Tree Decay Assessment Specialists
Weak, decayed and diseased trees can be very dangerous, especially when they are close to powerlines, roads, pedestrian walkways or your home. It is very important to have a professional tree decay assessment done if you believe one or more of your trees might be at risk of collapse.
Graham Brooks is a highly accredited and professional arborist who has the credentials and experience to assess the trees surrounding your home, public green-space or commercial property. Most tree removals within Northern Beaches, Sydney and Australian Local Government Authorities require Council approval and Council’s requires a specific tree decay assessment undertaken to determine if the tree meets FAILURE CRITERIA in order to grant you permission to have your tree removed or significantly cut back.
The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) is an Internationally recognised assessment from the International Society Arboriculture (ISA), which is the requirement for most Councils and Government bodies.
Not all arborists hold sufficient qualifications or have the scientific decay analysis equipment to perform these advanced decay assessments, so it is important to ensure that you choose an arborist who holds the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5 Arborist accreditation, the standard which Graham Brooks has held for 15 years.
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Graham Brooks Arboricultural Tree Services Pty Ltd
Advanced Tree Decay Assessment
An Advanced Tree Decay Assessment is a comprehensive tree analysis that uses market-leading tools and technology to determine the viability of a tree.
This is highly specialised, analytical process leveraging the following tools: the PiCUS Sonic Tomography, Electric Resistance Tomography and IML PD Resistographs.
Tree Risk Assessments (TRAQ)
A Tree Risk Assessment (TRAQ) is a systematic, standardised method of analysing the health of a tree. This assessment allows us to make thorough and knowledgable recommendations on the risks of a tree and its care outcomes.
The TRAQ report is often a council requirement when you are seeking approval to have a tree removed from your property.
Tree Impact Assessments (DA)
A Tree Impact Assessment is a comprehensive report that indicates the impact of a development project on the trees within and around the proposed site.
This DA report is typically conducted following the broader developmental plans have been submitted, in order to comprehensively assess the impact of the plans in their entirety.
What to look for?
There are visual cues that can help you determine whether a tree assessment might be necessary.
How do I get approval for a tree to be removed?
When you apply to council for the removal of a protected tree, they will provide you with a letter requesting an arborist’s assessment and report, with specific information on the report’s requirements. Graham Brooks will be able to provide you with the necessary report for removal IF the tree MEETS FAILURE CRITERIA. Additionally Graham will provide advice on the best management of the tree.
About Graham Brooks
Graham is a highly experienced arborist, with clients including CSIRO, Northern Beaches Council and Ku-ring-gai council. Graham regularly consults for Engineering, Landscape Design and Architectural firms across Sydney, and services thousands of clients privately.
Graham has more than 38 years of experience in the assessment of decaying trees and is one of a few Australian arborists to hold ISA Tree Risk Assessment qualifications with the Scientific decay analysis tools to comprehensively assess your trees.
If you are concerned about the safety of your trees, contact Graham Brooks for a free quote or to book in an assessment today.
Graham Brooks Arboricultural Tree Services Pty Ltd - a highly skilled arborist with more than 38 years of industry experience.
He is a Professional Member of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and a Certified Consultant with Arboriculture Australia.
Graham is insured with public liability to $20m and professional indemnity to $5m.
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