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Written by Ben Kenyon
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 02:47

Ben Kenyon - Principal Consulting Arborist and Director

Ben has over 20 years experience in the arboricultural industry in both the field and consultancy and is an expert in all aspects of tree management.

As the Principal Consulting Arborist at Homewood Consulting, Ben has a strong practical focus and is passionate about training & public consultation.

Ben relishes the opportunity to speak at conferences, to community groups, professional organisations and students regarding tree management (he will talk to anyone who is prepared to listen).

Given his practical background he has extensive experience in the preparation of arborist reports, tree management plans and tree retention assessments for planning and development.

He has extensive skills in database development & design and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which are predominantly used to manage large volumes of asset data such as complete city tree inventories or asset surveys.

Prior to establishing Homewood Consulting, Ben worked for over 15 years as a field Arborist for a number of organisations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Horticulture
  • Associate Diploma of Applied Science Horticulture (Arboriculture)
  • QTRA Lic No. 919
  • TRAQ
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Trees

  • Eucalyptus camalduensis (River Red Gum) – coz its not Australian if you don’t like Red Gums
  • Flindersia australis (Australian Teak) It has really cool looking fruit capsules, the kids and I love watching them open and have done some time lapse photography on them
  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon-Scented Gum) After returning from travelling overseas for 2 years (as a young adult), this tree became one of my favourites, it typifies ‘the smell of the bush’.

 

 

Christine Hoy - Office Manager

Chris is our office 'all rounder', in charge of Administration, finance and project scheduling.  Chris has many years experience working in an office environment and has successfully managed the day to day running of Homewood for 5+ years.

Qualifications

  • Certificate IV Customer Contact
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV Management & Business
  • Completing Certificate IV Bookkeeping
  • Level 2 First Aid

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon-Scented Gum)
  • Eucalyptus caesia (Silver Princess)

 

Beth Matthews - Office Administration

Beth is in charge of tender submissions and assists the office manager with accounts and general office duties.  Beth has a background in office administration and has previously worked for a large company as a Service Administrator which gave her the skills and experience required to successfully quote on large projects.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III Business Administration
  • Certificate IV Accounting
  • Level 2 First Aid

Favourite Tree

  • TBA

 

Emma Barrett - Senior Consulting Arborist

Emma Barrett - Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture)
  • Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Arboriculture)
  • QTRA Lic No. 1645
  • TRAQ
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum)

 

 

Damien Navaud - Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Horticulture
  • QTRA Lic No. 3623
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum)
  • Agathis robusta (Smooth-barked Kauri)

 

 

Megan Brittingham - Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours)
  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • QTRA Lic No. 4424
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box)

 

 

Dr. Liz Denman - Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Horticulture (Honours)
  • Ph.D
  • QTRA Lic No. 2731
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Araucaria bidwillii (Bunya Bunya)

 

 

 

 

Jason Clifford - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Masters of Environment
  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (Burnley)
  • QTRA Lic No. 4783
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Angophora costata (Smooth-barked Apple)

 

 

 

Andrew Salo - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Certificate III Arboriculture
  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Betula pendula (Silver Birch)

 

 

 

John Brennan - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Certificate III Arboriculture
  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus erythrocorys (Illyarrie)

 

 

 

Barry Pilliner - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture
  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (Candidate)
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong)

 

 

Gary Berry - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Master Business Administration
  • Diploma of Business
  • Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Associate Diploma in Horticulture
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia eximia (Yellow Bloodwood) - Spectacular bark and trunk, combined with its flowering from August – October this tree is a real show stopper!
  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) - Just for its ‘pure presence’ in the landscape, it’s a tree that is so iconic and, dare I say it….  ‘ It's as Dinky Di Australian as Vegemite’!

 

Belinda Nance - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (Candidate)

Favourite Tree

  • TBA

 

Ryan Gooch - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Certificate II in Arboriculture
  • Certificate III Horticulture
  • Diploma of Arboriculture

Favourite Tree

  • TBA

 

Rachael Clowes - Landscape Architect

Rachael has over 12 years experience as a horticulturist and over 7 years in Landscape Architecture. She has extensive practical landscape design knowledge with a particular interest in sustainable design with reclamation of degraded landscapes such as wetlands, revegetation and urban forestation. One of her passion’s is the ecologically sustainable suburban garden.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture)
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia)
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:01 )

 

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