Tree Assessment Workshop - SOLD OUT

21apr8:00 am4:00 pmTree Assessment Workshop - SOLD OUTwith Bryan Gould

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Presenter: Bryan Gould
When: Friday 21 April 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 essential aspects and approaches to professional tree assessment. The workshop will be delivered via three progressive sessions, each 2 hours in duration. 

Session 1: Overview of Tree Structure and Function

    • What is a tree?
    • Monocots and eudicots
    • Primary and secondary growth
    • Main organs
    • Structure of phloem, xylem, cambium, and their integrated function
    • Absorption
    • Translocation and transpiration
    • Photosynthesis
    • Respiration
    • Gaseous exchange

Session 2: Overview of Tree Nomenclature and Taxonomy

    • Kingdom Plantae explained
    • Origin of nomenclature system
    • Taxonomic hierarchy
    • Nomenclature/taxonomy conventions
    • Application and use of nomenclature/taxonomy
    • Changes in nomenclature/taxonomy

Session 3: Overview of Tree Assessment

    • Methods of tree assessment
    • Approaches to tree assessment
    • Essential information
    • Depth and extent of assessment
    • Biotic and abiotic tree pests, diseases, and disorders
    • Field work
    • Reporting

After completing this workshop, attendees will be familiar with defining tree biological processes, understanding tree nomenclature/taxonomy, and linking these factors into a practical and/or written tree assessment.


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 60% classroom-based, centred on illustrated slide presentations that encourage discussion and interaction, plus 40% 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.



April 21, 2023 8:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


QAA Head Office

26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

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