Chuck Sherzi, Jr.

Sherzi & Company LLC
Boston USA

I would have to say that Matt is one of the best that the arboricultural industry has to offer.
Matt has a unique ability for looking at the bigger picture while addressing the situation at hand. It is this quality that makes Matt not only an excellent practitioner but also a gifted teacher. Matt knows that education is key and is constantly learning and seeking new ways to better his skill set.

He takes a positive approach to every challenge that comes his way, he is an absolute pleasure to work with and it has been a privilege to know him.

Matt is a total professional in every sense of the word and I know will be successful in anything he puts his mind to!

Richard Hallett, PhD 

Research Ecologist
USDA Forest Service
New York City Urban Field Station

I just wanted to send out a note thanking you for your time. Your work is extremely interesting and I'm interested in following up on ideas for future collaboration. Your demonstration of the photosynq instrument was interesting and I think that might be a good place to start as we deploy crews next summer to evaluate tree health. 
Thanks Again

Nancy Falxa Sonti

USDA Forest Service
Baltimore Field Station

I'm very intrigued by your work - it sounds like you have been able to bring some pretty sophisticated soil and plant physiology measurements into urban forest management.

Frank Somerville

Landscape Coordinator/Arborist
Swinburne University Of Technology
Melbourne, Australia.

Matthew, Firstly can I say a huge Thank you on behalf of the Swinburne University of Technology and especially from myself and the students who attended your presentation to introduce PhotosynQ to the class. I was immensely impressed by the platform and the amount of data that can be measured and then collected to analyse the Tree / Plant Health.
From Swinburne University's point of view, we would like to work more closely with you Matthew and PhotosynQ to see what we can do to assist in this technology being exposed and adopted by Industry, Government and other allied bodies to assist in the data collection which will contribute in furthering our collective knowledge regarding Urban Forestry and Climate change.
The potential for this platform and technology is immense and I can recommend anyone to trial this and see how easy and straightforward it is to work with for collection of Tree Health data.
Cheers again and well done to all involved and look forward to bright future for PhotosynQ.

Jacqui Monie

Urban Designer
City of Darebin - Victoria - Australia

Matthew, It was fantastic to see everyone so engaged and inspired, I’ve had really positive feedback from everyone I’ve spoken to. We will have to harness the enthusiasm to see what changes we can make as an organisation.

Thanks again for a great workshop!

Frank Somerville

Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne - Victoria

Hi Matthew,

I would just like to follow up with a huge Thank you on behalf of myself, students and Swinburne University of Technology for your presentation that you gave to the class undertaking the units of Assess Trees and Identify, Select and Specify Trees on the 3rd of May 2016.

I cannot say enough about how wonderful and informative your talks and PPT’s are for students at all levels of training.

Also the passion that you brought to the classroom and in your presentations inspired and informed the students of so many advancements and opportunities within the areas discussed.

The feedback from students straight after your presentation was so positive and motivating for them that they were all buzzing from it, which is absolutely fantastic and a credit to you, and to Tree Preservation Australia for allowing you to share your time, knowledge and energy with them.

The information you delivered is cutting edge and science based which gives our students the opportunity to see how the Arboricultural industry is adapting and changing to provide science based data to enable us all, to better understand and manage our Green Environments.

I wish you all the best in your future projects and hopefully to have you come back to talk to other students in the future as your knowledge and passion is invaluable.

Once again it is a pleasure and honour to have you as a guest speaker.

Cheers for now


Australia Post

Hi Matthew just a quick few words about the trees on High Street Road, I have noticed a distinct difference in the foliage of these trees in the last few months !!! I have been delivering in the area for almost 24 years and these trees seem to have been given a new lease on life , these trees have significant historical value and to see them gaining new leaves on their branches is awesome keep up the good work on trees on high ( guard of honour ) WW1.
Regards John

Jennifer Erdos

To who it may concern. My name is Jennifer Erdos I am a resident of Sydney Street, Prahran . Number five. I have watched the trees opposite over the years and at one stage I was sure they wouldn't last much longer. However since the arborist has been treating them the difference has been amazing. They really look so much better. Masses of new healthy leaves increasing every day. It is wonderful they have been saved. Jennifer Erdos

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