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Got some unruly tree branches or concerns about the health of the trees on your property? If trees and vegetation are becoming a problem at your home, maybe it’s time to find an arborist near you for help and advice. Many people think an arborist’s only job is tree removal. But they do so much more than that. An arborist will analyse your trees and their surroundings, considering safety, health, and wellbeing, to help find the best course of action to solve your problem and lend their knowledge in tree maintenance for your development plans. Using specialist tree care services and hiring arborists in your area to maintain the trees on your property can also help your home’s street appeal and improve property values.
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Top Arborist related questions
Australia does not require a trade licence for arborists. However, for certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licenses may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Some areas are strict or have regulations about the types of trees that can be worked on. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant licence and insurance before accepting an offer.
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. They consider all proposed outcomes before offering a solution that’s suitable for the situation. Here are some common arborist services and what you can expect:
An arborist report is usually needed to support council applications. You might be applying to the council for a development approval (DA) or for approval to remove trees from your property. This is really 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 their decision-making process.
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 afterwards. 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.
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.
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.