QAA News 13

New Years’ Resolution, welcome back to a new year as a member of the coolest industry in Queensland! We hope storm season wasn’t too challenging and that everyone has come back safe and happy.

It is our turn to make a New Years’ Resolution. We made the first move towards a sustainable future with the release of our new vision statement, values, and maxim.

Our resolution is to deliver for you, two amazing community engagement events (announced at AGM 2020). We will help our community come together because we are stronger together.

2021 Networking Events Community Engagement

Meet the Executive – Networking Event Meet your Executive Committee. Find out:
• Who they are,
• Their passions; and
• Their backgrounds.

This is an opportunity to come together as a community, To create and foster long term relationships. Spotlight Q&A with Fitzpatrick & Co. Insurance Brokers.

Ask our Industry Support Partner everything you need to know about insurance.

Sponsor Spotlight – Fair Day
Our give back to the community. It’s the end of the year and we’ve been working hard all year!! Join us for a fun family day of activities, shows and networking.

Walk through our sponsors stalls. An opportunity to learn about new deals, specials, equipment, and services. Get to know our sponsors and how they contribute to our industry. Activities and entertainment will be announced closer to the event.

What is Your New Executive Excited About?
The future of our industry is something our Executive Committee is passionate and excited to support. This is what your Executive Committee has to say. (Refer to above image.)

QAA Re-Brand
We recently ran a 9-piece Facebook story highlighting our origin story and officially launching the QAA rebrand. When the Executive discussed updating our public image, it was important that we honoured our history while evolving and adapting for the future.

Did you know that the Queensland Arboricutural Association was created on a phone call in early 1992. “Yeah, let’s do it” was the beginning of our journey. The QAA was founded to encourage more young contractors to join the industry, to keep them safe and bring the community together, make them feel a part of something bigger.

Tragedy struck our community in 1996 when Roy Layton lost his life in a climbing accident. His equipment failed. A Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris) was planted at Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens in his memory. The Bottle Tree was added to the QAA’s logo as a reminder of our goal. Reduce accidents and keep climbers safe.

It was important to us that the Bottle Tree remained an integral part of our image. As such, we are excited to release QAA’s modernised logo. Please refer to the website ( for usage guidelines.

QAA Executive
For more info call Queensland Arboricultural Association on (07) 3821 1488. Go to, email office@ or follow us on Facebook (QueenslandArboriculturalAssociation), Twitter (QLD_Arb_Assoc), Instagram (qaa_arborist), LinkedIn (queenslandarboricultural- association-ba72b953) or via the QAA App.

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