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Arbor Operations
– Arborist Toowoomba

Arbor Operations offer a holistic range of arborist services in Toowoomba.

We’re expert arborists and tree doctors, trained in the science and practice of tree care. We have a passion for trees and maintaining a healthy, safe environment for your property.

Expert Tree Doctors in Toowoomba

Certified arborists can dramatically improve the health of your trees. At Arbor Operations, we work to ensure that your trees are healthy, safe, well-kept, and remain a beautiful addition to your property. We complete scientific assessments of your tree’s needs, with recommendations on how to make it healthier. Under no circumstances do we indiscriminately lop, as we understand the damage this can do to a tree’s health.

If you’re looking for a Toowoomba arborist or tree expert, look no further. We offer a complete tree surgeon service, from consulting through to removal.

Professional, Trained Tree Surgeons
in Toowoomba

Our extensive knowledge of arboriculture allows us to offer the best tree care in Toowoomba. With over 30 years of experience, we offer a range of tree services, including tree lopping and removal, pruning, stump grinding, tree mulching, and more.

Why Choose Us?

  • We’ve provided high-quality maintenance, tree management and landscaping services for South East Queensland since 1986.
  • We were the first arboricultural company in Australia to be recognised as a Quality Assured Supplier.
  • Our customers love us. Just take a look at our testimonials.
  • We’re long-standing members of the Queensland Arboricultural Association (QAA), Arboriculture Australia (formerly ISAAC) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
  • We’re proud to be a corporate supporter for TREENET—an Independent non-profit organisation dedicated to improving urban forests.
  • We adhere to the Australian Standard Pruning of Amenity Trees AS-4373-2007, and carry full insurance covering a public liability of $20 million.
  • All of our lead climbers hold a Certificate III in arboriculture or higher.
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Who We Service

We offer arboriculture services for a range of different clients in Toowoomba, including:

  • Residential properties (private and body corporate)
  • Commercial properties
  • Educational facilities
  • Development and building sites, including landscapers
  • Government facilities
  • Councils and shires
  • Golf courses

Common work that we complete for the Toowoomba area includes:

  • Tree removal
  • Tree pruning

Essential Tree Surgeon Advice

  • What is an arborist?

    An arborist (also known as a tree surgeon or tree doctor) is someone who practices the cultivation and management of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. They keep trees healthy and attractive by identifying areas of disease and decay, and diagnosing nutritional or structural problems. Once issues are identified, they make the tree healthier through pruning and cleaning.

    Common practical tasks for arborists include:

    • Tree trimming and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Palm cleaning
    • Stump grinding (removal)
    • Tree mulching

    Arborists can also plant new recommended trees, identify hazards, identify and treat parasite infestations, try to prevent animals from preying on the tree, and remove invasive vegetation. When an arborist completes a tree consultation, there is an option to receive a detailed report with recommended actions.

    An arborist is not the same as a tree lopper, who might indiscriminately chop tree branches for aesthetic improvement, but not understand the impact on the tree’s health (weakening, vulnerability to pests, etc.). Arborists are educated in the science of arboriculture, using their knowledge to help improve a tree’s vitality. Tree loppers tend to be cheaper at first, however they are more expensive in the long run.Arborists are highly qualified practitioners of their trade—experts at assessing the condition of trees and understanding how to give them the opportunity for a long and healthy life.

  • Arborist equipment

    An arborist makes use of the following equipment to complete their work:

    • A single or moving rope system to climb the tree, including a harness
    • Steel toe-capped boots
    • A chainsaw to prune
    • A chipper knife
    • A safety helmet
    • Chainsaw chaps/pants
    • Ear protection—chainsaws are loud!
    • Eye protection to protect against flying pieces of wood
    • Sunscreen
    • A ground-penetrating radar, to assess the tree’s root structure

    Up to date, modern equipment is critical for the safety of arborists.

  • Arborist safety

    Working as an arborist is dangerous, with many hazards such as falling, broken equipment, injury from flying objects, noise and UV exposure, stinging animals, and working close to power lines. The job has high safety standards for this reason. Arborists are required to complete qualifications that teach them the strict safety standards of the job, with at least a Certificate III in arboriculture.

    A risk assessment is completed for every job, with hazards including the weather, condition of the tree, proximity of power lines, musculoskeletal injuries, and more. Equipment must also be regularly checked and maintained, to ensure its safety for the job. Finally, an emergency plan is needed in the event that something goes wrong.


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