What exactly is an arborist

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What exactly is an arborist?

Arborists generally focus on the health and safety of individual plants and trees, rather than managing forests (the domains of Forestry and Silviculture) or harvesting wood. An arborist’s scope of work is therefore distinct from that of either a forester or a logger, though the professions share much in common. Quote from Wikipedia – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arborist

One of the questions we get quite commonly is regarding the particular title of our specialists – that of an ‘arborist.’ The question we get most often regarding these specialists is ‘what exactly does an arborist do?’

To put it simply, as arborists, we are professionals in the practice of arboriculture, the cultivation, management, study and management of trees, shrubs, vines and virtually all kinds of plants.

One of the things we do as arborists is diagnose issues regarding trees and do our best to answer any questions you may have regarding your tree. We also deal with solving any issues regarding your tree and use any surgery-like methods that we know to assist you in pruning, removal and replacement of your tree. We’ve worked for years to gain qualifications that allow us to provide residents of the Hunter Region with the quality service that we have been doing so for so many years.

Arborists can perform the following tasks:

  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Pruning/trimming
  • Tree Planting
  • Deadwood Removal
  • Tree Surgery/Transplanting
  • Root Removal
  • Lot Clearing/Land Clearing
  • Stump removal to allow for seamless flow of the lawn without tripping hazards and large holes
  • Stump Grinding
  • Storm Tree Damage Cleanups
  • Hazardous Tree Inspections and Assessments
  • Tree Disease Control
  • Tree Topping
  • Cabling & Bracing
  • Tree Structure Evaluations

We are proud to say that we have had zero serious accidents regarding our workers, a sign of the seriousness with which we train them and employ safe work practices in everything that we do.

Experience in working safely around trees is absolutely crucial to success in this industry, and we have most certainly done that. We strive to ensure that our clients and customers do not have any health issues or injuries regarding them or their tree or tree population.

We work with clients, ranging from public park groups to private property owners to ensure that our community’s trees are well cared for by monitoring them regularly and diagnosing any issues or concerns that our clients and partners may have.

This excerpt from Wikipedia describes our duties quite well:

Trees in urban landscape settings are often subject to disturbances, whether human or natural, both above and below ground. They may require care to improve their chances of survival following damage from either biotic or abiotic causes. Arborists can provide appropriate solutions, such as pruning trees for health and good structure, for aesthetic reasons, and to permit people to walk under them (a technique often referred to as “crown raising”), or to keep them away from wires, fences and buildings (a technique referred to as “crown reduction”).


Our team members have formal certification in the field of tree care, which they have achieved from a variety of institutions around the world.

But no matter how many certifications our specialists have, we make sure that all of our specialists have practical experience and a safety first mindset. To learn more about what we do, why not give us a call to find out exactly what we can do for your property and tree population?

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