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When it comes to your trees, you need the best arborists around 

If you’ve got trees around your home or business in the Macedon Ranges, you need an arborist to give them the care they deserve. Trees are assets for people, animals, the environment and our community and that’s why we do things a little differently than your average tree lopper.


At Nuleaf Tree Services, we look at each tree with a balanced approach that covers the biodiversity, amenity and safety of your trees. Removing a tree is not always the best option. Sometimes it needs careful pruning, other times it might need soil management or expert monitoring. 

For heritage trees that bring huge value and lifestyle appeal to your property, only an arborist skilled in the science and practice of tree preservation can maintain their long-term health. 

Hi there 

I’m Craig Lockens, owner of Nuleaf Tree Services

For over 25 years I’ve been managing, preserving and caring for trees in the Macedon Ranges region. I’ve always been passionate about horticulture and I love physical work outdoors.


Becoming a qualified arborist at The University of Melbourne’s Burnley Horticultural College was a natural fit. 

I’m keen to share my interest in the environmental and amenity benefits of trees with my clients. That’s one reason I take the time to educate and help you understand the what, why and how of arboriculture  when I work for you.


Arboriculture is a niche in which I know I can improve industry standards and make a difference for you, your family and our community. 

My team are accomplished arborists with formal qualifications:

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1 x Associate Diploma in Arboriculture (Burnley)

1 x Associate Diploma in Arboriculture (Melbourne Polytechnic)

4 x Certificate III in Arboriculture (Melbourne Polytechnic)

1 x Certificate III in Arboriculture (Wodonga TAFE)

2 x Certificate II in Arboriculture (Melbourne Polytechnic)


Safety is always the first thing we consider, no matter the size of the job or the location of the tree. 

You can be sure you’re in safe hands with our:

  • Extensive range of well maintained equipment

  • Qualified and professionally trained staff

  • OH&S Management System

  • Workcover compliance

  • $20m Public Liability Insurance

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Detailed Safe Work Method Statement guided by Worksafe Victoria 

  • Job Safety Analysis – a daily digitally collated risk assessment or a review of the steps and associated hazards to minimise the risks in each job.

Our reputation is built on our excellent customer service, down to earth advice and our broad experience across Moorabool Shire Council and the Macedon Ranges. 

The proof is all around you. 

Since 1995, we’ve been the trusted arborists for locals, business owners and council contracts in the Macedon Ranges, Hume City Council and Moorabool Shire Council.


We’ve pruned, cabled, nurtured, removed and cared for thousands of trees in the streets you know and the properties you pass every day. 

So if you’re looking for a local business with the depth of experience, qualifications and proficiency to care for your trees, you’re in the right place.

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