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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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Achieving sustainable green infrastructure: is there a formula?

ABSTRACT The environmental and social benefits provided by green infrastructure make it an essential part of a city. Terms like sustainability and resilience are often attached to green space messaging, but what do these mean when planning and designing green infrastructure? Sustainability is about meeting our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations …

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Case study: The Forktree Project

ABSTRACT The Forktree Project began in April 2019 to restore 53 hectares of degraded farmland to its natural state. The project’s primary goals are to conserve local species and to engage other peri-urban landholders to undertake similar actions by demonstrating how they can contribute to conservation, habitat restoration, and to combatting climate change. Restoring Forktree …

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A community urban forest strategy

ABSTRACT The City of Glen Eira recognised it needed urgent action to increase its urban forest canopy cover. Community members engaged with council to improve their urban forest and a project finance approach was developed and applied to grass-roots community urban forestry. Modelling tree volumes, undertaking costings, informing budgets and implementation, and aggregation of more …

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