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Arboriculture: Web resources
On the shelves
Portals & directories
Apps and tools
Ancient tree guides
Provided by the Ancient Tree Forum (UK)
Aims to provide comprehensive information about Australia’s native and planted forests.A list of links and species guides are also available.
Flora of Australia online
Provided by the Department of the Environment and Energy
Hazard tree management (US)
Extensive link collection provided by the Australian Native Plants Society.
State of the world's forests 2014 (UN report)
Trees are good
Reliable information regarding the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in an urban environment.
What is close-to-nature silviculture in a changing world?
This is the prestigious Silvicultural Prize award (2016) winning article.
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium
BBC - Trees
A collection of programs and features about trees
Find practicing or consulting arborists
Tree search (US)
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)
Animated knots for arborists
Send a quote for tree care services such as tree spraying, from the job site directly to your customer. Available for iOS only.
Leafsnap: an electronic field guide
Free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. Available for iOS.
Purdue plant doctor app suite
Provided by the Purdue University and includes the tree doctor app. Available for iOS and Android - small fee applies.
Free app for finding suitable trees for landscaping.
Tree ID Australia
iOS app - fee applies.
Legislation and statistics
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Provides policies and resources for forestry.
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW)
Safe Work Australia
Commonwealth agency that provides information and guidelines such as:
Tree work (Arboriculture)
Guide to managing risks of tree trimming and removal work (2016)
Tree policies - City of Sydney
Provides tree management policies for Sydney. Downloadable plans in PDF format are available.
Weeds in Australia
Amenity tree industry: code of practice
Working safely with trees
Information and services offered by SafeWork NSW to help you manage health and safety at work.
Threatened species program - NSW government
A review of koala tree use across New South Wales
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication Date: 2018
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012 - Forestry and fishery
Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63 (NSW legislation)
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Native vegetation act 2003 No 103
Trees (Disputes Between neighbours) act 2006 No 126 (NSW legislation)
Trees act information sheet - Understanding the law [Doc]
Australian Conservation Foundation
Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists
Independent not-profit organisation dedicated to improving the urban forest.
Australian environmental organisation founded to protect, restore and conserve Australia's native vegetation.
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