In this edition:
- Symposium Resources now online
- Millennium Kids goes global
- Director’s international report
- Tree Cities of the World, are you eligible
- SA Parliamentary Inquiry into the Urban Forest
- Plus more…
Message from our Chair, Lyndal Plant
The term urban forestry wasn’t heard much in Australia when Treenet was founded in 1997. Arborist was used occasionally but the value of specialist knowledge and skills of urban foresters and arborists are still poorly understood by the general community. These disciplines have developed and progressed much in recent decades, both nationally and internationally. This month Treenet Director Tim Johnson participated in two international events to further advance the science of urban trees and forest management and its application to benefit communities worldwide; the Fifth Landscape Below Ground Conference in Chicago, and World Forum on Urban Forests in Washington DC.
Treenet and our supporters continue to contribute to relevant research and showcase applications of urban forestry practices on an ongoing basis. We work to progress research and education, the development and review of Australian standards, inform inquiries and legislative and regulatory reviews, support plan and strategy development, and advocate for community benefit through urban forestry and related disciplines. Some recent actions are summarised in this October Treenet News. Enjoy this edition and please forward it to friends and colleagues across your networks.