Consultant Reports

An Arborist Report is an in-depth analysis of a tree and its surrounding environment determining the health, implications for removal and suitability to build around and provides guidance and recommendations for activity.

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Many Australian trees, whether native or introduced, are protected by strict laws and regulations which can vary from local council to council.

When working on land whether you are clearing, pruning or building around trees it is important to understand the policies which protect them.

The Local Government Areas (LGA’s) of the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston City Council each have their own rules on what activity can be performed on or around trees and it is recommended to obtain an Arborist Report before commencing activity.

An Arborist Report is a legal document prepared by a trained and qualified arborist which assesses the tree(s) in question.

The arborist will produce an in-depth report discussing the impact any activity will have on the tree and make recommendations, addressing the management of trees in the environment.

While such an extensive report may seem disproportionate to the activity being performed, it is highly recommended to do so as the consequences for neglecting the laws can be harsh.

Around Australia, fines for illegally removing a tree can start from $500 and skyrocket exceeding $1 million if you are found to be destroying native protected trees.

In addition to saving you money in fines, a report could also save you money by detecting problems a tree may have such as diseases, pests and structural instability.

The report will also give you an understanding of not only of what is happening to the tree above ground, but below, which will help inform any underground building activity.


We provide FREE tree inspections to customers living in the Mornington Peninsula. Contact us today on 0415 776 062 to find out how we can service you.

A single tree can have a considerable impact on the surrounding environment, effecting shade, air quality, soil drainage, animal habitats and other trees.

This comprehensive report can help to inform building and construction work to ensure you are making the best decision regarding your trees and property.

Arborist Reports can start from $500, and our team would be more than happy to guide you through this process.

What to expect at your free tree inspection

The first thing we need to do is assess your situation, here we are not only looking at the tree(s) being removed but also any dangers around the area or underground that could be affected by the removal of the tree(s). Cut It Right Tree Service offer a FREE tree inspection service within the Mornington Peninsula. The inspection usually only takes 15 - 20 minutes and will give us a good opportunity to understand your specific needs.

Once we have assessed the trees we will then provide you with a written quotation. In some cases a permit form the council may be required to remove the tree(s), if so we will give you all the information and assistance you will need to acquire them. If you have happy with our quote and wish to proceed we can set up a time and date to start your job.

What to expect on the day

A time will be arranged prior to the day. Upon arrival we are already scanning the area looking for hazards (powerlines, plumbing, telephone, gas, water) and ways to protect your property. We will hold a small toolbox meeting with you that will confirm the job details before starting. During the course of the removal you will notice our team communication throughout the process. We have one team in the tree and one team clearing the debris on the ground. Once the removal is complete the team tidy the area and return any moved property back to its original position (tables, chairs and pot plants etc.).

How to book

When you ask for a quote, it ought to be fair and competitively priced. It is a good idea to procure two or three different estimates. This will help you decide which company you want to hire to get the job done. Additionally, this will help you make an informed decision by comparing the companies and people you will be dealing with.

Customer Feedback

Very impressed with Quinton's service today, safety, planning then property protection came first, then efficient methodical pruning and removal of some difficult trees. Well done to you and the friendly crew 👍 Sean from Whelan Constructions Pty Ltd

- Sean Whelan

Quentin and his crew were great (6-7 blokes all up). I had a large Ti-tree to be removed. They were polite, efficient, very professional. Cleaned up beautifully afterwards. Good price. Would highly recommend.

- Carolyn Pearse

Great work with no fuss and excellent price. Recommend Quinton at Cut it Right highly

- Alex Friedman

Highly recommended this service. Expert friendly advice and prompt service.

- Ross D

Quinton & his team are friendly & get on with the job at hand. I had every confidence knowing that Quinton is an arborist & yet their prices seem reasonable. Thanks for a good job guys!

- Danni Williams

Good work by Quintons team on time and very helpful.

- Ian MacDonald


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