Do you have a tree on your Adelaide property, but you don’t know if it’s significant or regulated?
Or maybe you want to get your tree pruned, but you’re not sure if you need Council approval first.
You can get the answers to these tree-cky questions (see what we did there?) answered by the certified arborists at A Bark Up The Right Tree!
We’ve been doing arborist reports and tree risk assessments for the lovely folk of Adelaide for over 20 years.
Whether you’re in Lockleys, Glengowrie, Walkerville, Richmond or Fulham, we’ll be there to give you the advice and information you need to take care of your trees.
When should I call an arborist?
There are several scenarios where you may require an arborist to curate a report for you.
1. When you’re buying a new property
If you’re thinking of purchasing a house or land in Adelaide that has many trees, trees of a significant size, or both, it’s worth engaging an arborist to provide information on:
- Overall tree health
- Current tree structure and stability
- Species of trees present
- Potential tree growth and overall size
- Any laws applied by Council for their maintenance or removal
2. When you already own property
Whether you own a home or business premises, it’s worth calling in an arborist just to maintain peace of mind. An arborist will provide you with a detailed report on the health of the trees on your property and the surrounding area. This information includes potential branch failure, any invasive tree roots, a visual check of the neighbour’s trees for disease or areas of concern, and advice for tree care and maintenance.
3. When you’re getting a build or renovation done
An architect or drafter may request an arborist report before they carry out a new build or major renovation. This report covers the trees on your neighbours’ land and yours to provide key insight into how the trees’ growth will affect the natural light of the construction, movement and growth patterns, whether they can be incorporated into the design, the effect of construction on other trees in the area, and if there will be significant debris.
What is an arborist report?
An arborist report is an in-depth assessment on the condition of a tree and must be prepared by a qualified arborist. It’s an important document you’ll need when you want to remove or preserve a tree. A well-analysed report can help you design the right tree preservation plan for your property, make informed decisions and adopt measures towards tree health and longevity, and keep your property safe by gauging tree risk.
What is a tree risk assessment?
A tree risk assessment considers the weather and the amount of traffic that passes under a hazardous tree. While a tree with nobody underneath is safe, a loose tree in an area with high wind and rain and plenty of school children in the fall zone is not. Other potential tree hazards that aren’t easy to spot include decay, hollows, allergens and faults.
It’s worth doing one when there may be potential tree-related hazards. While there are some tree hazards you can identify without calling in a certified arborist, there are many other potential problems that may go unnoticed to the untrained eye. That’s when you’ll need a regular formal arboricultural inspection.
If there’s an obvious, serious hazard present, the danger area should be a no-go zone until a contractor can secure the site safely.
What is a tree inspection report?
A tree inspection report is when you get a qualified arborist to view and report on the health, vigor and safety of your tree. As always, your arborist will be professional and very thorough.
While this might sound the same as an arborist report, in this case, your arborist will not provide a written report when they finish. Instead, they’ll report to you and give recommendations verbally.
You don’t have to get an arborist report unless it is required by the Council or an architect or drafter as mentioned above. So if you just want a tree inspection, you won’t need a full report written afterward unless specified by the Council for removal purposes.
What is the cost of an arborist?
Depending on the work you’re engaging your arborist to do, costs for arborists in Adelaide are generally as follows:
|$300 – $450 (single tree)
$450 – $700 (multiple trees)
|Tree Inspection (Advice only, no report)
|Development Application Arborist Report
Want to bark up the right tree for your Adelaide arborist report, tree inspection, or tree risk assessments needs? Call us on 0413 945 749 today and we’ll give you the info you need to sort out your trees ASAP!