There are many people working in the tree care industry. Unfortunately, too many of them have little or no training and therefore recommend and carry out bad tree work.
Often these people will refer to themselves as Arborists when in fact they are just ‘tree loppers’ with no understanding of what their uneducated practices or advice to tree owners causes in the short and long term.
It is important that anyone seeking advice on trees should only engage a AQF Level 5 qualified Arborists to provide consultations. Further, if you are engaging an Arborist to conduct tree maintenance or pruning works, please ensure they have a minimum AQF Level 3 qualification in Arboriculture.
What is a qualified Arborist?
An Arborist is a specialist in the care and management of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an Arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, is dangerous work. Tree work should only be done by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.