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Lester specialises in consulting across a range of arboriculture issues with 15 years experience in the UK and Australia. 
Lester can help you understand your rights when it comes to you, or your neighbours, trees. Offering expertise and advice on all aspects of trees and the law including:
  • Local Government Authority (LGA) reports

  • NSW Land & Environment Court

    • Submitting reports (adherence to Section 7, Expert Witness Code)

    • Expert Witness

  • LGA Tree Preservation Orders (TPO exemptions & allowances)

  • Dangerous trees; rights and obligations

  • Neighbour disputes (including reduction of high hedges)

Lester offers professional advice regards trees and developments including:
  • Tree reports for DA submissions

  • Project arborist for large developments

  • Advice in regard to AS4970 (Australian Standard for Trees on Development Sites) in particular regard to root and root plate protection and advice

  • Tree Protection Zones; Erection and Management

  • Structural Root Zone calculations and incursions

  • Mitigation advice and techniques



Lester is at the cutting edge of this controversial and evolving issue including:
  • Risk assessment methodolgies
  • Explanations and reasons
  • Simple through to complex
  • Mitigation and risk reduction advice and techniques
Lester is committed to a greener urban environment f0r a happier, healthier and cleaner Sydney. Lester specialises in appropriate trees within urban landscapes and community liason in street tree selection.
Lester is on the Steering Committee of Park to Pacific, a community group
re-imagining Clovelly Road as a string of villages on a greener, safer and more sustainable street from Centennial Park to Clovelly Beach. 
Lester has also been involved in the Better Block movement (Clovelly Road team leader - trees and landscaping) and attended the launch and is an advocate of the 202020 Vision to increase our urban green space by 20% by 2020.



Lester specialises in all areas of arboriculture consulting.
For more information, please contact Lester (Pip) Willis.

Client references and sample reports available on request.


Mobile: 0424 566 222


12 Mundarrah St, Clovelly NSW 2031


"The success of Clovelly Road Better Block demonstration event was thanks largely to the beautiful trees and plants organised by Pip (Lester), our landscape team leader who did a magnificent job."

Ari Anderson, Registered Landscape Architect and Heritage Consultant (Clovelly Road Better Block Nov 2013)

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