Thomas Arboriculture

What does an arborist do?

Qualified arborists play a vital role in the practice of arboriculture- the management and care of trees. Considered to be one of nature’s caretakers’, considerable training is required to excel in the field, with a Diploma of Arboriculture required to undertake the role.

You may have heard of tree surgeons in the past, but do you understand what they actually do? The key role of an arborist is to provide expert advice and insight into tree condition, assess risks, prune and plant trees and ensure safe and aesthetically pleasing end results. As part of their education, arborists are highly knowledgeable in all areas of tree care, including tree species, which trees thrive in your climate and where they are best positioned on your property for maximum growth and health. An arborist is different than a tree lopper, whose primary role is to remove branches and limbs of a tree, and does not have the same level of education.

Another important aspect of an arborist’s job is to complete an intense risk management of not only the tree but also of your property, to not only ensure that the healthy parts of the tree will not be removed, but to also make sure that no part of the property is damaged in the process of completing the job. Another important part of the job is being able to diagnose, treat as well as prevent parasites and other predation by removing hazardous vegetation. Arborists work on complex jobs and are well versed in providing solutions to a wide array of problems.

The exceptional FNQ team of specialist vegetation managers at Thomas Arboriculture  provide a large number of services to meet your every arboriculture need, including:

  • Stump grinding and removal
  • Evacuation and earthworks
  • Tree removal and pruning
  • Landscaping and retaining walls
  • Mulching and wood chip supply
  • Tree planting
  • Cyclone and storm cleanup