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Great guy, good job, would highly recommend.

Arborist needed to clean up Palm tree


Paul was amazing. He was friendly, efficient and did a great job removing some very tricky branches. He even cleaned up after. I'd happily hire him again and would recommend him for any arborist work that needs doing. Great guy!

Tree branch removal / Arborist


We cannot rate Jason highly enough. He is a true professional. Right from the initial contact that our Silver Birch tree had a borer beetle. His communication every step of the way was outstanding. He explained all of the work he undertook even providing us with additional information on our other plants. I even felt as though I had a mini introduction to horticulture haha! Jason is punctual, courteous, very informative and he went out of his way to fit us in. His workmanship removing our Silver Birch Tree and pruning all of our Magnolia's was exceptional. He and his-right hand man were very neat and tidy and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Jason we will definitely use you again in the future for our gardening needs.

Arborist for trimming a Silver Birch Tree


Joel was punctual, easy to talk to, skilful, energetic and helpful. Not only did he finish the task he had agreed to do, but he also did a bit more. I commend Joel wholeheartedly.

I need arborist services


Adel was amazing. He cut my Gum Tree which was a danger to the property very precisely and professionally and safely. He was so budget friendly and economical and man of his word. He even left a few wooden stumps for furniture for us in our request!!!! Highly recommend him for tree removing services.

Arborists wanted


Great tasker. Professional. Punctual and easy to deal with. Thanks Tolu

Arborist for tree and stump removal


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Why find a local arborist through Airtasker?

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.

The best place to find an arborist near you is on Airtasker. Simply post your needs and we’ll connect you with local arborists around you who will come to your home (or workplace) and provide tailored advice and care for your trees. Whether it's a task on tree care, arborist reports, or tree management, our platform makes it easy to find the right arborist near you.

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Top Arborist related questions

An arborist is a highly experienced and formally trained expert in tree health and vegetation management. Arborists review existing landscaping and gardens to determine whether any pests or diseases are present and whether there are risks to people or property. They also recommend methods for tree maintenance. They can also help proactively plan new gardens and ensure these adhere to development plans and meet community standards. A more specialised form of this trade is consulting arborists who handle more complex jobs related to planning and development, tree evaluations, legal disputes, and tree management plans.

An arborist will usually cost between $200 to $1,000. But this will depend on the size and complexity of the job - whether it’s a simple tree assessment or a comprehensive report. If you need to get a tree removed, expect rates for tree removal to fall within the range of $350 to $4,500. 

An arborist frequently works with property owners who have trees that may be diseased or overrun by pests. They also help find solutions to problems like dead or dying branches that pose a falling risk, and trees that have grown too close to power lines.

An arborist can operate under supervision after completing a Certificate III in Arboriculture. However, any arborist providing specialised advice through arborist reports needs to have studied the Diploma of Aboriculture to meet the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 5. Be sure to check if the Tasker has the right qualifications, certifications, and industry experience to carry out the job you need.

An arborist report can take 7 to 10 days to complete due to the comprehensive nature of the report. Your arborist will use aerial and onsite inspections to assess tree health and identification, current and proposed safety concerns, and any factors that may affect potential removal.

An arborist inspects a tree and its surroundings for safety issues or evidence of pests and diseases. They develop solutions that consider future tree growth, as well as personal and property safety. A tree lopper usually considers space or safety issues with individual trees and trims or removes them as required.

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. 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

Arborist to cut branches off large tree


Maroochy River QLD, Australia

21st Sep 2023

Cut branches off tall tree - Due date: Flexible

Trees and vine removal. Arborist.


Dandenong South VIC, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Needing the area in the photos cleared. There are trees and a large overgrown vine that need to be removed. Need all waste removed. I’m flexible with the time, I’d prefer for the job to be done this week. - Due date: Flexible

Tree removal/arborist


West Footscray VIC, Australia

18th Sep 2023

I need this tree cut down and stump removed. We'd like to retain the trunk to turn it into a seat for around a fire pit. Be good if you had insurance as its in the back corner of the property and in close proximity to the neighbours property. - Due date: Flexible

Professional Arborist Needed


Melton West VIC, Australia

16th Sep 2023

Need an arborist to cut down to the ground level and remove the green waste of an old tree in my backyard.

Silly Oak Tree removal with arborist repot


Ambarvale NSW, Australia

15th Sep 2023

Need one tree removal with Arborist repot . - Due date: Flexible

Arborist to inspect a mango tree


Redfern NSW, Australia

14th Sep 2023

I have a mango tree in the courtyard of my townhouse. It has grown quite high and its roots are starting to damage surrounding paving. I need an arborist to inspect and advise what can be done to remedy the situation and possibly assist in completing an approval to council to remove the tree - Due date: Flexible

Arborist remove palm tree


Fitzroy VIC, Australia

13th Sep 2023

I need an arborist to remove a palm tree in a central courtyard in my property (including roots and stump) - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 17 November 2023

Arborist cut down tree branch


Padstow NSW 2211, Australia

10th Sep 2023

We have two branches from our backyard tree that need to be cut down. - Due date: Flexible

We asked Charles to cut down some of our trees branches. He came out and gave us a very professional evaluation of our tree and made some appropriate suggestions to help balance the branches. His team were incredibly efficient, cleaned up and did an excellent job. We are so happy with the result and would highly recommend Charles and his team to come and work with your tree too. Thank you

Arborist report on tree root


Malvern East VIC, Australia

6th Sep 2023

we have a street tree root that is coming through the front yard. i need an arborist to assess the tree root system, provide a report on potential damager, etc. must be registered arborist. - Due date: Flexible

Arborist Report on Tree required in Brighton Vic


Brighton VIC, Australia

6th Sep 2023

Hi I need to make an offer on an existing house but it has 5 trees in backyard. I need arborist report if these can be removed or not as per Bayside City Council. Laxmi - Due date: Before Saturday, 9 September 2023

Arborist work


Springwood NSW, Australia

5th Sep 2023

Looking for an arborist to cut down a tree that has started to split in the yard. Medium size tree, on residential property. Looking for Experienced professionals only. - Due date: Flexible

Climbing arborist to lop cut top off tree


Ashwood VIC, Australia

31st Aug 2023

We have a dead tree approx 8-10m tall. We need the top bit cut off. Please see photos. - Due date: Flexible

Tharshi had great communication. Arrived the next day from when I put the ad up and successfully climbed and lopped the top off our tall dead tree. Highly recommend.

Arborist to Remove 3 X 12 meter high Trees and Excavate area for Pool


Sydney NSW, Australia

16th Aug 2023

Looking to hire same tasker to remove three trees and Excavate pool area and remove soil and debris as well as green waste trees are near a powerline close to house and border fencing and 12 meters high approximately pool area is standard swimming pool size. Happy to pay fees on top as needed. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 18 August 2023

I've hired Kieran twice in a row for 2 major jobs, {both jobs were completed perfectly as scheduled on time and as quoted for} because these guys are just that good. Really impressed with the whole Airtasker family now will definitely be using the platform to book Kieran and team again💯%✓ Whatever you're paying Kieran, I guarantee it's not enough for what you're getting out of them. Definitely would recommend Kieran to any Airtasker Poster‼️

Arborist to transplant one hedge & remove hedge stumps


Helensvale QLD, Australia

1st Aug 2023

Transplant one established hedge plant to a section a couple metres away & completely remove small hedge/tree stumps x 30 - Due date: Flexible

Thomas transplanted one of our hedges and stump ground a lot of hedge stumps and tree stumps. Thanks for the great work! Highly recommend!

Arborist - Remove and Dispose of 6m Tree


Hawthorn VIC, Australia

26th Jul 2023

Hi, I would like the removal of an approximately 5.5-6m part canopy tree in the front yard located in Hawthorn, including grinding of stumps. I have a Tree Works Permit from Council permitting the removal of the tree by a qualified arborist in accordance with Australian standards. Arborist must be qualified, fully insured and dispose of the tree. Ideally the job is completed by 2 August 2023. Thank you. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Tharsi did an amazing, clean and efficient job. Was great with communication and was very punctual. I will definitely be recommending him for everyone.

Arborist AQF3 certified


Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

26th Jul 2023

I need to provide evidence certified by a person holding a minimum qualification of AQF3 Certificate of Horticulture or Arboriculture that: A minimum of 1 x 75 litre size tree, which will attain a minimum mature height of ten (10) metres, must be planted in a suitable location within the property at a minimum of 1.5 metres from any boundary and 2.4 metres from any garage or dwelling structure and allowing for future tree growth. The tree is to conform to AS2303—Tree stock for landscape use. Trees listed as exempt species from Council’s Tree Management Controls, Palms, fruit trees and species recognised to have a short life span will not be accepted as suitable replacements - Due date: Before Sunday, 13 August 2023

Thanks Luke. Easy to deal with and efficient

Arborist/tree climber


Broadbeach Waters QLD 4218, Australia

14th Jun 2023

I have a drone stuck in the top of a very tall tree, 23 metres up. I think it's a gum tree, looks climbable. I think if you got halfway up you could probably shake the drone loose. You need to know what you're doing and have experience, I don't want to be responsible for any injuries. - Due date: Flexible

Really great. Turned up on time and got the job done to a high standard. Would recommend.

Required licensed and qualified Arborists. Only inspections and quote.


Glen Waverley VIC, Australia

17th May 2023

Required licensed and qualified arborist to check, pruned back 11 meter tree. I am doubtful that tree is dead but not 100% sure. Need certificate once job is done. This job is Only for inspections, written letter to advise treatment of tree for council purpose and quote for treatment. Please quote. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Completed job as requested. Happy to work in future. Highly recommended

Arborist to remove seed pod and Grind from Palm Tree


Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia

11th Apr 2023

Remove fronds and seed cluster from Palm tree - approximately 18+ foot off ground and Normal ladders too small. Likely need an arborist to complete - Due date: Before Friday, 14 April 2023

Tree branch & arborist


Black Rock VIC, Australia

2nd Apr 2023

2 trees - cut limbs on 2 trees Easy access NO DISPOSAL REQUIRED - Due date: Before Sunday, 30 April 2023

Ali and arborist team were amazing, very professional, friendly, on time, did great job pruning large trees. Thanks for doing amazing job. Highly recommend!