Drop & Leave are professional, reliable and one of Gippsland’s leading tree services companies. We provide services and advice on the management of trees in Gippsland and are proud to deliver quality tree services for our satisfied customers.

We pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and experience, which is why our team of qualified tree surgeons ensure proper care for your trees with minimal disruption to your property and garden.
We are climbing arborists, which means we use a variety of techniques to ascend the tree with ropes and harnesses. This enables us to access trees in any location without the need for machinery, which may potentially disturb your garden.

We'll always leave your garden neat and tidy and will take away the branches and timber after the work has been completed. Unless, of course, you wish to keep your firewood and mulch for your garden!

Drop & Leave's tree services team completing a large tree removal in Gippsland

The Crew

Drop & Leave has a team of responsible, safety-conscious and hard working tree surgeons, all of whom are either qualified arborists or in training. The crew’s cheerful, professional manner is complemented by their practical skills on the job, allowing them to efficiently complete your tree work at a competitive price.

  • Brendon Clark, Director of Drop & Leave trees, Qualified Arborist
  • Phil Colgan, Operations Manager for Drop & Leave trees, Qualified Arborist
  • Richard Gratton, Crew Leader for Drop & Leave trees, Qualified Arborist
  • Jerome Bechaz, Apprentice Arborist for Drop & Leave's tree services team
  • Rhys Carn, Apprentice Arborist for Drop & Leave's tree services team

BRENDON CLARK
Brendon has 17 years experience in the arboriculture industry. He has owned Drop & Leave since 2008, holding contracts with Latrobe City Council, Wellington Shire Council and VicForests.

Level II Certificate in Arboriculture
Harvest Trees Manually (Fallers)
Level II Chainsaw Operation
Level II First Aid
EWP Operation
Traffic Management Licence
Safe Approach Distances

PHIL COLGAN
Phil began an apprenticeship with Drop & Leave in 2012 and completed his training in 2014. As Operations Manager, Phil manages the crews on the ground and runs all arboricultural operations.
Level III Certificate in Arboriculture
Level II Chainsaw Operation
Level II First Aid
EWP Operation
Traffic Management Licence
Cert II ESI Powerline Vegetation Control

RICHARD GRATTON
Richard began an apprenticeship with Drop & Leave in 2013 and completed his training early in 2016. Richie is one of Drop & Leave's Crew Leaders.

Level III Certificate in Arboriculture
Level II Chainsaw Operation
Level II First Aid
Traffic Management Licence
Cert II ESI Powerline Vegetation Control

JEROME BECHAZ
Jerome began an apprenticeship with Drop & Leave in early 2015 and is currently completing his studies whilst gaining on-site training to become a Qualified Arborist.

Training for Level III Certificate in Arboriculture
Level II Chainsaw Operation
Level II First Aid
Traffic Management Licence

RHYS CARN
Rhys began an apprenticeship with Drop & Leave in 2015 and is currently completing his studies whilst gaining on-site training to become a Qualified Arborist.

Training for Level III Certificate in Arboriculture
Level II Chainsaw Operation
Level II First Aid
Traffic Management Licence

Health & Safety

Drop & Leave has a comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety Management System, with risk management for both our employees and the public of utmost importance. We are constantly reviewing our system, ensuring we work to current standards, and keep our equipment and machinery in top shape. All of our staff wear full Personal Protective Equipment and are trained in First Aid. Every single job we do, big or small, is classed as an individual site with a Risk Assessment carried our prior to any work commencing. Tree work can be very dangerous and should only be conducted by trained professionals, reducing the risk to the tree, the property and the tree worker themselves. Qualified arborists are trained in the appropriate techniques to conduct the tree work in as safe a manner as possible.

Insurance and Checks

We are fully insured with $10 million Public Liability insurance for our customers and full WorkCover insurance for our employees (Certificates of Currencies available on request).

Our workers also have their Working with Children checks due to the amount of tree removal and tree trimming work we complete for local Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across Gippsland in Baw Baw Shire and Latrobe City. We often complete the works during school holidays to ensure the grounds are safe for the children's return.

Radio Advertising

Have you heard our new radio advertising jingle yet? We've been running it across Gippsland and have had a lot of great feedback. We decided to have a bit of fun and create a story. It's about three little piggies that have a house on a street, they have their tree blown down by the big bad wolf and they do the safe thing, of couse, and call Drop & Leave!

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