A visual assessment is based on experience, knowledge and a subjective but professional appraisal. The use of diagnostic tools allows us to look into the tree, into the soil and roots and collect objective data. These assessments facilitate a full appraisal of the tree where a visual tree assessment has identified the tree structure of questionable integrity. These tools are often used where a tree poses a high risk to property and people and where managing tree health is a priority.


  • Resistograph: A fine drill that measures the density of the timber by graphing the timber’s resistance to drill bit.
  • PICUS Tomograph: An ultrasound that shows an image of the tree structure at the point of testing
  • Ground Penetrating Radar: Provides a three-dimensional image of the trees root structure
  • Arbor Check: measures the chlorophyll levels in the leaves and provides a vitality measure.

About Us

Since 2001 Arbor Australis Consulting has had a single overriding commitment underpinning every part of our business, to deliver informed, arboricultural advice to our clients to help them manage their trees or project successfully.

Our Services

Arboricultural Consultancy
Plant Health Care
Tree Diagnostics

Contact Details

Brisbane: 07 3379 7793
Sunshine Coast: 07 5446 6530
Postage: PO Box 568,
Sherwood, QLD 4075