Since being founded in 1999 by Nicholas Ford after extensive experience both in Australia and the United Kingdom, Canopy Tree has flourished due to the high standards of professional work offered to all customers:

  • private
  • corporate and;
  • council.

The belief that Arboriculture should be promoted as a professional and skilled industry is high on our agenda and we endeavour to create an exceptional impression with all our clientele.

Focusing on practical and safe outcomes, our proud owner is a member of Arboriculture Australia and the International Society of Arboriculture, keeping up to date with industry news and standards. Still an active tree climber in the business, Nicholas delivers over twenty years’ experience in the industry.

Completed & Current Education

Nicholas Ford (Director)
  • AQF Cert 5 (Diploma in Arboriculture)
  • AQF Cert 3 (Certificate in Arboriculture)
  • Qualified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Trained Assessor
  • National Diploma of Forestry - Holm Lacy Agricultural College, Hereford, UK I year full time 1991-2
  • National Certificate in Arboriculture - Houghall College, Durham, UK. 1 year full time 1992-3 (Equivalent of AQF cert 3)
  • Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Operations: 20,21 & 22 (NPTC) - National Proficiency Test Council for maintenance, use on the ground and in the tree UK 1993
  • Senior First Aid, St Johns Ambulance Australia (NSW), Sydney (Current)
  • Construction Induction (White Card)
  • National Licence to Perform High Risk Work
  • Licence to operate boom over 11m (EWP)
  • Blue and Yellow cards - Traffic control
  • AHCCHM101A, 201A, 303A, & 304A Chemical certification
  • Risk Assessment Work Practice Awareness Accredited
  • Tier 1 Australian Arborist industry Licence no: AL1987 expiry: 31/12/2018
  • RISI Ticket: Rail Industry Worker 001667687

Arboriculture Australia & ISA

  Arb License Nick Ford



Canopy Tree Pty Ltd