Arborists are specialists in the care of trees. By definition, an arborist is an individual who is trained in the science and art of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. They are formally trained and equipped to provide expert tree care. Hiring an experienced arborist is an investment that can add considerable value to your property. Don’t underestimate the difference between professionally cared for trees vs. poorly maintained trees.
Before hiring an Arborist, you should check whether they carry an Australian Qualifying Framework (AQF) certification.
Working Arborist (Trade Qualified)
Working Arborists are trade qualified to care for trees, and are hired to provide basic care, including pruning and removal.
Once you have obtained permission to undertake tree works, look for an Arborist who has AQF Level 3 qualification or equivalent in Horticulture (Arboriculture). This ensures any work done is by the Australian Standards.
Consulting Arborists (Consultant)
Consulting Arborists have the experience and training to provide professional assessments on the condition and health of trees.
If your local council requires you to obtain an Arborist Report, or you need specialist advice on the health of a tree, you should seek a Consulting Arborist with AQF Level 5 or equivalent in Horticulture (Arboriculture).
Arborists are required to be fully insured. A certified tree arborist will also guarantee their work, which means they will be responsible if any damage is caused, however, if they are not insured, you could be liable. When researching arborists, look for this type of wording:
- Safety guarantee
- Safe work practices adhering to Australian WHS standards
- Powerline safety and boundary clearance
- Full insurance and all work is guaranteed
At TreeLink, we only hire the best arborists Sydney. Each team member has extensive experience in the tree industry, hold at least an AQF Level 2 Arborist Certificate or higher, and undergo regular training to ensure up to date knowledge, safety awareness and skills. You can be confident that our experience in the tree industry will give you peace of mind that the job will be completed professionally, safely and with care.