Arborist Reports: What They Are & Why You Need One

A Consulting Arborist holding a minimum AQF Level 5 in Arboriculture is qualified to provide Arborist Reports.

Arborist reports are legal documents that can hold up in court – if and when required. There are various types of level 5 Arborist reports because they are specific to the site and timeline of any project. Examples of sites and situations range from development sites, tree risk assessment requirements, heritage and culturally sensitive sites, research and data analysis and tree data collection post processing.

Typical Reports include:

  • Risk Assessment Report
  • Arboricultural Appraisals (AA)
  • Preliminary Arboricultural Report (PAR)
  • Exploratory Root Reports
  • Research and Data Analyses
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessment Report (AIA)
  • Letter Report
  • Final Certifications

Why you need an arborist report

Arborist reports are a requirement from Council regarding any planning processes, and vital to the integrity of your project. The type of Arborist report is determined by the specific circumstance and associated Council or Government requirements.

Without the recommendations and actions from an Arborist report, people within your project team may unwittingly remove or damage trees or habitats.

Such actions may not only delay your development, incur costly fines or impose restrictions but may also adversely affect your site’s ecosystem, leading to much wider issues and implications for the integrity of your site into the future.

Treescience are the Arboricultural specialists that can fast-track development proposals and specific site outcome requirements through all the stages of the project with detailed and explicit Arboricultural Reports.