What does it take to be a certified arborist in Brisbane?

Did you know that anyone can call themselves an arborist in Brisbane? It is unfortunate, but a lack of qualifications does not prevent anyone from setting themselves up as a professional tree service in Brisbane.

Arborists do not even need a license to operate in Australia, however it is recommended that anyone who works with trees has the following minimum qualifications:

  • Cert II in Horticulture for ground and climbing work.
  • Cert III in Horticulture for supervisors of climbing work.

As you can see, when Brisbane tree loppers enter your property to trim or remove trees, you really want them to have qualifications for climbing trees safely.

This is why it is important to ask any Brisbane tree service about their qualifications, as well as making sure that they have a current public liability insurance and a current workers compensation insurance.

Another tip is to ask if the Brisbane arborist is a registered member of the national body -Arboriculture Australia, because if so, they must complete ongoing education every year to maintain their registration.

What services can a certified Brisbane arborist provide?

Arborists deal exclusively trees – they write impact statements and tree safety reports for local councils and are concerned with the health and safety of trees.

A qualified and experienced arborist in Brisbane can offer you the following services:

  • Tree surgery: This can include bracing large branches to increase their integrity and to make sure they are safe, giving stressed trees injections of nutrients to bring them back to health, and installing guards to prevent pests from injuring the trees (possums tend to do this).
  • Root management: If the roots of your trees are causing problems with your foundations, your driveway or even your neighbours home or driveway, an arborist is able to trim the offending roots so that the tree is not too stressed and remains healthy.
  • Branch thinning: If your trees are obstructing sunlight or could be a potential hazard in high winds or storms, an arborist can thin out the branches, letting through more sunlight and making the tree safer in stormy weather.
  • Pruning/dead wooding: This is often performed to remove overhanging branches which cause a problem to your own home or your neighbour’s home.
  • Tree/stump removal: Arborists remove stumps, as well as dead or unhealthy trees or those that are in the way of construction work.
  • Tree transplanting: If you need a tree moved from one spot to another, a qualified arborist will ensure that the tree is transplanted in the best position and reducing the risk of stress on the tree.

If you have a diseased or stressed tree and you need the services of a qualified Brisbane arborist, call us on 07 3999 9851, email us at info@treezy.com.au or complete our online enquiry form.