Arboricultural Impact Assessment reports assess the impact a proposed development is likely to have on the trees and are produced by AQF Level 5 Arborists. These reports are required for development purposes and are often requested by Council as part of the DA process.
Do I need an Arboricultural Impact Assessment Report?
If you are proposing to carry out construction or development on a site that has trees then you are likely to require an Arboricultural Impact Assessment.
If there are trees marked on your survey drawings then you will need the services of an AQF Level 5 Arborist to produce an Arboricultural Impact Assessment Report. If you submit the DA without an Arboricultural Impact Assessment Report they will likely decline the application causing delays and frustration on your part.
In our experience we find that when an Arborist has been engaged in the design stage, projects are less likely to be delayed due to issues around trees. The Arborist will be able to provide guidance on what trees need to be considered during the design stage.
Why are Arboricultural Impact Assessment Reports Important?
They provide information on what measures need to be adopted when working around trees that are to be retained to ensure their long term survival. Trees can be seen as a nuisance when in comes to construction, therefore engaging an experienced Arborist to help guide you is likely to save you time and money.
It is important that whenever work is being carried out close to trees or within the TPZ (Tree Protection Zone) that is done under the supervision of an AQF Level 5 Arborist. Damage to the tree or its root system can easily happen and unfortunately it is often irreparable and can be detrimental to the tree.
Who can Write an Arboricultural Impact Assessment Report.
Most council stipulate the consultant must have AQF Level 5 in Arboriculture. As well as this qualification you want to ensure that the Arborist has extensive experience in this field. A thorough understanding of Local Council and State Legislation will ensure the report will meet all the necessary requirements.
Our team of consultants have extensive experience in this field both on the private sector as well as government sector. So if you have a project that requires an Arboricultural Impact Assessment get in contact and see how we can help you.