Who are we

The Tree Doctor has built a second-to-none reputation within the tree care industry over the past
20 years and is renowned both nationally and internationally for excellence in Arboriculture. We are proud of both our uncompromising work standards and relaxed and friendly customer service style. You can be assured that we only employ fully qualified arborists to carry out tree work and our company also carries all the necessary insurances.

The company and its staff hold memberships to the International Society of Arboriculture (USA), Arboriculture Australia (formerly ISAAC), Tree Care Industry Association (USA) and the Queensland Arboricultural Association.

Our Team

Adam Tom
Adam TomPrincipal Consultant
Growing up on a farm, Adam acquired a distinct fascination with trees. If he wasn’t climbing a tree, he was rolling over logs by the creek looking for snakes and other inhabitants. Trees became enthralling for
Adam who found himself caught up in the sheer size and nature of tree life and all that went together to support the tree’s ecosystem.

The Tree Doctor was established by Adam in 1992, and since then has assumed a reputation for being just as the name suggests. He is a doctor of trees and he has become synonymous with delivering tree care and tree health solutions in all situations and environments across Queensland and Australia.

The Tree Doctor and his crew of expert tree carers have made it their business to know what makes trees work and because of that they know how to look after them.

Adam works hard to understand what makes a tree function, and as a result, he is far better qualified to look after them. Adam’s knowledge encapsulates tree identification, disease and pest management, how their systems work, how to keep them alive as long as possible and to preserve their heritage.

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In 2006, Adam Tom was awarded an Honorary Life Membership
of the Queensland Arboriculture Association for dedicated service
to the QAA and promotion of safety awareness and instruction
throughout the industry.

In 2005, The Tree Doctor was again presented with the Grand
Award of Excellence for the relocation of a very large white fig, Ficus
virens, at Hollywell on the Gold Coast. This particular tree weighed
in excess of 200 tonnes.

In 2002, The Tree Doctor was the recipient of the National Arborist
Association (USA) Grand Award of Excellence for the transplant of
two (2) very large Ficus macrophylla at Emerald Lakes/Birmingham
Grove on the Gold Coast.

Colin Henderson
Colin HendersonSenior Arborist
Colin is our longest serving staff member, having commenced with The Tree Doctor in 1999 as our truck driver and groundsperson. He spent over 10 years as a member of the company’s tree care crew, ultimately as the supervisor. For the past 6 years, Colin’s main focus has been managing the company’s unique soil injection treatment program, as well as assisting Matt in preparing quotations for the company’s client base. He is also qualified as a quantified tree risk assessor.

Colin holds a Diploma of Horticulture from Horticultural Training, a Brisbane based RTO which specialises in services to the agribusiness sector – he is also regarded as an AQF Level 5 Arborist.

In his spare time, Colin enjoys restoring unique and vintage cars.

DanThe Tree Doctor Crew
Dan is one of our climbing arborists at the Tree Doctor. He has been with the company for 18 months.

Originally from the United Kingdom he began his career in Arboriculture after watching a lead arborist at Kew Gardens. As he watched and listened to this arborist talk passionately about his job and the joy of climbing Dan was inspired to quit Astrophysics and follow in the footsteps of this enthusiastic tree person. (Yes, we have a trained Astrophysicist on staff)

Dan has been working in Australia since 2012. He has a Certificate III in Arboriculture and is working towards his Certificate V.

Dan is an enthusiastic photographer and has recently began adding to the images on TTD web page and Facebook.

ZaynThe Tree Doctor Crew
Zayn has worked at The Tree Doctor since 2011.

He started out as a casual crew member and went on to become a permanent fixture and the crew supervisor. Zayn works at the ground level and is the face most clients recognise.

He is currently studying to gain his Certificate III in Arboriculture, not an easy task for a family man with young children.

Any spare time he gets finds Zayn on the open road or a dirt track. Alternatively he will be found building something, he likes to tinker in his shed.

Larissa Puxty
Larissa PuxtyOffice Manager
Larissa joined The Tree Doctor in early 2009 as our Office Manager and is responsible for all aspects of administration for the business. With qualifications in Business, Marketing and Human Resource Management and over 25 years of office administration experience, Larissa is the go-to person and the glue that holds the team together!

When not in the office, Larissa enjoys week-end camping and 4WD trips with her family and friends.