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The Changing World of Arboriculture

The 2019 Arboriculture Conference was held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, situated at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges. The event is organised by Arboriculture Australia, the national body representative, and this year saw 320 attendees from all facets of the industry. Local, national and international arborists from public, private and government sectors including researchers, consultants, contractors, nurserymen and landscape architects came together to the learn the latest from industry experts. Read more

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Learn your way to a top job in tree care

Increasing awareness about global warming is heightening the value of retaining urban forests whilst creating many more jobs in the arboriculture industry.

Local Governments can’t ignore the importance of tree health and the laws to protect trees will only get stronger. Qualified arborists are in high demand to care for existing trees and ensure they remain healthy and safe to be around. Read more

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Hobsons Bay City Council

Careful maintenance and preservation of the ecosystem is essential in the Hobsons Bay region, with its suburbs stretching across beaches, wetlands, creeks and grasslands. Situated on Port Phillip Bay and covering approximately 66 square kilometres, Hobsons Bay boasts one of the most environmentally diverse municipalities near the heart of Melbourne. Key to the existence of such rich biodiversity is the cultivation of a thriving urban forest. This requires the regular assessment and pruning of healthy trees, as well as the removal of sick, damaged or obstructive trees. 

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Maribyrnong Council

While lopping, trimming and removing private trees throughout the City of Maribyrnong is regulated by state and local planning controls, it remains an important strategy to cultivating a healthy urban tree population and a safe community. Trees that have been left without the care of regular maintenance and health assessments by a qualified Arborist can become a hazard for the surrounding ecosystem. Excess foliage can clutter the garden below, blocking sunlight, air and nutrients from accessing the vegetation beneath. This foliage too, can present a danger for the health and stability of the tree on which they grow. Our tree surgeons specialise in maintaining the health of private trees and removing the branches and trees that have become obstructive or dangerous. 

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Whitehorse Council

Before commencing any significant works on private trees throughout the City of Whitehorse, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the local and state regulations to avoid any possible infringements and subsequent fines. Our local loppers, known as Arborists, always operate within the laws and the Australian Pruning Standards to ensure our tree maintenance and removal is always legal and of the highest quality. Read more

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Moonee Valley Council

Cutting down, lopping and trimming private trees within the Moonee Valley municipality is regulated by the implementation and enforcement of a Significant Tree Register, in addition to state and local planning schemes. These laws do not prevent the removal and pruning of private trees within their jurisdiction, rather they are intended to ensure that trees providing environmental, cultural or aesthetic benefits to the community are protected from irresponsible treatment, damage or destruction. Read more

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Glen Eira City Council

As with the surrounding municipalities, pruning and removing trees around the Glen Eira region is an essential part of maintaining both the health of the ecosystem and the safety of the community. Per capita, Glen Eira has less public open space than any other council across inner Melbourne, making it essential that the healthy trees are regularly maintained through pruning of excess foliage, lopping of overweight branches and strategic trimming.  Read more

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Darebin Council

Removing trees and pruning excess foliage are essential parts of sustaining the urban forest and wider ecosystem throughout the City of Darebin. Trees that have become damaged by storms, structurally unstable through age or hazardous from disease must be cut down and extracted to ensure the safety of the community and prosperity of the environment around it. Read more

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the Port Phillip Council

Rules and regulations for pruning and removing trees on private properties vary wildly between councils but are essential to understand in order to avoid fines, to follow the law and to best preserve the local ecosystem. Despite the vast discrepancies in rules, the councils use almost identical terminology which can, on the surface, appear to align with neighbouring municipalities. Terms like ‘significant tree’ and ‘trunk circumference’ are the foundation of many of these local laws, though each council have their own perspective on what classifies a significant tree and where to measure the circumference of a tree’s trunk.  Read more

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Tree Removal & Pruning Guidelines in the City of Melbourne

Pruning, lopping and removing private trees throughout the City of Melbourne is an essential part of maintaining its urban forest. Overhanging branches left unmaintained can cause a variety of problems for homeowners, from blocked gutters to safety risks. Without regular trimming and care, leaves can build up on tree limbs and begin to add extra weight to their extremities. During periods of high winds and storms, this excess weight can add extra pressure on the branches, putting them at a higher risk of snapping and falling. This same idea is true for entire trees. As their large branches are allowed to grow without the assessment and strategic lopping of a qualified arborist, the entire tree can become imbalanced. Without an even weight distribution, big mature trees can become a greater risk of falling. Generally this happens with the addition of external factors, such as rain and wind, though sometimes it can happen without any clear warning signs. 

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