What is an Arborist?

An arborist offers a professional service to manage trees. The work includes tree removal and tree pruning, lopping and trimming. You may have heard them being referred to as a tree surgeon or arboriculturist.

At T&G Tree Services, we offer a range of tree assessment and arborist consulting services across the Gosford & Wyong shires on the Central Coast. All assessments and reports are prepared by experienced staff with a Diploma in Arboriculture.

Trees can sometimes be a source of neighbourhood dispute and we find that a neutral, qualified arborist can assist in resolving any conflict.

Arborist services include –

  • Tree Hazard Assessments and Child Safety Audits for trees in residential or high traffic areas such as schools and shopping centres.
  • Tree Health Assessments to diagnose pests and diseases that may be plaguing your tree, including a recommendation on remedial action for these issues.
  • Arborist Reports for submissions to Gosford and Wyong Councils and for Development Applications.
  • Tree pruning, trimming and lopping
  • Tree removal

Why hire an arborist?

The current legislation on the Central Coast of Australia doesn’t stipulate that homeowners need a certified arborist or contractor with qualifications to provide tree removal services.
However, there are significant benefits to hiring an arborist. Let’s drill down and look at why you should choose to work with a pro:

It’s safer

Cutting a tree is specialised work. Arborists have the equipment, training and experience to ensure the safe and efficient removal of a tree. DIY attempts or using a handyman can backfire and create potentially dangerous situations. Don’t place your family, pets or house in danger unnecessarily.

It’s more efficient

While small scale trees and shrubs can often be handled with hand-operated tree pruning and trimming equipment, larger trees need planning from an experienced arborist before they are removed. In turn, the arborist needs to work with skilled, strong tree workers and machinery to ensure the safe and effective removal.

We are tree experts

You are hiring someone who has studied trees. They understand the structure, biology and potential pests and diseases individual species of trees are vulnerable to. They have the training to implement the correct maintenance, disease management, and removal strategies based on a species’ location and needs.

You minimise financial risks

Tree removal is risky work. A professional arborist is covered by public liability and workers compensation insurance, giving you peace of mind.

If you are looking for tree care on the Central Coast, it makes sense to work with a professional arborist.

We can’t emphasise enough the dangers of cutting and removing trees by yourself. Safety risks range from minor cuts and falls to life-threatening head injuries and possible electrocution from overhead power lines. Instead, leave the work to the pros. We have the specialised gear, knowledge and equipment to remove trees safely.

arborist cutting treeArborists vs tree loppers

Before you hire a contractor to remove or maintain your trees, check if they work with a professional arborist or a tree lopper. A tree lopper removes branches and limbs but doesn’t assess the tree as an arborist would. Our professionals consider a tree’s position, the health and how it will regrow before they work on a tree.

Why does this matter? Incorrect pruning may leave the limbs of trees poorly attached, increasing the risk of them breaking in windy conditions or storms. You’re putting your home and property, as well as your pets and family members, at risk. Should a tree damage your home in these circumstances, it may even affect your insurance.

Our arborists take a holistic approach to tree removal or management. The solutions they offer will take into account the tree health, structure and aesthetic factors. They assess where trees are positioned, the area around them, and provide a solution to maximise their health. They also ensure that regrowth will be strong and healthy. This means that in the long-term, your trees will need less maintenance. It’s a win-win.

Why choose us?

We offer our professional arborist services on the Central Coast. Our commitment includes:

  • Working to ensure the health, safety and beauty of local communities.
  • A passion for preserving our natural environment.
  • High-quality work and friendly customer service, which has created trusted and loyal customers.
  • We have many years’ experience removing trees on the Central Coast.
  • We provide our customers with a free tree removal quote before they commit.
  • We will match the price of any cheaper quote for the same work that you are offered.
  • We are covered by professional insurance.
  • We are proud members of Arboriculture Australia, the national association for arborists.

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Get in touch

We offer professional arborist services on the Central Coast. If you are concerned about a tree’s health on your property or have decided to remove a tree, we can help.

From tree health inspections to maintenance, pruning, trimming and disease management, through to safe and efficient tree removal – we’re waiting for your call.

Areas Serviced

We cover a substantial area – from Central Coast to Newcastle and Hunter Valley, and even parts of Sydney. For a complete list of the areas we cover, click here.


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