In this edition:
- Australian Urban Forest Literature Database now available;
- Tree species and engineering trials;
- Tree Cities of the World applications open;
- Avenues of Honour update;
- Plus more…
Message from the Chair, Lyndal Plant
We thank the many newly elected and longer-term mayors and local government councillors across Australia who support greener, healthier cities and towns. Summer brings additional customer complaints and requests for tree maintenance as storm damage, growth and leaf drop increase. Responses from informed leaders who understand the values and benefits of trees and who acknowledge the expertise of their tree managers are essential and greatly appreciated.
Seven Australian LGAs are recognized as urban forest leaders through membership of the Tree Cities of the World (TCOW) network of 139 cities across 21 countries. Tree Cities commit to high standards of leadership, urban forest management and community engagement and TREENET is a proud partner of this network. TCOW membership applications remain open until 31st January 2023.
To assist local governments and their communities we have made access to urban greening information easier than ever before. Our new Australian Urban Forest Literature Database is designed to support you in your work and community engagement. Please enjoy this edition of Treenet News and remember to forward it through your networks.