Arborist Assessment Services
Your development may contain protected trees and you may be required to engage a minimum AQF Level 5 Arborist with a minimum of 5 years experience.
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What is an Arborist?
“An arborist, tree surgeon, or arboriculturist, is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants in dendrology and horticulture.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arborist
Arborist Assessment Services
Arborists are professionals trained in the care and maintenance of trees. They play a crucial role in ensuring the health and longevity of trees in urban and natural environments. One of their primary responsibilities is to assess the overall health of trees, identifying any diseases, pests, or structural issues that may be affecting them. Arborists use their knowledge of tree biology and pathology to diagnose problems and develop appropriate treatment plans, which can include pruning, fertilization, or even removal if a tree poses a safety hazard.
Additionally, arborists are skilled in tree maintenance techniques, such as pruning and trimming, to promote proper growth and shape. They also provide valuable advice to property owners on tree planting, species selection, and landscaping design to enhance the aesthetic and environmental benefits of trees. Arborists often work in various settings, including residential properties, public parks, and urban landscapes, contributing to the preservation of green spaces and the well-being of communities by ensuring the health and vitality of trees. Their expertise is crucial in maintaining the ecological balance and beauty of our natural surroundings while ensuring safety in urban environments.
Your Project – What is Required?
Depending on the location of your development and any existing Local Authority City Plan overlay, you may have protected vegetation on site.
In addition to this, significant trees may need to be retained prior to any work commencing on site. If trees are to be retained, it is important that any works within the tree footprint is reviewed by an arborist.
To assess any construction work around trees in accordance with the Australian Standard 4970 for the Retention of Trees on Development Sites an arborist may be required.
Broadly, there are two important things to consider when excavating around trees to be retained. Non-structural root zone and Structural root zone.
Should the structural roots of a tree be damaged or cut during excavation, there is a high chance the tree is dangerous and could topple over during high winds.
In addition to this, any damage to any roots are likely to have impacts on the health of the tree.
Existing trees can have significant impacts on the design of any project including the Civil design. Any encroachment on the root zones of trees from retaining wall footings, building footings or simply excavation near trees can create significant cost implications for your project.
“in accordance with the Australian Standard 4970 for the Retention of Trees on Development Sites“
What Services do Arborists Provide?
Arborists provide a range of services focused on the care and maintenance of trees. These services include tree pruning and trimming to promote healthy growth, removal of dead or hazardous branches, tree planting and transplanting, diagnosing and treating tree diseases and pests, and assessing the overall health and structural integrity of trees.
Arborists also offer guidance on tree selection, placement, and landscaping to ensure trees thrive in their environment. Additionally, they may provide emergency services after storms or accidents, such as tree removal and cleanup.
Overall, arborists play a crucial role in preserving and enhancing the health and safety of trees in urban and natural landscapes.
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