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

The Kingdom of Fungi 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:

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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
05 Apr 2019

**Why Life Insurance & Income Protection are Important**

From our sponsor Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance Brokers Pty. LTD.

**Why Life Insurance & Income Protection are Important**

A real-life example

We would like to share a true-life insurance claims story and the importance of having the right people and the right cover for your needs.

Tania and her husband Marty approached Fitzpatrick & Co. unsure what they needed but were concerned about protecting their family in case of ill health. Our adviser reviewed their current life situation, gave them options and helped them implement the policies that they selected.

Less than 12 months later Tania was diagnosed with a severe brain tumor. We have recently been successful in securing the payment of Tania’s Total & Permanent Disability payment and she continues to receive her monthly income protection payments. The below is a letter received from Tania this week:

When I met you to discuss our insurance needs, I never ever thought I would need income protection or Total and permanent disability cover as I lead a healthy lifestyle. I remember you talking to me about the risk that my family could face if I was out of action as I was a working Mum. I decided to take your advice and take out the insurance policies, but little did I know that within 12 months I would be diagnosed with a malignant tumor in my head. I now need years of rehabilitation, am unable to ever return to work and our world has been turned upside down.

The Life, total and permanent disability and income protection policies you put together for me changed our lives forever. Marty remembers when he called you to tell you what happened to me and you got onto the claims process immediately. We had a lot of forms to complete and you came to our home and sat with me one morning to go through it all. I am so grateful for the numerous phone calls over 6 months between the insurer and you so that you could minimise my involvement, as I was unable to comprehend the information. We truly understand and appreciate the time you put into our claim.

We can’t believe that we have now paid off our mortgage thanks to these policies. In addition, Marty can go to work and continue to run his business while I get the necessary medical attention and care that I need. My income protection policy allows me to contribute to our family and medical needs. Your advice, guidance, and assistance with the payment of the policies covered all our issues and removed all financial stress. I am very grateful that we took your advice and that we had Fitzpatrick & Co. looking after us.

Life Insurance and any insurance is a vital aspect of not just your life but your business. The above story shows the real-life reason why having the right cover and people are so important.

For assistance with any of your insurance needs please contact Mick Le Grand, Director of Programs at Fitzpatrick & Co. on 03 8544 1634 or email mickl@fitzpatrick.com.au.

Fitzpatrick & Co have specialised in the horticulture and arboriculture industry for over 30 years providing assistance and financial support to companies, associations, and events.

We are there when you need help.

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

 

 

 

 

Looking for Individual Events Sponsors:

If you are interested in Sponsoring an Individual Event, please contact the QAA today to find out how.

office@qaa.net.au or 07 3821 1488

02 Apr 2019

QAA General Meeting 2019

The Queensland Arboricultural Association is holding a General Meeting for it’s Members and Non-Members this coming Tuesday 9th April 2019. The meeting will be held at the QAA Head Office at 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland. Starting at 5.00pm concluding at 6.00pm.

Do you have something you wish to discuss with the QAA Executive? Are there any issues you see within the Industry that need to be a focus for the coming year?

Now is your time to speak up!! The Executive welcome all members and non-members to come along and discuss the progression of the Association and the Industry.

Without your feedback the Association doesn’t know what improvements need to be made or what great ideas you might have on Events or Education etc.

Let’s build a great Association together!!!

02 Sep 2018

Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance Brokers – RUN OFF COVER

I’ve closed my business; do I still need insurance cover?

Most Public & Products liability policies only provide cover against liability for damage to property or injury to person where the occurrence (damage/injury) happens during the currency of the policy.  Therefore, any damage/injury that occurs after your policy expires may not be insured, unless you have taken out a replacement policy or run off cover.

If you are a sole trader, partnership or a registered company and you cease to trade you may need to maintain liability cover for goods or services that you provided in the past against any claim that may arise in the future. This cover is called Run Off cover and is available to ensure protection against future liabilities even though the business has ceased trading.

We strongly recommend that you arrange Run Off Cover, especially if you’re a sole trader or partnership or the company continues to exist and has ongoing net assets.  The last thing you want in your retirement or when no longer working for yourself is a large bill that a liability policy would have responded to if an incident has occurred.

Please contact Fitzpatrick & Co to discuss your situation and to arrange a competitive quote to ensure continued protection against unexpected liabilities.

Mick Le Grand, Director of Programs at Fitzpatrick & Co. on 03 8544 1634 or email mickl@fitzpatrick.com.au.

Fitzpatrick & Co have specialised in the horticulture and arboriculture industry for over 30 years providing assistance and financial support to companies, associations and events. We are there when your industry needs you.

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