Certified Arborists

Why Should I use a Certified Arborist?

As with all trades and professions, there are different levels of qualification for operators and consultants.  If you are employing a consultant, they must be qualified to AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) Level 5 Diploma in Horticulture (Arboriculture). If you want a tree removed or pruned professionally, your Arborist must be qualified to a minimum AQF Level 3 in Horticulture (Arboriculture).

Byron Bay Tree Services has fully qualified staff including Cert 3, 4 and 5 Arborists.

We hold $5 million Professional Indemnity Insurance which is specifically important when providing advice regarding trees and $20 million Public Liability Insurance.

As one of the only companies in our area with a fully qualified Cert 5 Arborist, we can provide the following services -

Tree Audits, Hazard Assessment and Report Writing

Arborists reports for Local Authorities regarding Public Spaces, Schools and Development Sites (compliant with Australian Standard AS4970-2009 Protection of Trees on Development Sites), Tree safety and/or impact Assessments.


Advice on EVERYTHING tree related, from correct planting of a tree to recommended species to tree health, structure and stability

Tree Health Care

Soil amelioration, foliar applications, pest and disease management.


Professional pruning techniques (compliant with Australian Standard AS4373.2007. Pruning of Amenity Trees) to: reduce risk, reduce wind resistance, improve access over roads to improve the structure of young trees.


Safe, controlled techniques to remove hazardous or dangerous trees

Management Plans

Long term plans for long lived plants

School specific Tree Hazard Assesments

It is actually a current requirement that any persons carrying out tree hazard assessments for the NSW Department of Education and Communities meet the following criteria:

Level 5 Arborist with minimum 5 years experience

Our lead arborist and Director, Alex Nowell, has over 15 years experience specifically in the Arboriculture industry and is a Cert 5 Qualified Arborist.

Member of a peak body

Our lead arborist and Director, Alex Nowell is a member of Arboriculutre Australia and Queensland Arboricultural Assocation.

Public Liability Insurance of $20 million

Professional Liability Insurance of $5 million

Byron Bay Tree Services fulfils all of these requirements listed above.

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