Cert IV Horticulture (arboriculture) Melbourne University
Dean has been in the tree industry for over 20 years. After being heavily involved in the family owned and run business Dean moved on to providing contract tree climbing services to numerous companies around Melbourne and Victoria as well as tree consultancy and arborist reports.
After successfully completing his certificate IV in Horticulture (Arboriculture) at Melbourne University’s Burnley campus Dean moved overseas to begin a four-year stint working as a climbing arborist for a number of companies and countries in Europe. Working with some of the leading climbing arborists in the world Dean continued to learn and improve his skills and knowledge.
His roles abroad included running the prestigious Royal Parks contract in London, working in such places as, St James’s Park, Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, and Pall Mall, even carrying out tree removal tasks in the Princess Diana memorial fountain in London’s famous Hyde Park.
Dean spent one year in Norway running tree crews near Oslo, and one cold winter in Vienna Austria where temperatures dropped to below -15 degrees not ideal tree climbing conditions. Dean was also very lucky to be involved in a large tree care project in Hamburg, Germany where a 400-year-old Jewish cemetery was being prepared to become a United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site.
Whilst abroad Dean successfully completed his European Tree Worker Exam and became an ISA certified arborist (International Society of Arboriculture).
After heading home in late 2010 Dean embarked on his next challenge, which was Tree FX.
Dean loves trees and the challenges that come with working in them, but even more than that he loves working with other arborists and enjoys working in a team environment. Trees, travelling and people is what he thinks makes arboriculture such a fantastic and exciting industry. Dean has trouble choosing a favourite tree but does particularly like the Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) and Fagus sylvatica Purpurea (Copper Beech).
Liliana left school in 1992 and went on to gain her chefs apprenticeship; she worked at Lilydale Private Hospital and ran the kitchen. She managed as many as ten staff and became quickly proficient at not only various culinary skills, but people and time management.
After 5 years being a chef Lil wanted a new challenge and took a position as an account manager at Amcor Fibre Packaging where she grew to love and excel at providing great customer service.
In 2007 Liliana and Dean set out on a European adventure that took them both on a 4 year trip around the continent. Working in several jobs including bar managing, painting and decorating and as a recruitment agent, Lil did it whatever it took to support her dream to travel.
In Norway Liliana worked in the landscaping division of two separate companies and assisted with landscape construction of a discontinued Oslo airport, turning the area into a pristine park and wetland reserve.
Liliana was never scared to get her hands dirty, in Hamburg she learnt to become a grounds person, quickly gaining the skills necessary to assist with the climbing arborists as they worked to prepare a 400 year old Jewish cemetery as it was to become a UNESCO world heritage site. Often in pouring rain and ankle-deep mud Lil battled through the elements gaining the respect and admiration of all of those around her.
Lil has a great passion for providing a consistently high level of customer satisfaction and goes above and beyond to achieve it. She believes the key to a successful business starts and ends with a happy customer, “Service with a smile is her motto.” She assists Tree FX in numerous roles including, admin and marketing.
Lil loves all trees and all of nature she gives new meaning to term “tree hugger” and she loves spending time on her big tree swing in the back yard.
Cert III in Arboriculture.
Brodie has been working in the tree industry for 3.5 years and has completed Cert III in Arboriculture.
He is experienced in ground-based work, rigging, heavy machinery, general tree maintenance, removes, make safe as well as complex rigging and vehicle machinery maintenance.
Brodie loves the challenge of climbing trees and is enjoying the increased opportunity he is receiving to climb as his skill set within the tree canopy improves rapidly.
Brodie finds trees extremely fascinating, how they grow, respond and adapt to change. It’s such a complex science, but very interesting. He believes this industry serves a great purpose and understanding of just how important trees really are to us.
Brodie’s favourite tree – Toona ciliata (Red Cedar).
Caryn has returned from maternity leave in March 2021 to support the busy Tree FX Office in a part-time capacity, having previously held the Office Manager position Tree FX.
She project managed large scale corporate events for many years (including International Women’s Day Great Debates – three simultaneous events in held Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – with over 2,400 attendees, sailing challenges, cycling days, gala dinners, conferences and awards nights). Caryn has extensive experience in customer service, administration, project management, scheduling, problem solving and multitasking – meaning she was well-equipped to manage the Tree FX office.
She thoroughly enjoys being able to contribute to the important work undertaken by the Tree FX team, and supporting them to be their best and to continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Caryn’s favourite tree is Corymbia aparrerinja (Ghost gum).
Kim brings a wealth of experience having worked for her previous employer within the electrical and engineering industry for over 23 years!
She held many different roles within the Marketing Department. Her most recent role was predominately working as an Executive Assistant and organising and running large international and local corporate events.
Kim brings with her extensive experience in customer service, project management, administration, and time management.
Kim’s favourite tree is Corymbia citriodora, commonly known as lemon-scented gum.
Cert III Arboriculture & Business.
Ryan joined the Tree FX team at the beginning of 2020, bringing with him over 11 years of industry experience.
Prior to this he worked as Operations Manager (Brisbane City Council Parks, Heavy Commercial) and Project Manager (Brisbane City Council Parks & Streets, Private Division). Other previous roles included practical tree works such as climbing and operation of EWP and chipper equipment.
Ryan grew up surrounded by rainforest and has always had a passion for spending time in nature and enjoyed hands on work – so tree work was a natural fit for him.
Ryan loves the fact that in this industry you never stop learning.
Ryan’s favourite tree is the Red Cedar – Toona Ciliata.