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Utility Arborist International & Australian Speakers

Panel Topic 1
‘Use of Lidar and integration into vegetation management systems (case studies on how it has worked in different situations – hard data)’

MC: Kevin Hamblin (Ausgrid)
3 Speakers to be confirmed

Panel Topic 2
‘Who owns the risk associated with vegetation? (regulators, tree owner, utility and contractor perspectives)’

MC: Stephen Martin (Powerlink)
Speaker 1: To be confirmed
Speaker 2: Pete Halliwell (Essential Energy)
Speaker 3: Brent Kerrisk (Asplundh)

Dr. Neil Strong
Environment Manager, Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, UK

Title 1: Rail corridors: transport network or conservation area

Title 2: Using environmental data for the responsible management of rail corridors

John Goodfellow
Director, BioCompliance Consulting, Inc., USA

Title 1: A new Best Management Practice for Utility Tree Risk Assessment

Title 2: The business case for Integrated Vegetation Management


David Glenn
New Zealand Horticulture Industry Training Organisation, NZ

Title: The paradox of the New Zealand “no interest” tree legislation.


Stacie Grassano
Operations Manager, Intelfuse, VIC, AUS

Title: Can Laser Sensors Replicate Utility Arborist Observations?

Sarah Priestley
Director at Arbor by Design, VIC, AUS

Title: Trees and the Code of Practice for the Management of Infrastructure in Road Reserves

Heath Frewin
Senior Program Manager, Asset Management, Energy Networks Australia, ACT, AUS

Title: Updates on the Energy Networks Association (ENA) vegetation working group


George Popovski & Scott McKenzie
Endeavour Energy, NSW, AUS

Title: Hazard Tree Identification

Alexandra Lewis
Stakeholder Engagement Lead, SA Power Networks, SA, AUS

Title: Working with key stakeholders to improve vegetation clearance outcomes

Australian presenter slot - Speaker to be confirmed

Please note that some presentation titles may be subject to change without notice.


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