Ben is presenting with Ian Seccafien; their presentation will focus on how the successful integration of the Forestree Tree Management System into their tree operations has driven service delivery improvements. How the software’s connection to Power Bi and subsequent data analysis has led to improved performance of staff and informed decision making around programs, reactive work and led to an increases in resources to meet tree planting targets. Culminating in the development of the Marion Tree Interactive, a community portal which showcases their urban forest to the community and the wider public.
Ben Seamark is an Environmental Manager and Consulting Arborist and has spent over 25 years working with trees. In 2018 Ben was awarded TREENET’s Leadership in Urban Forestry. He studied at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide and Brookway Park school of Horticulture. Ben is the co-founder of Forestree Australia, a tree management software system built to help cities plan, manage and grow urban trees. Forestree was launched in 2020, and in this short time has seen significant adoption by Council arborists who recognise a need for specialised software designed to manage not just trees, but the whole of life supply chain associated with urban forestry management. Ben’s work and life experiences have generated a passion for the tree industry and the role trees play in society and community, his other areas of interest include Environmental Economics, Information Technology and Horticultural Science.