Vale Lee Anderson

30th September 1975 – 15th March 2019

It is with intense sadness that TREENET farewells a respected industry champion and consummate professional, Lee Anderson.

A man of principle, ideas, wisdom, positive encouragement and unconditional support, bundled with a likeable larrikinism – Lee will be sorely missed by family, friends and colleagues within the TREENET fraternity.

TREENET has been lucky enough to have captured a video segment from the 2014 Symposium’s field activity in the grounds of the University of Adelaide’s Waite Arboretum.

 10 mins into the video, Managing Resident Wildlife During Tree Removal / Maintenance, led by fauNature’s James Smith, Lee continues to feature as a star of the ‘boys in the bucket’ segment, demonstrating the steps for a successful result.



Lee’s long-serving commitment to the value of tree habitat and tree hollows and his practical prowess in support of preserving veteran trees and dead, standing trees, was captured in an earlier video by the City of Playford.  Check it out!


Lee’s role as a member of TREENET’s Advisory Board is testament to the value of his relationship with TREENET and the footprint he leaves behind.

Sincere condolences are extended to his family.


  1. Peter Croft on March 31, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Lee played a significant role in educating the Unley community about trees and their management.

    We are grateful for his work

  2. Kerry Matulick on April 1, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Lee was a very likeable person and was always sincere and mindful of my personal hardship with the loss of my long term partner. I will miss his very supportive and uplifting text messages.

  3. Cynthia Brooks on April 1, 2019 at 9:52 am

    As mentioned in the text above, Lee was definately a loveable larrikin. A dear work colleague at the City of Unley and we had many useful debates. RIP Lee, always remembered Cynthia

  4. John Devine on April 1, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Lee was certainly a passionate arborist with strong technical abilities. I could always trust his advice in anything tree related. He was never shy of putting his view forward & exploring new ways of doing things at any time of the day or night. I trust that Lee’s troubled soul is now at rest.

  5. Tom on April 3, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for everything my friend , you taught me a lot in our encounters and i had the highest respect for your passion and enthusiasm towards our industry and keep on rocking wher ever you are now !

  6. Ben Seamark on April 26, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Lee was a pioneer in Urban Forestry Management in SA and challenged many conceptual ideas. His footprint has changed the way many now undertake tree management. His passion of nature and our long chats over the telephone will be greatly missed. A true gentleman.