Arboriculture Australia National Conference

The annual Arboriculture Australia National Conference is set to kick off in Melbourne on April 7-9 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The theme for the event is ‘Let’s get back to practical arboriculture’.

There’s a huge parade of industry luminaries on the program of speakers, including:

* Brian Kane, Massachusetts Arborists Association and Professor of Arboriculture
University of Massachusetts
* John Parker, Chief Executive Officer, UK Arboricultural Association
* John Rantino, Special Counsel, Maddocks Lawyers
* Cameron Ryder, C&R Ryder Consulting
* Philip Martin, Senior member, VCAT
* Mark Hartley, Education Chair, Arborist Network
* Shawn Huff, Director of Operations, Asplundh
* Kelly Hertzog, Urban Forest and Ecology
* Tom Prosser. founder, Research & Education. Rainbow Ecoscience
* Ian Burgwin, General Manager of Regulatory Operations, Energy Safe
* Dave Broadhurst, Co-founder and Chief Engagement Officer, CodeSafe
* David Ferrier, Founder and President, Treasuring Our Trees
* Dr Ken James, Research Consultant -Trees, stability and winds, Ken James and Associates
* Ali Jasper, Active Tree Services
* Dr Greg Moore, Senior Research Associate of Burnley College, University of Melbourne
* Simon Strauss, Active Green Services
* Alistair Merricks, Auditor, Irata International
* Paul de Mar, Risk management consultant, GHD

Arboriculture Australia National Conference program at a glance

Friday, April 5 – Sunday April 7: Registrations open/Mark Hartley Tree Anatomy Workshop

Saturday, April 6 – SundayApril, 7:  Australian Tree Climbing Championship/STIHL Bar Conference Welcome Function & ATCC Awards Presentations

Monday, April 8 – Conference Day 1/Gala dinner and awards

Tuesday, April 9 – Conference Day 2/Optional Walking Tours/Tour of MCG

The conference will at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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