This Guide provides information on how to manage risks associated with tree trimming and removal work. Tree trimming and removal work includes lopping, pruning, trimming, repairing, maintaining and removing amenity tress as well as ground operations relating to tree work like wood chipping, stump grinding and root pruning.


The Guide assists duty holders including arborists, tree-climbers, horticulturists, gardeners, tree workers, landscapers, builders, developers and others involved in the amenity tree industry manage their obligations under the work health and safety laws.

This Guide is also useful for workers and helps to ensure the health and safety of other people who may be affected by tree trimming and removal work including members of the public.

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