Category Archives: Arboriculture

Thermal properties of chainsaw carved wildlife cavities

Graph showing internal temperature of carved hollows compared to nest boxes and natural hollows (from Griffiths et al. 2019)
Graph showing internal temperature of carved hollows compared to nest boxes and natural hollows (from Griffiths et al. 2019)
The Treetec team were involved in one … Continue Reading ››

Habitech Wildlife Nesting Boxes

Habitech nestbox installed to provide wildlife nesting habitat.
Habitech nestbox installed to provide wildlife nesting habitat.
Treetec are proudly authorised installers of Habitech modular nest boxes. These patented designed nest boxes are built to mimic the physical and thermal properties of natural hollows with … Continue Reading ››

Natural Hollow Modification

Large cavity created in existing decay by re-shaping hollow and inserting faceplate. Immediately suitable wildlife nesting hollow.
Large cavity created in existing decay by re-shaping hollow and inserting faceplate. Immediately suitable wildlife nesting hollow.
Hollows can be accelerated or modified to make them more useful … Continue Reading ››

Chainsaw Hollows – Darebin Parklands – Gardening Australia

Chainsaw hollows cut by Treetec Arborists feature on Gardening Australia. Cameras show a Ringtail Possum occupies the hollow.
Chainsaw hollows cut by Treetec Arborists feature on Gardening Australia. Cameras show a Ringtail Possum occupies the hollow.
Chainsaw hollows uniquely designed and carved … Continue Reading ››

Bushfire Hazard – BAL Assessment

Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessments If your building is being constructed in a Bushfire Prone Area (BPA) an assessment to determine the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) is required. In the BPA, a minimum construction standard applies to new residential buildings, schools, childcare centres, hospitals, aged care facilities and associated buildings. Landowners then need to build to … Continue Reading ››

What is the difference between an arborist and a tree lopper?

What is an Arborist?
Tree arborists not tree loppers
Treetec arborists are specially trained to carefully access tree canopies and manage trees for tree health and care.
An arborist is engaged in the field of Arboriculture which is primarily concerned with the selection, planting, and care … Continue Reading ››

About

Treetec Arborists and Ecologists undertaking fieldwork setting wildlife cameras in Buchan, Victoria. ((c) Catalina Mardones).
Treetec environmental consultancy services. We are a specialist team of ecologists and arborists, our mission is to enhance biodiversity across natural ecosystems. Our vision is to improve the natural environment, particularly … Continue Reading ››

Orbost Secondary College students monitor artificial nesting hollows in Cabbage Tree Creek Conservation Reserve.

remote camera used to monitor artificial nest hollow
Orbost Secondary College VCAL students monitor artificial nesting hollows. Nesting hollow cam view down!
Parks Victoria manage Cabbage Tree Creek Conservation Reserve in East Gippsland. This area was affected during the summer bushfires in 2019/20 and much … Continue Reading ››

What qualifications should an arborist have?

Qualified specialist arborist.
Specialist Treetec arborist. Trained in OH&S skills to safely scale large trees.
What qualifications should an arborist have? Article information based in Melbourne, Victoria. Arboriculture and arborists are not regulated in the way electricians, plumbers or forklift operators are, there's currently no legal requirement … Continue Reading ››

Principles of Modern Arboricultural Management and Tree Injection

Modern aboricultural practices
Arborist safely climbing large tree. Treetec use modern aboricultural practices to manage tree health.
Trees are living things and all arboricultural management practices should accord with basic biological principles. For example, any pruning activity should minimise the area of an open … Continue Reading ››

What can you do if you are unhappy with tree related services?

What recourse do you have if you are not happy with a tree related service in Melbourne, Victoria?
Qualified specialist Tree climbing arborist
Treetec provide specialist arboriculture services. Arborists are trained in safety and deliver customised tree care solutions.
If there is an issue with … Continue Reading ››

DBH, TPZ and SRZ Calculator

 



 

TPZ / SRZ CALCULATOR | ENCROACHMENT

(Aligned with AS 4970-2009)

DBH calculator

Use the calculator below to determine the Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) of a multi-stemmed tree. Use the red boxes to input the measurements, always in metres e.g. 65 cm calliper - … Continue Reading ››