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15 Nov 2023

BARB meeting and forum

15 Nov 2023
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Save the date! BARB meeting and forum 15 Nov 12PM AEDT

One of BARB’s aims is to provide professional development and advice to BGANZ members on tree management topics.

Following feedback from our member survey and some interest from the BGANZ Member Committee, we are kicking off our November meeting with a 30 minute forum on Habitat Tree Management.

This forum will be open to everyone and will comprise:

·    Introduction from BARB

·    Guest presentation by Darren Le Roux from ACT Parks and Conservation Service showcasing some practical examples of habitat and hollow restoration that have been implemented in the ACT as part of their Box-Gum woodland restoration initiatives

·    Guest presentation by Hollow Log Homes on the installation of the nest boxes at Sherwood Arboretum

·    Questions and discussion from audience

·    Forum close followed by BARB member committee meeting.

Forum presenters:

Darren Le Roux is a Senior Project Manager with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, having worked with the ACT Government for almost 9 years.

Darren has delivered numerous restoration and remediation projects in the ACT over this time with a focus on box-gum grassy woodland restoration.

Prior to that, Darren completed his PhD at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU.

His research focused on the biodiversity value of scattered trees and developing land management methods to retain and perpetuate habitat structures such as hollows for wildlife in urban and agricultural landscapes.

Hollow Log Homes are a family owned and operated business founded by Alan and Stacey Franks in 1999.

Their shared passion for protecting Australian wildlife and their understanding for the desperate need for artificial nesting hollows was the driving force behind their extensive research into designing, building, and providing some of the most successful nesting boxes for hollow-dependent fauna.

They have worked to install habitat boxes for BGANZ member Sherwood Arboretum in QLD.

To join the meeting using MS Teams, click here.

Any questions, please contact Ian Allan, Chair of BARB, 


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