Managing Trees - Adopting a Selective Approach Workshop

05feb8:00 am4:00 pmManaging Trees - Adopting a Selective Approach Workshopwith Bryan Gould

Event Details


Presenter: Bryan Gould
When: Monday 5 February 2024
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 to apply a robust process for selecting trees for managing in urban locations. The workshop will be delivered across one day comprising four 1.5-hour sessions.

Session One: Trees as key landscape components
  • Criteria for selection
Session Two: Design requirements
  • Factors relating to physical attributes that enrich the urban landscape.
Session Three: Biological tolerances
  • Factors that prescribe the tree’s inherent potential to succeed.
Session Four: Functional characteristics
  • Factors that enhance the tree’s potential for survival.


After completing this workshop, attendees will be familiar with the criteria of a meaningful tree selection process and understand how urban treescapes can be enhanced by using species that offer durable function and performance. 



8.00am – 8.30am 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 Four


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 100% classroom-based, centered on illustrated slide presentations that encourage discussion and interaction.  


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.





February 5, 2024 8:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00)


QAA Head Office

26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

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