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)

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 7+ years.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Business Administration (Candidate)
  • Diploma of Human Resource Management (Candidate)
  • Certificate IV Customer Contact
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV Management & Business

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

  • Certificate IV Business Administration (Candidate)

Favourite Tree

  • Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)

Emma Barrett – Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture)
  • Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Arboriculture)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment (Candidate)
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 1645
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

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)

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

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box)

Jason Clifford – Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

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

Favourite Tree

  • Angophora costata (Smooth-barked Apple)

John Brennan – Senior Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 5252
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus erythrocorys (Illyarrie)

Barry Pilliner – Senior 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)

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)

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia eximia (Yellow Bloodwood)
  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum)

Tim Oldfield – Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User 5981
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

Favourite Tree

  • Sequoia sempervirens (Coast Redwood)

Maria Koulaginis – Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User: 5931

Favourite Tree

  • Jacaranda mimosifolia (Blue Jacaranda)

Belinda Nance – Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User: 5439

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum)

Charlotte Blakey – Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Environmental Science
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User: 5982

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum)

Duncan Vereker – Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (Candidate)
  • Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

Favourite Tree

  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum)

Meredith Foster – Consulting Arborist

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (Candidate)
  • Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

Favourite Tree

  • Eucalyptus Regnans (Mountain Ash)

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 passions is the ecologically sustainable suburban garden.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture)
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture

Favourite Tree

  • Banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia)
More Information

For more information contact Homewood Consulting on (03) 9877 4114 or complete our General Enquiry form.

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