Matthew Nees – Director and Consultant
Matthew is a consultant arborist and horticulturalist who has worked in the landscape and arboriculture industry since 1994. With tertiary qualifications in horticulture, arboriculture and landscape architecture, Matthew has worked in a number of aspects of the horticulture industry (both private and public sector) in Melbourne. His roles have included landscape management, design, and consultancy with Naturelinks Pty Ltd, where he established Treespace Solutions.
Among other roles, he’s been involved with the preparation of vegetation assessments, tree protection and management plans for residential and commercial developments as well as private residences including landscape design and the management of projects.
Simon Howe – Heritage & Landscape Consultant
Simon is a consultant arborist and landscape heritage consultant who has worked in the field of landscape management since 1996. With particular expertise in the assessment and management of heritage trees, Simon has worked on many heritage tree assessments and replacement strategies; including heritage tree and landscape assessments for sites of local and state significance for planning applications, planning amendments and Heritage Victoria registrations.
Simon has provided numerous Expert Witness Statements together with VCAT representations over the years, and has tertiary qualifications in horticulture and landscape architecture. Simon is a member of Arboriculture Australia and the International Society of Arboriculture and brings a unique skill set to any project.
Sean Gentry – Consultant & Risk Assessor
Sean is a consultant arborist and has worked in the arboriculture industry since 1996. Sean has worked in all aspects of the arboriculture industry in the private sector in Canberra, London and Melbourne; including the preparation of vegetation assessments, as well as tree protection and management plans for residential and commercial developments and private residences. Sean is a member of the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation and is a qualified QTRA Practitioner.