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Peter Butler

Senior Horticulturist, Arboriculture

As Senior Arborist, Peter manages Centennial Parklands’ diverse and extensive tree collection over three parks: Centennial Park, Queen’s Park and Moore Park. This involves carrying out periodic tree inspections to assess the entire tree population, consisting of over 15,000 trees so he can keep up to date with the everchanging, living asset.

If a specialist tree enquiry is made, no matter what the context, Peter is always eager to accommodate and share his knowledge and experience. This part of his job is one which delivers him great satisfaction as it enables him to actively share his passion about trees and assist people in providing information and solutions as a modern arborist.

The process of repopulating and planting trees in succession of our ageing tree population is definitely one of the most rewarding parts of the job. He is involved with all parts of the tree planting process, from the decision making and using the  Tree Master Plan to select new tree locations and select appropriate species.

In the media

Blue Print for Living: The life cycle of trees
ABC: The best spots to admire Sydney's purple sea of jacaranda trees
Daily Mail: Residents stumped after finding trees blanketed in 'putrid smelling' substance