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Colin is the director of Tasmanian Arboriculture Consultants

Colin Fry

Colin Fry is a passionate arborist and Managing Director of Tasmanian Arboriculture Consultants (Tas Arb) in Hobart, Tasmania. He has been working in forests and with trees for over 22 years and is a respected leader in the field of arboriculture. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Applied Science from Utas (2016). He was also the Chair of the Tasmanian Arboricultural Organisation from 2019 -2022, representing the interests of arborists in Tasmania.

He is committed to promoting the health and preservation of trees, which is reflected in the mission of Tas Arb to provide expert consulting arborist and arboriculture asset management services that help clients maximize the value of their natural assets while having a positive environmental impact.

Colin is dedicated to creating a purpose-driven business model that benefits not only the clients, but also the employees, the community, and the environment. His purpose and values are focused on building long-term client relationships based on quality service, skill and reliability, prioritizing the growth opportunities and positive culture of the employees, showing integrity and accountability in every interaction and having a positive impact on the environment, clients, and the community.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Colin is also committed to personal and professional development. He encourages his team to adopt a growth mindset by providing opportunities for self-improvement and investing in their growth. He believes that a growth mindset, which is the belief that one can improve and that one is a work in progress, is key to success. Colin is a dedicated and passionate arborist and business leader in urban forestry and arboriculture consulting.

Mark Fahy

Mark Fahy is an experienced consulting arborist at Tasmanian Arboriculture Consultants. He holds a Certificate III (AQF level 3), Diploma (AQF level 5), and Graduate Certificate (AQF level 8) in arboriculture, and is a lisenced and registered user of the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) method. With over 12 years of experience in the field, Mark has a proven track record of providing high-quality arboricultural reports for development applications. He has an in-depth understanding of the laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to the management of trees in development projects. He is a specialist in identifying and assessing the potential impacts of development on trees, and providing recommendations for their preservation, protection, and/or removal, in order to comply with the regulations.

Mark also brings a wealth of knowledge and skills from his previous work as an arborist for local governments in South Australia and Tasmania. He is passionate about the benefits that trees provide to urban environments, and is committed to providing evidence-based solutions and thorough reports to clients. He is specifically enthusiastic about living with trees in the ever-changing urban environment.

Mark is continuously upskilling his knowledge by attending arboriculture seminars and webinars, and reading journals and books relevant to the trade. He also volunteers as a member of the Consultancy Committee for Arboriculture Australia, where he represents the interests of consulting arborists nationally.