Audit

Issues address in this report

Tree Health

Tree Structure

Traffic/Pedestrian Hazards

Tree Species

Tree Beahviour

Nuisance Issues

Property Damage

Tree Risk

Was the tree established at the time of property purchase?

Visual Tree Assessment:
Tree No.

Additional Location Details:

Photo

Common Name

Species

DBH:

HEIGHT:

WIDTH:

Number of trunks

Height of trunk/scaffolding branch division

Age Class:

Tree Significance

Live Crown Ratio%
Tree Health

Tree Health:

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Tree Structure:

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Tree Behaviour/Tree Parts effecting the land.

Leaves, flowers, Fruit, Seed drop

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Tree Roots

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Overhanging Branches

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Branch Drop

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Other

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Nuisance - An unreasonable interference with another person's right to the use and enjoyment of their property.

Views

Describe - significance, orientation and percentage obscuring

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Swimming Pool

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Solar Systems

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Allergies - does the resident have alleged effects from tree pollen & or tree parts?

Dr Certificatete must be presented and sighted by a Council Officer.

Has a Dr Certificate been sighted

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Nuisance Effect

Property Damage

Is damage occurring?

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Has the applicant/resident or owner of the land taken any steps to prevent or rectify any such damages?

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Has anything, other than the tree, contributed, or is contributing, to any such alleged damage or likelihood of damage, including any act or omission by the applicant and the impact of any trees owned by the applicant/resident?

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Damage Effect

Can damage and or nuisance be prevented in the future through accepted Arboricultural treatment, or reasonable design.

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Combined Score from Nuisance & Damage

LOW NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS, NO ACTION REQUIRED.

LOW NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS, NO ACTION REQUIRED.

MEDIUM NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS - REMEDIAL WORKS P4 WITHIN 12 months

MEDIUM NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS - REMEDIAL WORKS P4 WITHIN 12 months

HIGH NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS - REMEDIAL WORKS P3 WITHIN 15-90 days

Risk Assesment
Size of Part Likely to Fail

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Target Usage

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Likelihood of Failure

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Consequence of Failure

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Score Given?

CRITICAL P1 - REMEDIAL WORK REQUIRED WITHIN SAME DAY

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

URGENT, P2 - REMEDIAL WORK IS REQUIRED WITHIN 2 - 14 DAYS

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

HIGH PRIORITY, P3 - REMEDIAL WORK REQUIRED WITHIN 15 - 90 DAYS

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

MEDIUM PRIORITY, P4 - REMEDIAL WORK WITHIN 12 MONTHS

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

LOW PRIORITY - NO ACTION REQUIRED

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

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Issues address in this report
Was the tree established at the time of property purchase?

Visual Tree Assessment:
Tree No.

Additional Location Details:

Photo

Common Name

Species

DBH:

HEIGHT:

WIDTH:

Number of trunks

Height of trunk/scaffolding branch division

Age Class:

Tree Significance

Live Crown Ratio%
Tree Health

Tree Health:

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Tree Structure:

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Tree Behaviour/Tree Parts effecting the land.

Leaves, flowers, Fruit, Seed drop

Describe

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Tree Roots

Describe

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Overhanging Branches

Describe

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Branch Drop

Describe

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Other

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Nuisance - An unreasonable interference with another person's right to the use and enjoyment of their property.

Views

Describe - significance, orientation and percentage obscuring

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Swimming Pool

Describe

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Solar Systems

Describe

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Allergies - does the resident have alleged effects from tree pollen & or tree parts?

Dr Certificatete must be presented and sighted by a Council Officer.

Has a Dr Certificate been sighted

Describe

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Nuisance Effect

Property Damage

Is damage occurring?

Describe

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Has the applicant/resident or owner of the land taken any steps to prevent or rectify any such damages?

Describe

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Has anything, other than the tree, contributed, or is contributing, to any such alleged damage or likelihood of damage, including any act or omission by the applicant and the impact of any trees owned by the applicant/resident?

Describe

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Damage Effect

Can damage and or nuisance be prevented in the future through accepted Arboricultural treatment, or reasonable design.

Describe How

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Combined Score from Nuisance & Damage

LOW NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS, NO ACTION REQUIRED.

LOW NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS, NO ACTION REQUIRED.

MEDIUM NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS - REMEDIAL WORKS P4 WITHIN 12 months

MEDIUM NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS - REMEDIAL WORKS P4 WITHIN 12 months

HIGH NUISANCE & DAMAGE EFFECTS - REMEDIAL WORKS P3 WITHIN 15-90 days

Risk Assesment
Size of Part Likely to Fail

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Target Usage

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Likelihood of Failure

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Consequence of Failure

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Score Given?

CRITICAL P1 - REMEDIAL WORK REQUIRED WITHIN SAME DAY

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

URGENT, P2 - REMEDIAL WORK IS REQUIRED WITHIN 2 - 14 DAYS

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

HIGH PRIORITY, P3 - REMEDIAL WORK REQUIRED WITHIN 15 - 90 DAYS

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

MEDIUM PRIORITY, P4 - REMEDIAL WORK WITHIN 12 MONTHS

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

LOW PRIORITY - NO ACTION REQUIRED

Consequential Works Required

Is a photo required to demonstrate the work?

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Removal Required?

Removal Size

Removal Description

Trim Required?

Trim Size

Trim Description

Other Work Required?

Work Description

Key Guide

Age

Infancy: Young tree, healthy, growth then enhanced by mycorrhiza root associates.

Juvenile: Continued to fast growth net cease in annual increment, low volume of dysfunctional tissue.

Semi- Mature: Growth to peak, deadwood formation, maximum pollination and seed capacity, some natural limb loss, increase of dysfunctional tissue, accelerated fungal colonisation and activity.

Mature: Retrenchment of growth, reduction in net annual increment contraction of live crown, increased vegetative vitality in lower crown, increased fungal activity and wood decay, increase colonisation by flora and deadwood.

Over-Mature: Advanced retrenchment, decline in crown size, and annual increment, extensive hollowing, crown collapse, decline in vitality, advanced heartwood decay, and hollowing, advanced fauna and flora.

Senescent: Terminal decline, tree death, continual in fungal activity, nutrient recycling.

Tree significance

Highly significant: Rare/Endangered species or remnant to the area. Protected vegetation under a Local Law. High aesthetic value - tree has high significance in size / colour and shade.

Significant: Healthy and sound tree(s) which play a significant functional role to the local community and/or contributes to the over all landscape feature. Aesthetic - tree has a minor significance to size / colour and shade. Forms part of a recognised landscape theme.

Desirable: Well represented in the local area. Healthy sound tree that contributes to the landscape.

Un-desirable: Common and/or weed species. Diseased or declining tree. Undesirable species (weedy species).
Does not contribute to the overall landscape theme. Presents additional conflict with the infrastructure or safety that cannot be resolved through Arboricultural treatment.

Tree Health

Excellent: Exceptional specimen, crown full and balanced, foliage entire with good colour, minimal or no pathogens damage and ideally suited to site.

Good: Crown full, can be unbalanced, foliage entire with good colour, minimal or no pathogen damage.

Fair: Tree has <30% deadwood, canopy can be unbalanced, foliage generally with good colour, some discolouration may be present, minor pathogens damage present, typical of species in location.

Poor: Tree has >30% deadwood, discoloured or distorted leaves and/or stress symptom that could lead to decline of tree.

Dead: Tree is dead/dysfunctional.

Tree Structure

Excellent: Excellent branch attachment, no structural defects. Trunk sound. No damage to roots and good root buttressing. Good trunk and scaffold branch taper. No branch over extension.

Good: Good branch attachment and/or no minor structural defects. Trunk sound or minor damages. No damage to root and/or good buttressing present.

Fair: Some minor structural defects and/or minor damage to trunk. Bark missing. Cavities could be present. Minor damage to roots.

Poor: Major structural defects and/or trunk damage and/or girdling or damages roots that are problematic.

Hazardous: Tree poses immediate hazard potential.

Risk Assessment

Usage/target is the estimation of the occupancy and target potential within the fall zone of the subject tree.


Constant-use: A. Permanent structures, playground, car parks, pathways, formal lawn areas that are occupied daily and are being used 80%-100% of the time.
B. Freeways and major road corridors - Bus/Ferry/Rail terminals, traffic, pedestrian and road signals and signage, medical and emergency facilities.


Frequent-use: A. Permanent structures, playground, car parks, path ways, formal lawn areas that are occupied for a couple of hours of a day.

B. interconnecting road corridors and congested intersections - Bus/Ferry/Rail terminals, traffic, pedestrian and road signals and signage, schools and shopping centres and/or car parking adjacent to frequent-use public areas.


Intermittent-use: A. Permanent structures, playground, car parks, path ways, formal lawn areas that are occupied for a couple of hours a week.

B. Residential road corridors and congested intersections - Bus/Ferry/Rail terminals, traffic, pedestrian and road signals and signage, and/or car parking adjacent to intermittent - use public areas.


Occasional-use: Peripheral areas with with occasion use or access with dispersed recreation. Permanent structures, playgrounds, car parks and bush pathways, that are occupied a couple of times a month.


Low-use: Peripheral areas with low occupancy. No permanent structures and/or definitive bush pathways, visited a couple of times a year.


Likelihood of Failure

Failure certain: The tree has significant structural damage, unsupported active split trunk(s), unsupported fractured/hanging branches, and dead branches/trunks and therefore failure is very likely to occur in most circumstances.

Failure likely: The tree indicates signs of excessive lateral branch weight, decay threshold has been compromised, root damage, supporting heavily embedded included bark, supporting fractured branches, major declining branches/trunks and therefore failure is likely to occur in most circumstances.

Failure possible: Mature to aged tree in declining condition, structure concerns, decay apparent, history of branch shedding, and therefore failure may occur at some time.

Failure unlikely: Tree appears healthy, but has a potential to develop minor deadwood and therefore failure is unlikely to occur at some time.

No detectable threats: Tree appears healthy, no apparent signs of disease or damage, or is not of a size or condition to pose a threat, and therefore failure is very unlikely to occur except in exceptional circumstances

Consequence of Failure

Catastrophic: Death or major financial/property loss.

Major: Extensive injuries or major financial/property loss.

Moderate: Medical treatment required or high financial/property loss.

Minor: First Aid treatment or medium financial/property loss.

Insignificant: No injuries or low financial/property loss.

Risk assessment regarding Likelihood in combination with Consequence delivers an overall risk rating consistent with Standards Australia Risk Management AS/NZS 4360: 2004.

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.