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What is an Arboricultural Consultant (or Consulting Arborist)?

An Arboricultural Consultant, or “AQF Level 5 Arborist” provides professional level, best practice expertise and advice on all tree related situations. Advice is objective and not biased towards a particular…
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What information is needed to get a quote?

The more information you can provide, the better. All information is held securely and treated as confidential. If there is a development planned for the property, copies of the survey…
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What’s so good about IACA Accreditation?

The Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists was founded as an industry association to support the profession of arboricultural consulting as a distinct profession separate to practicing arboriculture. To avoid bias…
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Council have asked for a report from an AQF Level 5 Arborist – what does that mean?

AQF stands for Australian Qualifications Framework and is the method of categorising the level of qualification an individual has attained. AQF5 Arborists are consultant level professionals. AQF4 is the qualification…
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How much does an arborist report cost?

New Leaf Arboriculture provides professional level consulting services. The cost will depend on the size of the project or property, number of trees and level of detail required for the…
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How long will an arborist report take?

The time taken to prepare an Arboricultural report depends on the size of the project or property, number of trees and level of detail required for the situation. Generally, reports…
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Can you provide a report for a court case?

Professional Arboricultural advice aims to provide best practice advice which in some cases can aid in avoiding legal action in the first instance. Of course there are cases where courts…
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What areas do you work in?

New Leaf Arboriculture is based near Parramatta, Sydney and works in all local government areas of Sydney. We are particularly familiar with complex tree management requirements of Councils like City…
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What kind of advice can an Arboricultural Consultant give that a practicing arborist wouldn’t?

A practicing arborist (also known as tree surgeon or “lopper”) has skills and expertise in working on and maintaining trees, as well as safely removing and felling trees, but may…
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Can you support removal of my tree?

All advice provided by New Leaf is unbiased, objective professional advice based on an on-site assessment of the trees and their context. Removal of trees is considered appropriate in certain…
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Which trees are “protected”?

In New South Wales, trees are currently broadly protected under the State Environmental Planning Policy and each Council’s Development Control Plan. These policies aim to preserve the amenity and biodiversity…
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