A career in arboriculture seemed a natural progression to Nick Kelly, who spent his childhood building forts and flying foxes in trees. As a child trees were his domain, and not much has changed in the prevailing years. “For me, trees provide structure; they’re sculptures that make the landscape unique and remarkable.”
Nick has been in the business of arboriculture since 1990 after having completed his Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Horticulture). After almost 20 years working in the horticulture industry, Nick decided to specialise in trees and in 2009 completed a Diploma of Arboriculture. That was when Nick came to Treelogic. Nick’s experience with us has been extensive; he has done everything from large-scale tree assessments to presentations to VCAT and Planning Tribunals. Nick has also done a great deal of consultancy for local governments, including the cities of Stonnington, Monash and Glen Eira.
Of Nick’s achievements at Treelogic, he is most proud of the work he did assessing and taking inventory of the trees at the Amstel Golf Course, and arguing the need to increase protection of certain significant trees.
Nick focus’ on society’s attitude towards trees, and through his work seeks to raise better awareness of the importance of trees in our urban landscapes. “Though we’re yet to fully realize it, trees will become increasingly valued within Melbourne’s growth. Environmental reasons? Nope, landscape reasons. Something is required to lessen the visual & kiln dried impact of consolidated growth. With their structural & sculptural characteristics, nothing can beat a well planted tree.”