Why is public liability insurance so important?

April 2nd, 2019

Public liability insurance is an important part of any business’s operations, but it’s particularly critical in the arboriculture industry.

Due to the nature of our work, we are often vulnerable to accidents that cause bodily injuries or damage to property, regardless of safety procedures or how careful staff are.

This is why a public liability insurance policy is an absolute necessity in this industry.

Most public liability cover offers both financial and legal protection to a tradesperson if they are found responsible for a workplace accident that caused property damage or personal injury to a third party.

Always check insurance documents, not just public liability, when engaging a company to undertake your tree work.

Tim the Tree-Man is fully insured, with $20M Public Liability, $5M Professional Indemnity and WorkCover. We provide you with the relevant insurance documents at the time we email your quotation.

As we say, “Our safety is your safety.”

Groundsperson Required

December 4th, 2018

We are seeking an experienced Groundsperson to join our team. The applicant must be reliable, well-mannered and have the ability to work in a team environment, take direction, and follow procedures and instructions from management. To maintain our current company culture, it is important to us that you contribute a positive personality, a healthy lifestyle, display a strong work ethic, show maturity and the ability to work both independently and as part of our established team. 

About Us

We have been providing quality tree services for Brisbane (primarily northern suburbs) for over twelve years. We are a family owned and operated company and we take pride in every aspect of the job.

We have worked hard to position Tim the Tree-Man as a reputable team of highly qualified Arborists in an unregulated industry. We hold memberships with Arboriculture Australia and the Queensland Aboricultural Association.

Our plant and machinery is late model and is well maintained. Our equipment and staff are also well looked after.

We service residential homeowners, Body Corporates, Real Estate Agencies, Commercial Property Owners, Developers and Educational Institutions.

We enjoy team activities and occasionally participate in charity events.

About the Role

  • Provide labouring support to our team, supervised by the Site Supervisor
  • Contribution to tree management including pruning, chipping and clean up
  • Operating and maintaining tools and equipment
  • Delivering exceptional customer service
  • Contributing to team planning, problem-solving, and to our positive culture

Essential

  • Current Drivers Licence
  • OHS General Induction for Construction (White Card)
  • Police Check and Blue Card (Working with Children Check is necessary for some job sites)

Desirable

  •  Minimum of Certificate III in Arboriculture or equivalent preferred
  • First Aid Certificate desirable but not essential
  • Wood Chipper/chainsaw experience
  • Recent experience working in this industry

Your daily tasks and duties will include but will not be limited to

  • Pre-start checks of vehicles and machinery
  • Chipper operations, general labour
  • If you tick all the boxes above and are not afraid of hard work, or sweat, then we want to hear from you!

Your application

  • Please DO NOT apply unless you are a competent and experienced Groundsperson. This is an essential part of the job. (We do not mow lawns or weed gardens. This skill set is not required in our line of work).
  • Send your resume to info@timthetreeman.com.au or call Jan on 0412 738 038, during standard business hours, if you consider this role a good fit for your skill set, experience, personality, and goals for the future.

Truck Driver/Groundsperson Required

December 4th, 2018

We are seeking an experienced Truck Driver/Groundsperson to join our team. The applicant must be reliable, well-mannered and have the ability to work in a team environment, take direction, and follow procedures and instructions from management. To maintain our current company culture, it is important to us that you contribute a positive personality, a healthy lifestyle, display a strong work ethic, show maturity and the ability to work both independently and as part of our established team. 

About Us

We have been providing quality tree services for Brisbane (primarily northern suburbs) for over twelve years. We are a family owned and operated company and we take pride in every aspect of the job.

We have worked hard to position Tim the Tree-Man as a reputable team of highly qualified Arborists in an unregulated industry. We hold memberships with Arboriculture Australia and the Queensland Aboricultural Association.

Our plant and machinery is late model and is well maintained. Our equipment and staff are also well looked after.

We service residential homeowners, Body Corporates, Real Estate Agencies, Commercial Property Owners, Developers and Educational Institutions.

We enjoy team activities and occasionally participate in charity events.

About the Role

  • Provide maintenance and labouring support to our team, supervised by the Site Supervisor
  • Truck driving with contribution to tree management including pruning, chipping and clean up
  • Mechanical aptitude/experience in maintaining vehicles would be an advantage
  • Operating and maintaining tools and equipment
  • Delivering exceptional customer service
  • Contributing to team planning, problem-solving, and to our positive culture

Essential

  • MR Licence – clean driving record
  • OHS General Induction for Construction (White Card)
  • Police Check and Blue Card (Working with Children Check is necessary for some job sites)

Desirable 

  • Minimum of Certificate III in Arboriculture or equivalent preferred
  • First Aid Certificate desirable but not essential
  • Wood Chipper/chainsaw experience
  • Recent experience working in this industry

Your daily tasks and duties will include but will not be limited to

  • Pre start checks of vehicles and machinery
  • Driving to and from job sites, mulch delivery
  • Chipper operations, general labour
  • If you tick all the boxes above and are not afraid of hard work, or sweat, then we want to hear from you!

 Your application

  • Please DO NOT apply unless you are a competent and experienced Truck Driver. This is an essential part of the job. (We do not mow lawns or weed gardens. This skill set is not required in our line of work).
  • Send your resume to info@timthetreeman.com.au or call Jan on 0412 738 038, during standard business hours, if you consider this role a good fit for your skill set, experience, personality, and goals for the future.

Graduate Certificate in Aboriculture

September 18th, 2018

Owner and Co-Director of Tim the Tree-Man, Tim Scott, has commenced a Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (AQF Level 8). This University course is designed for professionals managing trees in the urban forest.

An urban forest is best defined as a collection of trees or woody plants which grow within our cities and suburbs. It was a logical choice for Tim to build on his already extensive knowledge base to better understand the changing environmental, social and economic landscape surrounding trees.  Over the coming months, Tim will expand his knowledge in the following topics:

  • Tree growth and function, including the biology, structure and environmental factors affecting tree performance
  • Tree identification and selection, including the recognition of less common and exotic trees, and analysing and selecting trees for a range of applications
  • Plant health, including the identification and treatment of common and exotic tree pests and diseases
  • Urban tree management, including the methods of tree planning, assessment and evaluation.

Upon completion, Tim will gain the additional professional skills to provide valuable services to all aspects of the arboricultural industry by:

  • Writing management plans for urban trees
  • Sustainably managing trees with respect to environmental, social, and economic factors
  • Acting as an expert witness for local government or consumer and trade tribunal proceedings
  • Advocating for the contribution trees can make to urban life.

What is a Tree Risk Assessment and why do I need one?

August 28th, 2018

Tree safety is a matter of limiting the risk of significant harm from tree failure whilst maintaining the benefits trees provide.

In addition to the instantly apparent aesthetic beauty, trees offer many benefits such as moderating climate, providing shade and shelter, capturing storm water and providing habitat for wildlife. 

There are a range of potential tree related hazards, many of the more obvious hazards can be picked up by the tree owner – this includes things like deadwood within the canopy, broken limbs (hangers), dead trees and trees that are actively failing with noticeable soil movement. These types of issues could be identified during a Tree Risk Assessment.

However, there are further potential issues that may go unnoticed and therefore a regular, formal inspection by a Level 5 Qualified Arborist is essential.

Tim the Tree-Man has an AQF Level 5 Arborist with Tree Risk Assessment Qualifications, who can provide you with complete Tree Risk Assessments and Arborist Tree Reports.

And with storm season not too far away, now is the time to be scheduling in a Tree Risk Assessment.

Arborist Required

July 17th, 2018

Arborist Required

Experienced Arborist required to join our team. The applicant must be reliable, well-mannered and have the ability to work in a team environment. To maintain our current company culture, it is important to us that you contribute a positive personality, display a strong work ethic, and are reliable, show maturity and the ability to work both independently and as part of our established team. 

About Us

We have been providing quality tree services for Brisbane (primarily northern suburbs) for over ten years. We are a family owned and operated company and we take pride in every aspect of the job.

We have worked hard to position Tim the Tree-Man as a reputable, as a team of highly qualified Arborist in an unregulated industry. We hold memberships with the Queensland Aboricultural Association and Arboriculture Australia.

We service residential homeowners, Body Corporates, Real Estate Agencies, Commercial Property Owners, Developers and Educational Institutions.

We enjoy team activities and occasionally participate in charity events.

About the Role

  • Tree management including removal, pruning and maintenance
  • Mechanical aptitude/experience in maintaining vehicles would be an advantage
  • Operating and maintaining tools and equipment
  • Delivering exceptional customer service
  • Contributing to team planning, problem-solving, and to our positive culture

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Certificate III in Horticulture (Arboriculture)
  • MR Licence preferred
  • Rigging experience essential
  • Current drivers licence and own transport
  • OHS General Induction for Construction (White Card)
  • First Aid Certificate desirable but not essential
  • Police Check and Blue Card preferred (Working with Children Check is necessary for some jobsites)
  • Wood Chipper experience
  • Recent experience working in this industry

Your daily tasks and duties will include but will not be limited to

  • Pre start checks of vehicles and machinery
  • Felling and pruning trees, chipper operations, general labour
  • If you tick all the boxes above and are not afraid of hard work, or sweat, then we want to hear from you!

Your application

  • Please DO NOT apply unless you are an experienced groundie with some climbing experience, and hold a Certificate III in Arboriculture or related qualification. These are essential parts of the job. (We do not mow lawns or weed gardens. This skill set is not required in our line of work).
  • Send your resume to info@timthetreeman.com.au or call Jan on 0412 738 038, during standard business hours, if you consider this role a good fit for your skill set, experience, personality, and goals for the future.

What our staff say about working at Tim the Tree-Man

“Working for Tim The Tree Man is a refreshing change, it feels great to work for genuine and kind people.” – Eduard N-L

“Wonderful team to work in, wonderful people to work with, I would go back anytime. I’d still be climbing for Tim if I hadn’t moved to CQ.” – John W

Qualified Contractor

March 6th, 2018

Tim the Tree-Man is now a Qualified Contractor with the Queensland Arboricultural Association (QAA). Find us here

According to the QAA website, the purpose of the QAA is to “preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the environmental, aesthetic and recreational value of trees, and to promote and enhance Arboricultural practices and management within the State of Queensland.”

The QAA is a Not for Profit incorporated association representing arborists in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The association is run by a committee of professionals who volunteer their time to promote best practice in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

We are proud to be a member of this organisation which represents and supports Qualified Arborists with ongoing training and industry information.

Tree Safety in Hot Weather

January 16th, 2018

Tree safety is not just for storms

With temperatures soaring across the country, it is important to be fire safety aware. According to the Rural Fire Service Queensland, to be at risk you just need to be close to a fire to be affected by burning material, embers and smoke. In Brisbane, that could be anywhere.

North Brisbane residents in particular are familiar with Council planned burns. There are a number of things you can do to ensure your property is safe:

  • Ensure your house number is clear for emergency service crews
  • Mow your lawn regularly
  • Remove dry, long grass, dead leaves and branches on the ground
  • Remove flammable items
  • Trim branches away from buildings
  • Keep gutters clear of leaf litter
  • Enclose open areas under decks
  • Make sure LPG cylinders are secured
  • Check the first-aid kit is fully stocked
  • Replace damaged roofing and seal gaps
  • Download a Bushfire Survival Plan at ruralfire.qld.gov.au

Tim the Tree-Man can assist with removing trees, pruning branches, and dead wooding.  We remove debris from tree work.

Backyard Storm Safety

December 19th, 2017

Every year, we hear the same warnings – clean your yard and prepare your house for storm season. If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to prepare the following:

  • Check that your roof is in good condition.
  • Trim overgrown tree branches which could land on your roof. Check with your local council if you’re unsure about which trees or branches you can legally cut, and never attempt to trim trees that are near powerlines.
  • Fix any corrosion, rotten timber, termite infestations or loose fitting around the house.
  • Set aside a weekend to clean drains, gutters and downpipes regularly, and especially after a long dry spell. Even if you have gutter shields, you need to tackle the mildew and dirt that accumulates in gutters.
  • Clear the yard of rubbish – take it to the tip, or store it under the house until the next council hard-rubbish collection. Loose items such as children’s toys and broken tools can become missiles in a storm.
  • Do you know how to safely turn off your power, water and gas? If not, it’s time to learn.
    • (Source: The Sunday Mail Summer Weather Survival Guide 2017/18)

Trim overgrown tree branches that could damage your property

A note about trimming overgrown tree branches

Wherever possible, Tim the Tree-Man only prunes to Australian Standards, AS 4373-2007, and does not partake in ‘tree lopping’. Correct pruning of a tree is crucial for the health, safety and longevity of the tree.

Some properties are covered under local laws which may prevent you from removing trees without approval. These laws may affect the property if it is:

  • Near a river or a waterway
  • That is a significant landscape tree
  • In a bushland area
  • In an emerging community zone or other urban area with large trees.

Tim the Tree-Man performs council checks on all quoted properties prior to work commencing.

Movie Tickets from Tim

November 21st, 2017

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