Queensland Arboricultural Association (QAA)
The purpose of the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc. (QAA) is to preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the environmental, aesthetic and recreational value of trees and to promote and enhance Arboricultural practices and management within the State of Queensland.
The Queensland Arboricultural Association (QAA), a not-for-profit organisation, was founded in 1992 to promote the tree care industry and arboricultural profession in Queensland and northern NSW. In the years since, the QAA has continued to grow in membership numbers, recognition and esteem. As QAA celebrates its 24th anniversary in 2016, it continues to advocate on behalf of its Members and raise awareness of arboriculture in the public domain. It proudly provides educational opportunities, training and events for its Members to showcase safety through Best Arboricultural Practice.
QAA MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
QAA is an inclusive association and invites all arboricultural service providers to join its Membership. Membership Categories include:
QAA Register of Qualified Arboricultural Contractors and Consultants*
Corporate Member (from 5 member categories)
*Eligibility criteria include Diploma Arboriculture (AQF V) qualification for Consultants and AQF Certificate III in Arboriculture for Contractors, appropriate levels of experience for respective Registers and current insurances including professional, product and liability insurances.
There are many benefits to being a QAA Member including the following:
Services of full-time staffed Head Office
Discounted insurance premiums for all arboricultural professional and industry insurances
Educational, training and competition events
Prominent and up-to-date QAA website profile
QAA listing on affiliate industry web pages
QAA Online Profiles including 'Facebook' and 'LinkedIn'
QAA affiliate privileges with Arboriculture Australia (AA), Victorian Tree Industry Organisation (VTIO), South Australian Society of Arboriculture (SASA), Tree Guild of Western Australia (TGWA), Qld Municipal Tree Managers Forum (QMTMF), Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH) and international organisations including International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and New Zealand Association of Arboriculture (NZAA)
(Note: All QTCC championship winners are eligible to compete in the ISA World Championship Climbing Competition and the Asia Pacific Tree Climbing Competition)
PREMIUM QAA MEMBERS BENEFITS
QAA offers its premier members additional benefits including:
Registration on the QAA Register of Qualified Arboricultural Contractors and Consultants (a public reference source used by members of the general public, all levels of State and Local Government and agencies including QCAT)
Advanced membership categories offering higher professional peer profile and separate listing on QAA Webpage for Members who have additional AQF qualifications and industry experience
QAA welcomes offers of sponsorship and proudly acknowledges its current valued sponsors:
Industry Support | Fitzpatrick & Co and Stihl
Gold | Bandit Tree Equipment
Silver | Vermeer
Bronze | Arbor Industrial, Powerclear, Greenstar Equipment
Education | Training for Trees
Events | Vermeer
Website & IT Support | Mooncog
Office Administration Support | All Round Tree Services
Further sponsorship categories are available by contacting the QAA office.
LISTED ARBORISTS IN ODS
All QAA Members listed in this edition of ODS (Outdoor Design Source) have met the qualification criteria and are listed on the QAA Register of Qualified Arboricultural Contractors and Consultants. This Register is regularly updated as each new application is approved.
To find an up-to-date listing of all Registrants, please go to the QAA website at www.qaa.net.au and click on the Find an Arborist tab.
STAYING IN TOUCH WITH QAA
You can find all the latest up-to-date news on the QAA webpage. You will find relevant articles and arboricultural information as well as links to affiliate associations and other arboricultural websites of interest.
Further ways to stay in touch include the QAA Facebook page and LinkedIn discussion group where friends and visitors can see details of the latest and upcoming QAA events, news, photos and other interesting tree industry-related information.
CONTACT & INFORMATION
Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc
PO BOX 327
Cleveland QLD 4163
P 07 3821 1488
F 07 3821 1788