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The great tree census of 2023

The great tree census of 2023 means, after 15 months spent measuring 51,324 trees across 16 hectares, Australia has joined …

Aussies shine at 2023 ITCC

The top tree climbers worldwide gathered on August 11, 2023, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, to compete in the 2023 …

Tree cover to be mandatory for development in Sydney’s north

Urban greening through mandatory tree cover, minimising urban heat and mitigating climate change, will be able to be considered during …

Digging deep for mental-health awareness

South Australia’s first excavator dedicated to raising money for research into mental health has officially made its debut appearance at …

National Safe Work Month 2023 theme released

The overarching theme for 2023 is For everyone’s safety, work safely – encouraging everyone to make health and safety in …

Variation to annual leave and shutdown – provisions in modern awards

On December 22, 2022, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission issued a decision to insert a new model …

EWPs and Arbor mech

Fall restraints for employees in EWPs?

Fall restraints are a major factor in reducing fatalities and serious injuries in employees working with EWPs. Should employers provide …

Are you ready for extreme weather this summer?

Extreme weather can make tree work difficult and increase possible hazards. Make sure business is prepared for the increased risks …

Towards Two billion trees

Towards Two Billion Trees is an ambitious 10-point plan for the next 10 years launched by WWF-Australia.

Tree Cities of the World

The Tree Cities of the World Program marks world-leading urban-forestry management standards and practices, and nine Australian cities have been …

Magni RTH 6.30 telescopic handler

The Magni RTH 6.30 telescopic handler is able to meet a wide range of applications in construction and arboriculture, and …

New opportunities for forestry development

There are opportunities for forestry development with the Australian Government seeking expressions of interest to establish two research centres under …

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Association News

Ethics in arboriculture

TCAA member and career arborist Bruce Smith – The Tree Surgeon – outlines the benefits of ethics in arboriculture, a …

An update from the QAA

With another year quickly racing away it’s time for an update from the QAA.

October/November issue out now!

All the industry news, views and hullaballoos – like the Aussies’ amazing performance at the International Tree Climbing Championships!

Business & Finance

Contractors Insurance – do you have it covered?

Hiring a contractor or sub-contractor is often appealing to time-poor, cash-strapped small-business owners. One reason is they take care of …

Stay ahead of interest rates and inflation

Colin Cooper and Australiawide Finance can help arborists stay ahead of interest rates and inflation, and can advise on taking …

Personal liability insurance will help protect your personal assets

It’s a heart-racing, stomach-churning, sweaty-palm-inducing prospect: your business is being sued. To protect personal assets, take stock of your personal …

Wage subsidies available

Federal government wage subsidies are available to provide financial incentives to hire and retain eligible participants.

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ProofSafe – software and app for efficiency, compliance and safety

In essence, ProofSafe allows a business owner to collect any data, save it, then efficiently get it out again in …

Trees Near Me app

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has come up with a new app called The Trees Near Me NSW. …

Enviro Trees

Plenty of companies, both small and large, struggle with the admin side of business. Arborists usually want to be out …

Non-destructive examination techniques

Trees significantly lower the urban temperature in summer. The contribution of old trees as habitats to biodiversity is even greater than long thought: more …

Resi Forest Industry Assessment Tool

Australian forest industry embraces the IML PD-Series Resi. The IML ( PD-series power drill instrument, commonly called “Resi”, has undergone …