What is an Arborist?
An Arborist is a person that cares and maintains trees.
They have been through extensive training and are then certified as a Level 2, 3 or 5. Once having obtained these qualifications they are then considered a Climbing Arborist or Consulting Arborist.
The difference between a Climbing and Consulting Arborist are:-
- A Climbing Arborist who perform the pruning and removal of trees are also qualified to assesses trees from an aerial position. The minimum level required by most councils when hiring a Arborist is Level 3. A Climbing Arborist can detect more problems through an aerial inspection than from the ground.
- A Consulting Arborist is one who assesses trees from the ground and can provide Tree Reports or Tree /Assessments, Tree Protection Plans, Risk Mitigation Reports and Tree Pruning Specifications. These reports identify the species of tree, health and safety, defects or diseases, life expectancy and photographs to support that information. These reports also have the recommendations for the tree whether it be pruning or if removal is required. Some councils require these reports if approval to remove the tree is required if the tree is outside the exemption zone. The minimum requirement of a consulting arborist is level 5 also known as an AQF 5 Arborist. For more information on Consulting Arborist click here.
We’ve had the privilege to work with some wonderful local businesses
From Port Stephens to Newcastle and the Hunter we have worked with local businesses such as LJ Hooker, Port Stephens Council, Defence Housing Australia, Transfield and many more.
It is a our friendly, professional approach to making your experience a pleasurable one. Safety is our priority.Shelley, Owner Branch Management