Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW
PO Box 327, Cleveland, BRISBANE QLD 4163
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 2:30pm
25 Jun 2019

Introduction to Soil Science

When: Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Time: 8.30am – 12.00pm

Location: QAA Head Office: 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163


Workshop Outline:

In this workshop, led by a mycorrhizal specialist and soil biologist, Katia will introduce some general/technical knowledge enabling attendees to understand soil analysis, as well as comprehending soil fauna roles (both the good and bad). New tendencies and technologies for soil care will be discussed. You will learn basic soil science: soil physics (structure, texture, compaction), soil chemistry (pH, nutrients and nutrient cycling), and soil biology, as well as simple tests you can do on your own soil samples. With these foundations, we will discuss soil improvers and many practical how-to’s, including: 

  • Composts and compost teas
  • pH changers
  • Mulches
  • Microlife,macrolifeand soil beneficials 
  • Organic Materials
  • Improving structure and texture


Workshop Outcome:

This workshop aims to give you knowledge, tools and simple techniques to learn about and improve soil


Benefits to the Queensland Arboricultural Industry:

Filling the gaps between the world of research and the field. Sharing the knowledge for a better soil management.


Ticket Prices:

QAA Qualified Member: $140.00

QAA General Member: $155.00

NON QAA Member: $165.00

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET


About the Presenter:

Katia Plouznikoff is a soil biologist specialised in soil microbiology applied to agronomy. She works as an agronomist for Costa Avocados and has a fondness for mycorrhiza and plant biotechnologies. She has worked on several research projects aiming to sustainably improve crop cultures with the help of beneficial soil microorganisms. Thus Katia has spent long hours over a microscope looking at such microorganisms living in the rhizosphere, but what she likes the most is to inspect sites armed with her favorite tools such as: penetrometers, auger, moisture probes, pH probes, EC probes and Brix refractometers to conduct soil investigations for tree surgery, assessing tree and soil conditions, and performing soil sampling to establish soil chemical and physical profiles.

As an agronomist Katia carries out plant tissue analyses to investigate poisoning, contamination and nutrient deficiencies. Interpretation of soil tests and analyses combined with literature research allowed her to previously develop and implement biotechnologies for plant health care treatments such as microbial brewed compost and active mycorrhizal inoculum.

Katia is willing to share her knowledge to increase tree survival rates and promote a better tree management with sustainable organic practices to help make our environment greener. 


Cancellation Policy on Workshops & Events

All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc. If you wish to cancel your booking, request must be made in writing.
Credits and Refunds:

  • 1 day prior or on the day – no credit or refund
  • Within 7 days of event – 25% credit or refund
  • Within 7-14 days of the Event – 50% credit or refund
  • Over 14 days before the Event – full credit or refund
12 Jun 2019

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Renewal

Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019
Location: QAA Head Office: 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163
Time: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Registration Deadline: 1st September 2019

Class Size is Limited to 20

The TRAQ Renewal Course is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours to take the exam. Current TRAQ holders can complete the course as early as three and one-half (3 1/2) years into their Qualification (18 months before your expiration date).  

Once you have successfully passed the renewal requirements, you will be given 5 years from the date of your previous expiration allowing you to take full advantage of the 5 year period granted with the credential.

Your instructor for this event will be Mark Roberts.

You will review:
   –   Levels of assessment
   –   Target assessment
   –   Site assessment
   –   Tree biology and mechanics
   –  Tree inspection and assessment
   –   Data analysis and risk categorisation
   –   Mitigation
   –   Reporting

Included in your registration:
 –   course registration
 –   exam fee
 –   the TRAQ renewal manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (NO PO Boxes)
 –   the TRAQ renewal workbook (handed out at the class)
 –   morning tea, 
lunch and beverages for the day

Travel and lodging is on your own.

Eligibility:
To be able to register for the TRAQ Renewal workshop you must hold a TRAQ credential. You may complete the TRAQ Renewal workshop as early as 18 months prior to your qualification expiration date. Participants are asked to bring their TRAQ Risk Assessment manual and clipboard to training. 

All Applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalised via email.

Once your current expiration date passes, you will need to retake the full course and assessment to be reinstated.

Confirmation Packet:
You will receive a confirmation packet with a letter containing the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. Confirmation packets are shipped three weeks prior to the date the course begins.

Confirmation packets will be shipped using UPS to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.

What is required to bring to the class:
 – your government issued photo ID
 – your TRAQ Manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide)
 – your TRAQ Workbook (will be handed out at the class)

 – your hard hat and high visiblity vest or shirt  (required)
 – #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes and completing worksheets
 – rain gear, including a large ziplock bag (just in case!)
 – 
come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors
 – 
please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; 
    we cannot always control the room 
temperature to suit everyone 

Special Testing Accommodations Requests:
If you have an accommodation request, please complete the Special Accommodations Request Form and submit it with your application. You may find the form online at

www.isa-arbor.com/Accommodations. The process may take up to several months and may not allow enough time to attend this particular class.

 
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc.

Registrations are limited to 20 people. 
If you wish to cancel your booking, request must be made in writing.

Credits and Refunds:

  • 1 day prior or on the day – no credit or refund.
  • Within 7 days of event – 20% credit or refund.
  • Within 8-30 days of event – 35% credit or refund.
  • Over 31 days before event – full credit or refund.

**Credits are valid within the same calendar year.

Cancellations:

The Queensland Arboricultural Association reserves the right to cancel any activity due to lack of bookings up to two days prior to an event or course.

Please contact us to confirm that your event will go ahead before booking travel or accommodation.

PRICES:

Prices include GST

ISA Member:

$500.00

QAA Qualified Member:

$550.00

QAA General Member:

$600.00

Non-QAA Member:

$700.00

 

 

Register Now!

05 Jun 2019

Tree Climbing Competition Practice Day

FREE EVENT!!
Ever thought about competing but are unsure about how it works?

QAA are hosting a climbing competition practice day to learn the basics or sharpen your skills. We will have some of Australia’s top climbers on hand to help out and part with their knowledge. Come along to Colmslie Beach Reserve on the 22nd June 2019 and have a swing around some beautiful trees.

We encourage anyone of any skill level to come and participate free of charge.

We would like to extend this invitation to any future or current Climbing Competition judges who would like to be involved in practice scoring or teaching in tree.

Colmslie Beach Reserve

152 Colmslie Road, Murarrie QLD, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4172

Saturday, 22 June 2019 from 08:00-16:00

BYO Food & Drink 

16 May 2019

Water Smart Street Trees – Planning and Design

 

 

 

 

Join Stormwater Queensland and event partners Citygreen as we discuss how Street Trees can enhance the liveability of a city and the key considerations to factor into design, application and ongoing management.

Comprising keynote presentations from leading experts, this session is an invaluable opportunity to further your knowledge and skills.

Sessions include:

Street trees changing role in the liveable city Lyndal Plant, Urban Forester

  • Street trees as multifunctional green infrastructure
  • Local government directions e.g. prioritising greening/cooling, canopy cover targets, urban forest resilience planning

Design requirements for optimum tree growth – Ben Gooden, Citygreen

  • Target shade cover and asset values, against projected time scales, enabled by correct soil volumes/spec, water balance and species selection
  • Soils Under Pavements Trials at Bartlett Labs, Charlotte NC, USA

Modelling passively irrigated trees – hydrology and pollutant removal – Sally Boer, E2Designlab

  • How to model passively irrigated trees in MUSIC
  • Applying the sizing guides: retrofit and greenfield case studies

Observations of the design and performance of passively irrigated street trees – Tim Davies, BCC

  • Observations and lessons learnt from different designs of passively irrigated street trees without underdrainage.
  • Summary of programs including design considerations, monitoring and costs.

To Register Click Here

08 May 2019

The Kingdom of Fungi Workshop

Workshop presented by Dr Frances Guard.

Dr Frances Guard is a medical doctor with 40 years of experience in the field. 13 years ago, her passion for conservation combined with her medical background led her to work with macro-fungi on a conservation property at Maleny. For the past 13 years Dr. Guard has been involved in Queensland Mycological Society holding the president seat for 3 years until 2017. Her interest with QMS is community education and fungi photography along with other passions like rainforest regeneration, bird watching and, plant and animal surveying.

Dr Guard is the Co-author of;

  • Australian Subtropical Fungi, (2014)
  • Mushrooms and Fungi of the Sunshine Coast (2016) and,
  • Australian Tropical Mushrooms and other Fungi (2019).

Fungi are essential components of all ecosystems including native and urban forests. Their roles vary from helping, breakdown and recycling of nutrients or promote soil health, to damaging, hurting their host or host environment. Regarding urban trees, pathogenic fungi represent a challenge for urban forest and ways of managing these need to be examined.

To see full workshop program please see below:

164 KBWorkshop Program_The Kingdom of Fungi – Sept 2019

OUTCOMES FOR ATTENDEES:

  • Understanding of the kingdom of fungi
  • Understanding Fungi Roles
  • Identifying Fungal Groups
  • Understanding Parasitic Fungi

Ticket Prices:

QAA Qualified Member: $135.00

QAA General Member: $150.00

NON QAA Member: $160.00

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET


Cancellation Policy on Workshops & Events

All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc. If you wish to cancel your booking, request must be made in writing.
Credits and Refunds:

  • 1 day prior or on the day – no credit or refund
  • Within 7 days of event – 25% credit or refund
  • Within 7-14 days of the Event – 50% credit or refund
  • Over 14 days before the Event – full credit or refund
03 Apr 2019

Queensland Tree Climbing Championships

Fig Tree Pocket Riverside Reserve

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th July 2019

 

Book in now to receive the Early Bird Special

Head over to our Events page now to register.

 

If you wish to complete a manual form, please do so from here:

QTCC QLD COMPETITOR REGISTRATION FORM 2019

 

 

 

 

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office@qaa.net.au or 07 3821 1488

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