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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

Merlo/GMT and ATC Land Management

Melbourne-based ATC Land Management has taken a giant leap forward in productivity and safety – thanks to the acquisition of …

VCS – The Vermeer Cutting System

VCS – The Vermeer Cutting System is an innovative cutter-tip solution to improve stump grinder performance.

Treemme X series tool-carrier tractors

Treemme X series tool-carrier tractors are for operators who need multi-purpose and high-performance machines that are easy to use but …

Tree work safety checklist

A tree work safety checklist is something every arborist should have. Every year arborists put their safety at serious risk, …

Tigercat’s range of mulchers

Tigercat’s range of mulchers, now available through dealer Onetrak, offers the comfort and productivity the ever-evolving land-management industry demands.

Monitor Group unites for the arbor industry

Monitor Group offers the world’s best equipment supported locally.

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PPE for outdoor workers

PPE for outdoor workers is the responsibility of every employer. The Timber Trade Industrial Association clarifies the situation for the …

Apocalypse now?

Apocalypse now? Dave Crispin, senior arborist at Treeswest Australia and Arb West committee member, sounds a warning bell about the …

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 …

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A good time to finance

Interest rates remain at the front of peoples’ minds and the centrepiece of media reports. Australiawide Finance’s Colin Cooper points …

Premium funding a boon for small business

Premium funding may be able to help if you’re facing cash-flow challenges.

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 …

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ANSI A300 tree-care standards consolidated

ANSI A300 standards have long been regarded as the standard for US arbor-industry practices. The 10 standards, covering various aspects …

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 …