and hide potential hazards on your property.

-Palm tree trimming and removal: Palm trees are lovely, but they can be dangerous if not properly cared for. We can trim them back and remove them if necessary.


Trees are an important part of our ecosystem, but sometimes they need a little help from us humans. If you’re in need of tree removal, tree pruning, stump grinding, hedge trimming or palm tree trimming and removal in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, we would be happy to help. We’re a team of professional arborists with years of experience in all aspects of tree care. We’re fully insured and qualified, so you can rest assured that your trees are in safe hands. Contact us today for a free consultation and no obligation quote.