Intro to Tree Biology and Physiology Workshop - SOLD OUT

04aug8:00 am4:00 pmIntro to Tree Biology and Physiology Workshop - SOLD OUTwith Bryan Gould

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Presenter: Bryan Gould
When: Friday 4 August 2023
Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Location: QAA Head Office
26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

The Workshop

During this workshop you will get an overview of photosynthesis, respiration, and associated processes in trees. The workshop, which will be delivered across one day comprising three 2-hour sessions, will consider interconnected key biological processes.

Session 1: Photosynthesis

    • The creation of energy
    • The component of light – in light and dark reactions
    • The component of water
    • The component of carbon dioxide

Session 2: Respiration

    • The use of energy
    • The compensation point
    • The rotational cycle of respiration and photosynthesis
    • Calvin cycle
    • C3 and C4 plants

Session 3: Interrelated biological processes

    • Osmosis – absorption
    • Translocation
    • Transpiration
    • Gaseous exchange

After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to understand the main biological processes and interactions occurring in a tree, how they are interrelated and synchronised, how the process differs in C3/C4 plants, and the adverse effects of any constraints/limitations imposed.


8.00am – 8.30 am Registrations/Housekeeping
8.30am – 10.30am Session One
10.30am – 10.45am Morning Tea
10.45am – 11.45am Session Two
11.45am – 12.15pm Lunch
12.15pm – 1.15pm Session Two (cont.)
1.15pm – 2.00pm Afternoon Tea
2.00pm – 4.00pm Session Three


Who should attend?

Sessions are informal and relevant to arborists working within the industry, whether aspiring or experienced. Information is complementary and supplementary to AQF certificate/diploma studies.

This workshop is 70% classroom-based, centred on illustrated slide presentations that encourage discussion and interaction, plus 30% outdoors. 

The Presenter

Bryan Gould has enjoyed a lengthy career in tree care and management having worked as a climber, supervisor, manager, consultant, and AQF teacher/trainer. He has extensive experience in commercial tree care, arboreta and collection curation, municipal urban forest management and AQF L3/4/5/6 arboriculture education.

Bryan is a Senior Parks Project Officer with Gold Coast City Council and is the Principal of ARB101 who provide arboriculture advocacy, consultancy, and education. He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science Horticulture, a Bachelors Degree in Arboriculture, and is TRAQ qualified.

Bryan’s goal for his series of workshops is to cover issues of interest, providing relevant information and insight on arboriculture topics, that support arborists to better understand aspects of arboricultural/ biological/environmental and commercial management.


$135.00 QAA Lifetime Member
$189.00 QAA Student Member
$216.00 QAA Qualified Member
$243.00 QAA General/Corporate Member
$330.00 Non Member

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.


Bryan is running a number of workshops for the QAA in 2023 and early 2024. We are offering a discounted rate for booking multiple workshops.

We recognise that not all workshops will apply to each individual person/role within a business. That’s why we’re allowing businesses to book a bundle rate but send different staff to each workshop. This also means you don’t lose out if an employee’s situation changes, you simply send someone else. Individual attendee names do not need to be supplied at time of booking.

To book a bundle rate, CLICK HERE. Bundle tickets ARE NOT available from the ticket link below. Only use the ticket link below if booking tickets to this workshop only.



(Friday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00)


QAA Head Office

26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163



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