WILDFIRE, TREE MANAGEMENT AND THE ARBORIST 3 Tree Management and Wildfire   G M Moore Burnley College, University of Melbourne 500 Yarra Boulevard RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia, 3021   INTRODUCTION As a consequence of the Black Saturday fires in Victoria, Australia, there have been questions asked about the role of vegetation in peri-urban and urban parts…

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WILDFIRE TREE, MANAGEMENT AND THE ARBORIST 2 The Role of Arborists after Wildfire   G M Moore Burnley College, University of Melbourne 500 Yarra Boulevard RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia, 3021   INTRODUCTION With changing weather patterns resulting in more extreme fire weather danger days, more intense fires and fires occurring in urban and peri-urban areas of…

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1 Wildfire and Urban Trees G M Moore Burnley College, University of Melbourne 500 Yarra Boulevard RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia, 3021   INTRODUCTION Wildfires, called bushfires in Australia, have been a common occurrence in many parts of Australia over the past 150-200 years. The ‘Black Saturday’ fires in the State of Victoria in February 2009 destroyed…

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Abstract It is a little surprising that all of the Australian Standards related to arboriculture have been controversial, so it is no great revelation that the Protection of Trees on Development Sites (AS 4970-2009) is the subject of controversy, debate and misuse. However, the standard is widely and successfully used, despite some criticisms. Prior to…

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G.M. Moore School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus 500 Yarra Boulevard RICHMOND 3121 Abstract In celebrating twenty years since the founding of TREENET (Tree and Roadway Experimental and Educational NETwork) and eighteen National Street Tree Symposia, it becomes clear that TREENET has been both follower and leader in providing a…

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G.M. Moore University of Melbourne, Burnley College, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Australia 3121. Abstract Trees vary in their responses to air and soil borne pollutants; some are sensitive while others are tolerant of some or many pollutants. The age and physiological state of the plant, as well as the prevailing environmental conditions, can influence the…

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