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We are very proud and excited to be working with Opera Australia and Royal Botanic Gardens for this years Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour's production of Aida. It is a privilege to be associated with such an iconic organisation at such an iconic location.
During pre-production and construction I have been impressed with the professionalism of the whole production crew that I have worked with. After witnessing the complete performance I was blown away by the talent, skill and spectacle that the entire crew has drawn together.
We recommend that you grab a ticket while available and get out to see Aida for yourself.

28 Octbober 2012

Spring Winds a "Stress Test" for Trees

These recent strong winds that have blown through Sydney with such ferocity provide a stern "stress test" for urban trees. Each strong gust can make many nervous about the risk of tree failure, parti...cularly around property however the vast majority of storm damage and wind failure that we inspect has actually caused a failure in a structural defect that would have been possible to identify prior to the wind event.

Strong winds can be damaging for trees and surrounding property (not to mention people!) however the risk of failure can be significantly reduced by inspection and a plan of management for urban trees.

We can inspect using the Visual Tree Assessment Method (VTA) or use state of the art Resistograph testing to identify any potential structural defects in your trees and then provide an individual Plan to manage your trees. This will reduce the risk of failure in storm event and provide increased piece of mind.

Its an ill wind that blows no good.

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1 May 2014

A Short video of the first Ficus rubiginosa being craned into position today at Barangaroo

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1 May 2014

It was a thrill and a privilege to have been able to assist with the planting of the first super advanced mature Fig at the Headland Park at Barangaroo today.  This park is going to be such a beautiful addition to Sydney and I'm looking to forward to sitting under this Fig and watching the Harbour.


30 April 2014

Barangaroo trees

It was great to revisit the Barangaroo site today and see that not only have those first two Eucalypts survived the tough conditions but they are thriving amongst many others.

Looking forward to being involved in the installation of the first two big Figs on site tomorrow.

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25 September 2013

Welcome to the first tree to be delivered for the new Barangaroo Headland Park Project. It is a Eucalyptus tereticornis (Forest Red Gum). It is a privilege to be involved in such a landmark project that will be such an integral part of Sydney's landscape for future generations.


16 September 2013

Worldwide, the role of Honey Bees has long been acknowledged as a critical component of our ecology. The US Department of Agriculture estimate that 80% of all flowering plants are pollinated by bees and over one third of all food crops are bee pollinated. It is not surprising that the recent and continual decline in honey bee populations throughout Europe and the US have been met with alarm.  This global phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has accounted for bee losses of up to 50% in the US and 30% throughout Europe.............

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14 November 2012

Its great to see the Telegraph reporting on the issue of Grey Box Dieback in Western Sydney. Dissemination of information is the first stage/ Its important that as many people as possible are aware of this problem and then we can start to all be part of the solution. Please contact us to find out more about this important issue. Read the article here.


13 November 2012

Glenn Bird was happy to assist the Rouse Hill Times  with information for their article regarding Grey Box Dieback within the Eucalyptus moluccana population of Western Sydney. It is a significant ecological crisis in the area and the article provides a valuable service in getting the information to the general public.  We would however like to clarify one aspect of the article. Glenn Bird was not involved in the University of Western Sydney research into the problem. He was involved in the Office of Environment and Heritage Workshop to help formulate treatment strategies. Read the article here.


08 November 2012

I had an interesting day today attending the workshop held by the Office of Environment and Heritage to address the serious issue of the Grey Box dieback (Eucalyptus moluccana) that is having a devastating impact on the Eucalyptus moluccana populations throughout Western Sydney. Not only is this causing a visual eyesore of vast tracts of dead Eucalypts throughout Western Sydney but it is now posing the very real risk of causing the demise of the endangered ecological community of Cumberland Plain Woodland (CPW)......

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Birds Tree Consultancy provides arboricultural consultancy services throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific Region to the highest qualification level (AQF5). Our practice strives to provide professional services to meet all expectations and requirements for a wide range of clients. Our services reflect our core values of research, ongoing development, ethics and independence.

 Our principal Consultant, Glenn Bird has over 25 years experience in the Arboriculture, Horticulture and Landscape industries and brings this wealth of experience to our clients. Glenn’s wide and varied experience enables Birds Tree Consultancy to bring an industry wide focus to our consultancy.


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