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Consulting arborists Northern Beaches, Diploma Arboriculture

  • AQF level 5 arborist Northern Beaches experienced in:
  • Arborist reports for Council
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessments for Development Applications
  • Tree Protection Plans
  • AS 4970-2009, Protection of trees on development sites
  • Project arborist

Practising arborists Northern Beaches, tree worker and trade certificate

  • AQF level 2 (tree worker) and AQF level 3 (trade certificate)
  • WorkCover white cards
  • Senior First Aid
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws certificate
  • WH & S Act 2011

Member Arboriculture Australia #2154

All tree pruning and removal will comply with

  • AS 4373 – 2007, Pruning of amenity trees
  • The WorkCover Code of Practice for The Amenity Tree Industry 1998
  • Local Government Area NSW (LGA) Development Control Plans (DCPs) and Local Environment Plans (LEPs).

With 35 years’ experience, Arborist Northern Beaches, you can trust our qualified and professional crew to offer you the best advice and outcomes for your trees.

Call us now on 9997 7899 or 0414 722 814. Arborist Northern Beaches.

More trees native to the Northern Beaches region and Pittwater Spotted Gum Forest (PSGF)

Sweet scented pittosporum – Pittosporum undulatum

Native to subtropical and temperate forests along the eastern coast of Australia the sweet pittosporum is an understorey species of the Pittwater Coastal Moist Spotted Gum Forest. It is an opportunistic species that is commonly found in bush gardens on the Northern Beaches.
It tends to establish in areas that are moist and shady, particularly in sites that are affected by run-off from urban development. The sticky seeds that ripen in January contain small orange berries that are easily spread by birds. Arborist Northern Beaches.

Pittosporum undulatum Newport, Northern Beaches. The sweet scented pittosporum has a dense crown of glossy green laurel-like leaves.

Bunches of pale cream bell-shaped flowers appear in September and the sweet perfume heralds the arrival of spring.

Pittosporum in Northern Beaches
Pale cream bell-shaped flowers

Cheese tree – Glochidion ferdinandi

An endemic tree of the Pittwater peninsula and the Northern Beaches Glochidion ferindandi is a small to medium-sized tree with a dense canopy of dark green glossy foliage. A native of much of the east coast of NSW and Queensland it also occurs in tropical Asia. It grows at the edges of rainforests, in protected gullies, on river banks and near swamps. Although its flowers are small and insignificant it can be easily identified when the pumpkin or ‘Edam cheese’ shaped fruit appears in early summer. The common name of cheese tree comes from the shape of the fruit. Arborist Northern Beaches.

Cheese tree, Manly, Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Leaves of the Cheese tree.

Cheese Tree Northern Beaches
Cheese Tree Leaves Northern Beaches

The pumpkin-shaped fruit of the cheese tree common on the Northern Beaches and the PSGF.

The ripened fruit of the cheese tree.

Cheese Tree Fruit Northern Beaches
Cheese Tree Ripened Fruit

Watergum or Kanooka – Tristaniopsis laurina

Used as an effective street planting on the Northern Beaches, Sydney the watergum is a small to medium spreading tree that is native to the east coast of Australia and is part of the Pittwater Spotted Gum Forest (wet gully and southern aspect). It can be recognised by its bright green foliage and smooth bark with patches of papery flakes. Arborist Northern Beaches.

The watergum in Bungan St, Mona Vale , Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Watergum bark is grey brown and smooth with patches of papery flakes.

Watergum Northern Beaches
Watergum Bark Northern Beaches

Summer flowering, the watergum produces small yellow flowers with five petals that are widely spaced.

The leaves of the watergum are satiny, bright green above with a paler under surface.

Watergum Flower Northern Beaches
Watergum Leaves Northern Beaches

Coast banksia – Banksia integrifolia

Well-suited to shoreline conditions Banksia integrifolia or coast banksia is often found in beachside reserves and on the headlands of the Northern Beaches. It is a member of the Pittwater Spotted Gum Forest and other vegetation communities found in the region. A small tree, it is usually less than 10m in height and often stunted and crooked in exposed sites. Arborist Northern Beaches.

Coast banksia, Bilgola Headland, Northern Beaches.

The bark is light grey, rough, hard and sometimes fissured.

Coast Banksia Northern Beaches
Coast Banksia Bark Northern Beaches

Flowers are pale yellow with cylindrical spikes 6-12cm long appearing through summer to early winter.

The fruit is a woody spike or cone that is up to 12cm long.

Coast Banksia Flower Northern Beaches
Coast Banksia Fruit Northern Beaches


Cronin, L., 2007. Cronin’s Key Guide Australian Trees. 2013 ed. s.l.:Allen & Unwin.
Holliday, I., 2013. A Field Guide to Australian Trees. Third ed. s.l.:Reed New Holland.
Robinson, L., 2003. Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney 3rd Edition. Sydney: Kangaroo Press.

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