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What do arborist services include?

Arborists are often referred to as tree surgeons because of the intricate nature of their work and their focus on tree health when making recommendations. Using their industry experience, they consider all proposed outcomes and best practices before offering solutions or methods that are suitable for the situation. Whether it's for tree maintenance or management, here are some of the common you can expect when hiring arborists in your area:

Arborist report

An arborist report is usually needed to support council applications and development plans. The report may inform you about the tree species, health, safe useful life expectancy, and arboricultural rating. You might be applying to the council for development approval (DA) or for approval to remove trees from your property. This is important because removing trees can’t be done without council approval! 

Your arborist will check for pests and disease, any structural defects, and identify species of plants and trees present before writing their report. They’ll make written recommendations in the report, supported by photos and evidence. This will accompany your application and assist the council in its decision-making process. Consulting arborists may also use this report in case you need it for other purposes, such as dispute resolution or tree risk assessments. 

Tree trimming, pruning & removal

Tree trimming and pruning are necessary to maintain the health and safety of many trees. An arborist makes sure your trees are pruned or maintained in a way that enables them to flourish and grow afterward. Trees may be trimmed or pruned for safety reasons, or to ensure their long-term viability. If a tree is diseased or dying, tree removal may be the only option. Your arborist consultant will consider all factors before making a recommendation for removal with your tree workers.

Annual tree inspection

An annual tree inspection is a proactive way to ensure the safety and longevity of the trees in your garden. Your arborist will thoroughly inspect trees and vegetation on your property to identify current and preventable concerns. They will then provide guidelines for maintenance or an action plan to rectify any problems, so your garden can continue to thrive. Keep in mind that tree inspections are different from arborist reports - the latter provides more thorough documentation on tree management and maintenance.

Garden mapping

Garden mapping can be used in any garden but it’s especially useful for heritage-listed gardens. Your arborist will prepare a catalog that identifies species types and locations for each tree or shrub in your garden. You might use mapping to help manage your garden or plan future landscaping changes.

Recent Arborist tasks in Ballarat

Arborist needed - 3 trees cut back and offcuts taken away


Ballarat VIC, Australia

11th Apr 2024

Hello, I have three trees that need cutting back. All are in photos. The cherry blossom (first photo) has a wire above it, so mostly needing it cut to avoid it hitting that. I would prefer an arborist with training in the correct way to cut trees to encourage health.

Arborist for removing 1 tree and reducing another


Ballarat VIC, Australia

3rd Sep 2023

I have a silver birch that looks like it needs to be removed before it falls over and another tree that is way too big needs chopping down to half size. - Due date: Flexible

Arborist report


Daylesford VIC, Australia

21st Oct 2021

We have 3 large Laurel trees on our property. 1 of those collapsed unexpectedly 8 months ago, tonnes of timber, broken buildings etc. In the huge storms up here in June, a second tree moved significantly and is now almost touching one of our buildings. We live in a heritage area of Daylesford everything is protected and requires permits. Council says, give us an arborist report, we will give you a permit straight away. - Due date: Flexible

Arborist or horticulturist


Daylesford VIC, Australia

7th Feb 2021

Need a qualified person to look at some sick trees, and need cypress trees pruned .

A qualified Arborist - written assessment


Creswick VIC 3363, Australia

22nd Sep 2020

Need to assess the health of trees in my yard and provide a report/letter confirming tree/s can be removed. Quotes must be from Regional Victorians