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Vermeer Arborist Seminar Series 2020

Date & Time
07/09/2020 - 10/09/2020
All Day


This year we’re doing things a little differently! We understand that COVID-19 has put a temporary hold on meet-ups and group training events so for 2020 we will be bringing you content digitally.

The Vermeer Arborist Seminar Series is on again and we are back to support the Australian Arboriculture industry by sharing some content from our favorite industry professionals.


When is the Vermeer Arborist Seminar Series?  
Between Monday 7th September – Thursday 10th September 2020


What will the topic(s) be this year?

  • Session 1: Decision making in tree work with Joe Harris on Monday 7th Sep, 2pm

This presentation will look at how we make decisions, and how factors like stress, fatigue, diet and social pressure all influence the outcome of our decision-making processes. In particular, the presentation will look at why we make decisions and conduct work in a way that we know is risky, and how to avoid those bad habits.

  • Session 2: Tree retention with Sam Hardingham on Tuesday 8th Sep, 2pm

This presentation is aimed at working arborists to provide them with better communication tools to use when dealing with a customer who requests arboricultural works that will be detrimental to the tree. The intention is to equip working arborists with a better awareness of their role as professionals and make it easier for arborists to guide customers towards better quality tree work.

  • Session 3: Habitat tree assessment with Grant Harris on Wednesday 9th Sep, 2pm

Grant Harris is a qualified ecologist, and his presentation will look at the ecological value of trees. In particular, arborists will be presented with simple heuristics for identifying the potential ecological / habitat value of a given tree, and tools to assess whether the tree can or should be retained on ecological grounds. This will include a risk assessment, and developing short- and long-term plans for risk mitigation, where the ecological value justifies those measures.

  • Session 4: Tips and tricks for better tree climbing with Henk Morgans on Thursday 10th Sep, 2pm

Henk will present 10 different ‘tips and tricks’ for working climbers, ranging from well-known tips to cutting-edge developments in equipment and techniques. The aim is to present a breadth of information, such that both experienced climbers and relative novices will find something useful.


Online, on your device. After you register and closer to the date, you will receive a link to the webinars via e-mail.


How much is it?
Regular ticket: $14.95 (includes real-time access to the online webinars plus the live Q&A sessions after, attend all 4) 
VIP ticket: $29.95 (includes real-time access to the online webinarsthe live Q&A sessions after, a USB recording of the webinars for future learning & over 3 hours of training footage from SherrillTree)


How do I register?
Click here.


The new industry standards for tree work

A group of industry experts have come together to create a set of handbooks that outline new standards called the Minimum Industry Standards (MIS).

An Introduction to Stationary Rope Technique (SRT)

Vermeer Australia and Joe Harris, along with some of Australia’s most renowned climbers, have joined forces again to deliver the annual Vermeer Arborist Seminar Series for 2019. This year the seminar’s topic: Stationary Rope Technique (or ‘SRT’).

Check out the latest Arbor Gear

Check out the range of new and updated arbor products due to hit Vermeer Parts Counters in May 2019, including the PETZL Chicane Auxiliary Brake, ZIGZAG PLUS Mechanical Prusik by PETZL, The Akimbo SRS Mechanical Device by Rock Exotica and The Rope Cannon.

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