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Frequently Asked Questions

Arborist reports may be required for many reasons. Council’s often require Impact Assessment reports to approve Development Applications (DA) and use them to guide Development Consent conditions.

In many instances, council’s require assessment and reports by a AQF 5 Arborist to justify the removal or substantial pruning of trees located within residential property.

Arborist reports may also be commissioned by landowners or managers to investigate concerns related to health, risk, safety or wholistic treescape management.

How long is a piece of string? As with any consultant, the price varies and depends on the time taken to travel to site, collect data and write, format and send the report.

Contact us directly to discuss your needs. We provide free quotes!

Most council’s require a minimum AQF Level 5 consulting level Arborist. Arborists who achieve this qualification are trained to a higher level and are more experienced in the wholistic management of trees in the urban environment.

Depending on the type of report required the information generally includes; tree species, dimensions, physical attributes, site details, a discussion of observations, a conclusion and recommendations.

A Consulting Arborist has received training to a minimum AQF level 5. These arborists are experienced in the management of trees in an urban context. Consulting Arborists are better able to identify complex issues, such as pest and disease, pruning specification, health and structural assessment.

Trade level (AQF 3) Arborists are typically the person who arrives as a tree climber with a truck and chipper. AQF 3 Arborists have a fundamental understanding of tree biology, soil and pest and disease and are familiar with correct pruning techniques.

A tree lopper is an old term that described someone who pruned and removed trees. These days, it is synonymous with people who haven’t received recognised training. Trees may end up being incorrectly pruned or unnecessarily removed when a lopper is involved.

It could be as simple as a lack of rain or irrigation, or as complex as cumulative circumstances that have led to a decline in health or structure. The only way we can truly assess the issue is an on site consultation.

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