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Jenny Boyer is Rootology's Managing Director. She is responsible for product specifications, and tree root and soil moisture control research and development. Jenny has a Bachelor of Art with Honours and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Horticulture (Arboriculture)) from The University of Melbourne Burnley Campus. She is a member of the Working Group writing the Australian Standard for the ‘Protection of trees on development sites' for Standards Australia. Jenny is also currently studying for a Master of Forest Science by Research at The University of Melbourne. Her research is looking at the response of established amenity trees to root pruning and crown pruning.

Jenny has more than 10 years experience in solving tree root and soil moisture problems. In the last decade, she has completed over 10,000 projects and become renowned as the leaders in working with a variety of membranes, textiles and service sealing materials. Our comprehensive practical experience means we have a thorough understanding of tree root, soil moisture and soil structure relationships for a huge variety of tree genera and species.

Jenny has developed an ongoing relationship with many metropolitan and rural Councils throughout Australia. She consults to golf clubs, government departments, structural engineers, soil engineers, landscape architects, horticulturists, building and construction companies and insurance companies.

Jenny regularly participates in tree root and soil moisture control research projects and maintain close contact with leading arboriculturists, architects, engineers and related professionals. This ensures that we keep abreast of the latest developments within the industry. Rootology is an active member of Parks and Leisure Australia, a founding member of the International Society of Arboriculture Australian Chapter, a member of the Local Government Tree Resources Association, a founding member of the International Association of Consulting Arborists, a member of the International Erosion Control Association and a member of the Australian Industry Group.

Qualitifications:
Currently studying part-time for a Master of Forest Science (by Research), The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Scholarship to study ‘The response of mature amenity trees to root pruning and canopy pruning at different times of the year’.
Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Horticulture (Arboriculture)), The University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus
Certificate of ‘Effective Personal Productivity’, Leadership Management Australia
Qualified Administrator and Interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®,
Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne
1st Dan Black Belt, Kyokushin Karate, Osaka, Japan
Honours Degree of Art (Graphic Design) Swinburne University, Melbourne
Diploma of Art (Graphic Design) Swinburne University, Melbourne
Higher School Certificate (Science & Art) Monivae College, Hamilton, Victoria


Professional memberships:

Founding Member of the International Society of Arboriculture Australian Chapter (ISAAC)
Founding Member of the Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists (IACA)
Member of the International Erosion Control Association
Member of the Nursery & Garden Industry of Australia (NGIA)
Member of the Nursery & Garden Industry of Victoria (NGIV)
Member of Parks & Leisure Australia (PLA)
Member of the Local Government Tree Resources Association (LGTRA)
Member of the Friends of the Elms Association
Member of the Friends of Burnley Gardens
Member of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne & Cranbourne


Professional committees:
2006 to present - Victorian Representative of the National Marketing Committee for the Nursery & Garden Industry of Australia
2005 to present - Think Tank Committee Member, developing the ‘You can’ marketing campaign for the Nursery & Garden Industry of Victoria (NGIA)
2000 to present - Technical Committee Member, writing the Australian Standards for the ‘Protection of trees on development sites’ and 'The pruning of amenity trees' for Standards Australia
1999 to 2001 - Director and Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Arboriculture Australia Chapter
1999 - Advisory Committee Member for the ‘Code of practice for electrical line clearance (Vegetation)’, Office of the Chief Electrical Inspector, Victoria

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