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About us

Welcome to The Climbing Dutchman - Your Premier Tree Care Specialists!

At The Climbing Dutchman, we take immense pride in being your go-to team of professional climbing arborists, adept in all facets of tree care, maintenance pruning, and tree removals. Our mission is clear: to deliver unrivalled customer service, unwavering reliability, and the highest quality of workmanship.

What sets us apart is our ability to navigate challenging terrains, employ state-of-the-art crane-fed chippers, and create a work environment that prioritizes efficiency and safety.

Our Distinctive Approach

Spot us from a mile away – the robust growl of the Mercedes Unimog engine echoing through the streets, or our unmistakable bright green truck with rugged off-road tires. Our ultimate all-terrain 4WD workhorse is designed to access areas that others dare not tread. To enhance productivity and ensure worker safety, we proudly operate Ufkes Greentec crane-fed chippers.

Roots and Heritage

The Climbing Dutchman is more than a business; it’s a family legacy, founded by Jor Boogaart, an ISA board certified Master Arborist. Jor’s affinity for climbing trees began at the tender age of 3 in his native Holland. Having relocated to Australia, he settled on the Mornington Peninsula, where he established a solid reputation for superior tree work. Both local clients and industry peers in Victoria hold him in high regard. Affectionately known as ‘Jay’ for ease of pronunciation, Jor is more than an arborist; he’s a custodian of trees and nature. His dedication is unparalleled – he’ll halt work mid-tree to safeguard koalas or nesting birds. Such care is a rarity. With over 25 years of experience, Jor is the embodiment of a skilled, gentle giant in the tree industry.

New Horizons

In 2023, we welcomed Russell Fray into The Climbing Dutchman family. A homegrown talent, Russell is a certified arborist with extensive experience in managing operations. His expertise, honed from working with various tree professionals across suburban Melbourne and the southern Mornington Peninsula, complements our team perfectly.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive suite of tree care solutions, including:

  • Tree Pruning
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Make-Safe Storm Damage
  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Assessments
  • Cobra Bracing
  • Possum Guarding
  • Hedging
  • Stump Grinding

Every aspect of our work is meticulously planned, controlled, and executed with paramount consideration for safety and protection of surrounding assets. Above all, we’re committed to doing right by the trees, the wildlife, and meeting the unique needs of each and every customer.

Discover the unparalleled difference with The Climbing Dutchman. Experience tree care like never before on the Mornington Peninsula.

Call 03 5930 8087