Hello there, my name is Matt Branagh. For over a decade I worked in local government managing parks and arboriculture. This was followed by a decade in the private sector as General Manager of what was then one of Victorias largest leading edge tree maintenance companies. Before leaving this position I had successfully developed a major traffic management business, firewood supply yard, a fully equiped workshop and grown the businesses into four states of Australia.

Today I run my own small consulting business and lecture at Victorias leading Arboricultural training facitity.

My skills lie in a sound arboricultural knowledge, and the ability to deliver sevices in the areas which I have practiced. – business management, human resources and occupational health and safety. This is what underpins the services of Lets Talk About Trees.

The business focuses on three distinct areas of Arboriculture:

Vision: To Become A Leader in My Field of Endeavour.

Mission: To Provide well defined professional reports, consultation and training to all my clients.

Objectives: To be accountable for my actions and decisions. To take pride in the job I do. To always look for and implement better ways of doing things.

Organizations who’s projects Let’s talk About Trees has been involved in:

  • Vic Roads
  • Park Victoria
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Borough of Queenscliff
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Australian Capital Territory Parks & Places (ACT Government)
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Human Services
  • Victorian Education Department – Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Deakin University
  • Catholic Education System
  • Herritage Victoria – recomended contractor
  • Melbourne Water
  • Barwon Water
  • Barwon Water Alliance – contractored consultant
  • Wannon Water
  • Public and Private Golf Courses
  • Builders such as Simons Homes
  • Many camping facilities, function sites and private parks and recreation grounds.
  • Government and private caravan parks and camp gorunds
  • Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of Victoria
  • Cemetery Trusts – Many Victorian Cemetery Trusts
  • Many private architects, designers and engineers
  • Private businesses such as John Holland, Akron Roads, Bellarine Tree Services, Theis Services, R Slater  & Sons, Australian National Pipes, Ertech, Cival Force, Rimic Civil, many private clients and many projects formed as alliances.

The list is ever increasing. If you require a referance please contact me im only too happy to supply you a contact in relation to our service delivery.

Career highlights include:

  • City of Greater Geelong – Senior Management – Parks Department
  • Bellarine Tree Services – General Manager – position for 8 years before replacing myself and taking on the role of Manager for Organizational Implementation and Development where I developed the required systems to take the company to full independent ISO Audition in 2010.
  • Established Let’s Talk About Trees in 2011 and has now service the industry from a consulting and training aspect. My time is now spent delivering quality arboricultural reports and advice to my clients and teaching in both the Government University System and through private Registered Training Organizations (RTO’s).


In meeting the needs of my clients, Lets Talk About Trees has a full suit of insurances:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance of $5’000’000.00
  • Public Liability Insurance of $20’000’000.00
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance
  • Let’s Talk About Trees is a sole trader and as such does not have a work cover premium.

O.H.S. and Workcover

Let’s Talk About Trees is a sole trader and as such does not have a work cover premium.
However this does not mean our commitment to work place OH&S is over looked. Lets Talk About Trees in the process of developing a fully Integrated management system. My system looks at all facets of workplace safety and function and will see Lets Talk About Trees become fully JAZANZ accredited to AS/NZS ISO standards in:

  1. 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems
  2. 14001:2004 Environmental Systems, and
  3. 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety.

In the meantime our system has JSA’s, Manual Handling Risk Assessments, Plant Hazard Risk Assessments and many other documents which lead to a safe workplace.

Let’s Talk About Trees is progresive in the Arboricultural Industry to stay in touch we are associated with the following organisations to stay in touch;


Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists
Arboriculture Australia

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