TREE LOPPER OR ARBORIST

Nobody in the arbor industry likes the term Tree Lopper, however everyone in the world knows what a tree lopper is.

Like in any industry there are good and bad tree loppers in this industry.  Some people think that the words "tree lopper" describes someone who doesn’t know anything about how to shape and prune a tree, or maintain it. They have the opinion that a tree lopper is an insensitive cretin whose only aim is to reduce the height of a tree to what the client wants without taking into account anything regarding the health or benefit or non-benefit to the tree. The truth is that there are some excellent tree loppers out there who know as much about trees as any university trained tree surgeon.

ARBORIST OR ARBORICULTURIST

The term that was first used within the industry was "arboriculturist" , which nobody could pronounce, let alone spell.  Perhaps the term came from the States as they are quite particular that they don’t have a description, that in their eyes, demeans them. Although Aussies aren’t as particular, there is a bias towards not being called "tree loppers". The closest term we can get to "arboriculturist", is "arborist", which probably came about because Aussies love shortening every name.

(This picture is NOT PHOTO-SHOPPED)

We know it as a Rainbow Gum, and no, it's not an oil painting nor has it been photo-shopped. We have some growing in our nursery (NQ Trees PH:  0403 551 169 www.nqtrees.com.au) and one day we will have them up on the site and you will be able to purchase one if you so desire. They are a big tree though and you will probably need us as your arborists in order to keep it under control and growing the way you want. We are certified arborists, but we don’t mind being called tree loppers. If you are interested in trees and the progress at our nursery, make sure you add your name to the mailing list. You will get infrequent emails from time to time with some pretty good information from trees to tree care and sometimes biodynamics to permaculture.