Roy is still the only Australian to hold
the ISA's "Certified Tree worker Certificate". He is also an ISA
"Certified Arborist" of which there are only 3 in NSW and one other
In 1999, Roy was Head Judge of the NSW Tree Climbing Championships.
When offered, Roy accepted the role as Head Judge of the Australian
Tree Climbing Championships but graciously stepped aside to Assistant
Head Judge, when Rip Tompkins, a 3 times world champion, arrived
In 1997, Roy spent 6 months in USA networking and working with
some of the best arborists in the world as well as attending 9 conferences.
Roy Cody B.Sc., Dip. Ed., taught Maths for 22 years before founding
Roy's Tree Service in 1989. Roy has set a new standard of tree work
to Tamworth, North West, New England and Hunter regions. "DIFFICULT
JOBS OUR SPECIALTY" has been Roy's slogan right from early days,
although his knowledge, skill and expertise have increased greatly
over the years.
Roy has an extensive collection of wood samples showing faults,
lopping regrowth, fungus, insect attack etc. This display has turned
heads, taught many people valuable lessons about their trees as
well as earning Roy many ribbons, trophies and recognition in his
Roy has won the Country Music Cavalcade "Best Commercial Float"
in 2000 and also 2001. He has also been a popular and entertaining
Guest Speaker at Garden Clubs and many other organisations.