Arbor Operations prides itself on its informed approach to the science and practice of tree care, with the Brisbane-based company’s industry expertise and passion for arboriculture underpinned by a desire to maintain a green and healthy environment and a professional outlook developed over the course of decades.
Having commenced operations in 1980, Arbor Operations draws on an extensive range of experience in providing services to Brisbane aving commenced operations in 1980, Arbor Operations draws on an extensive range of experience in providing services to Brisbane
Peter, who has been running Arbor Operations since 2007, told The Australian Arbor Age that the business is highly flexible in the services it provides, allowing it to operate across different sectors and undertake a variety of projects.
“Since the company’s inception, it has undertaken work for and has a close relationship with Queensland government departments,” Peter stated.
“We have also been able to develop relationships within the commercial/ development sectors, including landscape contractors and local city and regional councils, while still maintaining a residential arm of the business.
“This versatility and diversity of service provision is due to our continued dedication to working within the industry standards, with professional service delivery standards.”
An Experienced Team And A Range Of Services
Peter – who has studied commerce and agricultural economics, and who has a Diploma of Horticulture – has been involved in the horticultural and agricultural sectors for over 40 years, telling AA that he “has a passion for plant and soil science”
This passion, backed by expert arborists and a highly trained and experienced team, serves to strengthen Arbor Operations’ range of services, which include: tree trimming, pruning and cutting along with tree surgery, surveying, transplantation and removal, tree mulching and stump grinding.
Arbor Operations maintains an emergency response team, for when tree-related issues require a quick response – and, among its other services, uses ground penetrating radar, allowing its customers insight into what to expect before digging, with it also providing root mapping and root barrier installation services.
It additionally provides reporting and assessments by AQF Level 5 arborists for residential schools and development sites.
Peter pointed to Arbor Operations’ experience and well-honed procedures as helping it to stand out from its competitors. “We are long-established, with qualified staff, and we are committed to best practice and safety standards,” he commented. “In addition to this, all of our climbing and rigging equipment must comply with our LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) system, which is adopted from the UK.”
Noting that “quality, well-maintained equipment allows for optimal performance”, Peter highlighted a number of equipment advances that have helped to streamline Arbor Operations’ operations.
“Deployment of large 21-22 inch chippers, 30m chip bins, loaders and forestry grapples, combined with engineered height access solutions, allows for more production per day in a safer manner,” he observed.
“Track-mounted spider machines with small footprints allow access to areas where truck and trailer-mounted machines can’t go, and you can also use these on non-level surfaces in places that other machines simply can’t get to. Meanwhile, the digitalisation of work and fleet allocation has improved the billable hours output of field crews.”
Monitor Lifts Products Backed By Local Support
Peter said that Arbor Operations uses elevated work platform (EWP) specialist Monitor Lifts as it backs its products, with parts and technical support delivered by a local team.
Monitor, which has offices in Sydney, Tamworth and Melbourne, maintains sales and service outlets around the country, and is focused on providing its clients ongoing service and support.
“Before purchasing the machines, we visited Ben and the team in Tamworth to inspect the range of spare parts and verify the level of mechanical support,” Peter said. “We even had an impromptu meeting with their mechanics to identify potential mechanical deficiencies, and were impressed and extremely satisfied we had made a sound choice with the 2210 Evo Spider Lift.
“When we have had small technical problems, they have been rectified the next day, and parts are available the next day when ordered early enough. Warranties on the new machines have been fully supported, with the gear back in the field where it needs to be, earning money.”
Ben Joyce, Monitor General Manager, told AA he has been working with Peter over the last two years – and, following the initial purchase of the 2210 Evo Spider Lift, he said that Arbor Operations has since purchased a 1575 Spider Lift and 2714 Spider Lift.
Pointing to Peter’s professionalism in his dealings with Monitor, Ben stated that Monitor is “delighted to have him as a client”.
“The Monitor spider lifts allow access to areas where you simply cannot get a conventional EWP or cherry picker,” he stated.
“The crawler track drive system provides excellent traction for use on slopes, rough ground, and also provides a low ground pressure for operation on sensitive or fragile surfaces. Hybrid (dual-power) allows the machines to be used safely indoors and outdoors. Also, their light transport weight means these machines can be easily transported without the need for large trucks.”
For more information visit www.arboroperations.com.au