Types of Arborist Reports
Pre-Development Vegetation Assessments
Prepared in the earliest stages of planning to determine the retention value of trees on your site.
This gives you a good indication of which trees are to remain and
those that may be a constraint to your design .
Your architect can then proceed with a concept design that will fit around the
nominated Tree Protection Zone of retained trees.
Development Application Reports
Suitable if you are already half way through the town planning process and have been asked for an Arborist Report.
This will normally answer any concerns council have about how your proposal fits with the surrounding trees
and may offer suggestions on modifying the proposed construction methods to enable your design to continue
by working around the existing trees that are worthy of retention while recommending removal of any
unsuitable or defective trees.
Tree Track Management Plans
A Tree Track Management Plan is normally prepared for sites with large populations of mature trees such as golf courses,
schools and commercial properties. If you manage such a site, you are responsible and have a duty of care to
provide a safe environment for its users.
A good Tree Track Management Plan will identify hazardous trees and give a plan on how to manage them.
Removal may be required for some while others can have their risk rating lowered to acceptable levels by applying the appropriate tree management practices.
It will also make any recommendations for the longevity of significant trees that are to be retained.
Hazard Tree Risk Assessments
This type of report is usually applied to a smaller number of trees. It still assesses risk ratings and makes recommendations,
however it is often used to justify the removal of a tree to a Local Council where a Local Law Permit or
Vegetation Protection Overlay control the removal of trees.
Tree Resolution Advice
For neighbour tree disputes.