An arborist report is a legal document by a qualified arborist to communicate the state of trees to statutory authorities or local government
Health and Condition Assessments
Usually for homeowners to protect their home and tree assets, a health and condition assessment provides expert documentation of trees’
• species identification,
• recommendations to improve trees’ health, and
• suggested remediation to reduce risk to property.
Where a tree has a health issue it may include soil sampling, diagnostic testing, and laboratory investigations.
Arborist’s Report to Remove Protected Trees
Sometimes trees protected under the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) require pruning or removal due to deterioration of their condition. We can assess such trees and report on their health and condition to communicate the situation to the Brisbane City Council or other LGA.
Trees protected under NALL such as significant landscape trees are often aged and can suffer from disease and damage. We assess the trees as well as the risk of failure and make recommendations accordingly.
Arborist Report for Tree Disputes
While we try to resolve problems caused by
• a dangerous tree
• damage caused by roots,
• overhanging branches, or
• falling leaves,
we can provide a report detailing the condition and effect of the offending tree.
Tree Hazard Risk Assessment Report
Often for businesses or government bodies including schools, Tree Hazard Risk Assessment Reports assist
We are very familiar with Brisbane City Council and surrounding areas’ bylaws (especially Natural Assets Local Laws – NALL), and use our knowledge to provide realistic, detailed reports to assist in tree assessment for development applications. Our reports address AS4970 Protection of trees on development sites with
Preliminary Arboricultural Assessment
A preliminary assessment of trees on a site can quickly identify which trees will need to be considered in the design of
Tree Root Reports
Whether to identify trees responsible for subsidence or to locate the source of root problems, we are skilled in root mapping. We can also provide solutions including root barriers and soil remediation and are qualified under AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees to calculate the Structural Root Zone (SRZ) of trees and to prune roots.
We are familiar with Qld laws affecting trees, including
Aerial (Climbing) Tree Reports
We are one of few Brisbane arborists to be able to provide aerial inspections of trees to gather data for tree reports which
In accordance with AS4970:2009 Protection of trees on development sites, local government development application (DA) approvals are likely to be conditional on the retention and protection of at least some of the trees on site. We can provide specifications for tree protection and replanting and carry out the supervision required in the development approval conditions.
If a tree has been damaged by collision or contaminants a valuation may be required to assess the cost of compensation. Valuations may also be required to assess required tree preservation bonds for developments. We are able to provide valuations using industry best-practices to ensure accuracy and fairness.
Tree Planning, Selection, and Design
We can provide expert advice on species selection and subsequent purchasing and planting of stock to
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
When Brisbane suffered an infestation of poinciana loopers, Brisbane Trees and Gardens developed a novel integrated pest management plan that was credited with saving dozens of treasured poinciana trees. We have also developed IPM plans for controlling scale in
Education and Training
We have provided education and training both to other Brisbane tree service businesses and to property managers to assist them in managing tree and garden assets.
Brisbane Trees and Gardens is properly qualified, insured, and equipped to provide these arborist reports and services.