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Review MIS501 Tree Risk Assessment

Tree risk management has seen innovation and progress over the last 20 years with the introduction of the QTRA (2005), TRAQ (2013) and VALID (2017) risk assessment methods, yet challenges remain.  The COVID pandemic highlighted challenges in training accessibility and having different risk assessment systems requested by clients has increased training and accreditation costs. Each […]

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Dry rainforest species with potential for urban forests

For over 35 years Phil Holzknecht has experimented with practical ways to propagate and establish dry rainforest species in agricultural, residential and natural landscapes. Much of his initial investigation was conducted in and around southeast Queensland’s rain shadow areas of Gatton and Ipswich so his methods adopt low water-use techniques. As one of a team

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Ruled Us, Ruled Us, Ruled Us.

An exhibition developed in consultation with Ngangki Burka, Senior Kaurna Woman Aunty Lynette Crocker, and Uncle Moogy Sumner Ruled Us, Ruled Us, Ruled Us is a sound, sculpture and digital collage work on the transmutations that South Australia’s social and physical environment has undergone since first contact with British settlers. Inside the Museum of Economic

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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is a chance to immerse in the natural environment, an opportunity to awaken and engage our senses as we allow ourselves to just ‘be’ in nature. NatureOT Forest Bathing is based on the Japanese shinrin yoku practice and is delivered in acknowledgement that all cultures across the world, including Australian Aboriginal and Torres

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Bicentennial Conservatory Tour

A South Australian heritage and cultural icon, the Adelaide Botanic Garden Bicentennial Conservatory, is more than just an impressive structure. The award-winning building is synonymous with the botanic garden and its quest to connect people with plants and inspire a community to contribute to the sustainability of our living world. Designed by South Australian architect

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Engineered Spaces for Trees in Dubbo Regional Council: Modified Stockholm tree planting method

Abstract As Australia’s climate warms our cities and towns, councils face an increasing array of challenges in mitigating urban heat and its impact on communities and biodiversity. Local governments are under increasing pressure to increase tree canopy cover to help improve resilience against projected increases in temperature.  While councils understand the need for more trees,

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