Together with Ben Seamark, Ian’s 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.
Ian Seccafien is the Coordinator Arboriculture at the City of Marion. With 20+ years of Local Government experience, previously as the Senior Urban Forest Officer at City Of Onkaparinga he provides strategic and operational coordination to manage and grow Marion’s urban forest.
Starting his career as a Horticulture (Arboriculture) apprentice and working out in the field for over a decade, his experience and knowledge lead him into a tree assessment and contract supervision officer role. In recent years this has evolved into a strategic management role, working closely with his field teams to deliver service level improvements and strategic targets /actions relating to urban forestry management for the council.