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Need a Practicing or Consulting Arborist?

This page provides information for you to find what you're looking for in an arborist. You'll find the main differences between a Consulting Arborist, and a Practicing Arborist and how to find the one you're after. Due to perceived/possible conflicts of interest, arborists are usually only one or the other. Here at Cutting Edge Tree Management, we are primarily Practicing Arborists. We'll happily provide expert advice and recommendations, but usually won't write tree reports.

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Practicing Arborist:

An Arborist that is able to undertake practical operations in tree care.

These include:
• conduct tree pruning in accordance with AS4373-2007 Pruning of amenity trees
• remove trees in a variety of situations from open areas to confined space
• work practices in accordance to guidelines in Codes of Practice and Best Management Practices for the amenity tree industry
• undertake all work in accordance with current WHS & OHS legislation
• promote best practice and deliver current knowledge and techniques in tree care and or removal techniques

At Cutting Edge Tree Management we are primarily Practicing Arborists, so if it is these services that you require Call us today on 0419 562 093 to find out more or get a free quote.

Consulting Arborist:

An Arborist that has the skills, experience and educational background to provide diverse specialised Arboricultural services.

These include but are not limited to:
• provide tree hazard and risk assessments;
• tree care and diagnostics information including identification of pests,fungi and other pathogens
• develop fertilising programmes for trees
• specifications in relation to pruning in accordance with AS4373-2007 Pruning of amenity trees
• tree selection and specifications and undertake tree inventories
• recommendations and advice regarding trees on development sites in accordance with AS 4970-2009 Protection of trees on development sites
• report writing and other written documents
• develop tree management plans, tree pruning and removal programs
• prepare expert witness statements and make appearances in legal proceedings

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Tree Reports

Local councils and others often require tree reports and consulting arborist services for planning and development purposes. The correct retention and/or sensible inclusion of trees within landscape projects will provide sound outcomes and better environmental and aesthetic solutions. Dangerous trees may need to be pruned or removed, while others may have been planted or allowed to grow in poor locations, or an inappropriate species selected.

The types of tree reports and services a consulting arborist can provide include:
- Tree and Arboriculture Reports
- Tree Reports for Development Planning
- Tree Planting – Design and Selection
- Tree Root Control Strategies
- Tree Root Detection and Mapping
- Tree Hazard and Risk Assessment
- Tree Health
- Pests and Diseases
- Protection of Trees on Construction Sites
- Tree Pruning or Removal Works
- Tree Contractor Selection
- Tree Surveys

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