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Recent Arborist reviews in Melbourne

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

Arborist for tree and stump removal


Excellent air tasker, would highly recommend to others. Was punctual, efficient and provided very helpful tips. Very pleased with the overall service 👍

Remove Carborator from my car


Louis was brilliant with my tree and provided really good education on the tree health and how it will grow etc. went about and beyond to come back on a Sunday to chip the wood and remove it. Highly recommend.

Arborist tree pruning


Great guy, good job, would highly recommend.

Arborist needed to clean up Palm tree


Richard was great, turned up on time, knowledgable, did a fast and fantastic job on our trees, even trimmed a couple of others and pulled out some weeds. Took away all the rubbish and front yard looking great. Would definitely use again. Also both really friendly and helpful

Arborist to trim 3 trees and remove a bush


Brian did a great job pruning our lemon tree. Lovely bloke and clearly knows his stuff. Will definitely call on his services again.

Tree pruning / arborist


What's the average cost of an arborist in Melbourne

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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 Melbourne

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

Qualified Arborist to advise and shape trees


Northcote VIC, Australia

18th Jul 2023

We have two backyard trees that need pruning for shape and for expansion. One is an Apricot tree at about 7m tall, the other is an Acer at about 10m. Access to backyard via rear door of garage. Must remove waste. See photos. - Due date: Before Friday, 4 August 2023

Arborist tree lopping


Coburg VIC, Australia

12th Jul 2023

Large boundary tree needing pruning and waste removal in Coburg - Due date: Flexible

Tree arborist - cut back tree


Fitzroy VIC, Australia

2nd Jun 2023

Silver birch needs pruning. Getting too big for garden. - Due date: Flexible

Arborist. I need a tree cut back


Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

7th May 2023

I need to tree pruned. It is at the front of the property and all cuttings removed. - Due date: Before Thursday, 18 May 2023

Arborist for tree pruning at our school


Armadale VIC 3143, Australia

21st Nov 2022

Pruning of a tree overhanging into neighbours place. not a big job probably half day plus removing cut off branches. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 25 November 2022

Arborist / gardener


Elwood VIC, Australia

12th Nov 2022

Arborist needed for advice on birds of paradise trees Removal of dead trees/leaves Pruning of plants Removal of weeds Removal of green waste - Due date: Flexible

Nice guy - good communication and work!

Arborist for tree pruning


Coburg VIC 3058, Australia

23rd Aug 2022

Need an experienced arborist to help cut back trees along with examining them for their health. These trees are double storey in height. Photos are attached however would prefer to get it inspected for the best offer. We are in Coburg.

Great job, cleaned up nice 👍

Need an arborist asap


Melbourne VIC, Australia

10th May 2022

Need an arborist to cut this tree asap within next day or so or today. Stump doesn’t need removal. Can be cut to power line level

Came asap, prompt and efficient! Recommended!!

Arborist report required


Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

12th Mar 2022

I need an arborist report for the potential removal of a diseased tree on my property. I am in the jurisdiction of Moreland City Council. If the arborist report is successful, there will be tree removal work to follow.

Very professional service.

Arborist needed to clean up Palm tree


Elwood VIC 3184, Australia

16th Jan 2022

Arborist needed to cut leaves and pods off one palm tree and dispose of the cuttings.

Really great to deal with, excellent job pruning our palm tree. Thank you.

Arborist for Palm Tree Trunk Shaving


Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044, Australia

28th Oct 2021

Need trunk of tree trunk in front garden shaved with all mess cleaned up and cuttings taken away. See attached pictures. One is how it currently looks the other is how I want finished product to look

Great guy and great service

Paint Arbor


Northcote, Victoria, Australia

12th Oct 2021

Lightly sand arbor and then paint with two coats of paint. Paint, paint brushes and paint tray will be supplied.

Greg arrived on time, was very polite and did a great quality job. He worked straight through to complete the job and had all the correct equipment. We would recommend him and use him again!

Tree pruning - quick & easy job for an arborist!


Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

31st Jul 2021

2 trees (left in photo) need pruning: 1 x olive tree and 1 x magnolia style tree Up to approx 20ft at the highest branch Only pruning the branches that overhang our garden fence - Quick job for an arborist!

Tom did an excellent job! He was great at communication and very friendly. Thanks Tom!

Arborist tree work


Coburg VIC, Australia

19th Jun 2021

Cut 3 top branches off this tree Involves climbing at heights All branches must be lowered to the ground with rope All green waste left onsite Availability & capability required. Please check the weather and nominate and day to complete this task. Extra work available on other sites after this job.

Excellent work and great communication thank you for the completing this task promptly.

Arborist to prune medium size tree


South Yarra VIC, Australia

14th Jun 2021

Prune to preserve good shape on courtyard tree to just above courtyard wall height including removal of waste trimmed.

Arborist - tree cutting back


St Kilda VIC, Australia

20th May 2021

I have inherited a very unruly tree - it needs some serious pruning as it is blocking all my light and killing the undergrowth.

Arborists Report


St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

17th May 2021

Report by a qualified arborist on a protected semi mature Lemon scented gum growing on a neighbouring property.The bulk of the trees branches cover our backyard, dropping considerable leaf litter, gum nuts and branches. The report will identify the branches of the tree that can be removed with out affecting integrity, as well as assist our architect in designing to the TPZ/SRZ to form part of the planning submission to City of Port Philip

Arborist to shape Japanese maple


Kensington VIC, Australia

6th Mar 2021

See photos. Need tree shaped to grow out from surrounding jasmine. Must be a qualified arborist with experience with Japanese maple trees

I need arborist


St Kilda VIC, Australia

10th Dec 2020

I have some dying trees and trees loosing their leaves .need some advice. Also some trimming of trees.