An Arborist report is an assessment on the health, condition and safety of a tree to determine what action should be taken as far as pruning, removing or retaining a tree or group of trees

April 20, 2018

Tree safety is about managing the risk of significant harm from tree failure whilst maintaining the benefits trees provide.

In addition to the instantly apparent aesthetic beauty, trees offer many benefits such as a moderating climate, providing shade and shelter, capturing stormwater and providing habitat for wildlife.

There are a range of potential tree-related hazards, many of the more obvious hazards can be picked up by the tree owner – this includes things like deadwood within the canopy, broken limbs (hangers), dead trees and trees that are actively failing with noticeable soil movement. These types of issues could be identified during our tree risk assessment and reporting services.

What type of Arborist Report do I need?

Tree Hazard Report. A tree hazard report will focus on potential tree problems and the impact on people and property. An example would be a school hiring an arborist to inspect trees in relation to the safety of its staff and children. Tree hazard assessments are often commissioned by caravan parks, preschools, campgrounds, and other government organisations.

Individual Tree Assessments. Tree assessments for individual trees are usually commissioned by private tree owners where there is concern over the health or safety of the trees. This type of report is often lodged with tree removal application form where a tree is found to be unsafe or has a low retention value.

Reports for development sites. These reports are usually commissioned by developers, builders, architects or engineers carrying out project or contract management. This type of report will often include planning for tree protection zones and ongoing tree care throughout a project.

Tree Management. Tree management systems are typically for parks, public facilities or landholders with large groups of trees that require ongoing care and maintenance. They include a survey of all trees, with a detailed schedule of maintenance.

The arborist consulting services at Tree Culture is carried out by our AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) Level 5 arborist.