What Is An Arborist Report?
Many people fail to realize that arborist reports are actually a very common requirement for most building and development projects in our area. In the southern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne, local councils request arborist reports prior to beginning a new project. Other situations that require this type of reporting include submitting new Tree Permit Applications, or appealing or rejecting an old permit.
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Types of Arborist Reports
Melbourne Tree Removals provides four different types of arborist reports. Which report type is right for you?
Pre-Development Vegetation Assessments
This report takes place in the early planning stages to give a clear indication of the retention value of trees on a given site. These assessments let builders and designers easily determine which trees are candidates for removal and which ones they may need to work with while designing the building project. Most often, a Tree Protection Zone will be nominated so that architects can design a concept to fit around the desired vegetation that is best for the environment.
Development Application Reports
For those who have already started the town planning process and need a certified arborist report to continue with the project, the Development Application Report is best. This detailed report will address local councils’ concerns about the trees on the site and how your building proposal fits within them. It can also give helpful suggestions about how best to modify the building plans to work around retained trees, and a removal recommendation for others.
Tree Management Plans
Also called TMPs, these are usually for sites with larger populations of mature trees. Managers of golf courses, schools, and commercial properties use TMPS to assess required removals, lower risk-ratings, increase longevity of special specimens, and apply best management practices.
Hazard Tree Risk Assessments
For smaller sites, this report is usually used to justify the removal of a tree to a local council. Even where Local Law Permit or Vegetation Protection Overlay strictly govern tree removal, we have seen permit applications which were initially declined be overturned by our Hazard Tree Risk Assessments. Aerial inspection and climbing the tree are used to determine structual defects that cannot be seen from the ground.