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The Friends of ACT Trees ‘Tree Week’ Dinner

May 8 @ 7:15 pm


The Friends of ACT Trees (FACTT) will be holding its ‘Tree Week’ Dinner on Wednesday 8 May 2019, arriving at 6.30pm for dinner at 7.15pm, at the Weston Creek Labor Club.


Cost of the Dinner: Meal from the Bistro – own cost.

Attendance cost: $10 for non-members and $5 for members.

Dress: Neat casual, ties discouraged.


Guest speaker: Ian Shears – Practice Lead, Urban Forest and Green Infrastructure City of Melbourne. The title of Ian’s address is “Trees – a vital part of the urban fabric”.


About Ian Shears

Ian leads the City of Melbourne’s strategic work regarding urban forestry, integrated water management and green infrastructure. The role connects the day-to-day management of Council’s green assets to contemporary needs and opportunities in a time of changing climate and population. From 2010 to 2015 as Manager Urban Landscapes Ian led the City of Melbourne’s climate change adaptation program for urban landscapes including increasing the city’s urban forest to enhance cooling and mitigate the urban heat island and various stormwater harvesting schemes to reduce potable water use.

Ian is one of Australia’s leading experts in urban forestry and urban landscapes. He has specialised in Urban Landscapes for over 25 years and has worked for over a decade with the City of Melbourne. Ian and his teams have been credited with the development of some of Australia’s most progressive environmental projects and polices. Ian presents regularly at a range of conferences, nationally and internationally, across a broad range of topics including Urban Forestry, Landscape Adaptation to Climate Change and Green Governance.

Ian was a key contributor to the first Australian School of Urban Forestry professional development course in 2018.


RSVP: In order to assist the Club an indication of your attendance to scholto@infinite.net.au would be appreciated.


Visit the FACTT website for more information.


May 8
7:15 pm
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Weston Creek Labor Club
Teesdale Cl
Stirling, ACT 2611 Australia
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