An arborist by definition, is someone who cares for and maintains trees.

Other common names for an arborist is tree lopper, tree doctor and tree surgeon. They all essentially mean the same thing although the correct term is arborist.

Where to find a good tree lopper

The issue with tree services all over Australia is that all companies advertising tree removal services are not professional arborist.

This creates a huge issue for customers. It would be like hiring a plumber or electrician who have zero formal training. 

So there are a few things to look out for:

  • Certificate III Horticulture (Arboriculture)
  • 20 Million public liability insurance 
  • 5 years experience

These are the bear minimum all companies you engage should have.

To save yourself the hassle of vetting each company one by one, GoTreeQuotes has done just that and can get three locally qualified and insured services to quote your tree lopping or removal job.

Cities we Service

GoTreeQuotes has vetted arborist in the following major cities:



Yes, you do stand to save hundreds of dollars if you don’t get your tree removal job done by a professional, but you run a very large risk of property damage or worse, injury or death on your property by one of the workers.

Don’t risk it, get a pro in and get the job done right.

Author: Ben McInerney is a qualified arborist with over 15 years of industry experience. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the tree service industry to give readers to most accurate information on tree service costs and helps to educate them about the benefits of using a certified arborist for tree trimming and removal work.