I generally give the mulch away for free by the truck load (12 cubic Meters) as long as the delivery location is local to where I’m working. If not, the associated travel costs will be charged.
Pleas see the mulch section to leave your contact details which will be added to a waiting list. You will be contacted when the mulch is available and the best effort will be made to ensure you receive the mulch free of charge.
There are many rules and regulations dependent on where you reside and what’s to be performed. Please use the following link to investigate for yourself, alternatively, contact me to discuss. https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/tree-vegetation-removal-resources-39347.html
I do not quote on hourly rates due to the significant variance of each task ie; equipment required, number of employees and risk of the works being performed. I quote the work required to be carried out, consulting the client of how the task will be performed, addressing any concerns raised and ensuring a consistence understanding of the outcome to be achieved.
Always ask the question and check the level of cover. Although a currency cert may be supplied, there are many levels of insurance ie; height restrictions, powerlines etc. Feel free to ask me for proof of cover.
Short answer is level V and above
An Arborist is trade qualified and has studied, assessed and deemed competent at performing correct Arborcultural techniques inline with the relevant standards and industry best practice. A tree lopper, although may have a wealth of experience and ability to climb or remove a tree, is not qualified and more often than not, will not inform the client of information in relation to industry best practice or pruning techniques in line with the Australian Standards AS4373 – 2007 Pruning of amenity trees.