Intro to Tree Responses to Stimuli Workshop - SOLD OUT

23oct8:00 am4:00 pmIntro to Tree Responses to Stimuli Workshop - SOLD OUTwith Bryan Gould

Event Details

Presenter: Bryan Gould
When: Monday 23 October 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 how biological/chemical/dynamic/mechanical responses are initiated. The workshop, which will be delivered across one day comprising four 1.5-hour sessions, will provide an understanding how trees deal with biotic/abiotic affects/impacts.

Session 1: CODIT – immediate and ongoing responses/impacts

    • A wound response mechanism
    • A two-part reaction
    • Biological, chemical, and morphological changes within the tree

Session 2: Adaptation – continuing growth

    • Adaptation – or decline and failure
    • Continuous/ongoing growth
    • States of adaptation

Session 3: Canopy – aboveground loads and dynamics

    • Primary and secondary loading
    • Static and dynamic loads
    • Damping

Session 4: Roots – belowground impacts/influences on rootzone/rhizosphere

    • The extent of rootzones
    • The rhizosphere
    • Soil compaction
    • Disruptions arising from soil compaction
    • Recognising and relieving/renovating soil compaction

After completing this workshop, attendees will understand how trees respond to stimuli and adapt or reorientate their growth/development and survival accordingly.


8.00am – 8.30 am Registrations/Housekeeping
8.30am – 10.00am Session One
10.00am – 10.15am Morning Tea
10.15am – 11.45am Session Two
11.45am – 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm – 2.00pm Session Three
2.00pm – 2.30pm Afternoon Tea
2.30pm – 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.



October 23, 2023 8:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00)


QAA Head Office

26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

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