The nursery industry has a long history in Australia and includes many family businesses, such as Fleming’s, who have been producing green life for over a century. Building on this strong traditional base, a continually evolving range of innovations are improving the tree offering for urban environments.
There are several challenges that face today’s tree production industry:
We require new cultivars that are suited to an increasingly urban environment. These cultivars must also provide a range of benefits, be low maintenance and appeal to a diverse range of aesthetic ideals.
Reliable and sustainable propagation techniques are required to successfully produce these trees that will shape the future of our urban forests. This will need to be achieved using fewer resources, and with a diminishing human resource pool.