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Arborists: Unsung Heroes of Tree Removal

Updated: Nov 12, 2021

At some point on a normal day you may have passed by men in helmets wedged in

between branches wielding chunky machinery chopping off bits and pieces of trees.

Few of us have ever stopped to see what exactly it is they are doing. In fact most of

us do not even know what these men´s jobs are called. Tree Removers? Tree


They are called Arborists and the scope of their work is vast when you get to know what they do. They are tree experts who know everything from planting to

pruning, diagnosing diseases to removing very ill trees. Some are expert climbers

and when you see them at work they are no less fascinating to watch than the

nimble acrobats from Cirque du Soleil.

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As children if we were lucky to grow up in the bosom of nature we would have

climbed a couple of trees in our childhood and gotten some scraped knees as battle

scars to show for it. To become a qualified Arborist, climbing a tree with safety

precautions is not quite like what we remember as children.


Even experienced Arborists can be seriously injured while performing a

tree removal operation.


The job of an Arborist can be dangerous and learning to work safely is an essential

part of their training. They come in contact with hazards like power lines and are

constantly exposed to high levels of noise from the equipment. As they work

outdoors, they are at the mercy of the elements of nature. Their bodies have to

endure challenging physical demands and over time this can cause physical

disorders. Even experienced Arborists can be seriously injured while performing a

tree removal operation. Having obtained certification does not mean the Arborist´s

training is over. They are expected to go through regular training throughout their

career to ensure they are stay updated about any new legal requirements as well

as pick up new and more efficient techniques.

Remove trees safely. Calla professional arborist like Accomplished Tree Management. Call 0411443535

Arborists working in Australia undergo a multi-disciplinary training with the

Australian Qualifications Framework. Arboriculture is a discipline that can be

found at the Technical and Further Education governmental institution as well as

other private institutions and universities. When you contract a professional to

handle tree removal in your area, you should check they have a Certificate II in

Arboriculture if they are performing the work at ground level and a Certificate III

in Arboriculture for tree climbing activities.

Should you require the services of a tree removal specialist, be sure to check they

are genuine professionals. Leaving your trees in the wrong hands could cause serious damage to property and the vegetation in the area, not to mention wasting a substantial amount of money on a botched job. The consequences would be to spend another stack of bills hiring professional Arborists to clean up the mess they have made.

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Qualified and experienced Arborists are organized and have a plan for how they

intend to work. They can accurately diagnose the problem with the trees, assess

the situation and offer the best solution, check for hazards and are clear about the

legal requirements for removing trees. As they work in a team, a good tree removal

company also takes good care of its workers and are stringent about safety and

managing risks. Professional Arborists should also have proper insurance

measures such as workers compensation, public liability and professional

indemnity protection. Should you feel the need to request to see a certificate of

currency to check the validity of their insurance, a genuine professional tree

removal company, like ours (Accomplished Tree Management) will be able to provide you with the necessary documents.

Accomplished Tree Management based in Port Macquarie provides all tree services including Pruning, Hedging and Tree Removals

In Australia we are fortunate to have councils throughout the country regulate the types of trees that can be removed. Some acceptable reasons for tree removal include dead trees, trees that are a threat to indigenous flora, trees that are ahazard, trees near power lines and fallen trees after a heavy storm. We also have several organisations that can help property owners find professional tree removal specialists, thereby avoiding painful legal and botanical blunders caused by inadequately trained people posing as the genuine article. At Accomplished Tree Management, we are fully qualified and adhere to the Australian standards of AS 4373-2007 Pruning of Amenity Trees. We are also fully insured with a $20 million Public Liability and $1 million Professional Indemnity Insurance. Our reports on sites are also compliant with the Australian Standard AS4970-2009 Protection of Trees on Development Sites. Our environment is kept safe and beautiful thanks to the work of many professional Arborists who toil away in all types of weather conditions. While we take it as a given that our trees need protection and conservation, we also need to value our Arborists who take care of our trees as only true experts know how. The next time you see a fellow Arborist at work, give him a wave as a metaphorical pat on the back as if to say, "Thank you for taking care of our trees!"

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Thank you for taking care of our trees, Accomplished Tree Management

Accomplished Tree Management is based in Port Macquarie and services the Mid North Coast. With over 16 years experience, we employ safe work methods and are certified with Australian AS 4373-2007-Pruning of Amenity Trees standards. We're fully insured with $20 million Public Liability and $5 million Professional Indemnity Insurance.

As Arborist, Accomplished Tree Management provides the following tree services -

  • Tree management - tree removals, palm tree services, council permits

  • Tree and garden maintenance - hedging, pruning, deadwooding, stump grinding

  • Tree consultation - arboricultural reports, hazard assessment


Do you need trees removed, trimmed or pruned? This is a dangerous job. To avoid injury and damage to property, hire a professional.

Use this checklist to help you hire the right tree work contractor for your job.

Every year people are seriously injured or killed while doing tree work.

Unsung Heroes of Tree Removal is written by Vermilion Pinstripes, a sales marketing and communications agency based in Port Macquarie helping businesses build brand confidence.


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