Our senior arborist and tree expert, Steve Griffiths, is known around the region for his passion and knowledge of Canberra’s trees.
With 30 years in arboriculture including twenty in the ACT there aren’t many trees in the region Steve hasn’t climbed, assessed, pruned or nurtured in some way.
His love of trees isn’t just about the heavy lifting they do in the ecosystem; he’s also fascinated by the way every tree has a different story to tell.
“I’m constantly amazed by the way they are self-optimising, and how they work with what they have,” said Steve.
“It’s an honour to be able to look after trees and I enjoy working with homeowners to make a tree look it’s best.
“I’m always on the lookout for worrying signs like excessive trunk swelling, visual fruiting bodies, a sharp ‘V’ fork in the branches, pests and fungi.
“I find it frustrating when people plant the wrong tree for their house causing stress for the tree and expense for the homeowner down the track.
“Sadly, people tend to think short term about how trees will look in ten years time not in 40 years.”
When quizzed on his favourite tree in Canberra, Steve chose the Cedrus libani, commonly known as Cedar of Lebanon, located at Duntroon’s Army Barracks.
If you are worried about your trees why not call in the tree expert? Call 1800 873 343 or click on the link to make a booking if you would like Steve to make a free no obligation assessment of your trees.