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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)
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 919
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Trees

  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis (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 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 6+ 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)

 

Georgie Bartlett - Office Administration

Georgie is our 'Director of first Impressions'.  Georgie will provide you with fee proposals and general advice.  Georgie is studying for a Certificate 4 in Business Management.

Qualifications

  • Completing Certificate IV Business Administration
  • Level 2 First Aid

Favourite Tree

  • Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)

 

Emma Barrett - Senior Consulting Arborist

Emma Barrett - Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture)
  • Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Arboriculture)
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 1645
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum)

 

 

Damien Navaud - Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Horticulture
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 3623
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • 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
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 4424
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box)

 

 

Jason Clifford - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Masters of Environment
  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (Burnley)
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 4783
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Angophora costata (Smooth-barked Apple)

 

 

Andrew Salo - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Certificate III Arboriculture
  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 5251
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Betula pendula (Silver Birch)

 

 

John Brennan - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Certificate III Arboriculture
  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 5252
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus erythrocorys (Illyarrie)

 

 

 

Barry Pilliner - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture
  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 5253
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • 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
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 5440
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • 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’!

 

 

Tim Oldfield - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Sequoia sempervirens (Coast Redwood)

 

 

 

Ryan Gooch - Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Certificate II in Arboriculture
  • Certificate III Horticulture
  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 5441
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum)

 

Maria Koulaginis- Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (Candidate)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Jacaranda mimosifolia (Blue Jacaranda)

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Blakey- Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing
  • First Aid Level 2

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum)

 

 

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, 23 October 2018 05:05 )

 

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