Urban Arbor is a dedicated team of consulting arborists that specialise in assisting clients with all aspects of tree management. Wehave wealth of knowledge available to ensure we give our clients the best possible service.

We understand that trees can be safety concern or pose challenges when it comes to development. We work closely with our clients to ensure that trees are appropriately addressed and that you receive the advice and information to be able to make a sound decision. Our early involvement in development projects will significantly reduce the likelihood of project delays related to trees.

With all our work we ensure we are by your side to assist you all the way. Whether it is a report for safety, and impact assessment for development or completed Tree Management Program you can rest assured that our team is here to assist you.

Our Team

Alex Kurath

Director/Consulting Arborist

Since starting in the industry in 1994 he built and ran a successful tree service business for 23 years. During this time he regularly attend seminars and courses to further his knowledge and attained his Diploma in Arboriculture at TAFE.

In 2015 he established Urban Arbor which was to be dedicated arboricultural consulting firm. He has been able to put together a team of consultants that are all passionate about the field they work in and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Tree risk management is an area where he would like to see a shift. With better education and proper planning this can be achieved successfully without the unnecessary loss of trees and fear of harm to people or property.

  • Diploma of Arboriculture, AQF5
  • Member of AA (Arboriculture Australia)
  • Member of ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)
  • QTRA Assessor
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Jack Williams

Senior Consulting Arborist

Jack started in the tree industry in 2003 completing his training in the UK. Working in the practical field in the initial stages he soon moved into the area of consultancy. Working in Local Government whilst furthering his education in the field of consultancy he obtained his Degree. His quest for further industry knowledge led him to embark on travel overseas ending in Australia. Since arriving here in 2011 he has completed his Diploma, TRAQ and QTRA training. The experience he brings with his background in Local Government and Private sector work including development makes him a valuable member to our team and our clients.

  • Diploma of Arboriculture, AQF5
  • Foundation Degree Arboriculture, UK
  • National Diploma Horticulture/Arboriculture, UK
  • First Diploma Horticulture, UK
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
  • QTRA Registered User
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Bryce Claassens

Consulting Arborist

Bryce has worked in the Horticultural industry since 2008. Bryce started work in landscape construction and has an extensive working knowledge of trees and development. His passion of trees lead him to pursue a career in Arboriculture. Bryce has completed his Diploma of Arboriculture and is a QTRA registered user. Bryce’s experience in Arboricultural Reports, GIS Mapping Software, Tree Surveys, Root Investigations and his interest and motivation within the Arboricultural industry makes him a valuable asset to our team.

  • Landscape Construction, AQF3
  • Diploma of Arboriculture, AQF5
  • QTRA Registered User
  • Member Arboriculture Australia

Craig Parker

Business Development Manager

Craig started his apprenticeship at a whole sale nursery back in 1991 and obtained his Diploma in Horticulture. Over the next 8 years he managed both wholesale nurseries as well as a landscape supply company, before moving into sales.

The next 19 years he worked for two large multinational corporates in the veterinary nutrition industry. During this time he also became the team sales trainer and mentor.

An opportunity then presented itself to work back in the horticulture industry. Craig is excited to be working back in an industry he loves. 

We are pleased to have Craig as part of our team with his horticulture and sales background.

  • Diploma of Horticulture
  • Risk Assessment Qualified:QTRA
  • 20+ Sales Experience

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