Tue, 11 Feb | Five Mile Radius


A timely update of Australian land management, our forestry industry, timber supply chains and the emerging Australian timbers we should all support.
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Time & Location

11 Feb 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Mile Radius, 10 Atkins St, Red Hill QLD 4059, Australia

About the Event

From fires to clearcutting the Australian forestry Industry is largely misunderstood. Did you know though that sustainably harvesting from many native landscapes is actually a good thing?  And what about fire? How does removing trees impact the way land burns? Now more than ever, you need to know what your wood is and where it is coming from.  

Enter forestry legend Sean Ryan of the Private Forestry Service of QLD. Join us for an evening jam packed with practical facts about our current industry, sustainable supply chains and emerging Australian timbers… taught by one of the absolute heros in the game. 

What you’ll learn 

  • A short history of the Australian Forestry industry, arriving at the current context. 
  • The state of the timber industry today. 
  • Fire management, fire behaviour and building design for fire prone areas.
  • Hardwood plantation versus Native forest production 
  • The public perceptions and sustainability credentials of different timber products
  • Environmental timber standards (AFS and chain of custody) and how they work
  • Hardwood species and their characteristics
  • Emerging Australian timber building products      

 About Our Speaker  

Sean has 40 years’ experience within the Natural Resource Management industry with 14 years in a Chief Executive Officer role and over 20 years in project management roles. He has extensive experience in natural area management in both Corporate portfolios and National Parks, large-scale, collaborative project delivery and community forest extension, landholder liaison and stakeholder engagement programs. Sean’s technical expertise lies in successful multifaceted project delivery, forest management and revegetation, fire management and all silvicultural systems. 

Sean has presented at multiple conferences and venues, including many overseas invitations. He is a past winner of the Master Tree Farmer of the Year Award and has a Gympie Messmate plantation which he established more than 20 years ago on his home property. Sean is involved in many innovative research and extension programs, collaborating with State and Federal government, research and educational institutions and industry groups to achieve better outcomes for sustainable forest management. Sean regularly participates in state and national forest policy development.

Formal Outcomes  

Architects can claim 1 formal CPD point + 1 informal CPD point for attending this event.  

Please let us know at the time of booking if you would  like a digital certificate for attending this event


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