At Hunter River Trees, we provide a superior level of arborist services to residents in the middle to lower Hunter region, including those in Maitland, Newcastle and surrounding areas. Our Lochinvar-based business is family owned and operated with the assurance of a hassle-free experience.

Each member of our team, from our tradespeople to our apprentices, are trained at the Kurri Kurri TAFE campus. Through this extensive formal and on-the-job training, we're able to ensure the best results in ou services. We're also qualified certificate 5 arborists, meaning our tree surgeons can provide full tree risk assessments.

To further cement our position as a trustworthy, reliable tree service provider, we've ensured we're covered for all relevant insurances and WHS compliances, with safety as our main priority.

As members of Arboriculture Australia and the International Society of Arborists, we have access to the latest news, training and workshops. This, along with our qualifications and certifications, allows us to bring the best services to the greater Hunter region.

Visit our services page for a full list of our tree, stump and block clearing solutions.

Visit our terms and conditions page for our company requirements

Our Team Leader

Steve Watson
Senior Consulting Arborist

Steve has more than 25 years' experience in arboriculture work in the Hunter region. He is a fully registered consulting arborist with a Certificate 5 in Aboriculture and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, as well as being approved by Arboriculture Australia. With an extensive background in the industry, Steve is able to lead our consulting arborists to achieve the results we're so well known for.

Qualifications, Insurance & WHS

  • Qualified Cert. 5 arborist
  • Tree risk assessment qualification
  • Fully insured with $20million Public Liability
  • Follow Australian Standards 4373–2007 (pruning of amenity trees)

Our staff have a flawless track record for safety on the job. To ensure this continues, we're fully WHS compliant, with a system containing the full Work Cover Subby Pack, which includes a Safety Work Method Statement (SWMS), Toolbox Talks, plant and equipment checklists and more.

As part of our safety measures and in accordance with the law, we are covered by full Workers Compensation and Public Liability Insurance for up to $20million. We can show you all proof of documentation prior to any job.

Remember to always check the information of arborists, you can follow these easy instructions from Safework NSW