18th Annual Symposium

18th National Street Tree Symposium

Join over 250 urban planning professionals
for the largest street tree symposium in Australia

Day 1
Location Adelaide Zoo

NEW VENUE for Day One! Thursday 7th September will be at the Sanctuary Function Room, Adelaide Zoo – for formal presentation of papers

Day 2
Location Waite Arboretum

Day Two, Friday 8th September has a series of practical workshops and interactive forums which once again this year, will be at the Waite Arboretum

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If you provide consulting services or contracting services or are employed by managing authorities dedicated to the care and conservation of trees in our towns and cities to make them more liveable, or simply a pathological tree lover, then the TREENET National Symposium conference and field day are for you!

CEUs are offered for ISA Accreditation & for Arborists Registered with Arboriculture Australia

Taking it to the Streets:
Responding to the Urban Forest Challenge

Australian cities are continuing to lose rather than gain canopy cover. We have to ask, “How valued are our urban forests?” and we need to reassert the importance of the role of the urban forest on both private and public open space. Urban trees are and will continue to be, essential parts of city infrastructure – in many ways, the sustainability and liveability of our cities depend on them. We have both a responsibility and a duty to ensure a legacy of treed cities for future generations. No one else will do it, it really is up to us!


What You Can Expect From Our Event

Leading Urban Forest Presenters

Whether they’re practitioners, managers, researchers or dignitaries – they all know their craft – and their work and innovation is always worth sharing.

Practical Application

In addition to academic presentations and case studies, there are opportunities to participate in ‘hand-on’ demonstrations of new ideas and approaches.

Highly Valuable Connections

There are ample networking opportunities for ‘rubbing shoulders’ with industry colleagues and leaders – the TREENET Symposium excels in this regard each year.

In Depth Discussions

Backed by leading research, expect robust discussion as questions are enthusiastically fielded and comments shared over two days of presentations, field activity and forums.

Day 1 Adelaide Zoo

A power-packed program presenting stunning research, initiatives and case studies – great for all attending.

Day 2 Field Activities

Fresh air and sunshine (hopefully) – time to get up close and personal with ‘real-world’ applications and issues.

Day 2 Friday Forums

Too many choices – but you’ll be able to select your two favourites, to wind out your 2017 experience.


Speakers & Topics For The 2017 Symposium



One Day Only


  • Attend either day of our 2017 street tree symposium
  • First ticket complimentary for members of TREENET, additional tickets receive 15% discount
  • Students receive 50% discount


Both Days


  • Visit both days of our 2017 street tree symposium
  • First ticket complimentary for members of TREENET, additional tickets receive 15% discount
  • Students receive 50% discount


Downloadable Symposium Resources
2017 Symposium Program

Trade Display Booking Form

Symposium Registration Form

Please enjoy access to over 200 videos and 300 written articles detailing everything from choosing ideal plants to how to implement water saving strategies and more.