A Bit About Us

At Canopy Consulting, we're not just arborists; we're stewards of the urban forest. Our commitment to nurturing and managing urban green spaces is at the heart of everything we do. As a leading arboricultural consultancy firm, we specialise in delivering expert advice and tailored solutions to enhance and preserve the urban canopy.

Quality and consistency are the cornerstones of our approach. We've meticulously developed systems that not only meet but exceed industry standards. This dedication to excellence is reflected in our certifications for ISO standards in Health and Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management. It's more than a badge of honour; it's our promise to you.

Our client base is as diverse as the landscapes we care for. From individual homeowners seeking to nurture their private oases to developers shaping our city's skyline, from local councils to government agencies, we tailor our solutions to meet a vast array of needs. Our goal is simple yet profound: to be your trusted partner in enhancing Australia's urban forest.

The Canopy Consulting team is a blend of experienced, certified arborists and innovators in tree management. We bring not just knowledge, but a passion for sustainable urban forestry to every project. Our services are designed to be cost-effective, timely, and efficient, ensuring that your goals are met with the utmost professionalism and care.

In the complex world of urban forest management, Canopy Consulting stands as a beacon of expertise and reliability. Whether it's a detailed tree report, strategic arboricultural advice, or innovative problem-solving, we're here to guide and support you.
30 March 2024
Our Strata had about 50 trees we needed surveyed. Kane was thorough and professional, and the final report was comprehensive, customised, and easy to understand. Highly recommended.
dick phillips
dick phillips
25 August 2021
Kane was up front from the start during these trying Covid times. The report was well done and at reasonable price. Thank you Canopy Consulting.
12 March 2021
I engaged Canopy Consulting to prepare a risk assessment on two large gum trees on my property. Kane was friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to explain his findings to me. I was really impressed with the level of detail in his report (as was the council officer). I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services.
Will McDougall
Will McDougall
4 March 2021
We engaged Kane and Canopy Consulting to do resistance drill testing and provide a report on a tree with a fungal issue. He explained the process very well, provided a detailed report and was friendly and informative throughout the process. We're very happy with his work and would use Canopy Consulting again.
Andrew Heaven
Andrew Heaven
13 August 2020
Kane has been efficient, knowledgable and extremely helpful with our project. We are looking forward to working with him during as our project arborist.
Cheryl Mitchell
Cheryl Mitchell
21 May 2020
Nice to find someone who knows what he is talking about and very prompt.
Paul MoshiPennies
Paul MoshiPennies
15 May 2020
It was a pleasure dealing with Kane. Quick response and honest. It is very difficult to find a honest and prompt trade people nowadays. But Kane was exceptional. Will recommend him to anyone without any hesitation.
Lynette White
Lynette White
29 February 2020
Very quick initial response from Kane. Most helpful, and will be using his services for the rest of this project.

Meet Our Arborists

Kane Hollstein

Director | AQF 5 Level Arborist | GIS Analyst

With a solid 17-year foundation in horticulture and over a decade dedicated to arboriculture, Kane brings a wealth of expertise to the field. His journey in the industry began under the tutelage of some of Australia's most esteemed Arborists. This rich experience, coupled with six years of hands-on work as a climbing arborist, has honed his skills in understanding the nuances of tree care and management.

Transitioning to consulting, Kane has found his true calling in problem-solving and providing innovative, industry-leading solutions to clients. His approach is rooted in blending novel techniques with established best practices, ensuring that each project is handled with the utmost professionalism and expertise. Whether it's a complex tree report or strategic arboricultural advice, Kane's commitment to excellence and passion for the field is evident in every project he undertakes.

At Canopy Consulting, Kane leads with the belief that every tree tells a story and every client's need is unique. His mission is to translate his extensive field knowledge into practical, sustainable, and effective solutions, helping clients navigate the intricate world of tree management with confidence and ease.

Training & Education

  • Diploma of Arboriculture (AQF level 5)
  • Certificate III Arboriculture (AQF level 3)
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA)
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • Valid Tree Risk Assessment Training
  • PiCUS Sonic Tomograph training presented by the manufacturer, Argus Electronics Gmbh
  • Resistograph and structural assessment training presented by Rinntech inventor and manufacturer Frank Rinn

Personal Strengths

  • Plant Identification
  • Tree Risk Assessment
  • Sonic Tomography
  • Resistograph Testing
  • Aerial Assessment Reports
  • Plant Pest and Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Mark McHugh

AQF Level 5 Arborist

Mark started his journey in horticulture in 2011 with bush regeneration studies in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. 

Since 2017, he has specialised in arboriculture and has developed his expertise while providing various arboricultural services to one of Australia's largest council contracts. Mark uses his experience to achieve clients' goals and provide valuable insights and education regarding trees in every project.

Training & Education

  • Diploma of Arboriculture (AQF level 5)
  • Certificate III Arboriculture (AQF level 3)
  • Certificate III Land Conservation and Management (AQF level 3)
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment - Advanced User (QTRA)
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • Valid Tree Risk Assessment Training

Personal Strengths

  • Plant identification
  • Tree planting and establishment
  • Formative pruning
  • Weed identification and management
  • Tree Risk Assessment
  • Tree Auditing
Clients and Partners
UNSW Sydney
West Region
Uniting Church
Sydney water
Taronga Zoo
RSPCA New South Wales
NE Confluence water
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
1300 122 667
(1300 1CANOPY)

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