Country of Origin: Australia

Managing the challenge of Tree Conservation and Fruit Bat Colony Conservation

ABSTRACT Linda has been a volunteer flying-fox rehabilitator, trainer, consultant and researcher for 33 years. She has worked in numerous colonies throughout New South Wales and Queensland with a range of roost canopies including rainforest, Bangalow palms, casuarinas and mangroves. Linda is currently working as a consultant for wildlife care groups and stakeholders responsible for …

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Australian Forest Tour

ABSTRACT Lilith is a horticulturist at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens where her responsibilities include tending the plantings associated with the First Creek Wetland and the International Rose Garden. Beyond her work as the Botanic Garden she is a passionate advocate for native revegetation, particularly of road verges, and she is volunteer grower for Trees For …

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Santos Museum of Economic Botany Tour

ABSTRACT Kelly has worked in a variety of roles in the with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium’s Public Programmes team since 2015. Kelly has a multidisciplinary background and experience in public programming, community engagement, and education and training delivery in scientific and cultural institutions. Kelly’s experience includes compliance and operational management in the education …

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Street Tree Trials

ABSTRACT Planting locally unfamiliar tree species to assess their performance under urban conditions has been a major focus since TREENET was founded. Early species trials now provide valuable information, but they are limited in quantity, species diversity and spatial distribution. Familiarity with a wide range of resilient tree species is fundamental to addressing urban forestry’s …

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Monitoring newly planted street trees using remote sensing

ABSTRACT After graduating in forestry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Patricia completed a Master of Natural Resources Ecology and Management at the Oklahoma State University. Her research has included studying industrial plantation forests, investigating above and below ground biomass growth, and evaluation of silvicultural operations from nursery to harvest for national companies in …

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Tropical fungi and urban tree management

ABSTRACT Pieter’s presentation will look at how tropical fungi affect tree assessment, data collection, decision making processes, public consultation, and tree management costs. As with many councils, Cairns’ decisions are closely scrutinised by the public, particularly in relation to the removal of large trees infected by fungi. Extensive consultation campaigns can be good for public …

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Fauna habitat hollows: Current and emerging knowledge

ABSTRACT James began his career working in public education with the Queensland Museum and with the CSIRO on fisheries research. Following international experience of citizen engagement with wildlife, James returned to Australia and established his company, fauNature, to help bring people and wildlife together in urban and peri-urban environments. fauNature manufactures, installs and manages fauna …

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Stop the rot. Phytophthora in our urban tree planting stock: are we managing the risk?

ABSTRACT The genus Phytophthora is a serious plant pathogen that can infect and kill a range of tree species. Phytophthora cinnamomi is identified as a Key Threatening Process under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act (2016) and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (2019), and exotic species pose a threat to horticultural production. Phytophthora is …

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