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Green Space Alliance wins The Institute of Horticulture (AIH) Award
The Tree Guild WA is proudly a founding partner with Green Space Alliance.
In this regard we are very excited to announce that The Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH ) celebrated its 57th Annual Awards
In Hawkesbury Valley (Sydney ) on Saturday 28 October. Every year the Institute seeks out and awards those
in the profession who have led, inspired, educated and promoted horticulture in all its forms.
This year The clever ‘green alliance’ formed in Western Australia between a number of like organisations to gather
a single powerful case to take to government for the insistence of the greening of Perth was acknowledged for its innovation
and collaboration as a possible model for other similar projects throughout Australia.
National President Wayne Van Balen MAIH said, ‘This was an exceptional year of very high-quality candidates from across the entire nation’.
He said that AIH had added the new Green Space Award for Urban and Rural Projects (sponsored by Western Sydney (University) to impress
the need and high priority of green space on the horticulture agenda’.
A hearty congratulations to the Green Space Alliance and all the partners involved and…
Thank you to Neville Passmore and Glenice Batchelor for accepted the awards on GSA behalf.
Thank you Neville Passmore for completing the paperwork and submission on behalf of GSA.
GSA always get to the end goal with team work amongst very capable representatives and their contacts. That is the beauty of GSA network, in that we are all busy but able to help with something but know that we are not obligated to help with everything, because each of us pitch in where possible with our respective core skills and take a breather other times while others do their bit. As they say, many hands make lighter work, and many heads are better than one.
Read the whole press release here: MEDIA RELEASE AIH 2017
Please see below request for Expressions of Interest for potential ISA TRAQ courses.
There is a possibility of a TRAQ course being conducted in Perth (possibly early November) if enough expressions of interest are received
For more information regarding the ISA TRAQ Courses – http://www.isa-arbor.com/events/workshopsandsymposia/traqevents.aspx
Please send your response directly to Arboriculture Australia via email@example.com
We’re currently looking for Expressions of Interest from anyone who would like to attend an ISA TRAQ course in Melbourne, Sydney, or Perth. Although there are no solid plans in motion yet, the courses will most likely occur around early November this year.
If you’re interested, just reply to this email with your city of choice by COB 31st August 2017. If you are also replying on behalf of others (e.g. your staff or co-workers), please let us know their names & email addresses.
Home gardeners and horticultural and hay producers have been asked to look out for the parasitic weed golden dodder after it was found growing in a Perth suburban garden.
The Department of Agriculture and Food recently received a report from a gardener that the destructive weed had appeared among seedlings several months after they were purchased from a gardening centre and planted in the garden.
For more information, please refer to the attached statement: Look out for destructive agricultural weed, golden dodder
This accredited course is suitable for anyone who is required to operate a chainsaw as part of their job role. This competency standard covers the maintenance, preparation and operation of hand held chainsaws.
Operate and Maintain Chainsaw Course
- Application of skills and knowledge to cross-cut fallen timber
- Identify cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery
- Comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely operate chainsaws in the workplace along with duty of care to self, others and the environment
This competency standard covers the maintenance, preparation and operation of hand held chainsaws and is suitable for anyone who is required to operate a chainsaw as part of their job role.
Operate and Maintain Chainsaws
2016 Course Dates
24/10/16 – 25/10/16 (Mon / Tues)
Formed in 2014 as an informal industry group to provide a united voice on green space issues to the Western Australian Government, the GSA has matured into a representative alliance with the following vision:
Over the past two years there has been an upward trend in the number of third party contractors making accidental contact with the network. The number of incidents has nearly doubled in the past year, rising from 89 incidents in 2015 to 170 incidents last year. The leading causes of contact with live powerlines either overhead or underground, were activities involving vehicles, excavation and overhead crane operation. Already in February this year there have been 30 incidents, which equates to more than 1 day.
Some tree loppers tout for business by putting flyers in letterboxes, advertising in the local newspaper or on noticeboards, promoting their services via social media, such as community Facebook pages, or advertising via online classifieds such as Gumtree.