Tree Guru
John Parker, Tree Guru

Beautiful Trees


Professional Tree Consultation Service

Who is the Tree Guru?

John Parker is South Africa’s Tree Guru, an Australian qualified and South African experienced Arborist specialising as a consultant in the scientific care and management of trees and shrubs – sometimes called woody plants.   John is a diploma qualified Arborist. He is also a Trainer, Moderator and Assessor under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).  He has practiced arboriculture since 1989 in Johannesburg, and has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial Arborist.

From what to plant and how to prune it, to treating diseases, fertilization and insect attack, the Tree Guru has the qualified answers and expert solutions you need.  Whether you have a small, or large garden, or are tasked with managing or developing the gardens of a bigger estate, the Tree Guru - John Parker will bring out the best in your trees, shrubs and gardens.

As a trainer in Arboriculture, John aims to promote and develop Arboriculture skills in South Africa where there is no formal training. The curriculum of the Diploma of Horticulture in South Africa, contains no tree subjects.


Consultation Fee Structure

On-Site Consultation:

The Tree Guru can come to you and assess your trees. This is often the easiest and most effective way of determining the real cause of your tree problem. An on-site consultation fee of R800 (valid May, June, July 2017) applies to Johannesburg’s northern areas and an additional charge may apply for outlying areas.


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