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A Project Arborist is the service whereby we supervise work that is being done around trees. The idea is to protect the trees on the development site in accordance with AS 4970-2009 Protection of trees on development sites.

There is often numerous conditions that are set out in the DA approval from council. The purpose is to ensure no detrimental damage occurs to the trees and to provide guidance and advice in relation to construction work around trees.

Certificates will be required at various stages by the certifying authority and possible remediation guidance at completion.


If there are trees on your site or adjoining your site there may be conditions in the DA that request the services of a Project Arborist during construction. It may be trees on adjoining properties that require protection and the involvement of a project arborist.

If an Impact Assessment Report has been done on the site, it may have “hold points” or “witness points”, set out that need to be adhered to during construction. These hold/witness  points are critical and typically require the services of a project arborist. A certificate may need to be issued at each of the hold points.


The services of a Project Arborist will assist in ensuring that the various trades working around the trees to be retained do so without detrimental impact on the trees. Too often without intentions trees can easily get damaged beyond repair and may need to be removed. This is not an outcome you want where you wish to retain trees or the design has been such as to feature a specific tree.

If trees do get damaged this can result in fines and breaches of the DA which can cause delays and additional costs.


Typically the DA Conditions will set out the minimum qualification required by the Project Arborist. In most cases this will be AQF Level 5 Qualifications which all of our consultants have. In addition our consultants have worked for both private and government agencies and are therefore very familiar with the information required. They also have extensive experience with trees on development sites and are able to provide sound advice and guidance where required.


At Modern Tree Consultants, we have the expertise and experience to supply your site with a project arborist who can perform their role as efficiently as possible. We understand that as a developer, time is never a luxury and you don’t want your project delayed. We can provide a fast and efficient service to avoid this.

We know the bureaucracy of meeting governmental standards and guidelines can be cumbersome and that’s why we aim to supply you with a consulting arborist who is experienced in this area. Our fully qualified consulting arborist will be able supervise the work done to ensure you have met your due diligence. They will be able to provide certification at the various of the projects as outlined in your DA conditions.

Should you require the services of a Project Arborist please contact our office or fill in the inquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

At Modern Tree Consultants we pride ourselves in supplying quality arboricultural services to our clients throughout the Gold Coast region.

Utilising the latest technology in the industry we are able to produce for our clients, impartial arborist reports, tree risk reviews and tree health management plans. We are fully insured arborists that work locally primarily throughout the Gold Coast Region. We are qualified AQF Level 5 and a member of The Queensland Arboricultural Association. Our qualifications allow us to apply our skills where required to ensure our clients trees are managed responsibly and sustainable.

I am ready to discuss your needs today. Please call or contact me via our website and provide us with information regarding your project or query and we’ll come back to you with next steps.